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UK parliament backs Brexit bill

Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has passed the Brexit bill paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the…

Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has passed the Brexit bill paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the…

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Brexit bill backed by parliament

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments Westminster has passed The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments Westminster has passed The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

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Scotland: Holyrood rejects Brexit plan

In a symbolic, non-binding vote, Scotland's parliament overwhelmingly rejects the UK government's plan to exit the EU.

In a symbolic, non-binding vote, Scotland's parliament overwhelmingly rejects the UK government's plan to exit the EU.

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Brexit: One last hurdle

The so-called Brexit bill must now be passed by both houses of the UK's parliament- the House of Commons and the House of Lords

The so-called Brexit bill must now be passed by both houses of the UK's parliament- the House of Commons and the House of Lords

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UK: The Brexit ball is rolling

Britain's government has presented draft legislation to parliament, to enable the UK to trigger divorce proceedings from the European Union.

Britain's government has presented draft legislation to parliament, to enable the UK to trigger divorce proceedings from the European Union.

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Turkey's parliament backs controversial constitutional changes

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Dutch parliament backs partial ban on burqas

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

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Venezuela: Government supporters storm National Assembly

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed Sunday’s opposition-led National Assembly session in which lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorit

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed Sunday’s opposition-led National Assembly session in which lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorit

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France forces through controversial labour reform

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

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49.3, French politics' imperfect number

Politics, it is often said, is about compromise. But for the French government at the moment compromise on the contentious issue of labour reform is

Politics, it is often said, is about compromise. But for the French government at the moment compromise on the contentious issue of labour reform is

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Cameron to leave EU negotiations to new PM, but says Brexit must be accepted

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, officially beginning the process for the UK’s departure from the EU, will not be triggered “at this…

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, officially beginning the process for the UK’s departure from the EU, will not be triggered “at this…

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Germany becomes 27th nation to recognise Armenian genocide

Thursday’s vote in the German parliament recognising a genocide of Armenians in Turkey a century ago has enraged the Turks and delighted the…

Thursday’s vote in the German parliament recognising a genocide of Armenians in Turkey a century ago has enraged the Turks and delighted the…

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Turks outraged at Germany's Armenian genocide recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Kenya as part of an African tour, might have been expected to react strongly to the German vote.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Kenya as part of an African tour, might have been expected to react strongly to the German vote.

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Bundestag Armenian massacres vote threatens German-Turkish relations

Hundreds of Turks in Germany protested outside the Bundestag ahead of the vote which saw the 1915 massacre of Armenians by their Ottoman occupiers classed as…

Hundreds of Turks in Germany protested outside the Bundestag ahead of the vote which saw the 1915 massacre of Armenians by their Ottoman occupiers classed as…

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Germany agrees to refer to 1915 massacre of Armenians as "genocide"

The Bundestag voted in favour of a resolution to refer to the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the First World War as "genocide".

The Bundestag voted in favour of a resolution to refer to the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the First World War as "genocide".

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High heels at work? UK petition calls to end 'sexist' dress codes

Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up

Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up

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Iraq PM warns political crisis could harm fight against ISIL

Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned that a political crisis gripping the country could harm the war against ISIL militants. Grappling to retain control

Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned that a political crisis gripping the country could harm the war against ISIL militants. Grappling to retain control

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EU-Turkey migrant deal: UNHCR warns neither side is ready

With Europe’s deal on sending migrants back to Turkey due to come into force on Monday, the plight of the more than 50,000 people stranded in Greece

With Europe’s deal on sending migrants back to Turkey due to come into force on Monday, the plight of the more than 50,000 people stranded in Greece

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Protest tents go up in Pristina's main square

Hundreds of Kosovars have erected tents in Pristina’s main square. They are demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that

Hundreds of Kosovars have erected tents in Pristina’s main square. They are demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that