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…
Felipe VI made an unusual and impassioned plea for dignity and respect to be restored in public life.
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
France is currently debating new emergency powers at the request of the government in the wake of the Nice attack.
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
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…
Thursday’s vote in the German parliament recognising a genocide of Armenians in Turkey a century ago has enraged the Turks and delighted the…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Kenya as part of an African tour, might have been expected to react strongly to the German vote.
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…
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".
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko has made a strong impression on her first day in parliament.
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
Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned that a political crisis gripping the country could harm the war against ISIL militants. Grappling to retain control
Addressing MPs for the first time since the Panama Papers leak, the British leader sought to defuse the controversy surrounding his own tax affairs.
In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has told supporters he will block an amnesty law recently passed by opposition MPs. The law aims to free
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
Htin Kyaw reassured public servants their jobs are secure despite government cost-cutting plans
Hundreds of Kosovars have erected tents in Pristina’s main square. They are demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that
Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the
Greece’s leftist-led government has survived another parliamentary vote on a reform bill demanded by the country’s international lenders. In return
Ukraine’s President Poroshenko meets his prime minister late on Friday with the future of their coalition government looking creaky. It follows a
Portugal faces uncertainty as parliament begins debating the centre-right government’s new programme after last month’s inconclusive general
Greek MPs vote yes to the latest cash-for-reforms deal, but trade union leaders vow to fight to overthrow the measures.
Teargas has been set off in Kosovo’s parliament. It is the second time this has happened in a week. It is in protest at an EU-brokered deal aimed at
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his new government have won a confidence vote launching a race to pass key reforms before Athens faces a
Japan’s upper house is braced for a continuing battle of wills. Opposition lawmakers are trying to physically block a vote on laws to expand the role
The decision comes after Foreign Minister Javad Zarif presented the agreement to MPs, seeking to calm opposition from hardliners who consider it counter to national interests.