Deadlocked Swedish lawmakers to vote again on new PM in Jan

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Sweden's parliament will vote on a new prime minister for a third time in mid-January.

U.S. lawmaker says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Cicilline, citing a report in the New York Times on Facebook’s efforts to deal with a series of crises, said on Twitter: “This staggering report makes clear that @Facebook executives will always put their massive profits ahead of the interests of their cu

Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 03:10 GMT

Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday.

U.S. lawmakers ask Google if it will rejoin Chinese market

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:20 GMT

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc's Google if it will re-enter the Chinese search engine market.

Congress hearing on Muslim Brotherhood exposes Qatar, Turkey

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 - 10:18 GMT

The House of Congress’ Subcommittee on National Security gathered for a hearing on Wednesday to call for the designation of the brotherhood as "terrorist."

Britain launches inquiry into money-laundering with focus on property

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 - 04:20 GMT

British lawmakers launched a new inquiry into money-laundering, sanctions and economic crime on Thursday.

U.S. gun control movement pushing Congress to act

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 10:50 GMT

The youth-led U.S. gun control movement that flexed its public muscle with huge weekend rallies has already nudged Congress to enact minor firearms changes.

Republican pushback on Trump tariffs gathers steam as president stands firm

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 11:20 GMT

Republican lawmakers stepped up calls on Tuesday for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

UK's May to rejig cabinet on Monday

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 11:34 GMT

British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce changes to her ministerial cabinet on Monday but her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers will keep their jobs.

Trump says chances good for passing U.S. immigration reform

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 - 05:35 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was working with lawmakers to create an immigration system that will serve American workers and improve security.

Backlash among German MPs against parliamentary Twitter ban

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 11:00 GMT

German lawmakers have protested after Wolfgang Schaeuble, the new president of the Bundestag, announced a ban on sending tweets from inside the parliament chamber.

Iraqi cabinet says parl't election on May 15

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 - 04:50 GMT

The Iraqi cabinet approved on Tuesday holding the parliamentary election on May 15, 2018, following a vote by Iraqi lawmakers.

Australian High Court sits to resolve lawmakers' citizenship crisis

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 - 02:50 GMT

Australia's High Court began a three-day hearing on Tuesday to determine the eligibility of seven lawmakers who may hold dual citizenship.

Uganda's lawmakers brawl in for 2nd day over presidential age limit

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 03:44 GMT

Lawmakers brawled in Uganda's parliament for a second day running on Wednesday.

Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 04:00 GMT

Eugene Kaspersky, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month.

Tunisia parliament approves controversial amnesty for Ben Ali-era corruption

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 04:16 GMT

Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

Arab-Israeli lawmaker warns of third Intifada after Al Aqsa closure

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 11:04 GMT

Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, following Friday’s attack at the complex by three Israeli-Arab gunmen that left two policemen dead.