Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a motion to dissolve the parliament in a preliminary vote, paving way for snap polls in next March, a day after the collapse of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fragile coalition.
British Prime Minister David Cameron`s government came under fire in parliament on Monday for apparently backing out of a vote on joining an EU-wide arrest warrant system under a threat of rebellion by eurosceptic lawmakers.
President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers Friday for an additional $3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, including funds to train and arm Baghdad government forces, officials said Thursday.
With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fast-tracked.
Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission.
Lawmakers in Luxembourg, whose prime minister is openly gay, overwhelmingly approved changes in the small European nation`s legislation governing marriage that will allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children.
BJP Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court order asking courts to complete trials against MPs and MLAs in one year, saying it strikes a balance by upholding the presumption of innocence till held guilty while putting lawmakers under strict and expeditious scrutiny.
While criminalisation of politics remains a serious concern, data compiled by think tanks reveals that 21 percent of legislators in the five states heading for assembly polls in November-December have criminal backgrounds.
A day after the union cabinet approved an ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from being disqualified, a political storm blew over the issue with the opposition slamming the government move and the Congress defending it.