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Lawmakers throw haymakers in parliament (VIDEOS)

Fistfights broke out among lawmakers in the Jordanian parliament on Tuesday, following a heated debate on several controversial constitutional reforms, including a gender equality amendment. The session had to be adjourned. Live footage of the minutes-long brawl aired on state media showed irate MPs shoving, grabbing, and throwing punches as …

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Russian lawmakers consider tightening ‘foreign agent’ laws

A commission of lawmakers in the Federation Council, the upper house, released a report on Wednesday in which they rejected accusations that the measures infringe on civil rights, and suggested that they could be tightened if shown to be helpful to law enforcement. The laws’ critics “usually cite ‘infringement of …

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US lawmakers travel to Taiwan

Five US House of Representatives members arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with government officials, after celebrating America’s Thanksgiving holiday with US troops in South Korea. The visit, which marked the second trip to Taiwan this month by members of Congress, was billed as an effort to discuss economic …

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China reacts with fury to US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit

The Chinese foreign ministry issued a strongly worded rebuke on Wednesday to the visit by US lawmakers, cautioning that such “risky and provocative actions” were “doomed to end in failure.” “Colluding with Taiwan independence forces is a dangerous game and playing with fire will result in burning themselves,” Foreign Ministry …

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