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Ukrainian parliament bans Russian music

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on Sunday outlawed Russian music from the country’s media and public space, an announcement on its website stated. According to Rada member Yaroslav Zheleznyak, 303 deputies supported the measure. “Parliament also banned the import and distribution of books and other publishing products from the Russian …

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Macron’s party loses parliament majority – projections

French President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition has lost its absolute majority in the parliament while Marine Le Pen’s National Rally is on its way to a 10-fold increase in the number of seats it will have, the first projections following the second round of the election show. According to the projections, …

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EU parliament votes to sanction Germany’s ex-chancellor

The European Parliament adopted a resolution urging sanctions against former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday over his ties with Russia. The sanctions, imposed by the bloc over the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine should be applied “to the European members of the boards of major Russian companies and …

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Finnish Parliament votes in favor of NATO membership

Finnish lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of requesting NATO membership. The vote came after parliament’s foreign affairs committee recommended the move due to a threat supposedly posed by Russian foreign policy to Europe. The 200-seat body overwhelmingly supported the application, with 188 lawmakers backing the decision and just eight …

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UK Parliament summons Elon Musk

British lawmakers have called on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to give testimony about his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter, asking him to detail his vision for the social media giant. The request was made public early on Wednesday morning by MP Julian Knight, who chairs the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media …

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Ukrainian parliament insists on NATO accession

The Ukrainian parliament will not vote to remove the passage about the country’s ambition to join NATO from the constitution, the Rada’s chairman, Ruslan Stefanchuk, has revealed. In an interview with Ukrainian media outlet Ukrainska Pravda published on Monday, Stefanchuk was asked whether Ukrainian lawmakers were going to amend the …

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UK police & parliament asked to ditch ‘gendered’ language – media

UK police have been ordered to use “gender-neutral” forms of address rather than calling people “sir” or “ma’am,” according to training materials distributed to officers seen by the Daily Mail on Sunday. Titled “How to Be LGBT+ Friendly”, the materials urge cops to “avoid making assumptions about a person’s sexual …

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EU Parliament approves total Russian energy ban

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday demanding “an immediate full embargo on Russian imports of oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas.” The bloc’s legislature also demanded Russia be completely cut off from the SWIFT banking network and booted from international organizations. The resolution, which is not legally binding …

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Israeli parliament reacts to Zelensky’s Holocaust comparison

President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized Israel for not doing enough to help Kiev battle Russian forces during an address to the country’s parliament on Sunday. His attempt to evoke the specter of the Holocaust and draw comparisons with the Russian offensive in Ukraine triggered a harsh pushback from Israeli lawmakers. In …

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Zelensky attacks ‘hypocrites’ in address to Canada’s parliament

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sharply criticized the West in the Canadian parliament on Tuesday for refusing to set up a no-fly over his country in order to shoot down Russian warplanes. Moscow launched a military campaign against its neighbor last month. Appearing before Canadian MPs via video link, Zelensky delivered …

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