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‘Burn Gaza now’ – Israel’s parliament deputy speaker

The deputy speaker of Knesset has urged the Israeli military to “burn” the Gaza Strip and not allow any fuel into the Palestinian enclave unless all hostages held by Hamas are released.  “All of this preoccupation with whether or not there is internet in Gaza shows that we have learned …

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Canadian parliament speaker resigns after honoring Ukrainian Nazi veteran

Canadian House Speaker Anthony Rota stepped down on Tuesday after a Nazi veteran was his invited guest at a speech by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The invitation has faced widespread condemnation.  Rota apologized on Monday for the presence of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka at Zelensky’s address to Canadian lawmakers on Friday, but refused to resign. Although lawmakers …

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Sanctions are ‘wrong to the core’ – Hungarian parliament leader

Hungarian National Assembly Speaker Laszlo Kover has condemned the EU’s economic sanctions on Russia as “wrong to the core,” predicting economic devastation as a result. Kover, a long-time critic of the bloc, added that Hungary’s success depends on cooperation with both East and West. Speaking in the Hungarian town of …

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Pelosi addresses Taiwan parliament

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a meeting with the deputy speaker and members of Taiwan’s parliament in Taipei on Wednesday morning, amid fierce protests and promises of “resolute countermeasures” from Beijing. “We come in friendship to Taiwan, we come in peace to the region,” the third most senior official …

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Iraqi protesters storm parliament (VIDEOS)

A large crowd of protesters forced its way into Iraq’s parliament building, demonstrating against government corruption and a prime minister candidate nominated some 10 months after the country’s last federal election. The demonstrators were captured on film as they marched into parliament on Wednesday afternoon, many seen carrying Iraqi flags …

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Italian parliament dissolved

Italy is facing a general election after President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday. Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned hours earlier, after three of his coalition partners boycotted a confidence vote. Mattarella did not set a date for elections, but said that a vote must take place within 70 days, …

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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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