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Macron's migrant law faces rough ride in parliament

Macron's migrant law faces rough ride in parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a difficult week as lawmakers weigh up a controversial bill that toughens France's stance on migrants, with even some of his own party reluctant to back it.

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor is set to hold fresh elections after president Francisco Guterres dissolved parliament on Friday, ending a months-long political impasse that plunged Asia's youngest democracy into a post-election stalemate.

London attacker 'took steroids before deadly rampage'

London attacker 'took steroids before deadly rampage'

Last March Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on the bridge before, armed with two carving knives, he stabbed to death an unarmed police officer in the grounds of parliament. He was shot dead at the scene.

Unrest defeated, says Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Unrest defeated, says Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Parliament met behind closed doors on Sunday to discuss the week of unrest with the ministers of interior and intelligence, Iran's police chief and the deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, state television said.

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17

Spain's prime minister said on Friday that the new Catalan parliament should hold its maiden session on Jan. 17, the first step in reinstating local government after Madrid ...

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Independent candidates are officially required to collect 300,000 signatures of support before they are allowed on the ballot paper.

Nepal's Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

Nepal's Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a near-decade long transition to democracy from monarchy and a civil war in which more than 17,000 people died.

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

The landmark polls cap the country's transformation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic, following a 10-year Maoist insurgency that left more than 16,000 people dead.

Kuwait passes new sport law aimed at ending FIFA, IOC bans

Kuwait passes new sport law aimed at ending FIFA, IOC bans

Kuwait's parliament on Sunday endorsed a new law on sport which it hopes will end bans from international competitions over alleged government interference.

Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

The two-phase election is also expected to determine the path Nepal takes in balancing ties with China and India, both of whom are pushing hard to expand influence in the buffer state.

Mugabe resigns as president, ending four decades of rule

Mugabe resigns as president, ending four decades of rule

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party.

Zimbabwe's parliament to vote on Mugabe impeachment

Zimbabwe's parliament to vote on Mugabe impeachment

The midday deadline set for President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday with no word from the 93-year-old leader.