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Arizona teachers to end strike if lawmakers reach budget deal

Arizona teachers to end strike if lawmakers reach budget deal

Arizona teachers have pledged to end a strike and return to work if the legislature approves a proposed budget deal between the governor and state lawmakers to raise their pay, despite saying the spending measure ...

Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Lawmakers in Berlin's glass-domed Reichstag voted 364-315 with nine abstentions for Angela Merkel who was then to be formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

South Africa's new president vows to tackle state corruption

South Africa's new president vows to tackle state corruption

Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday under intense pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party that he had dominated during nine years in power.

US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid Sunday to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the work week at home with no pay.

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday called on lawmakers from the main opposition party to defect ahead of a court ruling on whether to dissolve it ...

Lawmakers to grill top Trump aides on war powers

Lawmakers to grill top Trump aides on war powers

US lawmakers were to grill President Donald Trump's top military and foreign policy advisers on Monday as Congress explores clawing back authority to pronounce on decisions of war and peace.

Spain warns Catalan leader ahead of independence showdown

Spain warns Catalan leader ahead of independence showdown

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrived at the regional parliament in Barcelona under the glare of cameras from around the world, ready to address lawmakers.

Macron's lawmakers to propose levy on yachts, gold after wealth tax uproar

Macron's lawmakers to propose levy on yachts, gold after wealth tax uproar

Lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron's party will propose an amendment to France's 2018 budget to tax luxury yachts, supercars and precious metals, a senior party official said ...

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

A group of opposition Philippine lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation to combat Islamist militants.

Lawmakers hear Duterte impeachment complaint

Lawmakers hear Duterte impeachment complaint

Philippine lawmakers started hearing an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, which alleges he betrayed the public trust over his ‘defeatist’ approach to China ...

Spanish parliament calls for Franco's remains to be moved

Spanish parliament calls for Franco's remains to be moved

Spanish lawmakers approved on Thursday a motion calling for the remains of General Francisco Franco to be removed from a controversial mausoleum near Madrid that was built by prisoners during his dictatorship.

Philippine environment chief dumped as miners triumph

Philippine environment chief dumped as miners triumph

Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez was sacked on Wednesday when lawmakers rejected her appointment, in a big victory for the mining industry which she had accused of corruption and abuse.