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Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Iraqi lawmakers convened on Monday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and a populist cleric together seeking to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.

Khamenei tells Rouhani govt to solve economic problems

Khamenei tells Rouhani govt to solve economic problems

Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the education minister on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on President Hassan Rouhani

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Shinzo Abe is expected to be re-elected head of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party easily, with the vast majority of lawmakers behind him.

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.

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 ...