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Lawmakers: Britain must ensure Assange faces any Swedish charges

Lawmakers: Britain must ensure Assange faces any Swedish charges

Seventy British lawmakers urged the government on Saturday to prioritize WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden if prosecutors reopen an investigation of an alleged rape there.

Trump-Russia report main findings awaited, US lawmakers seek quick public release

Trump-Russia report main findings awaited, US lawmakers seek quick public release

The top US law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election ...

EU needs financial police, money-laundering watchdog: lawmakers

EU needs financial police, money-laundering watchdog: lawmakers

The European Union should set up a police force to investigate tax evasion and financial crime and create a watchdog to counter money-laundering, EU lawmakers said ...

British PM May seeks more time: promises vote on Brexit deal by March 12

British PM May seeks more time: promises vote on Brexit deal by March 12

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Sunday to offer lawmakers a vote on her Brexit deal by March 12, the latest delay in her attempt to win approval for a plan ...

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.