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  • British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan

    British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan
    The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement. "We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
  • Jordanian lawmakers trade tirades, leaving female members fuming

    Jordan’s Parliament is no stranger to tumult, having hosted scenes of enraged members chucking ashtrays at each other and even pulling out guns during heated arguments. But this week’s performance was a stunner even by the legislature’...
  • Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt. The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing...
  • U.S. voters cast votes in Iraq election: 'It's amazing'

    U.S. voters cast votes in Iraq election: 'It's amazing'
    Iraqi-American Agnes Merza of Morton Grove said she made sure she was first in line Sunday at her local polling place to vote in her home country's election. "It's amazing," she said after casting her ballot at the Assyrian National Council in Skokie,...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine
    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...
  • Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president, will succeed Shimon Peres

    At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president. Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
  • Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack

    Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack
    Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh   provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said. The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda...
  • Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest

     Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest
    At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president. Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian prime minister, heralding change

    Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister, offering a new, more conservative government to a country thirsty for economic change. The ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi was notable for the presence of Pakistani Prime...
  • France's far-right National Front basks in election victory

    France's far-right National Front basks in election victory
    Fresh from a stunning victory at the polls, the leader of France's far-right National Front said Tuesday she was confident of finding allies in the newly elected European Parliament who would form a powerful bloc opposed to the European Union, immigration...