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European Union: Parliament Elections Will Be Latest Test of Populist Support

“But they can make a mess.” In addition to passing or rejecting laws, European lawmakers have new powers that could allow populists to block trade deals, approve the bloc’s budget and play an important role in determining who will [...]

German Parliament Deems B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic

BERLIN — The German Parliament on Friday became the first in the European Union to pass a symbolic resolution that designates the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or B.D.S., movement against Israel as anti-Semitic. The nonbinding vote [...]

Matteo Salvini’s Permanent Campaign Turns to European Parliament

TARQUINIA, Italy — This time, Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, wowed his fans at a farming equipment fair. He filmed the adoring crowd on his cellphone, whipping it into a frenzy. He delivered a 20-minute serving [...]

In Spain’s Election, Socialist Party Strengthens Hold on Parliament

MADRID — Spain’s ruling Socialist Party strengthened its hold on the government on Sunday in the country’s third national election since 2015, with nearly complete results showing growing political polarization and party fragmentation. The [...]

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military-style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and [...]

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

MALE, Maldives (AP) – Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political [...]

Brexit Goes Back to Square One as Parliament Rejects May’s Plan a Third Time

LONDON — On the day Britain was supposed to extract itself from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a third crushing defeat on her exit plan, effectively setting the Brexit process back to the beginning almost [...]

Live Briefing: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Rejected by U.K. Parliament

• With Britain in political crisis and a new deadline to leave the European Union two weeks away, Parliament on Friday rejected, by a vote of 334 to 286, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan for a third time. • Lawmakers voted [...]

Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: U.K. Parliament Rejects Theresa May’s Deal

• With Britain in political crisis and a new deadline to leave the European Union two weeks away, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan for a third time on Friday. • Lawmakers voted down the 585-page withdrawal [...]

Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: U.K. Parliament Debates Theresa May’s Departure Plan

• With Britain in political crisis and a new deadline to leave the European Union two weeks away, Parliament is debating Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, which it has already rejected twice by large margins, before a third [...]