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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 [...]

Britain’s Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit, but Not to Control It

LONDON — British lawmakers on Thursday voted to postpone the country’s departure from the European Union but, in a rare victory for Prime Minister Theresa May, narrowly failed to wrest control of the Brexit process from her battered [...]

Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: Parliament Votes to Delay Britain’s E.U. Departure

• With just 15 days left until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, and no consensus on how to do it, Parliament voted on Thursday to postpone the fast-approaching departure date. • By the narrowest of margins, Prime [...]

Opponents of Trump border emergency close to votes needed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested the president risks a rebuff [...]

House votes to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her deputies have spent weeks pitching the measure to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration as a constitutional duty. | AP Photo/Alex Brandon Congress The House approved legislation blocking [...]

Millions of Indians Trek to the Ganges, and Modi Chases Their Votes

Many pilgrims believe the water will wash away their sins. Just a few yards from the riverbanks, Mr. Modi appeared, again. This time, he took the form of a high quality cardboard cutout, so sharp and lifelike you could count the curly [...]

Facing Big Brexit Votes, Theresa May Promises to Reopen Pact With E.U.

LONDON — Facing a series of crucial votes in Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May raised the stakes on Tuesday by promising to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, putting her on a direct collision course [...]

Thousands in Greece Protest Macedonia Deal Days Before Parliament Votes

ATHENS — Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Athens on Sunday, days before the Greek Parliament was to vote on ratifying an agreement to rename the country’s northern neighbor North Macedonia. Former Prime Minister Antonis [...]

Congress no closer to deal despite House votes to end shutdown

President Trump said after Wednesday’s unsuccessful meeting that he is “ready and willing to work with Democrats to pass a bill that secures our borders.” | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Speaker [...]