Fillon bid for French presidency in chaos as MPs call on him to quit

Yahoo News By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon attempted to fight back on Thursday as pressure mounted on him to quit the race with some lawmakers from his

British MPs to hold first vote on Brexit bill

Yahoo News British MPs are expected Wednesday to approve the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. Ahead of the vote, which

Iraqi MPs want parliament to discuss U.S. travel curbs

Yahoo News Iraqi lawmakers have requested that parliament discuss U.S. travel curbs imposed on the nation and six other Muslim-majority countries, an MP said on Sunday. Rinas Jano, a member of the

British PM will open Brexit plan to MPs

Yahoo News British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she would publish her Brexit plan in parliament so that MPs can scrutinise it, but insisted the government's timetable was on track. The

MPs demand Brexit plan by mid-Feb, urge transitional deal

Yahoo News An influential group of MPs called on Prime Minister Theresa May Saturday to publish by mid-February her plans for leaving the EU, and urged her to prepare for a transitional deal to limit

Somalia swears in new MPs amid vote criticism

Yahoo News Somalia on Tuesday swore in new lawmakers after weeks of voting in a complex political process seen as its most democratic election in nearly five decades, despite significant flaws. The

Moldovan MPs approve IMF-backed retirement age increase

Moldovan MPs on Monday approved raising the retirement age to 63 years from the current level of 57 for women and 62 for men, a reform that is part of a three-year-old assistance program agreed with

Montenegro MPs to vote on joining NATO in snub to Russia

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's defense minister says the small Balkan country will decide whether to join NATO in a parliamentary vote and not a popular referendum as sought by the

Turkey detains 2 pro-Kurdish party MPs

The two women, Caglar Demirel and Besime Konca, who represent the southeastern Kurdish-majority cities of Diyarbakir and Siirt respectively, were held as part of a sweeping anti-terror probe, state

Board of troubled Italian bank MPS seeks fresh capital

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The board of troubled Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena is meeting as the bank searches for a way to repair a 5 billion-euro hole in its finances.

Dozens killed in west Iraq air strike, MPs and medics say

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Air strikes killed dozens of people, including many women and children, in an Islamic State-held town near Iraq's western border with Syria on Wednesday, two parliamentarians and

British MPs to vote on May's Brexit timetable

British lawmakers will be asked to vote Wednesday on Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to start Brexit by March next year in a parliamentary showdown between the government and pro-EU MPs. May has

British MPs back UK asset freeze for human rights abusers

British lawmakers have tabled a change in the law to enable the government to freeze British assets of international human rights abusers, following a campaign in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei

MPs to grill Merkel over VW 'dieselgate' scandal

German lawmakers will question Chancellor Angela Merkel in March on how much she knew about Volkswagen's dieselgate emissions cheating scandal before it became public knowledge, an MP told AFP on

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burqa wearing in public

Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted by a large majority to approve a ban on wearing the Islamic full-face burqa in some public places such as schools and hospitals. "The law is adopted," said the speaker of

EU MPs set to back Turkey membership bid freeze

The European Parliament's main groups said Tuesday they will vote this week to freeze membership talks with Turkey over its crackdown after a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The

Turkey blocks EU MPs' visit to jailed Kurdish leader

Turkish authorities on Monday blocked a delegation of national and European Parliament lawmakers from visiting the leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party who has been held in jail for almost three

MPs approve 'most sweeping' surveillance powers

London (AFP) - Parliament this week gave the green light to new bulk surveillance powers for police and intelligence services that critics have denounced as the most far-reaching of any western

British MPs to quiz Brailsford over doping

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford will appear before British politicians as part of an inquiry into anti-doping practices in cycling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Culture, Media and Sport

British PM warns MPs against blocking Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday not to block Brexit, after the High Court ruled that she cannot start the process of leaving the European Union without parliament's

PM warns MPs against blocking Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May warned MPs on Sunday not to block Brexit, after the High Court ruled that she cannot start the process of leaving the European Union without parliament's approval. The

Turkey jails 9 Kurdish party MPs, including leaders

Turkish courts on Friday formally arrested the two co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) as well as seven more of the party's MPs, state-run Anadolu news agency said. Party

The Latest: EU condemns arrest of pro-Kurdish MPs

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and detentions in Kurdish areas of Turkey (all times local):

EU 'extremely worried' over Turkey's arrest of Kurdish MPs

The EU is very concerned by Turkey's arrest of leaders and MPs from the country's main pro-Kurdish party and has contacted Ankara on the issue, the bloc's foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said

Turkey detains 11 pro-Kurdish MPs, including party co-chairs

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Interior Ministry says authorities detained 11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers, including both party co-chairs, as part of ongoing terror-related investigations.