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German lawmakers pass bill to phase out coal by 2038

German lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday passed a bill, allowing the phasing out of coal in the country by the year 2038.
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Kremlin hails ‘triumph’ in vote that may extend Vladimir Putin’s rule till 2036

The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.

Mongolian premier re-elected after parliamentary election victory

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan: Legislature most misunderstood arm of government

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the legislature is the most misunderstood arm of Government.
Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year period under Belgian rule.

Belgian king expresses deep regret for colonial past in Congo

Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year period under Belgian rule.
COVID-19 is a huge threat to food security and a large proportion of the population could experience food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, said Mondli Gungubele, chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development.

South African lawmakers concerned over food insecurity caused by coronavirus

South African lawmakers on Friday voiced concern over food insecurity threatening 8 million people in the country as a result of COVID-19.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday accused the European Parliament of “interference”, after lawmakers called on the Commission to introduce measures to prevent conflict of interest.

Czech premier slams EU ‘interference’ over subsidy misuse

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday accused the European Parliament of “interference”, after lawmakers called on the Commission to introduce measures to prevent conflict of interest.
“Smart and active resistance” against the United States is a strategic option for the Iranian nation, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf told the parliament’s open session on Sunday.

Iran’s speaker rules out possibility of talks with United States

Iran‘s parliament speaker on Sunday ruled out the likelihood of any talks with the United States over the existing thorny issues.
An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.

Arab ministers to hold urgent videoconference meeting over Libya

An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.
Former Japanese justice minister Kawai Katsuyuki and his lawmaker wife Anri Kawai have both been arrested by prosecutors over an alleged violation of the election law, local media said Thursday.

Former Japanese minister, wife arrested over alleged election law violation

Former Japanese justice minister Kawai Katsuyuki and his lawmaker wife Anri Kawai have both been arrested by prosecutors over an alleged violation of the election law, local media said Thursday.

Burundi president becomes first head of state to ‘die of coronavirus’

Burundi president has become the first head of state to die of COVID-19, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death.
Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.

London police arrest man suspected of urinating on officer’s memorial

Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.
Black Lives Matter demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Ida Guldbæk Arentsen - Ritzau Scanpix

Thousands protest outside US embassy in Denmark

Thousands gathered outside the US embassy in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to protest the death of George Floyd.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

China to adopt Hong Kong national security law

The law would bypass Hong Kong’s internal legislature to punish acts related to endangering national security and subverting state power in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
A team of Chinese medical experts that arrived in Kinshasa earlier this month found no evidence that the number of virus cases or deaths were distorted, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, DR Congo's coronavirus front man, told a news conference on Friday.

DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths.
Lord Patten of Barnes says Britain has been cosying up to China in the mistaken belief that it would pay off economically. TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JACK HILL

Chris Patten: China has betrayed Hong Kong

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.
In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub.

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