British politician struggles to understand MP’s Scottish accent in parliament
19 October 2018 | 1:42 pm
Conservative MP Sir Paul Beresford asked Scottish SNP's David Linden to repeat his question several times in parliament as he struggled to understand his Scottish accent
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The government's deal for UBS to buyout troubled Credit Suisse has been rejected by lawmakers. The vote is merely symbolic, however, as the deal went through under an emergency law.
EU lawmakers voted in a number of proposals that shape parliament's migration position. It comes as the bloc is expected to overhaul its asylum strategy ahead of 2024 elections.
The Ugandan parliament has passed one of the world's strictest anti-LGBT+ bills. Some provisions were toned down, but the legislation still includes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts.
With the new law legalizing euthanasia, Portugal joins a handful of countries that allow medically assisted dying
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India's new parliament is the central piece of the Hindu nationalist government's plan to remodel heritage sites in the capital. Several opposition parties have boycotted the event as controversies surround the complex.
Hungary is scheduled to assume the rotating presidency of the European Union in 2024. However, members of the European Parliament are expressing skepticism about its worthiness for the post.
The former prime minister was found to have deliberately misled Parliament about the COVID lockdown flouting parties. Defiant, he has accused the probing committee of conducting a "witch hunt."
Protesters in Israel continue to take to the streets. The renewed demonstrations come after the Knesset adopted a key clause in the country's judicial reform package. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pressing ahead with the controversial bill that seeks to curb the power of Israel's Supreme Court, despite widespread opposition. We take a closer look.
On July 12, the landmark Nature Restoration Law was adopted in a cliffhanger vote at the European Parliament. Our guest, prominent Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala – who's one the parliament's vice-presidents – says she is "relieved" that the EU parliament now has a position to negotiate with the member states. She applauds the law as "step towards combating climate change", and decries what she calls the use of "fake news and disinformation" by far-right as well as right-wing parties on the nature restoration issue.
The Israeli parliament has voted in favor of a contentious judicial overhaul as thousands protested outside. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital after an emergency heart procedure.
Two years after Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and extended his executive powers, our correspondents report on where the situation currently stands. Also in this edition: Zimbabwe is gearing up for an election in one month's time, but rising inflation could affect the way the vote goes and upset the status quo. And dozens of people have been killed by wildfires across Algeria. Days in, firefighters are continuing to battle the flames, as residents take stock of what they've lost.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said that Sunday's referendum in Venezuela over the status of the disputed region of Essequibo was "absolutely not" the success proclaimed by the Maduro regime. According to electoral authorities, 95 percent of voters approved of Venezuela's claim to the large swath of neighbouring Guyana, but turnout was around 50 percent.
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Against the backdrop of the Israel-Hamas war and one-off Islamist attacks closer to home, German authorities are confronting a "complex threat situation." Some observers warn against exaggerating the danger.
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Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
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The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa E. Osaghae, has called for a new framework for federalism in Nigeria, one that is more contextualised and adaptable to the country’s unique circumstances.
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