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23 May
In one of the strictest anti-abortion proposals in the country, lawmakers in Oklahoma state passed a bill that restricts abortion immediately after the baby is conceived.
25 May 2021
The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies has advocated financial autonomy for the Judiciary, legislature and Local Governments, in all states of the Federation.
15 Mar 2020
The US legislature has approved a resolution to limit Donald Trump's authority to launch military action against Iran. However, the president looks likely to be able to overrule them.
19 Oct 2019
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam was forced to abort her annual policy address amid chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature. She later delivered her speech via video.
31 May 2017
The House of Representatives, yesterday, threw out a bill which sought to compel the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to submit its budget directly to the Legislature for approval.

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Economist Jayati Gosh believes a windfall tax is a "no-brainer". "The difficulty is how do you establish how much is windfall? It's very complicated," Ghosh tells FRANCE 24. She is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the newly appointed co-chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.
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Sweden's Riksbank has kicked off what's expected to be a series of interest rate hikes around the world, as central banks struggle to curb inflation. The 100 basis point hike is Sweden's biggest in three decades, in response to a cost-of-living crisis that's affecting households and businesses.
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Hurricane Fiona has hit Canada's Atlantic coast with strong rains and wind after brushing past Bermuda. Experts say it could become one of the most severe storms Canada has ever seen.
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Seven months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, repairing worn-out Western weapons is becoming increasingly important. The workshop for doing so is to be built on the Polish-Ukrainian border.
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The Iranian president has called for action to be taken against widespread protests following the death of a young woman.