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19 Nov
In response to a surge in infections, the Bundestag has approved new legislation. Acting Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet state leaders to debate further action as the pandemic threatens to spiral out of control.
13 Nov
Frances Haugen called on lawmakers in Brussels to seize the opportunity to create a "global gold standard" as they draft oversight regulation for tech giants.
30 Oct
Poland's lower house of parliament will debate a law barring Pride parades on Thursday. The bill was put forward by a conservative anti-abortion rights group that gathered the necessary signatures.
24 Oct
Benin is one of the few countries on the African continent to legalise abortion for most circumstances. The law was passed on Wednesday night following a debate in Parliament, but still needs to be ratified by the constitutional court before it takes effect.
23 Oct
Hundreds of school children stormed the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday (October 21) amid a strike by school teachers over unresolved issues related to the roll-out of government's free primary education program. Teachers went on strike at the start of the school year on Oct. 4 over several issues including salaries, bonus pay and retirement age, according to the Congo Teachers Union.
14 Oct
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is seeking a mandate for his policies in the October 31 parliamentary election. Meanwhile, the opposition has vowed to close Japan's income gap.
29 Aug
Hossein Amirabdollahian will replace Javad Zarif as Iran's foreign minister. Zarif negotiated the Iran nuclear deal whereas Amirabdollahian is on an EU sanctions list for alleged human rights abuses.
29 Aug
Tunisians express their opinions on President Kais Saied’s decision to extend the suspension of parliament until further notice, a month after freezing it in a move that opponents decried as a coup.
28 Aug
Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the suspension of parliament, raising concerns in some quarters about the future of democracy in the country.
11 Aug
A controversial media bill is set to be debated and voted on in parliament Wednesday. Critics say the amendment to the country's media law could bring Poland closer to a situation like in Hungary.
26 Jul
President Kais Saied removed Hicham Mechichi from his post as Tunisia's prime minister after violent protests. The ruling party is now accusing the president of a "coup."
26 Jul
Tunisians backing rival sides following the ouster of the government threw stones at each other outside the parliament building early on Monday. Several hundred people both for and against President Kais Saied's decision to ouster the government gathered outside the parliament building and several appeared to have been injured in the exchange of stone throwing.

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