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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.


Poland judges: Parliament and Supreme Court issue rival rulings

The top court says new judges are not independent, while lawmakers vote to fire those who are critical.
BBC News - Published

Nadine Dorries says she 'writes 1,000 words a day' to further career as novelist despite becoming Tory minister

MP was paid £154,000 in book advances last year, declaration to Parliament shows
Independent - Published

Videos for Parliament

PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings [Video]PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived back at 10 Downing Street after meeting with ministers at his office in the Palace of Westminster as a full cabinet reshuffle takes place. Report by Blairm...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:31Published

Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests [Video]Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests

Parliament backs cabinet and financial plans of PM Hassan Diab in vote held despite attempts by protesters to block it.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value' [Video]Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value'

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed to Parliament that the High Speed 2 rail line will go ahead. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:32Published

Boris Johnson departs Downing St [Video]Boris Johnson departs Downing St

Boris Johnson makes his way to Parliament, ahead of this afternoon's announcement on HS2. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:41Published

Violent protests return to Barcelona [Video]Violent protests return to Barcelona

Catalonia's parliament stripped the head of the region's pro-independence government of his rights as a regional lawmaker on Monday, angering supporters who scuffled with police outside the assembly...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Lebanon's Parliament to debate new budget amid protests [Video]Lebanon's Parliament to debate new budget amid protests

New Lebanon government set to ratify financial plan hoped to salvage economy in tailspin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Lebanon: Anti-government protesters try to storm Parliament Square [Video]Lebanon: Anti-government protesters try to storm Parliament Square

Protesters calling for changes to Lebanon's political and financial systems have gathered outside Parliament in Beirut.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 37:38Published

Johnson Brexit Passes [Video]Johnson Brexit Passes

Boris Johnson's Brexit legislation has been backed by Members of Parliament by 330 votes to 231. This marks a historic moment in the Brexit process. The vote comes ahead of the UK's scheduled departure..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Cabinet arrives at Downing St as Parliament returns [Video]Cabinet arrives at Downing St as Parliament returns

Members of the Cabinet arrive at 10 Downing Street ahead of the reopening of Parliament after the Christmas recess. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make a statement regarding the Iran..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:26Published

Israel's Netanyahu says he will seek immunity in graft cases [Video]Israel's Netanyahu says he will seek immunity in graft cases

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will ask Parliament to protect him from potential prosecution in corruption charges against him. Lisa Bernhard has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Politics: The state of the parties going into 2020 [Video]Politics: The state of the parties going into 2020

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the country looks to Parliament to finally resolve Brexit in 2020.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment [Video]Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:36Published

Argentina declares economic emergency [Video]Argentina declares economic emergency

Parliament has announced new measures aimed at alleviating debt crisis, as inflation and poverty levels rise.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Brexiteers outside Parliament [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Brexiteers outside Parliament

Jacob Rees-Mogg took some time out of his day to go and personally thanks pro-Brexit group outside of Parliament. The Leader of the House of Commons spoken to the group following the approval of Boris..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:38Published

Boris Johnson arrives at Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson arrives at Parliament

Boris Johnson has arrived at the Houses of Parliament as he prepares to hold a vote on his Brexit deal. The Prime Minister will also bring forward a bill that would ban the Government from extending..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:25Published


Spain's future in the balance as lawmakers head for knife-edge vote

Spanish lawmakers head to Parliament on Saturday for several days of debate ahead of an extremely tight vote that could confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister, breaking the country's..
Reuters - Published

Spain´s Catalan separatists ERC agrees to abstain in Sanchez investiture

Catalan separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) said on Thursday it will abstain during the vote in Parliament to confirm Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister, potentially signaling an end..
Reuters - Published

Queen to outline UK PM's Brexit agenda

Plans to take the UK out of the EU will be among the bills unveiled as the Queen opens Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Johnson plans to block any delay to Brexit process

The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
BBC News - Published

What's it like being a new British MP?

Take a behind the scenes tour of Parliament to find out what it's be like to be new member.
BBC News - Published

Paris conference sign of foreign concern for Lebanon: Berri

A Paris conference to mobilize support for Lebanon showed that the international community is more concerned about the country than some Lebanese, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iraq unrest: Parliament approves PM Abdul Mahdi's resignation

It comes after two months of protests in which security forces have killed about 400 people.
BBC News - Published

Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister's resignation

Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country.
Reuters - Published

Nancy Astor: Theresa May to unveil statue for pioneering female MP

Ex-PM Theresa May will unveil a statue honouring Nancy Astor, who was elected to Parliament in 1919.
BBC News - Published

Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Speaker Berri says situation in Lebanon getting more 'complicated': Al Joumhouria

The situation in Lebanon is becoming more complicated, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was cited as saying by newspaper al-Joumhouria on Saturday, comments that suggested a deal needed to form..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Berri says insists on Hariri as PM of next government- NBN television

Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he insisted on nominating Saad al-Hariri as prime minister of the country's next government, NBN television reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ian Austin: Ex-Labour MP urges people to vote Johnson to keep Corbyn out as he announces he is quitting Parliament

A former Labour MP has announced he will resign from parliament and urged people to vote Boris Johnson, claiming Jeremy Corbyn is "completely unfit" to run the country.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson passes government's legislative agenda

Parliament approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for government on Thursday in a symbolic vote that does little to strengthen his authority on Brexit or signal an end to the country's political..
Reuters - Published

Back an election and we can still ratify a Brexit deal, UK PM Johnson tells Labour

Parliament could still pass a deal to leave the European Union if it backs the government's attempt to hold a new election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau, main rival trade attacks as campaign grinds to conclusion

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its..
Reuters - Published

Watch: The moment the MPs voted to postpone Brexit

MPs vote in favour of the Letwin amendment, delaying Brexit until legislation is passed by Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Europe’s leaders tune in for Parliament drama

EU leaders are happy with their Brexit deal with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - but what happens next?
BBC News - Published

Brexit: What to expect from Parliament's Saturday sitting

What to expect from Saturday's sitting of Parliament, when MPs will vote Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Europe's press welcomes deal but doubts it will succeed

Newspapers across Europe are doubtful Parliament will pass Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
BBC News - Published

Brexit deal: What does it mean?

Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?
BBC News - Published

Brexit: What happens now?

The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?
BBC News - Published

New Brexit deal agreed, UK PM Boris Johnson says

PM calls the agreement "a great new deal", but it will still need to be approved by Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Pomp in Parliament: The Queen’s Speech

A look at the fanfare and formality behind this year's State Opening of Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Westminster car crash driver Salih Khater jailed for life

Salih Khater used his vehicle to try to kill people outside Parliament.
BBC News - Published

'Brexit: 'Big gap' remains in UK-EU deal discussions

The future of Northern Ireland's border dominates, while Parliament reconvenes for the Queen's Speech.
BBC News - Published

Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future

Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Parliament to sit on a Saturday for first time in 37 years in last-ditch Boris Johnson bid to stop delay

MPs to be recalled on 19 October, even with no agreement to vote on – and told to choose between crashing out or an extension
Independent - Published

Johnson defends language after criticism from MPs

The prime minister says he deplores threats to MPs, adding that "tempers need to come down" in Parliament.
BBC News - Published

UK MPs return after court rules shutdown unlawful

Boris Johnson returns from New York early as Parliament reconvenes in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
BBC News - Published

The ruling – and what happened next

Key moments from the day Britain's highest court found the PM's decision to suspend Parliament unlawful.
BBC News - Published

Donald Trump: Boris Johnson is 'doing very well'

The US president expresses support for the UK PM after the suspension of Parliament was ruled unlawful.
BBC News - Published

Supreme Court ruling: Your questions answered

We answer some of your questions about the Supreme Court ruling that suspending Parliament broke the law.
BBC News - Published

Labour's Corbyn calls on Johnson should resign

The Labour party leader says he will demand Parliament is recalled following the Supreme Court's verdict.
BBC News - Published

Historic ruling on UK Parliament suspension due

Parliament could be reconvened immediately if Boris Johnson is ruled to have suspended it unlawfully.
BBC News - Published

Supreme Court to rule on Parliament suspension on Tuesday

Judges have been considering whether Boris Johnson's five-week prorogation was lawful.
BBC News - Published

'Get back to Parliament': Boris Johnson heckled during speech shortly after being accosted in street over Brexit

Prime minister Boris Johnson's speech in Rotherham has been interrupted by a heckler protesting about his decision to suspend parliament.
Independent - Published

PM Johnson says he did not lie to Queen

Boris Johnson has told reporters that he did not lie to the Queen when he advised her to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Labour urges Parliament recall after no-deal Brexit papers released

Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no-deal.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: Judges' letter ruling PM's prorogation of parliament unlawful in full

'All three First Division judges have decided that the PM's advice to HM the Queen is justiciable, that it was motivated by the improper purpose of stymying Parliament and that it, and what has..
Independent - Published

Five-week Parliament shut-down begins in UK

Before leaving the Commons, MPs reject Boris Johnson's second bid to call a snap general election.
BBC News - Published

TB in cattle soared by 130% in key zone last year – showing badger cull expansion plan flawed, say scientists

Announcing expansion of wildlife shooting while Parliament is not sitting could be illegal, experts warn
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: Voters attack 'unacceptable' suspension of parliament, as prime minister prepares to lock MPs out of Commons

Parliamentary sittings to be suspended for five weeks as Brexit crisis heightens
Independent - Published

Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament today for more than a month despite Brexit crisis, Number 10 announces

Parliament will be prorogued today until 14 October despite the ongoing crisis surrounding Brexit, Boris Johnson's spokesman has announced.
Independent - Published

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