Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech
International News

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II outlined the British government’s legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister promised “humility” in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative Party its majority. The 91-year-old monarch carried on with her royal duties at … Continue reading

The Latest: Official: Parliament majority for Macron’s party
International News

The Latest: Official: Parliament majority for Macron’s party

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France’s parliamentary elections (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Official figures show French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist party has won an absolute majority in the powerful lower house of parliament. The Interior Ministry said Sunday night that with 513 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly definitively decided, Macron’s Republic … Continue reading

Australian senator caught napping still fan of press freedom
Australia & the Pacific

Australian senator caught napping still fan of press freedom

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator has fallen victim to the press freedom he champions when he was photographed snoozing on his first day in Parliament. Former veteran journalist Derryn Hinch was caught napping as a senator beside him nudged his arm during Governor-General Peter Cosgrove’s 40-minute speech on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, afternoon … Continue reading

Moldovan Parliament dismisses govt, bringing instability
Europe

Moldovan Parliament dismisses govt, bringing instability

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The Moldovan government lost a no-confidence vote Thursday and was dismissed by Parliament, plunging the impoverished East European country into uncertainty. Sixty-five lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature voted against the government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet, who was appointed July 30. Parliament now has three months to approve a new government … Continue reading