November 28th @ 3:16 AM GMT
Yahoo! Aboriginal traditional dancers carrying clap sticks and spears and with faces painted white with clay traveled from remote northern Australia to Parliament House on Monday to draw attention to rampant domestic violence in Outback indigenous communities. (World)
November 27th @ 8:06 AM GMT
Yahoo! Islamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti parliament's seats, official results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the oil-rich Gulf state. The opposition and its allies won 24 of the assembly's 50 seats, the electoral authority announced following Saturday's snap election called after a dispute over the hiking of petrol prices. Around half of the opposition candidates who won seats are Islamists from a Muslim Brothe... (World)
November 28th @ 8:44 AM GMT
Yahoo! Norway plans to order five Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to maintain its surveillance capacity and meet future security challenges, the NATO country's Defence Ministry said. Following an agreement in Norway's parliament to boost long-term military spending, the 9.83 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.15 billion) purchase will likely face only minor political opposition. Norway's long maritime border with neighboring Russia has become a renewed focus for the country's military... (World)
November 27th @ 11:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Peter Hintze, a deputy speaker of Germany's Parliament who was close to Chancellor Angela Merkel, has died. He was 66. (World)
November 28th @ 9:20 AM GMT
Yahoo! The British government could face a legal challenge over whether leaving the European Union automatically would trigger a departure from the single market, the BBC reported Monday. The pro-EU think tank British Influence will tell Brexit Secretary David Davis that it will seek a judicial review to give parliament a vote on the country's membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), taking the decision out of the government's hands, according to the report. All EU member states are in th... (World)
November 27th @ 8:26 AM GMT
Yahoo! Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. The militants -- all from a domestic cell affiliated with the Syria-based jihadist group -- had amassed enough explosives to create bombs more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people, police say. ''They were helping plan a bomb attack against parliament, th... (World)
November 28th @ 5:00 PM GMT
Yahoo! Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attempted Monday to calm fears of a financial meltdown after an upcoming referendum on which he has staked his political future. The centre-left premier, who has suggested he will step down if voters reject proposals to reform Italy's parliamentary system, said ''there will still be a government, whether it it technical, political, super technical or super political''. Renzi was speaking as he presented his 2017 budget plans to the media after winnin... (Politics)
November 26th @ 12:10 PM GMT
Yahoo! Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in an election energized by the participation of opposition candidates for the first time since 2012 and focused on recent government austerity measures aimed at tackling the oil-rich nation's deficit. The parliament of Western-allied Kuwait was due to run until July 2017, but the emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, dissolved it in October, saying ''security challenges'' in the region - an apparent reference to wars in Iraq and Syria - should be met by cons... (World)
November 27th @ 11:32 AM GMT
Yahoo! Opposition candidates are estimated to have won around 20 seats out of 50 in Kuwaiti elections that saw most parliament members replaced, in a vote analysts said reflects anger at austerity measures to curb a budget deficit. Analyst Ibrahim al-Hadban said the election campaign had shown that some of the decisions taken by the government were not popular among citizens, including raising gasoline prices. With no political parties, it was difficult to pin down precisely how many opposition MP... (World)