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The World’s Biggest Political Brawls -WSJ

The World’s Biggest Political Brawls 2/10/2017 7:01AM     WSJ -embeded content The U.S. Senate is no longer the setting for fisticuffs and fracases that it once was—but in many countries, politics can still get physical. Photo: Getty Images

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Nuclear-powered brawl

On the outside, the main building of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan – or parliament – is a picture of calm. Two rows of neatly-trimmed shrubbery and trees line the courtyard leading to the stately-looking, white building with a Republic of China (Taiwan) flag on top. But inside, the picture is very…

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Kosovo opposition release teargas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Opposition lawmakers released multiple canisters of tear gas in Kosovo’s Parliament on Friday, the latest in a series of protests over corruption, unemployment and diplomatic agreements the government has struck with neighboring Serbia and Montenegro.

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How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME

‘I saw the flames with my own eyes’ for full story click the link via How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME When Turkish military officers set in motion an attempted coup d’état on the night of July 15, lawmakers in the capital, Ankara, rushed…

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Watch|Shocking moment mass fight breaks out in Turkish parliament  —

This is the shocking moment a mass brawl broke out in the Turkish parliament as members of the ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition kicked, punched and soaked each other in water. The fight broke out amid heated talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution. Tensions flared until ministers…

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Croatia: Trials And Tribulations Of Celebrating Independence — Croatia, the War, and the Future

During the 1990’s in Croatia people knew that for a state to have its own parliament also meant that the state was independent and sovereign. Long gone are the days, though, when in celebration of 30th May (1990) the Croatian Statehood Day/Day of Independence jubilation spread across Croatia and its…

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VIDEO: Parliament brawls around the world

As Julius Malema’s EFF group disrupt the opening of South Africa’s parliament, we look at parliamentary brawls around the world – from throwing eggs to throwing fists. from BBC News – World http://ift.tt/1ouV1YH via Felix Grovit Travel via VIDEO: Parliament brawls around the world — felixgrovit

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Coming up Roses

Rada deputy Oleg Barna removes Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, December 11, 2015. Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine,…

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