European Parliament

  • Polish politician drank two bottles of wine on a flight and drunkenly shouted 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer March 1, 2014

    A senior politician with Poland's ruling party accused of drunkenly shouting 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer apologized on Friday and stepped down as head of his party's group in the European parliament. Jacek Protasiewicz, by his own account, drank two bottles of wine on a flight from Warsaw to...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins the European Union's annual human rights award October 10, 2013

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award on Thursday, beating fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. The 16-year-old was attacked last year while on a school bus in northwestern Pakistan, but recovered after...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Snowden nominated for EU's top human rights prize September 17, 2013

    European lawmakers have nominated several candidates for the bloc's top human rights prize, including Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai and US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden. The European Parliament said in a statement late on Monday they were among seven nominees for this year's Sakharov prize. The finalist for the prestigious 50,000...
  • 'Modi invited to attend European Parliament in Brussels' February 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After European Union ended over a decade-long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, lawmakers from the region have invited him to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November, according to a post on his blog. "The lawmakers invited Modi to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November...
  • Kalam on Afzal: Law will be supreme June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday said all necessary judicial and other processes of India would be adhered to in deciding the clemency plea of Parliament Attack case accused Mohammed Afzal Guru. On his way back to Delhi at the end of his five-day visit to Europe, President...
  • Lookahead: What's making news June 19, 2007

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will campaign for the Congress in eastern UP; President APJ Abdul Kalam will address the plenary session of the European Parliament and the BJP Parliamentary Party will meet under the chairmanship of Vajpayee to discuss strategy the remaining session of parliament. Congress campaign in UPUttar Pradesh...
  • EU slams Pak over terrorism in PoK June 18, 2007

    London: A recent report approved by the European Parliament says terrorism in Kashmir is due to lack of democracy in Pakistan. “I hope to encourage the Pakistani government to see that the democratic processes will only enhance and not diminish the chances of peace and it is in the interest...