The move is based on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasize the need to reduce global emissions to zero by 2050 in order to prevent further increase in global warming
The senate inquiry announcement comes days after a petition by ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd to investigate Murdoch’s media monopoly in Australia garnered half a million signatures
Around 65% of voters are believed to have approved the proposal to permit euthanasia while around 53% rejected the legalization of recreational cannabis
Rival establishment parties Fianna Fail and Finn Gael have agreed to form the new government in the Republic of Ireland with the support of the Green party which is led by Eamon Ryan
Left-wing party Sinn Fein’s prime ministerial candidate Mary Lou McDonald got the most support from the legislators in the first sitting of the new Irish legislature. The next vote is scheduled on March 5
This is the first time that Die Linke, which won 29 seats, has emerged as the largest party in the parliament of a State in Germany. The far-right AfD doubled its tally in elections held on October 27
The bill legalizing abortion was passed by state legislature in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state where it was criminalized
Even though the Labour Party and the Conservatives emerged as the leading parties, they lost 8.2% and 3.1% of their vote share when compared to the 2015 elections.