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Russian delegation walks out during Lithuanian parliament speaker’s address in Strasbourg

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma, and the majority of the country’s delegation left the conference room in Strasbourg on Thursday when the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, delivered a speech on sanctions for countries that violate human rights. “Part of the Russian delegation stood up and left the room” when Pranckietis mentioned human rights violations and Russia’s occupation of Crimea, Gintarė Žukautė, the head of…

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later by video, but the hostile reception inside the Legislative Council…