Smoke fills the auditorium of the Kosovo assembly after opposition lawmakers released tear gas canisters disrupting a parliamentary session in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday Kosovo opposition members have released tear gas inside Parliament as the lawmakers were readying to vote on wether to elect Hashim Thaci as the next president
Opposition lawmaker Yukihiro Knishi (C) gets a punch from ruling lawmaker Masahisa Sato (R) as they mob around Yoshitada Konoike (unseen), chairman of the upper chamber special committee on security legislation, for passing security bills during the special committee at Japan’s parliament in Tokyo, Japan.
Lawmaker Ronny Tong sits beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers after they boycotted Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader, in a plan that reflected China’s desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists
Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday. Germany‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions.
Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas — the symbol of the pro-democracy movement — walk out of the legislative chamber as the consultation document is about to be presented in Hong Kong
Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading
A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, Bulgaria on the sidelines of protests to try to prevent lawmakers from entering parliament and to press for the government’s resignation. However lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week.