Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

/ Aug 2, 2015

Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

The speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel. Bronwyn Bishop has faced fierce criticism since it emerged last month that she spent more than 5,000 Australian dollars ...

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect Sunni speaker

/ Jul 16, 2014

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect Sunni speaker

Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who have overrun much of the country. Still, it ...