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Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: Britain’s Parliament Just Voted Against Holding a Second Referendum

• With just 15 days left until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, Parliament was expected to vote Thursday to postpone the fast-approaching departure date. • By the narrowest of margins, Prime Minister Theresa May [...]

Is a 2nd Brexit Referendum Really the Answer? A User’s Guide

Just a few months ago, the idea of a so-called “people’s vote,” or second referendum, on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union was regarded by most commentators as fanciful. Now, an increasing number see it as the way [...]

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. The four questions [...]

As Brexit Options Dwindle, New Momentum for a 2nd Referendum

It would take a huge about-face for Mrs. May to offer a second referendum, something she has consistently rejected (though she has changed course before, by calling a general election last year after ruling out that option). But Mr. Dunleavy, [...]

Peru’s Congress backs referendum after threat of closure

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Facing closure, Peru’s Congress has backed a proposal for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. The vote late Wednesday by the opposition-dominated Congress represents something of a truce with President Martin [...]

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. In a televised speech Sunday night, President Martin Vizcarra ordered the opposition-dominated congress [...]

Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper [...]
Ireland Commits to Hold Abortion Referendum by End of May
Advertisement The Irish government on Monday formally committed to hold a historic referendum on abortion, confirming that a vote will be held by the end of May. The referendum on whether to repeal a 35-year-old constitutional ban [...]
Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding
“If somebody tries to declare the independence of part of the territory — something that cannot be done — we will have to do everything possible to apply the law,” Mr. Catalá said on national television on Monday. Most polling [...]
Hundreds injured as riot police storm Catalan referendum polling stations
Hundreds injured as riot police storm Catalan referendum polling stations Barcelona mayor calls for Spanish prime minister to resign amid reports of police firing rubber bullets at people trying to vote •Catalan referendum – live The [...]