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U.S. Readies More Sanctions After Russia Takes Crimea

The White House vowed on Tuesday to level more sanctions against Russia for its moves to take over Crimea.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 READ MORE



Crimea Votes to Join Russia

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to join former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation, the epicenter of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Scotland Mulls Independence in 2014

Letting Scotland get away would go down as a pretty big blunder for David Cameron, who would lose about a third of the U.K.’s total landmass in the bargain.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE



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White House Isn’t Buying What Syria Is Selling

On Wednesday, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and other officials hailed the arrival of a new constitution, slated to go up for a referendum later this month, but the Obama administration didn’t greet the news with much credulity or enthusiasm.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Greek PM: Never Mind the Referendum

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou appeared to be losing his grip on both his country and his job on Thursday, as reports circulated that he had scrapped his surprise call for a nationwide referendum on the bailout plan proposed by eurozone leaders ... (more) Updated

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Greek PM Rocks the Bailout Boat

Last week’s summit of European Union leaders to find an emergency solution, or at least a stopgap measure, for the region’s compounding economic crisis initially led to a brief bounce in the markets and a flash of hope. That was squelched by Tuesday with the news that Greek prime minister … (more)

Posted on Nov 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Voters to GOP: Leave Medicare and Medicaid Alone

Republican lawmakers who planned to ride Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed Medicaid overhaul to glory can think again, as polling confirms the voter opposition demonstrated in New York’s 26th Congressional District on Tuesday.

Posted on May 25, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Pete Muller

South Sudan to Become World’s Newest Nation

While the outcome may have been a foregone conclusion, the official results are finally in: South Sudan has voted, with 99.57 percent in favor, to secede from the north.

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Pete Muller

South Sudan Vote on Secession Begins

Jubilant residents of war-torn southern Sudan lined up outside polling stations on Sunday, the first day of a weeklong referendum on the question of seceding from the northern half of the country.

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE



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Supreme Court Outs Gay Marriage Opponents

It seems obvious, but if you publicly sign a petition seeking to ban gay marriage, your name can be made public. The 138,000 Washington state cowards who thought they could meddle in the relationships of their gay neighbors from the comfort of anonymity got a reality check from the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Top Judge Gives Golden State the ‘D’ Word

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court has a choice word for the state’s method of operation: dysfunctional. At a speech in Massachusetts, Ronald M. George chastised the referendum process that prohibits amending or repealing of laws without voter approval.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009 READ MORE


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Iranians Still Split Over Election

Although Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, aka Iran’s supreme leader, has called the recent protests over the contested election evidence of foreign powers meddling in his country’s affairs, his words didn’t seem to sway Iranian opponents, who on Monday proposed a referendum to sort out the issue.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009 READ MORE



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No More Term Limits for Venezuela’s Chavez

Hugo Chavez can remain Venezuela’s president until he dies, gets bored or loses the job in an election, now that a referendum dropping term limits has succeeded. Chavez was facing mandatory retirement in 2012. An earlier attempt to extend his time in office failed. International election observers pronounced the process free and fair.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 READ MORE


Abbas Stuns Hamas With Talk of Referendum

The Palestinian president has given Hamas 10 days to accept the idea of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, and will submit the plan to referendum if the Islamic militants refuse. The plan implies a recognition of Israel, but does not renounce violence or accept past peace accords—the two other conditions the Palestinian government needs to meet to do business with the West.

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


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