Sun, 03 Mar 2019 01:00
Boris Johnson says new EU vote would unleash British 'anger'
New Delhi - Britain's Brexit champion Boris Johnson on Saturday hit out at mounting calls for a second referendum on European Union membership predicting it would arouse widespread "anger".
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
US should have a referendum on that wall
Voiceless between elections, Americans had to suffer through a costly and unnecessary government shutdown
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:26
Irish parliament votes to legalise abortion
The Irish parliament on Thursday passed legislation allowing abortions for the first time, following a landmark referendum earlier this year, a move hailed by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as a "historic moment".
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 15:33
Taiwan gay pride parade pushes key referendum vote
Thousands gathered for Taipei's Gay Pride parade Saturday -- the biggest in Asia -- ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights on the island.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:03
WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race
Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race on Thursday, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the last US election and Britain's Brexit referendum.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:39
Distinguishing democratic dissent from disruption
Is there any remedy in parliamentary democracy, if a despot is elected to rule for a period of five years? Democracy doesn’t prescribe revolt against such a despot, but a replacement can be found at the next referendum.
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:33
Taiwan gay marriage faces new hurdle with referendum proposal
Conservative campaigners on Tuesday threw a roadblock in the path to legalising same-sex unions in Taiwan, proposing a public vote on the issue and saying any reforms would jeopardise "family values".
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:25
Charter protesters get suspended sentences
Three activists on Wednesday were sentenced to four months in jail, reduced to a two-year suspension, for tearing up ballots during the junta-controlled constitutional referendum in August 2016.
Sat, 26 May 2018 13:21
Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide
Traditionally Catholic Ireland looks set to "make history" by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, the Prime Minister said, as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted Saturday.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:47
Rangsiman, eight other activists appear before military court over 2016 forum critical of charter draft
Nine pro-democracy activists on Friday went to the military court in Khon Kaen regarding their involvement in a public forum held back in 2016 that was critical of the junta-written charter draft.
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00
US should consider right-to-arms referendum
The Latest tragedy warrants a genuine show of political courage
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:42
Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May
Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:00
Court dismisses referendum charges against activists, reporter
THE PROVINCIAL Court of Ratchaburi yesterday dismissed a case against four student activists and a reporter accused of violating the law during the 2016 constitutional-draft referendum.
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:00
Back to fundamentals after Hurricane Harvey, Kurdish referendum
AT THE S&P Global Platts Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference in Singapore in late September, analysts vigorously debated if the oil market was nearing the end of the “lower for longer” phase and views were mixed. Global crude benchmark prices had rallied by almost 9 per cent in September offering oil producers a glimmer of hope that prices may have bottomed out.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00
Historic divides fuel Liverpool, Man Utd rivalry
London - When Liverpool and Manchester United clash at Anfield on Saturday, one of the Premier League's most explosive rivalries will serve as a referendum on the current state of both clubs.