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BUJUMBURA, Burundi | Burundi votes in referendum on the president’s power

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi is voting Thursday in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president’s rule until 2034. Five million people are registered to vote in the referendum amid fears of violence because of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s efforts to prolong his stay in power despite widespread opposition. This east African country descended … Continue reading BUJUMBURA, Burundi | Burundi votes in referendum on the president’s power

Irish PM to campaign to ease abortion laws in referendum

LONDON/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The prime minister of Ireland said Saturday he will campaign for a liberalization of the country’s strict abortion laws in an upcoming referendum on the divisive issue. Leo Varadkar said he hopes the referendum will be held this summer. The date of the referendum and its wording have not been worked out … Continue reading Irish PM to campaign to ease abortion laws in referendum

Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb tapped as British knights

LONDON /December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)—A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain’s monarch. Britain’s Cabinet Office publishes a list of the people receiving honors for merit, service or bravery twice a year: just before New Year’s Eve, and on … Continue reading Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb tapped as British knights