referendum

LONDON | May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14 — more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before Britain leaves the EU. But even as May insisted she … Continue reading LONDON | May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

LIMA, Peru | Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

LIMA, Peru — 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 on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign … Continue reading LIMA, Peru | Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

GENEVA | UN hosts meeting of regional envoys over Western Sahara

GENEVA — The U.N. secretary-general’s envoy for Western Sahara is meeting with foreign ministers from Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania plus leaders of the Polisario Front over the future of the Morocco-annexed territory. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler, a former German president, hosted a “round-table” discussion among the attendees at the first U.N.-hosted talks on the territory … Continue reading GENEVA | UN hosts meeting of regional envoys over Western Sahara

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU approves Brexit divorce deal with Britain

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says the European Union has approved a Brexit deal with Britain. Tusk tweeted that 27 EU leaders meeting in Brussels “endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future EU-UK relations.” The deal sets … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU approves Brexit divorce deal with Britain

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Juncker: Brexit tragic, but it’s the best deal

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 10 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says it’s a tragedy that Britain is leaving the European Union but that the country is walking away with the best deal it could hope for. Juncker said that “it’s a sad day,” as he … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Juncker: Brexit tragic, but it’s the best deal

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Lithuania: Brexit next steps ‘up to Britain’

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 9 a.m. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says European Union leaders will agree Sunday on the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc, but that “it is up to Britain what is next.” Asked at an EU summit Sunday what would happen if … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Lithuania: Brexit next steps ‘up to Britain’

WASHINGTON | Despite House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

WASHINGTON  — Resigned to the loss of one-party control over Washington in Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump stared down the prospect of endless House investigations, stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. He celebrated GOP success hanging on to the Senate and distanced himself from any blame. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Despite House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

WASHINGTON | AP survey: Health care, immigration high on voters’ minds

WASHINGTON  — Health care and immigration were high on voters’ minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press. AP VoteCast also shows a majority of voters considered President Donald Trump a factor in their votes. Control of the Senate and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP survey: Health care, immigration high on voters’ minds