referendum

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. | ‘A referendum about me’: Trump urges GOP turnout in midterms

SOUTHAVEN, Miss.  — President Donald Trump is looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election in Mississippi that could tip the balance of the Senate. As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm election, Trump rallied his supporters on Tuesday behind Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to … Continue reading SOUTHAVEN, Miss. | ‘A referendum about me’: Trump urges GOP turnout in midterms

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania live TV debate on same-sex marriage interrupted

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romania’s national broadcaster has apologized after a studio camera operator interrupted a live TV debate on a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. TVR1 said sorry to viewers Saturday after a broadcast was interrupted when a technical staff member used “inappropriate language,” during a Friday evening discussion between a spokesman supporting the … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania live TV debate on same-sex marriage interrupted

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Cypriot leader urges global migration strategy

UNITED NATIONS  — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Macedonia’s president is criticizing top U.S. and EU officials for backing a referendum on changing his country’s name. President Gjorge Ivanov urged his compatriots not to vote on Sunday, calling the name change a “noose” and a “flagrant violation … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Cypriot leader urges global migration strategy

MALE, Maldives | Maldives voters flock to polls despite political turmoil

MALE, Maldives  — A raid on the opposition’s main campaign office and the specter of U.S. sanctions on government officials did not deter thousands of people from voting Sunday in the Maldives’ presidential election, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. As officials began tabulating votes after the polls closed at … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives voters flock to polls despite political turmoil

LIVERPOOL, England | Stop Brexit? UK’s Labour party mulls backing new referendum

LIVERPOOL, England — Britain’s Labour Party may hold the fate of Brexit in its hands — if only it can decide what to do. With the U.K. and the European Union at an impasse in divorce talks, many Labour members think the left-of-center opposition party has the power — and a duty — to force … Continue reading LIVERPOOL, England | Stop Brexit? UK’s Labour party mulls backing new referendum

LONDON | UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

LONDON — Britain’s Labour Party is facing a huge choice at its annual conference — whether to back a new referendum that could halt the country’s impending departure from the European Union. Support from the main opposition party would be a major boost to campaigners for a second vote on Brexit. Ever since Britain voted … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

MALE, Maldives | Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

MALE, Maldives  — Opposition supporters in the Maldives demanded Saturday that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepared to vote in what is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay. Since Sunday’s election was announced, opposition leaders have feared the vote may be rigged to favor President Yameen … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging