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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

“Our Plan for Britain is a plan for a brighter future,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

Labour Party will not oppose for second Scottish independence referendum if the plan wins support from Scottish parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland could hold an independence vote in late 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.

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CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

“It would have been honest for Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to have said it’s best to suspend negotiations until referendum is over,” Anastasiades.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Catalans to Hold Referendum on Independence From Spain

SPAIN POLITICS: Catalans to Hold Referendum on Independence From Spain

“We are now preparing the referendum because … either in an agreed way or not, we need to be ready,” Raul Romeva said on Thursday at the Catalan regional government’s representative office in London.

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UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

“The decision to remain in UK was made by Scottish people in 2014 and the people in Scotland don’t want another referendum,” says British government.

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ROMANIA POLITICS: Parliament Endorses President’s Anti-Corruption Referendum

ROMANIA POLITICS: Parliament Endorses President’s Anti-Corruption Referendum

Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential plan to hold a national referendum over anti-corruption reforms after mass street protests forced the government into an embarrassing U-turn over a graft decree.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: West Lothian to Sturgeon: No Haste For New Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: West Lothian to Sturgeon: No Haste For New Referendum

Scottish independence supporters in West Lothian have some advice for their First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: bide your time on another referendum.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Thousands Protest As Former Catalonia Head Starts Referendum Trial

SPAIN POLITICS: Thousands Protest As Former Catalonia Head Starts Referendum Trial

The trial comes at a time of high tension between Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s minority government and Catalonia, where a vehemently pro-independence local administration took power in 2015.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘Forget It!’ Michael Fallon Says, London Will Not Help Scotland Hold New Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘Forget It!’ Michael Fallon Says, London Will Not Help Scotland Hold New Referendum

“First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has to respect the decision of Scotland to stay inside UK in 2014 and the decision of the UK to leave the EU,” Fallon said.

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ROMANIA POLITICS: Klaus Iohannis Considers Referendum Over Government’s Justice Plan

ROMANIA POLITICS: Klaus Iohannis Considers Referendum Over Government’s Justice Plan

Iohannis did not offer time frame for the referendum and the leftist government has not commented. He must first get a non-binding opinion from parliament on his plan.

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ITALY POLITICS: Constitutional Court Blocks Referendum to Scrap Renzi’s Labour Reform

ITALY POLITICS: Constitutional Court Blocks Referendum to Scrap Renzi’s Labour Reform

CGIL union, which opposed most aspects of the Jobs Act from the start, asked the court to approve a referendum on re-introducing the rule and extending it to smaller companies.

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ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Defeated In Referendum, Resigns As PM

ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Defeated In Referendum, Resigns As PM

Renzi said he would be visiting President Sergio Mattarella on Monday to hand in his resignation following a final meeting of his cabinet.

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ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Launches Final Frantic Referendum Campaign

ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Launches Final Frantic Referendum Campaign

“Think of your future and the future of your children,” Renzi said in an interview, the first of numerous media events and public rallies planned.

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UK POLITICS: Sir John Major Says Second Referendum ‘Perfectly Credible’

UK POLITICS: Sir John Major Says Second Referendum ‘Perfectly Credible’

There is “perfectly credible” case for second Brexit referendum. Those who voted to remain in EU should not be dictated to by “tyranny of majority”, Sir Major said.

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UK POLITICS: Lib Dems To Vote Against Triggering Brexit If No New Referendum

UK POLITICS: Lib Dems To Vote Against Triggering Brexit If No New Referendum

Tim Farron, whose party has only 8 members in lower House of Commons, has long called for a second referendum on the terms of any deal with EU leaders.

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VENEZUELA: Maduro Opponents March After Referendum Sunk

VENEZUELA: Maduro Opponents March After Referendum Sunk

“We’re here to demand respect for the constitution, for Venezuelans to have elections to escape dictatorship,” said human resources worker Nayiber Bracho.

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VENEZUELA: Anti-Maduro Referendum Thwarted, Foes Protest

VENEZUELA: Anti-Maduro Referendum Thwarted, Foes Protest

“Socialism failed, everyone can see that,” said Saray Nava, 18, among demonstrators outside a university. “This disaster affects us young people the most.”

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