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Macau starts unofficial referendum on democracy

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Residents of Chinese gambling hub Macau began voting in an unofficial referendum on electoral reform Sunday, despite strong objections from Beijing.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No, baby! ‘Austin Powers’ star Myers opposes Scots independence


Comedian Mike Myers, the voice of Scottish movie ogre Shrek, came out on Wednesday against the country splitting from Britain ahead of its independence referendum in September.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai ‘Red Shirts’ want referendum on political impasse

Thai soldiers guard on a street in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Thailand's army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha assumed the role of mediator Wednesday by summoning the country's key political rivals for face-to-face talks one day after imposing martial law. The meeting ended without any resolution, however, underscoring the profound challenge the army faces in trying to end the country's crisis. AP

The leader of Thailand’s pro-government “Red Shirt” movement called Thursday for a national referendum to resolve a political deadlock that prompted the army chief to declare martial law.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US won’t recognize eastern Ukraine referendum results

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The White House says the Unites States does not recognize the results of a twin sovereignty referendum in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

People rally in support of Crimea joining Russia, with banners and portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reading "We are together," in Red Square in Moscow, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.  AP

In a gilded Kremlin hall used by czars, Vladimir Putin redrew Russia’s borders Tuesday by declaring the Crimean Peninsula part of the motherland — provoking a surge of emotion among Russians who lament the loss of empire and denunciations from Western leaders who called Putin a threat to the world.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »