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Early results suggest Scots reject independence

No supporters celebrate as results are announced in the Scottish independence referendum at an hotel in Glasgow, Scotland Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and early results Friday suggested they wanted to keep Scotland’s 307-year union with England.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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

White House press secretary Jay Carney. AP

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 »