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.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Most teachers on the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City want classes to start in August instead of June, according to the results of a referendum conducted last month by the University Registrar.
Crimeans woke up to an uncertain future on Monday after a referendum that raises the prospect of months-long economic turmoil and a legal vacuum ahead of a planned merger with Russia.
The European Union on Sunday condemned the referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea as illegal and is taking steps to increase sanctions against Russia over what many believe is a planned annexation of the bordering peninsula.
Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
Crimeans voted Sunday in a unique referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern frontier.
A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union’s newest nation.
Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant.
Egyptians are voting in the second and final phase of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has divided their nation.
A referendum on gay marriage in Washington state has qualified for the ballot. The secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that Referendum 74 passed the signature-verification process that has been taking place since last week.
By Frinston L. Lim
Missing names and ballots, and other issues marred the first rounds of a referendum to decide Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative’s (Daneco) bid to become a full-fledged entity.
SEOUL–Seoul mayor Oh Se-Hoon said Friday he would resign immediately, holding himself responsible for a failed referendum on free school meals. “I’ll resign immediately in order to minimize political controversy and administrative vacuum,” Oh said at a press conference broadcast live across the country. His resignation came after voters this week rejected his attempt to [...]
By Marlon Ramos
The Supreme Court has clarified that it did not order a “referendum” among farmworker-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita when it revoked the stock distribution plan of the sprawling sugar plantation owned by relatives of President Benigno Aquino III. Jose Midas Marquez, Supreme Court administrator and spokesperson, said that contrary to initial interpretations, the high court’s July [...]