Referendums

A woman casts a ballot inside a polling station in Istanbul, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum, which was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on whether to approve reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 2:45 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Polling stations for Turkey's historic referendum opened Sunday, when voters are set to decide on the future of their country: Whether to approve or reject reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. If the "yes" vote prevails, the 18 constitutional changes...
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In this late Wednesday, April 12, 2017 photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a referendum meeting in Istanbul. Turkey is heading to a contentious April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms to expand Erdogan's powers.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
April 14, 2017 - 9:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is heading toward a historic referendum on a new political system that could change the course of its history — and it has the country divided right down the middle. For supporters, change will bring much-needed stability. Others fear it could lead Turkey down the path...
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In this late Wednesday, April 12, 2017 photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a referendum meeting in Istanbul. Turkey is heading to a contentious April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms to expand Erdogan's powers.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
April 14, 2017 - 4:14 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is heading toward a historic referendum on a new political system that could change the course of its history — and it has the country divided right down the middle. For supporters, change will bring much-needed stability. Others fear it could lead Turkey down the path...
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Iranian presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi speaks at Houri mosque in southern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 10, 2017. Raisi, a hard-line cleric and close ally of Iran's supreme leader, has announced he will run in the May presidential election. Iranian hardliners had hope Raisi would challenge incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, who is eligible to run for a second term. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — About 126 prospective candidates submitted their names on the first day of candidate registration for Iran's May 19 presidential elections, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. There are six women and seven clerics among the 126 registered people, with ages ranging from 18 to 79...
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April 01, 2017 - 11:36 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus on Saturday called for an immediate resumption of stalled reunification talks to tackle key items that have foiled numerous attempts to unify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island. As the standstill in talks stretched into its second month, the...
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National Assembly President Julio Borges balls up Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, March 30, 2017. In a decision late Wednesday night, the magistrates said that as long as lawmakers remain in contempt of past court rulings nullifying all legislation coming out of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, the high court can assume congressional duties itself. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 30, 2017 - 8:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the powers of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation. In a decision late...
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EU Council President Donald Tusk grimaces at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 showing the letter he received signed by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the beginning of Britain's exit from the European Union. ((AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 10:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain...
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A pro-European Union membership supporter holds a European flag opposite Downing Street in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbours. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister predicts a bumpy road for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday: "The negotiations certainly won't be...
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A pro-European Union membership supporter holds a European flag opposite Downing Street in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbours. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa says that Britain, Portugal's oldest ally through the Windsor Treaty of 1386, "will continue to be a European country, a fundamental pillar of peace and security on the Old Continent, and a...
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A dog in a bag bearing a British flag, at Syntagma Square in central Athens, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 29, 2017 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Sweden's prime minister says that he wants "to see organized and result-oriented negotiations" with Britain, saying good relations with London were "important for Britain, for Europe and for Sweden." Stefan Lofven said Wednesday...
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