referendum

Thousands Gather in London to Protest Against Brexit Vote

By Alistair Smout LONDON, July 3 – Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday to march in protest against last week’s vote to leave the European Union, a result that has plunged Britain into political chaos and which most people in the capital rejected. Most protestors were young adults, and many were draped

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Hollande Says No to EU Referendum in France

PARIS, June 30 – President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out organizing a referendum on the European Union in France, saying next year’s presidential election will be the opportunity for voters to decide on which European policy they want. There have been growing calls in France for a referendum on the European Union since Britons

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Branson Says Virgin Group Loses Third Of Its Value After Brexit

LONDON, June 28 – Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, said on Tuesday the company had lost about a third of its value since last week’s vote by Britons to leave the European Union, adding he believed the country was heading towards a disaster. Branson said Britain would fall into recession and that

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“No Need to Write, David,” Impatient EU Tells Cameron

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 26 – Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday. “‘Triggering’ … could either be

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From Trade to Migration: How Brexit May Hit the EU Economy

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, June 24 – The European Union’s chief concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the group are political but losing its second-largest economy will have a huge economic impact as well. Below are some of the main economic risks and benefits for the EU’s remaining 27 members. BUDGET/ECONOMY Other members will have

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Sudan’s Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry foul

By Khalid Abdelaziz El FASHER, Sudan, April 12 – Darfur residents began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity, a poll Sudan says will settle an issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government’s decision to split Darfur into three states in

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Turkish PM Says No Bargaining On New Constitution

ISTANBUL, March 6  – There will be no bargaining over a new constitution for Turkey and the ruling AK Party will seek the 330 votes it needs in parliament to put the matter to a referendum, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying on Sunday. In an interview with broadcaster A Haber, Davutoglu said

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With Eye on Downing Street, Boris Bets All On Brexit

By William James and Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Feb 22 – With one hand in his suit pocket and the other mussing his signature blond hair, Boris Johnson on Sunday took the riskiest gamble of his career: to oppose Prime Minister David Cameron by campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union. If the stars align

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Armenia At A Crossroads: Referendum To Decide Country’s Fate

Thousands of Armenians vote in a referendum on constitutional reform BY Staff Reporter DUBAI, Dec 7 – For the third time in its modern history, Armenia held a referendum aimed at changing its constitution from semi-presidential to parliamentary. Almost 2,000 polling stations throughout the country opened their doors to 2.5 million citizens, whose voting was

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