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March 12, 2018 9:30 AM Hong Kong's Democracy Movement Suffers a Blow as Pro-Beijing Rivals Gain Ground in Election

After Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp failed to win back all four seats in a crucial by-election Sunday, activists say they fear China’s freest city could effectively be governed by a rubber-stamping body for Beijing. Pro-democracy candidates won two of the seats up for grabs, but ceded the other two to pro-Beijing rivals, according to final results released 83

March 8, 2018 3:30 PM Ireland Paves Way for Vote That Could Broadly Legalize Abortion

Government move comes as the country has shifted away from Catholic Church influence Ireland’s government Thursday agreed to hold a referendum on whether to overturn a constitutional abortion ban, setting a course for a likely May vote that could shift the country further away from the influence of the Catholic Church. The legislation, which is likely 44

February 5, 2018 10:54 AM Dutch government formally withdraws Turkish ambassador over 2017 row

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Foreign Ministry on Monday said it had formally withdrawn its ambassador to Turkey, who has been physically barred from the country for almost a year, over a dispute that began during March 2017. The Netherlands will also not accept the appointment of a new Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands. In a statement, the ministry 55

February 5, 2018 8:58 AM Azerbaijan's leader calls snap presidential vote

Ilham Aliyev, who has ruled the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation since 2003, had been expected to seek re-election in November, but his office announced on Monday that an early election would be held in April. Aliyev's office did not immediately explain the move. Azerbaijan's constitution was amended at a referendum in 2016, extending the presidential term from five to seven 40

February 5, 2018 5:12 AM Ecuador Voters Block Former President’s Return to Power

Referendum results show opposition to Rafael Correa coming back for a third term Voters in Ecuador on Sunday approved a referendum that all but blocks Rafael Correa, a former president and leftist firebrand, from returning to power. With more than 70% of voter tallies processed, the National Electoral Council said two out of every three voters had approved 53

January 9, 2018 8:17 PM Ex-Catalan President Artur Mas steps down as leader of separatist party

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Artur Mas said on Tuesday he would step down as head of his separatist political party to pave the way for new leaders of Catalonia’s independence movement after reports of internal divisions. Following an illegal referendum last October and the imposition of direct rule on the region by Madrid, the pro-independence 57

December 30, 2017 10:40 AM Departing UK infrastructure czar vows to fight Brexit

Departing UK infrastructure czar vows to fight Brexit Britain's outgoing infrastructure chief is vowing to fight Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit policy. Andrew Adonis said Saturday he will campaign next year to keep Britain inside the European Union because following May's Brexit plans may lead to economic calamity. "Very few of the people who voted 48

December 22, 2017 4:15 PM Pep Guardiola calls for release of pro-Catalan independence figures

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has appealed to the Spanish government to release the pro-Catalan independent activists and politicians who are in jail. El Nacional newspaper reported that Guardiola is among those named in a report investigating activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, two leading figures in an independent referendum on Oct. 1, which 61

December 21, 2017 10:28 AM Catalan voters head to polls as independence struggle fights with backlash

A man at a polling station casts his ballot for the Catalan regional election in Barcelona on Thursday. After months of turmoil, the voters of Catalonia are heading to the polls to determine the future of a region that has declared itself separate from Spain. Pro-independence leaders who organized a referendum in October about breaking away from authorities 59

December 16, 2017 12:00 PM Chile Votes Sunday in Tight Presidential Election

Pro-business conservative and center-left candidate run neck-and-neck after divisive campaign SANTIAGO—The wave of voter dissatisfaction that has swept much of the globe in the past two years has landed on the shores of Chile, where Sunday’s presidential election is shaping up as an unexpectedly tight referendum on the country’s market-friendly policies 34