Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how ...

Jan 6, 2015

LDP sets out how it might revise Constitution

The Liberal Democratic Party will step up efforts this year to revise the Constitution, a long-cherished goal of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. To lay the groundwork, the LDP hopes to start talks with other parties as early as March. This will produce a draft ...

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Oct 4, 2014

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Catalonian leaders forged ahead on Friday for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain. Spain’s Constitutional Court had provisionally blocked their plan for the vote, but parties in the northeastern ...