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Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

National Sep 20, 2018

Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

The government of Okinawa on Thursday submitted to the local assembly a bill proposing a referendum on the controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. military base within the southern island prefecture. The bill is likely to be approved by the prefectural assembly, where a ...

Irish emigrants set to flock home for key vote on abortion

World / Politics Apr 30, 2018

Irish emigrants set to flock home for key vote on abortion

Christine Howell planned to spend two years straight traveling and working in Australia from her arrival in Melbourne last December without breaking her trip to return home to Ireland. The timing felt right. Howell, 27, had qualified as an optician but wasn't ready to settle. ...

World / Politics Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland's bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May's team said ...

Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution

World / Politics Aug 7, 2016

Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution

Thai voters Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed — rather than elected — officials. With 91 percent of the ballots counted, 62 percent of voters in the referendum ...