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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 ...

Boris Johnson won't run for leadership of Conservative Party

World / Politics Jun 30, 2016

Boris Johnson won't run for leadership of Conservative Party

The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic last-minute turn with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally on Thursday. Johnson, a prominent campaigner for British ...

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

World / Social Issues May 23, 2015

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

Leaders on both sides of Ireland's gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still under way. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit gay marriage, say ...