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Referendum News

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in months: leader

London - Iraq's Kurds will hold an independence referendum within months, their leader Massud Barzani said on Tuesday, as the region reels under a brutal offensive by Sunni jihadists who have declared an Islamic caliphate.
In the Media by AFP

Scots, English face off at Bannockburn battle once again

Kirkoswald - Scottish and English fighters will meet again on the battlefield Saturday to mark 700 years since their legendary clash at Bannockburn, in an anniversary laden with symbolism just months before Scotland votes on whether to leave the UK.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Results are in on Spain's peoples' referendum

Madrid - Following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I, a peoples' referendum was run in Spain between June 14 and 19. Over 80,000 people have made themselves heard with 96 percent wanting the right to decide whether to live in a monarchy or a republic.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Peoples' referendum moves through Spain

Madrid - A peoples' referendum is currently sweeping through Spain. It started on Saturday June 14, and runs through to June 19 to ask Spaniards their opinion on how they would like their country to be run.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Tug-of-war over city hall casts doubt on rebel referendum in Black Sea town

Mariupol - Blinking from the tear gas still heavy in the air, Sergei Kostinyuk waves down from the wrecked balcony of Mariupol's city hall in eastern Ukraine as the Russian national anthem booms out.
In the Media by Max Delany (AFP)

Putin asks Ukraine separatists to postpone May 11 referendum

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday asked pro-Kremlin separatists in southeastern Ukraine to postpone a series of disputed referendums planned for this weekend on declaring greater autonomy or outright independence from Kiev.
In the Media by AFP

Royal Navy chief warns of threat posed by Scottish independence

London - Britain's Royal Navy chief on Tuesday warned that an independent Scotland would "damage the very heart" of the military service.
In the Media by AFP

Scotland's leader woos Labour, women ahead of independence vote

Aberdeen - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond set aside party politics in a major speech on Saturday as he appealed to Labour voters and women to back independence in the nation's upcoming referendum.
In the Media by Maureen Cofflard (AFP)

Independence vote about Scotland future, not the SNP says Salmond

Aberdeen - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will reach out to voters on Saturday in a key speech on the independence referendum, saying the ballot is about the country's future not his party's.
In the Media by AFP

Independence — Is Scotland ‘Better Together’ than 'Independent'? Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, discusses why he feels he is fortunate and is firmly in the ‘Better Together’ camp and not voting 'Yes’ in the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Should Scotland be independent? Special

Glasgow - Scotland will hold a referendum for independence from the UK in September. Scottish writer, Danny Gillan, continues his conversation about the future of his homeland as an independent state and whether in his view Scotland should have independence.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Can Scotland survive and prosper? Special

Glasgow - In September, Scotland will vote in a referendum for independence. Scottish writer Danny Gillan discusses if Scotland is ready to be an independent country; can Scotland survive and prosper and whether Scotland should declare independent statehood.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Yanukovych wants referendum on future of every Ukraine region

Moscow - Deposed Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday called for referendums to be held across the country to determine the future status of every Ukrainian region, instead of presidential elections planned for May 25.
In the Media by AFP

Simferopol gears up for Crimea referendum day

Simferopol - In the main hall of a school in Simferopol, voting booths and ballot boxes stand ready for Sunday's referendum, which is all but certain to decide Crimea should become part of Russia.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

NATO should intervene in Crimea 'before massacre': Tatar leader

Simferopol - Tatar community leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged NATO to intervene in Crimea to avert a "massacre" and called on the Crimean Tatars to boycott the upcoming referendum to join Russia."If other measures do not work, then NATO should intervene l...
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Op-Ed: Quebec, Crimea and Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

I’ve recently spent a lot of time considering the language being used by Parti Québécois members here in Canada, and also thinking about what is happening over in Ukraine; very disconnected issues with very different stakes, to say the least.
In the Media by George Arthur - 5 comments

Crimea referendum set to cement Russian rule

Simferopol - The enormous roadside billboard put up ahead of Crimea's referendum offers a stark choice.On its right, the peninsula is draped in the white, blue and red of the Russian flag.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Crimea vote website launched, with Russian domain name

Simferopol - Pro-Moscow officials in Crimea on Tuesday launched a website for a weekend referendum on whether to join Russia, saying they had to use a Russian domain name because a Ukrainian one met with resistance.The peninsula's self-declared prime minister Sergi...
In the Media by AFP

Companies gear up for vote on Scottish independence

Edinburgh - Six months before Scotland votes in a referendum on whether to become independent from the rest of Britain, major companies are going public on their plans whatever the outcome.Firms ranging from Royal Bank of Scotland to British Airways and Royal Dutc...
In the Media by Julien Mivielle (AFP)

Crimea asks to join Russia, plans referendum

Simferopol - Pro-Moscow authorities in Crimea on Thursday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to examine a request for their region to join the Russian Federation, which will be put to a referendum on March 16."The parliament of Crimea has adopted a motion for C...
In the Media by AFP

Scotland Referendum leads to business rethink

Glasgow - The looming Referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country is already having a knock on effect, months before the vote takes place, with businesses rethinking their plans for their future in Scotland.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

North Sea oil reforms needed to reverse UK production decline

London - While the Scottish independence debate rages this week around North Sea oil revenues, a report said ambitious reforms were necessary to maximise production regardless of whether Britain or Scotland rules the waves.Britain has extracted around 42 billio...
In the Media by Jessica Berthereau (AFP)

Thousands protest in Iceland over EU membership bid exit

K - Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik Monday to demand a referendum after the government said it was dropping its EU membership bid without a popular vote.Police said around 3,500 protestors gathered outside th...
In the Media by AFP

British, Scottish cabinets clash on key oil industry

Aberdeen - The British and Scottish governments were to hold cabinet meetings in Scotland's oil capital on Monday to present rival visions for the crucial industry's future after September's independence referendum.British Prime Minister David Cameron took his mi...
In the Media by AFP

British cabinet to meet in Scotland amid independence fears

Aberdeen - The British cabinet will meet in Scotland for only the third time in history on Monday to announce plans for the country's oil industry, which it warns will decline if Scots vote for independence.The fate of North Sea oil revenues will be a key issue a...
In the Media by Robin Millard, James Pheby (AFP)

Iceland to drop EU membership bid

K - Iceland will drop its EU membership bid without holding a referendum that was earlier promised by the two ruling Euro-sceptic parties, the government said Friday.The centrist Progress Party and the right-wing Independence Party agreed on a draft bill a...
In the Media by AFP

Independent Scotland 'difficult, if not impossible' to integrate with EU: Barroso

London - It will be "difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to become a member of the EU if it votes to break away from Britain, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso warned Sunday."I believe it's going to be extremely difficult, ...
In the Media by AFP

Rejected: Pope Francis to intervene in Falkland dispute

Britain and Falkland Islanders rejected the idea of Pope Francis intervening in the long-running dispute with Argentina over the islands, which Buenos Aires claims are Argentine territory. "Go and kiss this land which is ours," the pope said to veterans.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

Review: 'No' depicts TV advertising winning 1988 Chilean referendum Special

Leave it to a fictionalized period drama to celebrate advertising's potential to change the world. “No”, set during the 1988 Chilean plebiscite to vote Augusto Pinochet out of power, turns history into a feel-good dramedy about a mass-media triumph.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Falkland Islands (Malvinas) referendum results

Stanley - Falkland Islanders have decided overwhelmingly to remain British it has been revealed, after the referendum on their political status.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 3 comments
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