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Showing posts with label vote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vote. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Trump threatens to cut aid over UN Jerusalem vote

the US will be taking names
President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut U.S. aid to countries that vote in favor of a UN resolution that denounces his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

The Scottish parliament has backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a new independence referendum, further complicating Britain's political situation just as years of talks on the terms of Brexit were about to begin.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016

Impeachment lowers uncertainties for Brazil, challenges remain: Moody's

International credit ratings agency Moody's said Thursday that Dilma Rousseff's impeachment removed an aspect of political uncertainty in the country, but a lot remains to be done to improve its credit outlook.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

French parliament officially adopts controversial labour law

France’s parliament on Thursday finally adopted a deeply divisive labour law after the government used a special measure to force it through parliament without a vote.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya's internationally recognised parliament based in Tobruk has voted against the UN-backed unity government with rival authorities based in Tripoli, Libyan news agencies reported.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Spain to use "all legal mechanisms" to block Catalan independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday said he would use "all of the available machinery" in order to thwart the motion passed in the Catalan regional assembly on Monday to "begin the process of disconnecting" from Spain.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Greek parliament ratifies third bailout agreement

The Greek Parliament on Friday ratified the country's third bailout deal since 2010 to secure vital international financing to remain afloat and stay in the euro zone.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Germany sold arms to Saudi Arabia to secure its vote for 2006 World Cup (report)

Germany allegedly sent arms to Saudi Arabia in return for the Arab nation giving its support to Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup. The claims made by the Die Zeit newspaper are the latest revelations to rock scandal-ridden FIFA.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

No matter the outcome, ‘Scotland will never be the same again’

Just a day before Scotland votes on the most important decision to face the country in centuries, people in the capital Edinburgh, like the rest of the UK, await the outcome of the referendum with a tangible mix of hope, fear, and apprehension.

In the historic city’s bustling pubs and cafés, the talk is of little else. Local radio and TV coverage is blanket, and tabloid headlines scream from newsagent windows. Hardly a wall in the capital isn’t covered with the now iconic “yes” and “no” posters, and on each of the capital’s cobbled streets are enthusiastic campaigners brandishing placards for both the rival camps.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Kerry urges Assad's allies to end Syria war

BEIRUT: US Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed Syria's election as a "great big zero" on Wednesday, urging President Bashar al-Assad's allies Iran, Russia and Hezbollah to end the country's three-year war.

His remarks during a surprise trip to Beirut came ahead of the publication of official results from the election, dubbed a "disgrace" by Washington.

Kerry also announced US$290 million in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbouring countries hosting refugees, key among them Lebanon.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Syria hails big turnout in presidential poll

Voting extended for five hours in first Syrian election for 50 years, which incumbent Assad seems certain to win....

Syrians are voting in a presidential election which the incumbent Bashar al-Assad is widely expected to win.
State television said on Tuesday that voting had been extended for five hours "because of the massive influx of voters". Polls will now close at 9pm GMT.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Security fears mount over Ukraine vote

Electoral commission calls for more security, saying 2 million people in east may be unable to vote because of violence....

Ukraine's electoral body has voiced fears that it may be impossible to hold next weekend's presidential poll in the east, where a pro-Moscow insurgency is threatening to plunge the country into a civil war.
The Central Election Commission said on Saturday it could not prepare for the vote in the region because of threats and "illegal actions" by separatists who have overrun more than a dozen towns and cities since early April, the news agency, AFP, reported.
It called for the authorities in Kiev to take urgent action to ensure security, saying that violence could prevent almost two million people from voting on May 25, when some 36 million overall will be called to the polls.
The warning came as Ukraine's embattled government held a second round of "national unity" dialogue under a Western-backed plan to try to defuse the crisis, but failed to report any progress.
Russia said Kiev must first halt its month-long offensive against the rebels, questioning the legitimacy of an election held under "the thunder of guns".

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Berlusconi expelled from parliament. -Former prime minister kicked out over his tax fraud conviction - but many believe the 77-year-old can rise again.


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The Italian Senate has expelled three-time ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament over his tax fraud conviction.
The vote on Wednesday halts the 77-year-old Berlusconi's legislative run for at least six years, but does not mark the end of his political career.
Berlusconi had maintained his defiance ahead of the vote, declaring Wednesday a "day of mourning for democracy" before thousands of cheering, flag-waving supporters outside his Roman palazzo.

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