DPP reaffirms support of Taiwan Independence, rejects proposal to alter party platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the annual congress of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday, July 15, delegates unanimously vetoed a proposal to alter the party platform by rescinding prev...

Croatia's far-right urges referendum on minority rights

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A far-right group campaigning for a change in Croatian election laws says it has collected enough signatures to call a referendum that could curb the rights of ethnic minorities...

Guatemalans OK effort to end territorial dispute with Belize

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans have moved a step closer to resolving a longstanding territorial dispute with neighboring Belize, voting to send the issue to the International Court of Justice. ...

Polls open in presidential election in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Polls have opened in an early presidential election in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. Voting began Wednesday in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation whe...

Easy re-election seen for Azerbaijani president in snap vote

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Voters in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan are set to cast their ballots in a snap presidential election Wednesday that is all but certain to extend the rule of th...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, March 29, the 88th day of 2018. There are 277 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 29...

Referendum about Taiwan Independence or unification should be allowed: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a new opinion poll, a majority of Taiwanese say recent changes to the Referendum Act allow plebiscites about Taiwan’s independence or unification with C...

Remains of exiled Italian king arrive in Italy from Egypt

ROME (AP) — The remains of exiled former Italian King Victor Emmanuel III have arrived in northwest Italy, from Egypt, for interment in a family mausoleum. The royal House of Savoy's...

Could Taiwan Referendum Act trigger an empowerment of younger generations?

This has been a hugely significant week for Taiwanese democracy. As hundreds of millions of people across the Taiwan Strait wake up to another day of state oppression from the Communist regime that de...

Taiwan's voting age for referendums lowered to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of newly passed amendments to the Referendum Act (公民投票法), Taiwan's voting age for referendums has officially been lowered to 18 years of age.  The new ...

Taiwan lowers threshold for referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a major advancement for Taiwan's democracy, the Legislature today passed new provisions to the Referendum Act (公民投票法) which will lower the percentage of turnout to enact...

The Latest: Catalan politicians seek jail release in Madrid

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 10 a.m. A judge decides Monday if jailed Catalan pro-independence politicians and activists...

The Latest: Spanish PM urges against voting in referendum

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the planned independence referendum in Catalonia (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Spain's prime minister is urging the people of Catalonia t...

Prosecutor investigates some 700 Catalan mayors over vote

MADRID (AP) — Spain's state prosecutor office says he is investigating more than 700 Catalan mayors for cooperating with a referendum on independence that has been suspended by a court, and has ordere...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...