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Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed
Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed

Six same-sex couples filed suit against the US state of Florida Tuesday for refusing to let them marry.

Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves the way for the army chief to run for president, early results showed Thursday, but turnout figures will provide a key measure of his popularity.

Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency

Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir
Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced a big test Sunday as municipal polls, seen as a referendum on his performance amid soaring crime, high inflation and household shortages, closed.

Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback

After six years together, Hana and Iva both decided they had met "the one" -- but the Croatian couple's dream of getting married and having children risks being derailed by a referendum to outlaw same-sex marriage.

Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament
Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament

Cash-strapped Ireland voted in a referendum on Friday on whether to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's controversial proposals to abolish the upper house of parliament.

Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament
Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond. ©Reuters/Russell Cheyne
With year to go, Scotland divided over independence

Voting for Scottish independence is "common sense", the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insisted a year to the day before Scotland votes in a referendum.

With year to go, Scotland divided over independence
Turkey PM floats referendum to end Istanbul park protest
Turkey PM floats referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would consider holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests.

Turkey PM floats referendum to end Istanbul park protest
Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law
Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law

Britain's Conservative Party will on Tuesday propose laws to force an in-out referendum on the country's membership of the European Union to be held by the end of 2017.

Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law
Poland's Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski. ©REUTERS/Peter Andrews
Poles will have to okay eurozone entry: minister

Poles will have to okay eurozone entry in a referendum, a senior minister said Wednesday, echoing the prime minister's recent endorsement of a public vote on joining the unpopular currency union.

Poles will have to okay eurozone entry: minister
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British voters would choose to quit EU: poll

Britain would vote to quit the European Union if Prime Minister David Cameron's promised referendum was held today.

British voters would choose to quit EU: poll
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Bulgaria to hold referendum on new nuclear plant

Polls indicate that Bulgarians will on Sunday vote "yes" to a second nuclear power plant in a referendum, in a closely watched contest between the government and the opposition ahead of elections in July.

Bulgaria to hold referendum on new nuclear plant
Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan
Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan

British Prime Minister David Cameron faces a frosty reception from the global elite at the annual Davos meeting on Thursday after his vow to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution

Egypt's opposition said on Sunday it will appeal a referendum seen as voting in a new constitution backed by ruling Islamists, and vowed to keep up a struggle that has spawned weeks of protests and instability.

Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter
Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter

Egyptians voted on Saturday in the final round of a referendum on a new constitution championed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist allies against fierce protests from the secular-leaning opposition.

Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter
Egypt braces for rival protests on referendum
Egypt braces for rival protests on referendum

Egypt is bracing for rival protests in Cairo on Tuesday over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution, prompting President Mohamed Morsi to order the army to help "preserve security".

Egypt braces for rival protests on referendum
Egypt's Morsi defies protesters, pushes on with referendum
Egypt's Morsi defies protesters, pushes on with referendum

Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has defied calls to curb his sweeping powers or suspend proposed changes to the constitution.

Egypt's Morsi defies protesters, pushes on with referendum
Scotland secures terms for 2014 independence vote
Scotland secures terms for 2014 independence vote

Britain's prime minister and Scotland's first minister have fired the starting gun on a two-year campaign for the hearts and minds of Scottish voters ahead of an independence referendum to be held in 2014.

Scotland secures terms for 2014 independence vote
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe's electoral commission needs $104 million to organise a referendum on a new constitution that would pave way for a vote on a successor to the country's shaky coalition government.

Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban
Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban

Two-thirds of Swiss voters rejected a referendum Sunday to tighten a smoking ban, to the relief of hotels and restaurants, while two cantons split in a vote over keeping tax breaks for rich foreigners.

Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban