Referendums

A supporter of Brexit holds a sign saying 'Just hoot, we voted leave' while others continue with their daily activities outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, ahead of the latest round of debates in the House of Commons concerning Brexit issues, Monday April 1, 2019. (Rebecca Brown/PA via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain is running out of time and options for Brexit. U.K. lawmakers have thrice rejected the divorce deal struck between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the European Union. Facing an April 12 deadline to present the EU with a new Brexit proposal or crash out of the bloc...
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A Brexit supporter wears the Union Jack colors on his face at Parliament Square in Westminster, London, Friday, March 29, 2019. Pro-Brexit demonstrators were gathering in central London on the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union. British lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May's government described as the "last chance to vote for Brexit." (AP Photo/ Frank Augstein)
March 30, 2019 - 3:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is all but dead, after lawmakers voted to reject it for a third time Friday — the day Britain had long been scheduled to leave the European Union. The U.K. now faces a deadline of April 12 to present the EU with a new plan, or crash out of the...
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A Brexit supporter holds an England flag at Parliament Square in Westminster, London, Friday, March 29, 2019. Pro-Brexit demonstrators were gathering in central London on the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union. British lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May's government described as the "last chance to vote for Brexit." (AP Photo/ Frank Augstein)
March 29, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is all but dead, after lawmakers voted to reject it for a third time Friday — the day Britain had long been scheduled to leave the European Union. The U.K. now faces a deadline of April 12 to present the EU with a new plan, or crash out of the...
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Demonstrators hold a banner during a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The march, organized by the People's Vote campaign is calling for a final vote on any proposed Brexit deal. This week the EU has granted Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May a delay to the Brexit process. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 23, 2019 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is easing away from plans to hold a third vote on her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan as protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to demand a second referendum. The "People's Vote March" is expected to be one of the largest protest...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that departure, currently due to take place on March 29. (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 1:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:45 p.m. British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit, just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 413-202 Thursday in favor of seeking to postpone...
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In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, first row centre, laughs during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted to seek a delay of the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. (UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 5:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament voted Thursday to seek to postpone the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of...
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Demonstrators protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Britain's bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive cliff-edge Brexit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 26, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic Brexit. Bowing to pressure from...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Britain's main opposition party took a big step Monday toward backing a second Brexit referendum amid intensifying concerns the country could crash out of the European Union next month without a deal. The Labour Party did not specify what voters might be asked to...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan's southwestern island region of Okinawa rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base ina referendum, increasing pressure on the national government to change its stance that the facility will be built no matter what. The results of Sunday's vote showed 72...
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Egypt's Parliament meets to deliberate over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034, in Cairo Egypt, Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019. Wednesday's session will lead to a vote later in the evening or on Thursday, after which the text of the amendments would be finalized by a special committee for a final decision within two months. El-Sissi's current second term expires in 2022. (AP Photo)
February 14, 2019 - 9:40 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum. Of the 596-...
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