Ireland celebrates 1st gay marriages after May referendum

Ireland celebrated its first gay marriages on Tuesday, six months after voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize the practice in the traditionally conservative Catholic nation.

Georgia breakaway region eyes referendum on joining Russia

Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has begun preparations for a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin poured cold water on the idea on Tuesday.

Tamil activist demands referendum in Sri Lanka

A Chennai-based prominent Tamil activist, today demanded human rights wing of the United Nations to conduct an investigation into the "genocide" in Sri Lanka.

Catalan head indicted for calling referendum on split from Spain

 Catalonia`s Supreme Court indicted the acting head of the Catalan regional government on Tuesday after he pushed ahead with a referendum on independence from Spain last year despite such a vote being ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

Battle over Scotland`s future rages year after referendum

A year since Scotland voted against independence in a historic referendum, questions remain over the country`s future in the United Kingdom with nationalists waiting for the right moment to push for another vote.

Presidency University holding 2-day referendum on campus issues

 A two-day referendum by Presidency University students on campus issues began on Tuesday.

Pakistan has lost int'l support on Kashmir: Ex-Pak envoy to US

Pakistan no longer enjoys international support on Kashmir and is unlikely to get an approval for a referendum in the region from the UN Security Council, a former Pakistani envoy to the US has said.

New Zealanders get first look at new flag options
New Zealanders get first look at new flag options

New Zealanders were presented with 40 flag options Monday as the country moved a step closer towards voting on whether it wanted to change its national standard.

Britain`s Osborne pushes EU reform in Paris

 Britain`s finance minister was Monday to push the case for European Union reform as he kicked off a European roadshow with a trip to Paris amid reports London could hold its referendum on EU membership next year.

UK lawmakers warn government fairness of EU referendum in jeopardy

The British government has cast a shadow over the fairness of a planned referendum on Britain`s membership of the European Union by trying to relax rules designed to ensure pre-vote official impartiality, a committee of lawmakers said.

Bosnian Serbs to vote on state court system

Legislators in Bosnia`s semi-autonomous Serb entity on Wednesday backed the holding of a referendum on whether to continue to recognise the state court system, Fena news agency said.

DNA analyses Kejriwal's idea of referendum for Delhi statehood

The AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly written a letter to Delhi's Urban Development Department to explore if a Greece-style referendum can be held in the capital on the issue of full statehood.

Do you also support referendum in J&K? Congress asks AAP

Hitting out at the Aam Aadmi Party government's decision to hold referendum on the issue of full statehood to Delhi, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday wondered whether Arvind Kejriwal-led party wanted the same for Jammu and Kashmir.

Greeks `deserve better`: Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos

Greeks declared in a weekend referendum that they "deserve better" and "cannot accept a non-viable solution" to the country`s debt crisis, new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said upon taking office on Monday.

Spain PM backs solidarity with Greece but `not without responsibility`

Spain`s conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday said he backed aid for Greece but not without "responsibility" and reforms on Athens` part, a day after Greeks voted decisively against more austerity in a referendum.

All eyes on ECB after Greek `No` vote

All eyes turned to the European Central Bank Monday following the resounding `No` in Greece`s referendum, as it is seen as the only institution capable of stemming market panic and preventing the Greek economy from collapsing.

Referendum on Delhi statehood 'dangerous ploy', says Maken

Congress leader Ajay Maken on Monday termed as "unconstitutional and a dangerous ploy with grave fallout" Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's idea of conducting referendum on statehood for Delhi.

Now, CM Arvind Kejriwal calls for a Greece-style referendum on Delhi statehood
Now, CM Arvind Kejriwal calls for a Greece-style referendum on Delhi statehood

In a move which is likely to further escalate tension between the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now called for a Greece-style referendum on the issue of granting full statehood to Delhi.

Italy PM says Europe must restart talks after Greek vote

Whatever the outcome of Greece's knife-edge referendum, Europeans must "start talking to each other again", Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told a newspaper on Sunday.

Top Greece court rules referendum can go ahead

Greece`s top administrative court ruled Friday that a weekend referendum can go ahead asking voters whether or not they support bailout conditions, rejecting a challenge by two individuals.