Swiss voters reject 'green' immigration cap: Initial results

The Swiss rejected three issues put to a popular vote on Sunday, including calls to cap immigration in the name of saving the environment, according to initial results and projections.

Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election

 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

Scottish nationalists change leader after referendum defeat

Scotland`s First Minister Alex Salmond will step down as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) at its annual conference on Friday after Scots voted against independence in September.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Saturday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".

Army of volunteers canvasses for Catalan independence

Knocking on neighbours` doors in central Barcelona, 46-year-old engineer Jaime Gutierrez and retiree Toni Vinas, 74, are out canvassing their fellow Catalans to vote Yes to independence from Spain.

Jadavpur referendum: Majority of arts students vote for VC's removal

A whopping 80 percent of students, belonging to the arts faculty of Jadavpur University, voted for the removal of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in the referendum that spanned Thursday and Friday.

Spain government should block Catalonia vote in court: State Council

Spain`s Council of State on Thursday unanimously backed a move for the government to try to block a planned "consultation of citizens" on independence in the region of Catalonia on Nov. 9, a spokeswoman for the consultative body said.

Andy Murray disappointed with self for Scottish referendum tweet
Andy Murray disappointed with self for Scottish referendum tweet

Andy Murray says that he is disappointed with himself for the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence referendum.

Pakistan's Balochistan separatists demand Scotland-style vote

Baloch separatist leaders on Friday called on Pakistan to follow in Britain's footsteps by holding a referendum similar to Scotland's on granting independence to the insurgency-wracked province.

Scotland referendum: Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond concedes defeat

As the picture became clear in Scotland following a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom, pro-independence leader and First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday.

Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence
Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.

Slovak PM for referendum on NATO base in Slovakia

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said that he would initiate a referendum if his country was pressed into hosting a NATO base, a daily reported Saturday.

Phil Vickery wants Lions to retain name regardless of Scotland vote
Phil Vickery wants Lions to retain name regardless of Scotland vote

Former British and Irish Lions prop Phil Vickery has called on the combined side to resist pressure to change their name should Scotland vote for independence next week.

Scottish independence threatens Euro 2020 bid: UEFA
Scottish independence threatens Euro 2020 bid: UEFA

Scotland`s bid to stage games at Euro 2020 "may have to be re-assessed" if the country votes to become an independent nation following next week`s referendum, according to a UEFA report.

Andy Murray says will play for Scotland if it votes for independence next month
Andy Murray says will play for Scotland if it votes for independence next month

British number one Andy Murray has revealed that he would play for Scotland if the nation votes for independence next month.

Andy Murray ready for late show on Scottish independence vote
Andy Murray ready for late show on Scottish independence vote

Andy Murray will stay up late into the night to watch the result of the historic referendum on Scottish independence next month, but refuses to get distracted by the issue during his assault on a second US Open title.

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant

Taiwan`s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

Deadly fighting rages on in east Ukraine despite plane crash

Pensioner Oleksandr had just stepped out of his house in eastern Ukraine to say hello to a neighbour when a mortar shell landed at his feet.

Iraq Kurd chief to discuss disputed areas referendum: MP

Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani will address the Kurdish parliament Thursday on holding a referendum in disputed areas, after vowing to hold a plebiscite within months, an MP said.