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Ukraine leader signals support for referendum on status

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:14

Ukraine`s interim president today signalled support for a national referendum on turning the ex-Soviet republic into a federation with broader rights for its heavily Russified east.

Britain condemns Crimea vote as a `mockery`

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:53

Britain today slammed a vote in Crimea on breaking away from Ukraine as a "mockery" of democracy and refused to recognise the referendum`s outcome.

Crimea votes `yes` to reunification with Russia in referendum

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 07:11

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to reunify with Russia, according to preliminary results from the controversial referendum held Sunday in the Crimean Peninsula, which has been part of Ukraine since Russia turned it over to that then-Soviet republic in 1954.

Majority favour reunion with Russia: Crimea referendum exit poll

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 01:31

An exit poll by the Crimean Republic Institute for Political and Social Studies showed that 93 percent of voters in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea favoured reunification with Russia, media reports said late Sunday.

New Zealand to put `colonial` flag to referendum

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 09:43

New Zealanders will get to vote sometime over the next three years on whether they want to change their flag to reflect the country`s identity in the modern world, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday.

Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:28

Colombians head to the polls Sunday to elect new legislators in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May`s presidential election.

Crimea referendum worrying, serious development: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 15:00

The UN has described the decision by Crimean authorities in Ukraine to hold a referendum as a "worrying and serious development".

France says no Crimea referendum without Ukraine consent

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:02

France on Friday said there could be no referendum on the future of Crimea unless Ukraine decided to organise one.

France says no Crimea referendum without Ukraine consent

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 23:06

France on Friday said there could be no referendum on the future of Crimea unless Ukraine decided to organise one.

Ukraine crisis: US imposes sanctions as Crimea MPs vote to join Russia

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 17:08

Even as the diplomatic efforts by the West to resolve Ukraine crisis continue, the lawmakers of the regional Parliament of Crimea on Thursday voted in favour of becoming a part of Russia and a referendum regarding the same would be held on March 16.

30,000 Icelanders demand referendum on EU membership

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:52

More than 30,000 Icelanders -- almost one in eight potential voters -- had signed a petition to demand a referendum on the pursuit of EU membership.

Swiss divided in referendum on immigration

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 23:26

First projections indicate that a plan to limit immigration to Switzerland was approved by a razor-thin majority on Sunday.