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March 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of transit options is on the ballot in one north-metro county. Gwinnett County's referendum Tuesday asks if voters want to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1...
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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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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing street in London, Thursday, March 14, 2019. British lawmakers faced another tumultuous day Thursday, as Parliament prepared to vote on whether to request a delay to the country's scheduled departure from the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to shore up her shattered authority. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 14, 2019 - 1:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were voting Thursday on whether to scuttle the already dwindling chances the U.K. will leave the European Union this month as scheduled, but EU officials warned they would only allow a delay if the country made a fundamental shift in its approach to Brexit. Prime...
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February 28, 2019 - 2:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore says borrowing money to pay for public school construction is the way to go because it offers certainty to local governments about how much money they'll have at their disposal for projects. Moore and other House Republicans unveiled on...
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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 - 12:36 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 - 5:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but...
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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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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, left, and speaker of the house, Baleka Mbete, right, arrive at parliament, behind a statue of Nelson Mandela, in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 for the State Of The Nation address. Ramaphosa is set to give his second address to parliament just months before national elections seen by many as a referendum on his ruling African National Congress party. (Mike Hutchings, Pool via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 2:00 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation address said Thursday the country had begun to recover from "a period of uncertainty and a loss of confidence and trust" under his scandal-ridden predecessor, and he announced that the presidential election will...
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February 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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January 31, 2019 - 12:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are a step closer to approving legislation to allow voters to decide on Sunday liquor sales. Members of a House subcommittee voted for a bill Thursday to allow for an ordinance or referendum by local jurisdictions to allow liquor to be sold on Sundays...
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