Referendums

Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a 'blank cheque Brexit', as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2017 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Scotland leader's decision to seek new independence referendum (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Demonstrators are gathering outside the British Parliament in advance of a vital debate on Britain's planned exit from the European Union. The group is opposed to Prime Minister...
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Demonstrators arrive at the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was due to visit Rotterdam on Saturday to campaign for a referendum next month on constitutional reforms in Turkey. The Dutch government says that it withdrew the permission for Cavusoglu's plane to land because of "risks to public order and security." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 11, 2017 - 4:45 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on Dutch barring Turkish foreign minister (all times local): 10:45 p.m. A group of protesters has gathered outside the Dutch consulate, located on the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Istanbul, singing the Turkish national anthem and chanting slogans. Footage...
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Demonstrators wave turkish flags outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was due to visit Rotterdam on Saturday to campaign for a referendum next month on constitutional reforms in Turkey. The Dutch government says that it withdrew the permission for Cavusoglu's plane to land because of "risks to public order and security." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 11, 2017 - 4:24 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on Dutch barring Turkish foreign minister (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Turkish foreign ministry official says that access to and from the Dutch Embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul has been closed off for security reasons. The official said...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Dutch government on Saturday withdrew landing permission for the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's aircraft, drawing the ire of the Turkish president and escalating a diplomatic dispute between the two NATO allies over campaigning for a Turkish referendum on constitutional reform. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised retaliation against Dutch diplomatic flights.(Pool Photo via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on Dutch barring Turkish foreign minister (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Around 100 people have marched in Istanbul to protest Netherlands' decision to bar Turkey's foreign minister from campaigning. The demonstrators have laid a black wreath in front of the...
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Bharatiya Janata Party supporters celebrate winning seats in the state legislature during elections in Utar Pradesh, Lucknow, India, Saturday, March 11, 2017. India's governing Hindu nationalist party is heading for major victories in key state legislature elections that are seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nearly 3-year-old rule. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
March 11, 2017 - 2:06 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's governing Hindu nationalist party is heading for major victories in key state legislature elections that are seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nearly 3-year-old rule. The Election Commission says Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 293 out of...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 9, 2017. European Union leaders confirmed Donald Tusk for a second term as council president Thursday, overcoming weeks of strong opposition from his native Poland. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 09, 2017 - 2:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit taking place Thursday and Friday (all times local): 8:55 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it was right to override Poland's objections and re-elect Donald Tusk as European Union president over his native Poland's objections. Merkel...
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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks to The Associated Press in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim told reporters that Germany seems to be taking sides in the upcoming referendum, but he did not repeat the Nazi comparison. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
March 09, 2017 - 6:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Comments from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Turkish officials accusing Germany of "Nazi practices" cannot be tolerated and need to stop, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Parliament on Thursday. In her strongest comments so far about Erdogan's statement, Merkel said the...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting on women and democracy, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 8:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government on Monday condemned remarks by Turkey's president accusing officials of "Nazi practices," days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally there. Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff called Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
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A body guard watches over firebrand anti Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, center, as he answers questions during an election campaign stop at De Telegraaf newspaper in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 05, 2017 - 10:28 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A diplomatic rift between Turkey and key European nations deepened Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of "Nazi practices," days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally. Over at an election campaign event in Amsterdam,...
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