referendum

A pro-union demonstration organised by the Catalan Civil Society organisation makes its way through the streets of Barcelona, Spain October 8, 2017.

As Spain sinks further into instability, the EU remains mute

The situation in Spain puts the EU in a tricky situation — it might be troubled by the violence, but it doesn’t want to encourage separatist forces that threaten many of the nations within it.

As Spain sinks further into instability, the EU remains mute
Youth in Istanbul, Turkey protest the results of a referendum on their president's powers.

Turks vote by a slim margin to expand their president's powers, and dissent erupts on social media

Turks vote by a slim margin to expand their president's powers, and dissent erupts on social media
The British Union Flag, right, and a Scottish Saltire flag fly above the Scottish Office in Whitehall, with the London Eye wheel seen behind, in London.

Scotland's leader wants another independence vote before Brexit

Scotland's leader wants another independence vote before Brexit
Supporters of Austrian far right Freedom Party (FPOe) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer hold images of his face in Vienna, Austria.

The European Union may be fragile, but it's not cracking up just yet

The European Union may be fragile, but it's not cracking up just yet
Tributes in memory of murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox, who was shot dead in Birstall, are left at Parliament Square in London,

Will the murder of an idealistic, young British MP swing the EU membership vote?

Will the murder of an idealistic, young British MP swing the EU membership vote?
A graffiti artist finishes a Yes campaign piece in central Dublin on May 20, 2015. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said that Ireland must seize its opportunity to become the first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote when it holds a refe

LGBT activists are excited for Ireland's refendum, but still wary of popular votes

No other country in the world has had a popular vote to allow same-sex couples to marry — and that's just fine with some LGBT activists. They say minority rights aren't a question for popular votes, and they're afraid of rejection, even in Ireland.

LGBT activists are excited for Ireland's refendum, but still wary of popular votes
Donetsk

Could other parts of eastern Ukraine follow Crimea's path to Russia?

In the city of Donetsk, pro-Russian demonstrators held protests underneath a statue of Vladimir Lenin with the hope they'll return, just like Crimea did, to Russia.

Could other parts of eastern Ukraine follow Crimea's path to Russia?