Italians are split over Sunday's referendum. Supporters say the proposed constitutional reforms will slim down bureaucracy and speed up lawmaking. Opponents say the changes would give too much power to prime ministers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Skopje to add her voice to calls that the Balkans nation rename itself as "North Macedonia." The dispute has long hobbled ties with Greece and integration into the West.
A Colombian anti-corruption referendum fell just short of the required votes, but its supporters hope that politicians got the message. Of the 11.7 million who voted, 99 percent supported the proposals.
The reforms sweep aside the loose labor laws from the previous government. It fulfills a major campaign pledge of the new populist government.
Italy's new populist government has won a confidence vote in the Senate. The incoming prime minister has promised to bring more welfare and harsher immigration policies.
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