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Slovenes hold referendum on communist-era files (Update)

A referendum in Slovenia on Sunday to decide whether sensitive personal information like sexual or religious orientation in communist-era state security files should be open to the public has failed after too few people turned ...

Bulgarians vote in referendum on new nuclear plant

Bulgarians voted Sunday on whether to revive plans ditched by the government to construct a second nuclear power plant, in the EU member's first referendum since communism.

Facebook kicks off vote on new policies

Facebook asked its one billion members Monday to vote on an overhaul of privacy and other policies in what may be the last binding referendum of its kind at the huge social network.

Lithuania to hold referendum on new nuclear plant

Lithuania's parliament on Monday called a referendum on plans for an atomic power plant to replace a Soviet-era facility closed under the terms of Lithuania's entry into the European Union.

Calif. governor signs compromise on Internet taxes

(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that postpones new sales taxes rules that would have affected online purchases in California, granting more time for traditional and online retailers to lobby Congress for ...

Amazon says tax delay will save jobs

Amazon on Monday said legislation allowing online retailers to delay for one year the collection of sales tax in California would save jobs and provide time for a national law to be drawn up.

Group seeks Amazon boycott over sales tax fight

(AP) -- A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to charge a state sales ...

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