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UK lower chamber passes EU withdrawal bill

The U.K. House of Commons on Jan. 9 approved the EU Withdrawal Bill after its final reading, paving the way for full legislation.

The bill based on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's revised deal was passed by MPs in a 330 to 231 votes with a majority of 99.

It is expected to complete the House of Lords stages without major disagreements and to wait for Royal assent to become law.

Queen Elizabeth: The New Government's Top Priority is to Deliver Brexit on January 31st

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top priority is to deliver Brexit on January 31st and then negotiate a free trade agreement with the European Union and other leading global economies, Queen Elizabeth said on Thursday outlining plans for a new UK government, reports BNR.

Catalan divisions could lead to sectarian violence, warns Spanish professor in Athens

The division in Catalonia between those in favor and those against the region's independence from Spain is quite similar to that in Northern Ireland, with sectarian tensions being possible too, warned Professor Ignacio Molina of the Elcano Royal Institute and the Autonomous University of Madrid at an event organized in Athens by a leading Greek think tank.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Over 559,000 Romanians from abroad cast their vote by 18:00 hrs

Over 559,000 Romanians from the diaspora turned out to vote on Sunday, until 18:00 hrs. This is the third day of the presidential election in the diaspora. About 25,200 Romanians from abroad voted by mail. According to information from the Central Electoral Bureau's online platform, most voters in the diaspora were from Italy - about 114,000 in as many as 142 polling stations.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Voting process under way in New Zealand, Australia, Tokyo

Five of the six polling stations in Australia for the election of the President of Romania opened on Friday at 12:00 hrs local time (3:00 hrs Romanian time) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, followed by the Perth section.

#2019PresidentialElection/Voting in Diaspora has begun; polling station in Auckland, New Zealand has been opened

Voting in the Diaspora has begun in New Zealand, the polling station in Auckland being the first one opened, out of the 835 set up for the presidential elections. As a first, this year Romanians abroad have three days to cast a vote at the ballot boxes.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Romanians in the Diaspora vote for three days, starting on Friday

Romanians abroad will have three days and 835 polling stations at their disposal to vote in the presidential election, starting this Friday. Thus, the polling stations abroad will be open between 12.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Friday, local time, and between 7.00 am and 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, local time.

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