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.
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.
More than 414,000 Romanians voted in the Diaspora until 2:00 pm, in the third day of the presidential election, plus 25,200 who voted by correspondence.
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.
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.
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.
The 39 people who were found dead in a refrigerated truck near London are Chinese, according to Reuters and the BBC.
Police have already questioned the 25-year-old driver, who has been arrested and suspected of murder.
Law enforcement has searched two homes in Northern Ireland as part of the investigation, Reuters reports.
British police have charged a driver with murder after finding a lorry driven from Bulgaria containing 39 dead bodies.
Essex Police apprehended the 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland in an industrial park in Grays, Essex County, in the east of England, and said he had driven the lorry from Bulgaria.