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Nazi-era Jewish escape tunnel found in Lithuania

At a World War II atrocities site near Vilnius in Lithuania, an international team of researchers has found a tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazi soldiers, Israel’s antiquities authority unveiled on June 29.

Saeima views collective initiatives submitted by residents

On Wednesday, 29 June, Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee viewed two collective applications submitted by residents. One applies to cancer treatment and restoration of Victory Square.

Gradual growth of banking sector’s loan portfolio continues in Latvia

The total loan portfolio of Latvia’s banks has grown by 1.2% or EUR 172 million in May. This means that gradual growth of the total loan portfolio continues for the fourth consecutive month – loan portfolio had increased by 0.6% in April, 0.4% in March and 0.1% in February.

Latvian tourist: there was horror and chaos at Istanbul airport

After the terrorist attack, Istanbul airport was ruled by horror, chaos and general lack of information about what happened, says a Latvian tourist whose aircraft landed at Istanbul airport shortly before the attack.

Estonian boarder guard sea accident claims lives

In a tragic boat accident in Estonian waters in the Baltic Sea, two border guards have drowned on June 28.

Heaps of Ikea furniture recalled after child deaths

The largest global furniture seller Ikea has on June 28 announced it recalls over 35 million chests and dressers in U.S. and Canada after six children lost their lives by tipping them over.

Poland to move 200 Soviet military monuments

Authorities in Poland have unveiled plans to remove over 200 communist-period monuments to Soviet soldiers and transport them to a former Red Army base being of the opinion that they misrepresent historic truth.

EU states avoid pre-withdrawal negotiations with UK

At European Union summit in Brussels on June 28, which is the last such meeting for the UK, Germany's Angela Merkel and other leaders insisted there can be no negotiation before the UK has formally implemented Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will start the withdrawal talks.

Embassy: status of Latvian citizens in Britain will not change after referendum

«The referendum in Britain clearly shows – politicians have to be responsible with their words and actions. The situation after the referendum, on the other hand, demonstrates that Britain’s society was not prepared for such an outcome,» – said the head of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane.

Criminal prosecution asked to be launched against Magonis

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has submitted materials of a criminal case to the Prosecutor General’s Office, requesting the launch of criminal prosecution of the former chief of Latvijas Dzelzceļš Ugis Magonis for accepting a bribe worth EUR 500,000.

Estonian express ferries to cross Finland Gulf 12 times a day

Estonian firm Lindaliin, which operates express ferries in the route Tallinn-Helsinki and Helsinki-Tallinn has added to its number of daily trips reaching the total of 12.

Revalde turns to court against Ventspils Vice-Mayor Vitolins

Ventspils Court has yet to accept the plea from Gita Revalde, the dismissed rector of Ventspils University College, against Janis Vitolins, first deputy of the Chairman of Ventspils City Council for infrastructure affairs in relation to his statements about allegedly illegally spent municipal funds at VUC.

Latvian State Police to receive 365 new cars

Today, 28 June, SEB Leasing and Sixt Leasing supplied Latvian State Police 365 new cars of brands like Open, Kia, Ford and Fiat.

Who benefits from delays in the work of SRS?

Workers of the State Revenue Service had previously noticed a black PR campaign being organized against SRS, according to the report of SRS Finance Police Administration Director Edijs Ceipe presented to the Saeima’s Anti-Corruption Investigation Committee on Monday, 27 June.

Intolerance incidents on rise in UK after leave vote

With results of Brexit referendum sinking in, over few days, social intolerance in Britain has risen sharply emerging in threats and harassment against non-English inhabitants of the UK.

Weather in Latvia to be largely warm and summer-like

Maximum air temperature in Latvia will not exceed +21° C…+26° C on Tuesday, 28 June. No significant precipitation is expected. Night-time air temperature will not drop below +10° C…+15° C.

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