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Ceturtdiena 21.08.2014 | Name days: Linda, Janīna

Excluded Liepājas metalurgs investors – Lipman and some Western company

Businessman Kirov Lipman is one of two potential buyers for the bankrupt Liepājas metalurgs company with whom talks regarding the company’s purchase have been discontinued, admits Lipman. The other excluded potential investor is some Western company, says LM insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers.

Another criminal process is launched against Aivars Lembergs

Authorities have launched yet another criminal process against the criminally accused Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs for stating false information in a state official’s declaration.

Gaidis Bērziņš is approved as Latvian Justice Minister

This Thursday, August 21st, the Saeima expressed its trust in now the Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Bērziņš.

For Brazil's presidential election, environmentalist chosen to replace late candidate

In Brazil on August 20, the Socialist Party officially named Marina Silva, an acclaimed environmental activist, as the new candidate for the October 5 presidential elections.

Russia-Ukraine conflict reduces Carlsberg's sales

Danish beer producer Carlsberg this spring and summer is facing significant fall in sales in Russia and Ukraine.

State Auditor: situation at Riga Freeport is dreadful and adoption of our recommendations is slow

Latvian State Auditor Elita Krūmiņa believes the situation at Riga Freeport in regard to misuse of financial resources has not changed at all. She believes this is because both the Board of Riga Freeport and Transport Ministry lack the will to change anything.

Eurostat: construction in the EU declines by 0.5% in June

Construction volumes in the European Union reduced by 0.5% this June, compared to the same months of 2013, according to data compiled by Eurostat.

Number of births on a rise in Latvia

During the seven months of this year 12 488 newborns were registered in the country, which is 554 babies more than in the first seven months of last year.

Second attempt to build «ice wall» around Fukushima reactors unlikely to solve problem

After the failed first attempt to build an «ice wall» for stopping massive radioactive leaks from Fukushima power plant, it seems unlikely that the second attempt will stop the ongoing natural disaster of the Pacific Ocean.

BATL: the government must provide transparent and controlled management over freeports

Baltic Association Transport and Logistics has turned to state officials and Latvian MEPs with a request to immediately turn attention towards making sure proper management is provided to the segment of Latvia’s transit corridor, Boards of Riga and Ventspils Freeports and their decisions.

Opening of Riga Concert Hall is one month away

One month from now – September 20th – Riga Concert Hall will open its doors in the Latvian Academy of Sciences with a colourful concert, as BNN was informed by the concert hall’s representative Juris Millers.

Victims want all structures to be demolished at Zolitude Maxima’s ruins

Victims of Zolitude tragedy believe that all structures at the ruins, including the 12-storey apartment building, must be demolished and a memorial erected in their place, as representative of Zolitude 21/11 association Regīna Ločmele told journalists this Tuesday.

«Islamic State» releases video of beheading of U.S. journalist

Militant group «Islamic State», which has proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has published a video online with footage of the beheading of a U.S. journalist.

Ukrainian forces engage in street battles in Luhansk; Putin to meet with Poroshenko

In the strategic eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, street battles are taking place. Meanwhile, Russian and Ukrainian presidents are to meet.

Food producers affected by Russian embargo will be partially relieved of interest rates

In order to provide support to food producers who were impacted by Russian embargo on food products, the Latvian government has decided to create an additional financial instrument by means of a partial interest rate redemption programme.

Video: Your dog needs massage?

Does your dog suffer from the stressful modern way of life? Does your pet feel overly alert? Does it bark too much and disturb your good night sleep?

Cancer situation in Latvia worsens: 39% increase over ten years

Rates of oncological diseases in Latvia remain very high. Cancer remains the second main cause of death in the country. According to statistical data of the Disease Prevention and Control Centre, infection rates with oncological diseases have increased by 39% in Latvia over the past ten years.

Medics hospitalize first person to suffer from hypothermia this season

This Monday, August 18th, an approximately 80-year-old woman was delivered to Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital suffering from a possible case of stroke. The patient could not speak properly and had impaired movement.

Vatican lifts beatification ban on Marxist-leaning archbishop

Pope Francis has annulled the ban to beatify late Salvadorian archbishop Oscar Romero, who has been criticised for expressing support of Marxist ideas.

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