On Tuesday, Moscow has expelled an American diplomat over an attempt to recruit an FSB officer to work for the CIA. Although the alleged spy has been caught red-handed, Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry and U.S. State Department avoid inflammatory language.
When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country’s level of racial tolerance. So they turned to something called the World Values Survey, which has been measuring global attitudes and opinions for decades.
Unlike previous years, there was a fewer number of insurance claims submitted to insurance companies in regard to thefts of brand new cars. Compared to last year, mirrors of expensive cars seem to be stolen a lot less in recent times. This is because the items are often marked, and therefore are a lot harder to sell.
On Thursday, May 16, Latvia's representatives – PeR group – will be performing in Sweden's city of Malme with their song Here We Go in the second semifinal of Eurovision.
There are few drugs more readily available to 21st century people than caffeine. It long ago made the jump from coffee and sodas into energy drinks and guarana-infused shots, and now the leg-jiggling alkaloid is worming its way out of your drinks and into your food via energized sunflower seeds and extreme sport jelly beans. And now, caffeine could show up somewhere even farther from the coffee cup: your toothbrush.
The tech world is mystified and frightened by teens. At the same time, tech companies are desperately catering to them, knowing that teens will shape the industry's future.
A 1968 work by German painter Gerhard Richter has been sold for a record price for a living artist's work. The photo-painting «Domplatz, Mailand» («Cathedral Square, Milan») was sold for EUR 46.5 million.
On Wednesday, May 15, the official bathing season was opened in Latvia. It is now allowed to swim in all official locations, because, according to the results of the analysis carried out by specialists of the Health Inspection, the general water quality is good.
On the eve of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln famously said that «a house divided cannot stand.» Today, the European Union -- committed for decades to the quest for ever closer union -- must confront an agonizing truth. Lincoln’s maxim must be inverted. For the EU to survive, the euro must divide, according to Bloomberg.
The airBaltic Bergen-Riga flight that was scheduled to depart on May 15 was delayed. It still has not departed, because someone had “made a bad joke”, notes the airline’s representative Janis Vanags.
The French economy has slipped into recession for the third time in four years. President Francois Hollande is under pressure to adopt growth policies.
Following a survey of traders and an in depth investigation into market data, 31 products were declared the Product of the Year in Latvia. New leaders appeared in the Top list. Older products also retain their positions.
The creaking trucks that ply Pakistan's treacherous highways form a vibrant tapestry in the country's often bleak and rugged landscape. Showcasing the Pakistani tradition of painting vehicles elaborately, the trucks are covered with everything from detailed arabesques and Urdu calligraphy to portraits of Pakistani pop icons. Often, drivers hang chains of bells from their vehicles' bumpers.
On Tuesday, May 14, the British police arrested a mob of Russian Mafia, which managed an entire network of prostitution and human slave traffic in some apartment block in West London.