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.
Latvian drivers often say that the problem of holes in the roads is so bad that no other country can imagine. However, according to information from Estonian and Lithuanian insurance companies, Latvia’s neighbours also suffer from this particular problem.
On Tuesday, May 14, Latvia’s national hockey team concluded its participation in the World Championship with a score of 2:3 (1:1, 0:1, 1:0, 0:1), allowing Finland to remain in the championship.
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in three north-eastern states. Following a wave of violent attacks, Mr Jonathan has announced that the military will do everything necessary to stop the terrorists and insurgents.
Both Latvia’s neighbours – Lithuania and Estonia – have overcome the first semi-finals of the international song contest Eurovision.
The electricity supply system of the Baltics is still tightly linked to Russia and Belarus. The situation could be changed by a political decision and construction of new power lines, Nord Pool representatives admit.
According to the study published by European Environment Agency, the new passenger cars purchased in Latvia and Estonia are the most pollutive in the 27-member union.
An Orthodox Jewish school in Brooklyn has banned its students from wearing the thick-framed retro glasses that are currently in style. Borough Park’s Bobover Yeshiva B’Nei Zion wrote a letter to parents advising them about the school’s new policy.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
Even though the security measure imposed against Aivars Lembergs by the prosecutor’s office to perform the duties of Chairman of Ventspils City Council, the city is formally being managed by the For Latvia and Ventspils party. His kingdom may have clean streets and environment, but life is poor there.
The Eurovision week is due to be opened with a live airing of the international song contest on Tuesday, May 14. Among this evening’s performers are also Latvia’s neighbours – Estonia and Lithuania.
Japanese musician Isao Hashimoto has creataed a video described as a musical depiction of all the nuclear bombs ever detonated. "1945-1998" by Isao Hashimoto is like an infographic with sound effects — or, possibly, a mash-up of the games Simon and Global Thermonuclear War.
On Tuesday, may 14, the State Police (SP) carried out searches at residences and offices of Liepājas metalurgs (LM) Board members and shareholders.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has described as «necessary» the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops. He said the «comfort women» gave soldiers putting their lives at risk a chance «to rest».
Development of amendments to the law in order to limit the authority of criminally prosecuted deputies is a good sign for potential public servants to think more about being honest, believes Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Central Elections Commission (CEC) decided not to register the signature collection bill for amendments to Latvia’s Constitution to set Lat as Latvia’s national currency in Section 4 of the Constitution.
Using the available funding from the EU Cohesion Fund (nearly 12 million LVL), Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) plans to raise the level of passenger platforms of 13 train stations along Jelgava and Jurmala routes.