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Sarin used in tragic Syrian attack, Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has found

In the tragic attack in Syria, to which the U.S. has responded with its first missile attack on Syrian government forces, sarin gas or similar substance has been used, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced.

Government supports amendments to improve monitoring of food circulation

To improve monitoring of circulation of food products and introduce requirements of the European Union, Saeima’s National Economy Committee supported amendments to the Food Circulation Monitoring Law on Wednesday, 19 April.

Study: stereotypes are a major obstacle for women to work in IT

Only 6% of residents believe that IT is an appropriate sector for women to work in, according to results of a study carried out by Tele2 Shared Service Center and Snapshots.

EU contest results: participants tend to lean towards EU’s collapse

Participants of the contest «EU: mid-life crisis or second wind?» expressed rather sceptical opinions about the future of the European Union. Most participants said the EU could collapse, according to results of a contest performed by Es & Es and Spoki portal.

Coalition politician reluctant about the plan to increase excise tax on fuel

Unity is sceptical about the publicly voiced plan to increase excise tax on fuel. Other members of the coalition are reluctant to comment this matter, because there is no official confirmation that this plan will be realized.

Mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre to be stationed in Lielvarde again

In hopes of contributing to the enhance the presence of NATO forces in eastern regions of the alliance, German armed forces have deployed a mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre at Lielvarde air force base. The centre will be staying there for the next three months.

Suspected planner of St Petersburg attack «was given orders and followed them»

A man, who has been arrested this week in Russia as being the suspected planner of the St Petersburg metro attack, has denied accusations, but his lawyer has stated he has fully confessed.

EU: Britain’s snap election would not change course of Brexit

After the UK government announced plans to hold a snap parliamentary election this summer, EU’s European Council has noted that events in British politics would not alter the course of negotiations on the country’s exit from the bloc.

International logistics operator Pony Express enters Latvia’s market

Pony Express has announced its entry to the European market. Its first office will be opened in Riga, company representatives say.

Bergmanis satisfied that Canadian-led combat group will be stationed in Latvia

«Latvia is a member of the world’s strongest military alliance, and the presence of Canadian-led combat group in the country will significantly strengthen our defensive capabilities,» says Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.

DPD Latvia commences cooperation with Pasta Stacija

DPD Latvia has commenced cooperation with Pasta Stacija, offering clients more freedom of choice when it comes to receiving packages in locations most convenient to them, BNN was informed by the company.

Reduced VAT on medicine will not be cancelled; other solutions will be considered

The matter regarding the cancellation of reduced VAT on medicine will no longer be viewed by the government. Instead, other solutions for financing healthcare will be considered, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis on Tuesday, 18 April, after a meeting of coalition partners.

Justice Ministry claims number of complaints about administrations has reduced

The number of complaints submitted to Insolvency Administration about behaviour of insolvency administrations in different insolvency cases, Justice Ministry reports.

Police: counterfeit bags and wallets were confiscated the most from illegal trade this year

Last year, State Police confiscated a large number of counterfeit sports footwear. This year, however, the majority of counterfeit goods confiscated from illegal trade consisted of wallets and bags. Officers confiscated a total of 490 bags and wallets with a total value of approximately EUR 95,000.

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