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Saturday 30.07.2016 | Name days: Valters, Renārs

Polar Nunavut like Latvia

Canada just as the Baltic States spends some time comparing its success to that of other countries. Researchers in the North American country sought to evaluate differences in the living standards of its territories and provinces and found that people in Nunavut live like Latvians do.

Spain under acting government for 7th month, turmoil solution - unlikely

Following the country’s second indecisive election in half a year, the Spanish King has invited acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to form a government, but part of elected parties have pledged not to support his cabinet.

Deutsche Bank registers large fall in profits

Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank has in the second quarter of 2016 registered a large fall in profits and has stated it could continue cutting of expenses in an unfavourable economic environment.

Turkish authorities shut media organisations continuing post-coup crackdown

Authorities in Turkey stated on July 28 that dozens of media outlets would be closed in relation to the attempted coup on July 15.

Two Armenian opposition militants surrender after holding police station for week

Following a shoot-out, two men from a group of opposition militants, who have been holding the building of a police station in Yerevan, have surrendered to the police in Armenia.

Apple iPhone sales drop 15% more

U.S. computer device firm Apple has this week announced that the sales of its flagship handset iPhone have continued to decrease for the second quarter in a row. The U.S. tech giant sold 40.4 million iPhones in the third quarter of the year, slightly above forecasts of 40.02 million.

EU privacy regulators agree to one-year trial of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The new EU-US data-sending deal - the Privacy Shield, which allows companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. - will be able to be in place for at least a year, EU member state regulators have stated.

Tragic hostage situation in France

At a church in France on July 26, a priest has been killed during a hostage-taking.

Five mysteries that fascinate researchers to this day

There are ancient mysteries and legends that fascinate the minds of researchers around the world. Not a single researcher has been able to prove or disprove them to this day.

Juncker: Turkey in its current state not to become part of EU

Turkey currently is not ready to become a European Union member state and in case it introduces death penalty accession talks would be stopped immediately, European Commission head Jean Claude-Juncker sated on July 25.

Security experts warn about vulnerability of Apple devices

Developers of eScan anti-virus software warn – a new form of vulnerability of Apple OS has been discovered recently. This vulnerability is similar to ‘Stagefright’ exploit found in Android OS last year.

Bavarian bomber videotaped loyalty to «Islamic state»

The man, who killed himself and wounded 15 others on July 23 in German by detonating a bomb, had recorded a video expressing loyalty «Islamic state» terrorist group. The group has also claimed it had been involved in the attack.

July 25 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Teikmanis: there is no reason for panic over Trump’s statements

Latvia and other Baltic states have always fulfilled their commitments towards NATO. With that, there is no reason for panic over Republican Party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump’s statement about the possibility of USA refusing to aid Baltics, notes Latvian ambassador to USA Andris Teikmanis.

Photos of the week, 22.07.2016

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of this week.