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Ceturtdiena 24.07.2014 | Name days: Krista, Kristiāna, Kristiāns, Kristīne

Tragic plane crash in Taiwan

In Taiwan, a tragic plane crash has taken place on July 23 – a passenger plane in stormy weather fell in Penghu archipelago taking the lives of 48 people.

Many Ukrainians ask for residence permits in Latvia

Lately there has been a sharp increase in the number of Ukrainian citizens asking for residence permits in Latvia, admits Deputy Director of Latvian Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office Maira Roze.

MH17 victims to be transported to Netherlands, third of remains are missing

Amid preparations to fly the mortal remains of first MH17 victims to the Netherlands, investigators have noted that 98 of 298 victims have not been received.

Russian deputies propose relocating New Wave to Crimea

Deputies of Russian State Duma Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov, who represent the Communist party, have turned to organizers of New Wave concert contest Igor Krutoy and Aleksandr Rumyantsev with a proposal to relocate the festival to Crimea.

Researcher: Kremlin is beginning to distance itself from Ukrainian separatists

The conflict in Ukraine, where separatists in the south-east of the country have self-proclaimed independence from Kyiv and where the Ukrainian army now clashes with armed militants, will likely last for a long time. It is not likely that there will be a quick resolution to it, believes Eastern European Policies Research Centre researcher Rinalds Gulbis.

Anger and grief in Dutch march of mourning

In the Dutch city of Rotterdam, several hundred mourners have taken part in a silent march of mourning to commemorate the people killed in flight MH17.

Train carrying remains of victims of MH17 flight travels to Kharkov

The train carrying remains of passengers of the shot down MH17 flight of Malaysia Airlines departed from Torez, which is controlled by separatists, to Kharkov this Monday evening.

Germany points to France's low fiscal discipline as Paris seeks post of economy commissioner

With EU member states continuing discussions on potential composition of the European Commission, differences have arisen among France and Germany regarding the post of economic and monetary affairs commissioner.

Weekly horoscope (21.07 – 27.07): trust your intuition

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for July 21st – July 27th.

Air strikes on Gaza: UN demands immediate ceasefire

The UN Security Council has demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after the death toll of current Israeli offensive reached 500.