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Ceturtdiena 27.11.2014 | Name days: Lauris, Norberts

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-supported selfie start-up

Media report that microblogging site Twitter is in talks to acquire Shots, a selfie app start-up supported by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

Rinkevics: it is necessary to work on making visa regime easier with Georgia

«Georgia and Moldova are countries that have used opportunities provided by the EU Eastern Partnership initiative most successfully. They have definitely become leader states,» – said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics during his meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Baruchashvili in Tbilisi.

EC unveils its «rescue» investment plan of EUR 300 billion

In Strasbourg, France, the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled, on November 25, a long-expected investment plan, which is both estimated at 300 billion euros and comes with no new funding from the member states.

Tax proportions in Latvia and Estonia – some of the lowest in Europe

The general tax rate in Latvia continues to decline and is 35% at the moment, which is 11th lowest index in the European Union and European Free Trade Association and the lowest among Baltic States.

Prior to OPEC meeting, value of Russian ruble stumbles after a sudden jump

Shortly before world's oil exporters are expected to meet at a OPEC meeting, the Russian ruble has seen swift fluctuations.

USA could deploy tanks in Eastern Europe

The U.S. Army plans to deploy 150 tanks in other NATO countries next year. Some of these tanks could be deployed in Eastern Europe, as reported by Lieutenant General Ben Hodges of U.S. Army Europe.

Europe considered «somewhat elderly», Pope Francis says at European Parliament

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on November 25, the Roman Catholic Pope Francis stressed that Europe is regarded as being «somewhat elderly and haggard».

Lithuania summons Russian ambassador for Lithuanan vehicles and goods being discriminated against on border

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, November 24, blamed Kremlin for blocking Lithuanian goods, cars and trucks on Russian border and issued official protest to the Russian ambassador.

EU plans to shift budget funding to growth funds

The European Commission on Tuesday, November 25, could decide to allocate a part of EU budget to special financial growth funds aimed at stimulating private investment. The idea is part of a broader plan drawn up by the new European Commission to promote the bloc's economic growth.

Race-related unrest in U.S.: White policeman not to be charged with killing black teenager

In Ferguson, the U.S., shops and businesses were set ablaze by protesters angry over a grand jury decision not to allow a white policeman to be charged over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Police in U.S. kills 12-year-old carrying air gun

Police in the U.S. on November 23 shot dead a 12-year-old boy, who waved an air gun in a playground.

Romanian organised crime prosecutor accused of corruption

Romanian anti-corruption authority has arrested on corruption charges a prosecutor, who heads a government department investigating mafia, organized crime and terrorism.

Experts: crisis in Ukraine is Russia’s previously planned hybrid war

The crisis in Ukraine is Russia’s previously planned hybrid war, in which armed clashes are accompanied by an intensive information campaign, as concluded in the report by NATO StratCom COE.

Kaliningrad sprat producers may be forced to close down due to embargo

Kaliningrad canned fish producers may be forced to reduce sprat production volumes or even stop production altogether because of shortage of raw materials.

Lithuania maps out its entrepreneurialism

In a small county like Lithuania, the scope of entrepreneurialism varies tremendously from one region to another. The most people that do not fear business risks dwell in largest cities, but some of the otherwise agricultural and touristy regions in the hinterlands can also boast of a decent number of private business initiatives.

Photos of the week, 21.11.2014.

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

UN: Close to thousand people killed in Ukraine since September 5 ceasefire

In the eight weeks that have passed since the truce agreed by Ukraine, Russia and separatists came into force, battles in Ukraine's east have claimed 957 lives.