A study performed in the UK on addiction to smartphones found that a third of its adult population look into their devices at night, which often causes quarrels with their other halves.
Celebrating 25 years since the foundation of diplomatic relations between Iceland and Baltics, Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics visited Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik on 26 September to discuss regional news and international relations with ministers from Iceland, Estonia and Lithuania.
European Union heads of state and government are to consider ways to improve relations with Russia as some member states are increasingly sceptical over official- and company-specific sanctions.
The recent State Duma elections in Russia concluded with United Russia crushing the opposition in terms of popularity. Experts interviewed by De Facto programme of LTV believe the consequences will be even worse for the opposition – stricter policy against differently-minded people and fractured society.
A mass demonstration took place in Warsaw over the weekend, as thousands of people demanded Poland’s right-wing government to improve its conduct as, according to protesters, it has acted against the constitution and laws.
The European Commission has stated that there will be no new talks on the disputed EU-Canada free trade deal CETA, even though many Europeans are against it.
According to the latest data published on Friday, 23 September, by the European Commission, EU customs authorities confiscated five million euros worth of more counterfeit products in 2015 than they did the year before.
Popular video sharing site YouTube has this week announced a scheme to offer rewards to users reporting on videos and comments, which they think are inappropriate to YouTube content guidelines.
Two Belgian policemen have been handcuffed and questioned in northern France by their French counterparts after being caught with 13 illegal migrants banned from staying in Belgium.
Among 15-year-olds and 16-year-olds in 25 EU countries the use of tobacco and alcohol is decreasing, while the numbers of marijuana users are increasing a survey-based study indicated, which found that average for cannabis use averaged at 16%.