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Friday 27.11.2015 | Name days: Lauris, Norberts

Wizz Air signs the first leasing agreement with Chinese CCB Financial Leasing

The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe – Wizz Air – has announced the signing the first lease agreement with CCB Financial Leasing for 11 Airbus A321ceo1 aircraft. This will be Wizz Air’s largest lease agreement yet.

USA’s consumer satisfaction reaches highest mark in the past decade

In spite of multiple economic and political challenges, migration crisis and geopolitical complications, the level of optimism in Europe and USA had grown in Q3 2015. An increase has also been noted in relation to people’s readiness to spend money on their lifestyle.

Turkey publishes recording of warning issued to downed Russian warplane

Turkish armed forces have on November 25 published an audio recording of a warning to pilots of Russian bomber shortly before it was downed on November 24 on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Wizz Air starts using its first Airbus A321ceo

The largest low-cost airline of Central and Eastern Europe – Wizz Air – has launched the first flights with its new Airbus A321ceo. Media representatives were invited to London Luton airport for a test flight on Tuesday, 25 November.

Gazprom stops gas supplies to Ukraine

Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced it is stopping supplies to Ukraine, as prepayments have not been made.

Personal data theft remains the main threat in the digital environment

Personal identity theft or ‘phishing’ is considered by most IT companies to be the main threat in the digital environment. 44% of IT companies around the globe believe this.

Russian marine killed in Syria during rescue mission of pilots from Turkey-downed war plane

During an attempt by Russian forces to rescue the crew of the war plane shot down by Turkey, a Russian marine has been killed on November 24 in Syria.

Every fourth child in Europe lives on the brink of poverty

Child poverty is not something found exclusively in third world countries – approximately every fourth child in Europe lives on the brink of poverty and social isolation. On Tuesday, 24 November, members of the European Parliament voted in favour of approving a report in which member states of the European Union are invited to increase efforts to combat social inequality and child poverty.

Cigarette smuggler sentenced to prison

Riga City Northern District Court has sentenced a Russian citizen to prison for smuggling a large shipment of cigarettes to Latvia.

Latvia’s number of HIV-infected children is critically high; Cuba – story of success

Cuba has recently become the first country in the world where, according to information from the World Health Organization, the possibility of HIV transmission from mother to child has been excluded completely.

Security experts: internet fraudsters are becoming more and more creative

Phishing attacks and massive SPAM volumes have long since become a usual thing. It would seem such Internet frauds are easily recognizable. However, according to data from eScan anti-virus solution, Internet fraudsters are becoming more and more creative.

16 arrested in Belgium's anti-terror surge

Police in Belgium have arrested 16 people in anti-terrorism raids, however, alleged Paris terrorist Salah Abdeslam still has not been caught.

Schengen border control to be increased

On Friday, 20 November, member states of the European Union agreed to increase border control in relation to all people travelling to and from the Schengen zone, sources say.

Terrorists take 170 hostages in Mali; casualties confirmed

At the moment, Latvian Foreign Ministry has no information regarding any Latvian citizens staying in Mali, where Islamic terrorists have broken into Radisson Blu hotel and have taken many people hostage. Casualties have been confirmed as well.