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Saturday 30.05.2015 | Name days: Lolita, Vitolds

Volcano erupts in Japan

In southern Japan, early on Friday, May 29, a volcano erupted prompting the evacuation of 140 people.

Police in Switzerland arrests FIFA executives over corruption charges

Police in Switzerland has arrested a number of executives of the world's football governing body FIFA over corruption charges. The arrests have taken place days before the organisation that comprises 209 national football associations votes for its next president.

Russia and NATO begin parallel large-scale air force exercises

NATO and Russian armed forces on Monday, May 25, each begun separate large-scale air force exercises.

New suspect in Nemtsov murder case; could be the person behind the murder

A new suspect has surfaced in the murder case of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. The suspect is a Chechen resident Ruslan Mukhadinov. Investigators believe he may be the one behind the murder.

Rail traffic paralysing strike ended in Germany

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has partly agreed to the demands of the company's train driver trade union, thus reaching an end to this week's strike, which has been the ninth in the 11-month-long dispute between Deutsche Bahn and the trade union.

All Baltic performers make it to Eurovision finals

Representatives of all three Baltic States have made it to the finals of Eurovosion. Estonian duo Elina Born and Stig Rästa, Latvian representative Aminata Savadogo and Lithuanian representatives Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila will compete in last round of this international contest.

Five large western banks to plead guilty for currency market manipulations

Five internationally leading banks have announced they would plead guilty in charges for manipulations in the foreign currency market.

Russia reports of detaining Lithuanian spy

A Lithuanian citizen has been arrested on May 19 in Moscow under suspicion of illegal intelligence, Russia's Federal Security Service unveiled.