Over the last four decades, wildlife populations in the world have decreased more than previously estimated, London Zoological Society has found.
Since mid-June, oil prices in the world have decreased by 16%, resulting in one of its steepest selloffs since the financial crisis. Although it is unclear, whether the fall in prices has been caused by oversupply or falling demand, the global economy might benefit from the present situation.
U.S. officials had initially overestimated the ability of Iraqi army and the government's political will to fight the militant group Islamic State in its territory, U.S. President Barack Obama has said.
The Latvian embassy in Ireland reminds that Latvian citizens living in Ireland will be able to cast their votes in the 12th Saeima elections 07:00-20:00 local time on October 4th.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs discussed the situation in Ukraine after the Russian aggression with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland during the UN General Assembly. One of the key topics the two officials will discuss is the state of the Crimean Tatars.
The west has to understand that Russia’s war on the south-east of Ukraine is potentially more dangerous than ISIS, because it can destroy NATO, believes Forbes reviewer Paul Gregory. He mentions that Baltics, especially Latvia, could be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential goal.
Former Riga OMON operative Vladimir Antyufeev has lost his post as Vice-Mayor of self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, as reported by Russian media.
In order to coordinate actions of the international community aimed to combat the Islamic State group of radicals, USA and its allies have created an international coalition, which now includes Latvia, as reported by press-secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry Karlis Eihenbaums.
On September 21st, Russian opposition organized a protest act in Moscow dedicated to the situation in Ukraine. The event was a peace procession aimed against the policy currently realized by the Russian government in Ukraine.