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Poland «cleans» its army leadership from Soviet Era servicemen

In the Polish Armed Forces, around 90% of its highest servicemen have been substituted, as the country’s Defence Ministry performs was changes in the Polish army.

Latvian Saeima ratifies EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

On Thursday, 23 February, Latvia’s parliament ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

UN: 20 million people to face famine over next six months

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that to avert famine in several African nations and Yemen, the organisation would need 4.4 billion U.S. dollars.

Moscow to expands demolition of Khrushchev-era blocks of flats

Moscow city local government in Russia has decided to demolish some 8,000 blocks of flats built in the 1950s and 1960s in a massive programme that plans to rehouse 1.6 million people over the coming years.

Popular Dutch anti-Islam politician sees his security information leaked

The leader of nationalist Dutch Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, which is expected to emerge as the most popular party in upcoming Dutch parliamentary election, has seen his location allegedly leaked to a Moroccan criminal gang.

Study in schools proves connection between health problems and classroom air

Microbiologists in Finland have extensively analysed the health of school teachers and stated that it has been scientifically proved for the first time that there is a direct connection between the quality of air in rooms and human health.

90 years – such average life expectancy forecast for women in South Korea

Women in South Korea would be the first among other countries to reach an average life expectancy of over 90 years, scientists conclude.

Swedish police investigate riot in Stockholm

Police in Sweden has started an investigation into a riot that broke out this week a mainly immigrant part of Stockholm.

Oil prices around the world have no unified tendency

Oil prices around the world had no unified tendency in the morning on Tuesday, 21 February. Optimism regarding the ability of oil exporter organizations and oil producer countries to realize the agreement on reduction of oil volumes does remain on the market.

State Border Guard apprehend 32 perpetrators

On Monday, 20 February, officers of the Latvian State Border Guard apprehended 32 perpetrators attempting to illegally cross the state border.

Ceasefire reduce fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russia recognises separatist passports

The ceasefire announced in eastern Ukraine has reduced fighting in the Donbas war, but Ukrainian army has reported of one killed soldier.

India’s second city outlaws disposable plastic

In Deli, India, which is home to over 16 million people, disposable plastic, including bags, cups and cutlery, has been banned.

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