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Sunday 18.03.2018 | Name days: Ilona, Adelīna

Latvia’s ministry: Crimea’s annexation is illegal

18 March 2018 will mark four years since the Russian Federation violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by annexing the Crimean Peninsula and causing military aggression in the country’s eastern region. With its actions the Russian Federation has violated international law and basic principles of international relation, says Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Fast snow shovelling linked to cardiac fatalities, Finnish study finds

In Finish doctoral study, it has been concluded that snow should be shovelled calmly, not provoking stress and increased adrenaline in human blood that could lead to cardiac arrest.

Members of the European Parliament propose avoiding «trade wars»

MEPs emphasized in debates regarding the trade restrictions imposed by USA that European Union should not get involved in a trade war, and be ready to protect its citizens, as BNN was told by EP Information office in Latvia.

European Parliament recommends EU and UK to define relations in an association agreement

During a plenary meeting, the European Parliament approved a resolution that proposes possible regulations for relation between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit, as BNN was told by EP Information Office in Latvia.

Russian government denies relation to poisoning of Russian-British spy

The Russian government has no relation to the poisoning of former Russian-British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, noted Kremlin's press representative Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, March 14.

UNESCO: securing quality education is the duty of all involved sides

Responsibility for securing quality education should be taken by governments, schools, teachers, parents, private sector representatives and students. A responsible education system should be based on justice, inclusion and quality principles, as noted by authors of UNESCO education report ‘Accountability in education: fulfilling our responsibilities’.

Slovak Interior Minister steps down amid backlash over journalist murder and politics

Slovakian Minister of the Interior has stepped down as the interior authorities in the country are under pressure to solve the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée. The junior coalition partner, the Most-Hid group, in the Slovak government demanded the resignation of Kalinak in exchange for continued support of ruling Smer-SD.

No fatigue in EU's assistance to Ukraine, Mogherini says

The European Union expressed strong support to Ukraine as the bloc's foreign and defence policy chief went on visit to Kyiv on Monday, March 12, and spoke of financial support to Ukraine.

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