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Lufhansa cancels several flights due to pilots’ strike

German Lufthansa airline was forced to cancel flights: 06:00 Riga-Frankfurt and 13:00 Frankfurt-Riga due to a pilots’ strike this Tuesday, October 21st.

CEO of Total oil company has died in plane crash in Moscow

At a Moscow airport, on the night to October 21, a private jet has crashed taking the lives of three crew members and a passenger – Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Europe's third largest oil company Total.

U.S. delivers arms to Kurds fighting IS in Syria

U.S. military has delivered airdorps of arms and medical supplies to Kurdish units involved in a fierce and long battle against the Islamist group Islamic State (IS) for the Syrian town of Kobane near the country's border with Turkey.

Reports of Russian submarine accident in Swedish waters denied by Russia

Reports on an emergency situation encountered by a Russian submarine off Sweden in the Baltic Sea have been denied by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Spain suspects six new cases of Ebola

Epidemiologists in Spain operate on high alert as health workers suspect another six cases of people having contracted the often deadly Ebola virus.

U.S. airline stocks slump amid fears of Ebola outbrea

In the U.S., reports that an Ebola-infected nurse took an inland flight together with 132 other passengers, have raised fears of a steep fall in airplane passengers and have made airline stock value decrease significantly.

Russia should look in mirror, Latvian Foreign Ministry says responding to Putin's comments

Acts of aggressive nationalism, all forms of extremism and intolerance are increasing in Russia at a frightening scale as observed by respectable international organisations, therefore it is time for Russia to look in the mirror, says the Press Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Catalonia to hold non-binding vote on separation from Spain

Spanish Constitutional Court ordered the Autonomous Community of Catalonia to suspend the Spain secession referendum planned to take place in November. Catalonia's leader, however, announced that the vote will still take place on November 9 but it will not be legally binding.

War in Ukraine: Russian forces to be pulled back

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has issued an order on the pullback of several thousand troops positioned close to Russia's border with Ukraine, Putin's press representative has said.

Downed flight MH17: Netherlands unveil passenger had oxygen mask

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has unveiled that one of the 298 victims of the passenger plane, which was downed over Ukraine's east, was found wearing an oxygen mask.

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