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Saturday 30.08.2014 | Name days: Samanta, Jolanta, Alvis

Earth’s global ecological budget for 2014 is already spent

In less than eight months of 2014, mankind has managed to use up its annual ecological budget for this year.

Russian military aircraft breach Finnish airspace

Over the course of the past week, Russian military aircraft have been spotted three times breaching Finnish airspace, as reported by the Finnish Defence Ministry.

NATO claims Russia has sent troops into Ukraine

NATO has published satellite images that show the possible involvement of Russian forces in the Ukrainian conflict.

Ukraine: Eyewitness speaks about Russia's incursion

Ukraine's Security and Defence Council acknowledged on August 28 that Russian forces have captured the city of Novoazovsk and surrounding villages in the south-eastern corner of Ukraine. Fighter of Ukrainian voluntary battalion Dnipro-1 recalls the events from an eyewitness point of view.

FM: Russia’s aggressive actions threaten peace all over the European continent

Latvia condemns the armed invasion of Russian military forces in Ukraine. It is a clear act of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and ruins the basic principles of international law, notes Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Proshenko: «Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine»

President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has changed his plans to go on a visit to Turkey, stating the Russian troops are deployed in Ukraine.

Five of the most resilient tribes in the world

Even in our modern age and civilized world there are some harsh locations where people manage to survive in tribes and nearly primitive conditions. Here are five such tribes presented by National Geographic survival instructor Hazen Audel.

Ebola epidemic expected to worsen in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa will worsen befort diminishes, a leading U.S. disease control specialist estimates.

Infectologist: it is not entirely impossible for Ebola virus to enter Latvia

The risk of Ebola virus entering Latvia is low. However, it is not impossible, says infectologist Yury Perevoshikov.

Russia promises to respond to rotation of NATO forces in Eastern Europe

If NATO begins regular rotation of its forces within members states of Eastern Europe, Moscow will ‘respond’ in order to protect its own security interests, as it has been confirmed by Russian officials this week.

Rumour on announcing iPhone 6

Rumour spreads through technology news portals that in the coming weeks Apple could announce its next smartphone model. In the past, the appearence of similar assumptions has been followed by the American firm's official announcements.

«Al Qaeda» releases U.S. journalist held captive for nearly two years

«Nusra Front», the Syria branch of Islamist organisation «Al Qaeda» has released an American journalist held captive for nearly two years. The release was negotiated by the government of Qatar.

Spread of bitcoin cash machines reaches Hungary

Hungary has become another country to have its first bitcoin cash machine. An ATM for the virtual currency has been installed in a bar in central Budapest, the capital.

PHOTO: National Guard trains in infrastructure defence tactics

Up until August 31st, in Aluksne, Lielvarde and Liepaja there will be joint military exercises involving the National Guard of Michigan and Latvian Armed Forces, titled Winds of Change. Nearly 200 soldiers and national guardsmen will be participating in them.

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