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Friday 24.10.2014 | Name days: Renāte, Modrīte, Mudrīte

EU leaders agree on new goals of climate and energy policy

After discussions that lasted several hours in the European Council, leaders of EU member states finally reached an agreement on contents of the new climate and energy policy for 2030.

Business procurement activity on a rise in the world

Preparedness to perform business merging and sales has reached its highest point in the past three years. 40% of interviewed entrepreneurs admit they have plans to carry out business procurement deals in the near future (35% in 2013 and only 25% in 2012).

Police in Canada in search for possible accomplices of parliament attack

Police in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, is looking for persons that might have taken part in the Wedndesday, October 22, attack at the Canadian parliament.

Microsoft to drop Nokia brand on smartphones

American computer technology corporation Microsoft has decided to abandon the Nokia brand in the new smartphones – the controversial step has been announced less than a year of Nokia's acquisition.

Investigators: Plane crash in Moscow caused by negligence and intoxication

Russian investigators, looking into the circumstances in which the plane of Total oil company's CEO crashed on October 20 at a Moscow airport, have said that negligence and intoxication had caused the tragic accident.

Latvia to switch to winter time this week

Latvia and many other countries of the world will switch to winter time this Sunday, October 26th. Clocks are to be switched one hour back.

Little progress in Russian gas deal, significant to numerous European countries

This week, freezing temperatures have been registered in northern and eastern Europe, but despite ministerial meetings no agreement on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine has been reached.

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.