Eiropas Savienības un tās dalībvalstu līderi pulcējas Briselē, lai 18. un 19.decembrī piedalītos galotņu sanāksmē, kuras darba kārtībā galvenie jautājumi būs jaunas sankcijas pret Krieviju un investīciju plāns bloka ekonomiskās izaugsmes atjaunošanai.
Several thousand Hungarians on Tuesday, December 16, took part in a protest in Budapest demanding the government to resign over tax hikes, alleged corruption and for directing the country towards Russia's sphere of interest.
Next year, March 25th, Arena Riga will offer residents and guests of Latvia’s capital a concert by famous Canadian rock star Bryan Adams. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of his album ‘Reckless’, Adams will come to Riga accompanied by his group and a spectacular audio and video show.
Mourning and burials have commenced in Pakistan after on Tuesday, December 16, Taliban fighters attacked a school killing 132 pupils and nine staff.
Russian Central Bank raised on the night to Tuesday, December 16, its key interest rate by 5.5 percentage points to 17%. Amid the rapid increase of inflation this is an emergency measure taken to rescue the Russian ruble, Reuters news agency evaluates.
Police in Australia has opened an investigation into the hostage crisis of Monday, December 15, which in a Sydney cafe ended tragically, leaving three people dead.
Denmark has announced its rights to claim an enormous territory of the Arctic seabed at the North Pole area. According to information provided by Danish authorities, this territory is a continuation of Greenland.
In attempt to stop the growing inflation, Russia's Central Bank has raised its main interest rate by a percentage point to 10.5%.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on a two-day visit to Australia, where he has called on Russia to close its border with Ukraine, which would result in the end of warfare in Ukraine's east.