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Russia could face further sanctions if it fails to defuse tensions in Ukraine

With Moscow failing to act to moderate tensions in Ukraine, Russia risks facing further sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.

7 facts on Earth Day

April 22 is the international Earth Day, when more than a billion people throughout the world engages in ecology-themed events and learn about ways to make their lifestyle less harmful to nature. Here are seven facts on this significant annual event.

South Korean President accuses captain of sunken ferry of committing murderous acts

After in South Korea three senior crew members were arrested in relation to the disaster, the country's President Park Geun-hye has blamed the captain of murdering almost 300 passengers.

U.S. voices increased support to Ukraine; Russia accuses interim government in violating Geneva accord

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden is meeting with members of Ukraine's pro-Western government. Meanwhile, funerals are due to take place for three men shot dead on April 20 in Eastern Ukraine.

South Korea continues rescue effort in sunken ferry

In the Yellow Sea off South Korea, emergency services continue to search for 287 people, who were on board the passenger ferry that sunk on April 16.

Video: Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in eastern Ukraine

In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, four armoured vehicles with Russian flags have appeared on April 16.

Google admits it reads all Gmail messages to personalise ads

U.S. internet giant Google has on April 15 added paragraph to its terms of service admitting that software analyse personal e-mail messages of Gmail users for, among other reasons, advertising and customized search results.

Ferry sinks off South Korea, large number of passengers unaccounted for

In the Yellow Sea, off the coast of South Korea, a ferry has sunk on April 16 with 467 people on board, of which about 290 remain unaccounted for.

Ukrainian forces seize military airfield; Reports on growing presence of Russia's soldiers

Russian soldiers in Donetsk Oblast are combat-experienced professionals, whose presence increases every day, Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has told after Ukrainian forces have taken control over the strategic airfield of Kramatorsk as part of an anti-terrorism operation commenced on April 15.

April 15 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Rinkevics calls for strict and unified actions from EU to support Ukraine

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has called the EU to demonstrate a strict and unified reaction to recent events in Ukraine. According to him, the situation there has drastically escalated and seems not unlike the scenario of Crimea.

April 14 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Photos of the week, 2014.04.11.

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

The sunniest places in Latvia and Europe during the summer season

After the long and harsh winter and overall greyness that followed shortly after, only a handful of people would not yearn for some proper summer sunlight. People begin the planning of their summer vacations. Latvia’s Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre, on the other hand, has compiled a climatic outlook about the sunniest places in Europe and Latvia for this year’s summer period.

USA threatens Russia with additional sanctions

President of the United States of America Barack Obama had admitted that USA and its allies should come up with additional sanctions against Russia if its actions further escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

April 10 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

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