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Friday 27.02.2015 | Name days: Līva, Līvija, Andra

February 26 in pictures

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

Research: meals prepared up in the mountains are tastier and healthier

A holiday in the snowy mountains spoils people not only with beautiful landscapes and exhaustion after a long day of skiing, but also with especially healthy meals. Meals prepared high up in the mountains are much tastier than meals prepared at the base of the mountains.

Karosta prison added to World’s 10 Most Unusual Stays

American Premier Traveler magazine has added Liepaja’s Karosta prison to the list of the most unusual destinations for tourists.

Ukraine sees day with no casualties and week without currency trading

Since ceasefire in the war against Ukraine came into force on February 15, Tuesday, February 24, was the first day with no reported casualties among troops. Ukraine’s central bank has, meanwhile, introduced a ban on hryvnia currency trade.

Riga competes for a place in Monopoly

One week is left until the vote that could potentially put Riga in the lead in the world vote for a place in the new edition of Monopoly board game. Thanks to active participation of voters, Riga is currently on the second place, competing with such giants like Hong Kong, Lima, Athens, Istanbul, Warsaw and Moscow.

Visa Europe to introduce safer online payment service for smartphone users

Payment system Visa Europe on Tuesday, February 24, unveiled plans to introduce a special service for smartphone users aimed at making safer online payments for retail purchases.

Greece publishes reforms suggested by eurozone and agreed upon by Athens

Greece on Monday, February 23, unveiled the list of reforms demanded by eurozone finance ministers, agreed upon by Athens and to be decided on by international lenders on Tuesday.

Syria blames Turkey for incursion in its territory

Turkey’s troops have over the weekend entered northern Syria to move a historic tomb and mortal remains – an operation that has been condemned by the Syian government.

Photos of the week, 2015.02.20.

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

UK warns about the threat Russia poses to Baltic States

Russia’s employed tactic to destabilize the situation in Ukraine could be used in Baltic States as well, says British Minister of Defence Michael Fallon.

Ukraine appeals to UN and EU to send peacekeeping mission to Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, February 18, voiced an appeal to the UN and the European Union to set up a peacekeeping mission in the country to enforce a ceasefire.

Canada imposes new sanctions in face of «Putin regime’s military aggression»

Canada has imposed new sanctions against Russia and its collaborators after pro-Kremlin separatists continued attacks in eastern Ukraine after the Minsk February 12 ceasefire came into force.

Spirits manufacturer litigates against registering geographic indication of Estonian vodka

One of the largest and oldest spirits’ manufacturers in Estonia - Liviko – has filed a complaint in court over the state’s incentive to get a geographic indication - Estonian vodka – registered, as it would keep the company from calling Estonian the vodka it produces from ethanol made in Latvia.

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