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UK: EU citizens inside country «will be able to go on living as before»

In the talks on the UK leaving the European Union, London and Brussels have managed to agree on such key issues as the future of EU citizens within the UK and the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will allow diplomats to move on to talks on the future relations between the bloc and the country after their divorce.

People of Palestine urged for upraising after U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Palestine's Islamist group Hamas called on its population to quit peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel reacting to Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Latvian MEP recognized as the most active parliament member from Baltic States

Non-government organization for European Union administrative data analysis MEP Software has presented the latest rating of MEPs. In it, Roberts Zīle is put on the top of the list of MEPs from Latvia and Baltic States as one of the most active members of the European Parliament.

Latvia to send one more civil expert to Ukraine as part of OSCE mission

Latvia’s government has decided to send one more civil expert to Ukraine as part of the special monitoring mission performed by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe there, as confirmed by Foreign Affairs Ministry.

December 5 in pictures

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

Northern fishing countries not to allow commercial fishing in melting Arctic

World’s largest commercial fishing countries have agreed on a moratorium against commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean, which is becoming increasingly accessible.

Germany’s Christmas market bomb had been meant for blackmailing not terrorism

As the German police investigate an explosive device discovered at a Christmas market in the city of Potsdam, it has been established that it had not been intended to attack customers, but an attempt to extort money from DHL shipping company.

African Union enters e-governance cooperation agreement with Estonia

As part of the joint summit of the European Union and the African Union in Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia has signed cooperation agreements with the African Union and Mauritius on the advancement of e-governance.

Facebook halts ad option to target users by ethnicity or religious affiliation

World’s most popular social networking site Facebook has disabled for the time being its system that allowed advertisers select, which ethnic and minority groups saw their ads and has stated it would look into how the feature was being employed by advertisers.

Eurostat: Latvia unemployment level was eighth highest in EU in October

In October 2017, Latvia’s unemployment level was 8.2%, which was the eighth highest among EU member states for which data is available, according to data from Eurostat.

Irish Deputy Prime Minister steps down, keeping government in power

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald has stepped down from office stating she was resigning for the sake of the country, averting an interim parliamentary election, after the politician has been under pressure over a police whistleblower scandal that could have brought down the government.

Updated: «I have taken poison,» Bosnian War criminal says in court

In The Hague, an appeal hearing of the UN's International Criminal Court of Justice has been suspended after Bosnian Croat defendant Slobodan Praljak has drunk some liquid and said that it had been poison.

Latvian households pay for electricity less than the average in EU

In the first six months of 2017, the price of electricity and gas in Latvia was below the average in the European Union, according to Eurostat data.

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