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Wednesday 23.05.2018 | Name days: Leontīne, Ligija, Lonija, Leokādija

Estonian state museum receives European museum award

At the European Museum of the Year Awards, the Estonian National Museum has been awarded the Kenneth Hudson prize for second place in the competition.

UN calls on Israel to stop Gaza killings, Netanyahu insists on right to self-defence

After Israeli troops killed 55 people as they approached the border of Gaza, Palestine and Israel the UN high commissioner for human rights urged to stop the killings.

Middle East conflict escalates, Palestinian protesters killed

With the Middle East conflict escalating again, not less than 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, according to health workers, when large numbers of protesters neared the border separating the Gaza strip, Palestine from Israel.

Italian populist parties agree on coalition programme to avoid snap election

In Italy after long coalition-building talks, the leading parties of the March election have agreed on a coalition programme, seemingly in time to avoid a repeated election.

Paris knife attacker described as French national of Chechen origin

In Paris, after four people suffered in a terrorist attack on Saturday, media have named the attacker as a 21-year-old French citizen from Chechnya, which is part of the Russian Federation.

Finns abstaining from alcohol could cut cancer cases by 13 000, study finds

In Finland, by abstaining from alcohol as much as 13,000 cancer cases could be avoided in the period of 30 years, researchers have found in a pan-Nordic cancer modelling study.

Latvian companies in Vietnam to be provided with a stable tax system

Latvian companies working in Vietnam will be provided with a stable tax system that will not be affected by amendments of Vietnam’s regulations. This is provided by Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee’s conceptually supported on Wednesday, 9 May, as confirmed by Saeima’s press-service.

Audi discloses more issues with diesel car emissions

Volkswagen Audi carmaker has disclosed that another 60,000 of its A6 and A7 models with diesel engines have emission software irregularities.

Adidas quits selling its Soviet sportswear

The German sportswear giant Adidas has removed from its online stores clothing with the symbols of the Soviet Union it has recently been selling.