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Wednesday 26.04.2017 | Name days: Rūsiņš, Sandris, Alīna

Murniece: we will never recognize the unlawful annexation of Crimea

Latvia strictly stands in favour of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and will continue providing practical support to the Ukrainian people, said Saeima speaker Inara Murniece and members of the parliament’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 19 April.

Sarin used in tragic Syrian attack, Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has found

In the tragic attack in Syria, to which the U.S. has responded with its first missile attack on Syrian government forces, sarin gas or similar substance has been used, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced.

Research: Pesticide residues found in 97% of food available in EU

In over 97% of all food products sold in the European Union pesticide residues can be found, show analyses conducted by member state food safety watchdogs.

EU contest results: participants tend to lean towards EU’s collapse

Participants of the contest «EU: mid-life crisis or second wind?» expressed rather sceptical opinions about the future of the European Union. Most participants said the EU could collapse, according to results of a contest performed by Es & Es and Spoki portal.

Suspected planner of St Petersburg attack «was given orders and followed them»

A man, who has been arrested this week in Russia as being the suspected planner of the St Petersburg metro attack, has denied accusations, but his lawyer has stated he has fully confessed.

EU: Britain’s snap election would not change course of Brexit

After the UK government announced plans to hold a snap parliamentary election this summer, EU’s European Council has noted that events in British politics would not alter the course of negotiations on the country’s exit from the bloc.

Latvian residents: I need to feel safe to be happy

Safety is the main criterion to ensure happiness for Latvian residents in their homes, according to results of a study by international real estate developer company Bonava on residence happiness index.

Transport Ministry invites Kyrgyzstan to use advantages of Latvia’s special economic zones

On Wednesday, 12 April, a joint meeting of the joint Latvian-Kyrgyzstan transport work group was held in Transport Ministry. At the end of the meeting, the two sides signed an agreement for closer cooperation between the two countries in transport, transit, logistics and aviation, BNN was told by the ministry.

April 12 in pictures

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

Expert: Latvia’s export contribution is closely tied to the situation in the EU

It is important to note that a major export value increase was noted in February – by 10.1%. This was largely thanks to growth in exports of transport and other services. With that, service export surplus grew to EUR 175.7 million, fully compensating foreign trade deficit, Finance Ministry comments on data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Reports on organised gay detention campaign in Chechnya

Homosexual men and men perceived as gay seek chances to escape an organised campaign to leave the Russian region, where police is said to have detained over 100 people, activists in Russia report. Natalia Poplevskaya of the Russian LGBT Network told British public broadcaster BBC that the organisation seeks to evacuate people from Chechnya as an organised campaign to detain gay men was said to by taking place in the Russian region.

French presidential candidate envisages accessing terrorist internet messaging

Centrist candidate in the French presidential election Emmanuel Macron has outlined a proposal to make internet firms unveil encrypted messages of terror suspects.

Government supports continuation of talks about purchase of shares in Conexus Baltic Grid

On Tuesday, 11 April, the Cabinet of Ministers supported continuation of talks with Conexus Baltic Grid shareholders about a possible procurement of shares in the company.

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