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90 years – such average life expectancy forecast for women in South Korea

Women in South Korea would be the first among other countries to reach an average life expectancy of over 90 years, scientists conclude.

Swedish police investigate riot in Stockholm

Police in Sweden has started an investigation into a riot that broke out this week a mainly immigrant part of Stockholm.

Oil prices around the world have no unified tendency

Oil prices around the world had no unified tendency in the morning on Tuesday, 21 February. Optimism regarding the ability of oil exporter organizations and oil producer countries to realize the agreement on reduction of oil volumes does remain on the market.

State Border Guard apprehend 32 perpetrators

On Monday, 20 February, officers of the Latvian State Border Guard apprehended 32 perpetrators attempting to illegally cross the state border.

Ceasefire reduce fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russia recognises separatist passports

The ceasefire announced in eastern Ukraine has reduced fighting in the Donbas war, but Ukrainian army has reported of one killed soldier.

India’s second city outlaws disposable plastic

In Deli, India, which is home to over 16 million people, disposable plastic, including bags, cups and cutlery, has been banned.

Waze: Latvia is the seventh best country for driving a car

Latvia is the seventh best country in the world for driving a car, according to results of Waze’s Driver Satisfaction Index.

Eurovision organisers in Ukraine quit preparations

This year’s Eurovision pop song competition is facing a significant obstacle after 21 leading employee of this year’s organising committee in Ukraine refused to continue preparations.

Study: Latvia has experienced a decline in indexes for state costs and tax burden

In the Global Economic Freedom rating, Latvia has climbed from 36th and 20th place this year. Nevertheless, the country remains behind Estonia and Lithuania. The study shows that Latvia has experienced a decline in indexes for state expenditures, according to results of a study performed by Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal.

Russia rejects French election interference claims

The spokesman for the Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations from the campaign camp of French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron that Russia was linked to media and internet attacks Macron.