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Tuesday 24.04.2018 | Name days: Nameda, Visvaldis, Ritvaldis

Russia's push for joint spy poisoning investigation with UK – rejected

Moscow's proposal for a joint Russian-British investigation into the Salisbury poisoning attack has not received the necessary support at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons after more than 150 diplomats have been expelled on both sides.

European sugar makers forced compete after EU quotas lifted

With the market-crippling sugar production quotas lifted, sugar producers in the European Union have found themselves fighting for survival as now they have to compete on the world market with higher production output and lower prices.

Thousands of flights in Europe affected by system fault

The system fault that caused delays to up to half of all flights in Europe has been repaired, according to Eurocontrol, an organisation responsible for co-ordinating European air traffic.

Latvia second country in the world in terms of mobile internet use

Latvia is considered second country in the world in regards to mobile internet use indexes with an average of 8.2 GB a month, according to OECD’s 2017 report Digital Economy Outlook. Finnish residents are the most active users of mobile internet services. Austria is third and Sweden is fourth. The TOP 5 list ends with Denmark.

Normalisation in Estonian-Russian business contacts witnessed by transit entrepreneur

Despite political and military issues, the transit sector relations between Estonia and Russia have somewhat gotten better, believes Estonian-based businessman Anatoli Kanajev, who has struck a deal to sell container terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS to German logistics company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG.

Facing investigations, Facebook announces changes to user privacy settings

Facing numerous investigations over alleged failure to protect user data, Facebook has announced a changes to profile privacy controls allowing users to track and edit the personal data the firm has in its use.

Poland to purchase defence missiles from U.S. for 3 billion euros

Poland has signed an agreement to buy the Patriot missile defence system from the U.S. for 3.85 billion euros, as Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 has motivated Warsaw to quicken its military modernisation.

Kremlin's behaviour no obstacle to Germany's final support to Nord Stream 2

Despite Berlin's recent criticism of Russia's actions in the spy poisoning case and the Syrian civil war, German authorities have given a final go-ahead to the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia planned to be built in the Baltic Sea.

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