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Ceturtdiena 23.11.2017 | Name days: Zigfrīda, Zigrīda, Zigrīds

Stabbed voice of Ekho Moskvy back on air

Russian radio journalist Tatyana Felgengauer, who was stabbed in the neck in October, has given an interview at the independent Russian radio Ekho Moskvi.

Irish singer Bono has invested in Lithuanian mall via Malta, the Guardian finds

Irish pop-rock legends U2 do not seem to have toured in Lithuania, but its singer Bono has been an investor in a Maltese firm used to buy a mall in the Baltic country, British newspaper and news portal The Guardian has found.

E-commerce firm Alibaba reaches 7bn-euro revenue in Q3

China's e-shopping firm Alibaba has seen its quarterly income surge by 61%.

Catalans gather to demand release of detained regional ex-ministers

Several thousand people in the Spanish separatist autonomous region of Catalonia have held mass protests after Spanish court decided to keep eight regional ministers in custody.

Deposed Catalan officials awaited in Spanish court

Deposed officials of the Catalan regional government are awaited in court on Thursday, November 2, where they are expected to be charged with organising a rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

Telia in Estonia to try to speed up internet with VDSL connections

One of Estonia's leading telecommunications companies Telia has launched tests aimed providing its clients, who still receive internet in a copper-wire network, faster data traffic with the VDSL technology.

Latvia – nineteenth most favourable country for business in the world

This year, Latvia earned 19th place among 190 countries, leaving 171 economies behind. Among EU member states, Latvia is on 8th place, with Ireland, Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, UK and Denmark ahead, according to World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 data.

Terror attack in New York, Trump pledges to increase migrant checks

In New York, a driver of a van has committed a tragic terror attack, after which U.S. President Donald Trump has stated he has ordered federal interior officials to increase the vetting of people entering the country.

Latvia’s unemployment level was eighth highest in EU in September

In September 2017, Latvia’s unemployment level was 7.9%, which was the eighth highest index among EU member states for which data is available, as reported by Eurostat.

Kazakhstan to abandon Cyrillic alphabet for Kazakh language

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the long-serving President of Kazakhstan, has issued a decree for transforming the written script of the Kazakh language from Cyrillic back to Latin.

Russia-related Facebook posts have been shown to 126 million American users

The U.S. social networking site Facebook has stated that since 2015 content posted by a Russian company linked to the Kremlin has been shown to 126 million American users.

Putin unveils Russian memorial to Stalin’s Soviet victims

The long-time President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has opened the country’s first official memorial to victims of Soviet mass repressions committed under the rule of Joseph Stalin.

Madrid takes over Catalan institutions, assumes Puigdemont could be jailed

The Foreign Minister of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, has stated the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who has been deposed by Madrid, could run in new elections in December and also emphasised that could happen only if he was not in prison.