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Researchers: Ozone hole over Antarctic shrinking

Scientists have stated that first plain evidence of the thinner area of ozone layer over Antarctica starting to shrink has been found.

Men from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan reported as Istanbul terrorists

Turkish media report that the three terrorists, who committed the tragic attack at Istanbul airport on June 28, were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Traveller from Latvia lightly injured in Istanbul terrorist attack

BALTA Insurance Association has received an insurance claim from a Latvian citizen who received light injuries in the recent terrorist attack at Istanbul airport. BALTA has contacted the man and has provided the necessary assistance.

Russia extends its embargo on imports of agricultural products

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the embargo on imports of agricultural products imposed against the European Union and other countries that have established sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine to be extended until the end of 2017.

Asian stock indices show market recovery from Brexit vote turbulence

Indices of Asian stock markets largely moved up showing financial market recovery from the instability that on June 24 and earlier this week followed the unexpected outcome of British EU referendum.

65% of pre-school age children will have professions we’ve never heard of before

More than half of residents who are currently of pre-school age in Latvia will work in jobs that are largely unknown at the moment. This was concluded at a meeting of OECD representatives ‘Digital economy: innovations, growth and social welfare’ in Mexico.

Court convicts two LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Court in Luxembourg has on June 29 convicted two French whistleblowers over links to leaking documents that pointed to Luxembourg offering tax sweetheart deals to large multinational companies.

Interesting facts you not have known about Stephen Hawking

The 74-year-old British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can be considered the most well-known scientist of the modern age. He received world-wide recognition for his contribution to quantum physics research, time and black hole theories. He is also the author of the book ‘A Brief History of Time’. He also suffers from a rare, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Heaps of Ikea furniture recalled after child deaths

The largest global furniture seller Ikea has on June 28 announced it recalls over 35 million chests and dressers in U.S. and Canada after six children lost their lives by tipping them over.

Poland to move 200 Soviet military monuments

Authorities in Poland have unveiled plans to remove over 200 communist-period monuments to Soviet soldiers and transport them to a former Red Army base being of the opinion that they misrepresent historic truth.

EU states avoid pre-withdrawal negotiations with UK

At European Union summit in Brussels on June 28, which is the last such meeting for the UK, Germany's Angela Merkel and other leaders insisted there can be no negotiation before the UK has formally implemented Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will start the withdrawal talks.

Intolerance incidents on rise in UK after leave vote

With results of Brexit referendum sinking in, over few days, social intolerance in Britain has risen sharply emerging in threats and harassment against non-English inhabitants of the UK.

Volkswagen to pay 14 billion euros in U.S. for emissions scandal

Volkswagen has in the U.S. reached a 14-billion-euro-worth settlement with deceived clients and regulators in relation to its 2015 diesel car emissions scandal.