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Tuesday 20.02.2018 | Name days: Smuidra, Vitauts, Smuidris

Researchers of Moscow's media activity say its current focus is on Sweden

Moscow's endeavour to affect public opinion currently focusing on Sweden to avoid from Stockholm developing closer ties with NATO, evaluated Estonian Colonel Peeter Tali, who is the Deputy Director of NATO's strategic communication centre of excellence in Riga.

With legalisation of recreational marijuana in sight, Canadian growers to merge into world's most valuable cannabis company

Hazy profit is expected as two Canadian marijuana grower companies have concluded a deal to establish a 4.8 million-euro worth company readying for the legalisation of recreational marijuana in the country in 2018.

Nordea to bar workers from investing in cryptocurrencies

The largest bank of the Nordic countries, Nordea has stated it would ban its employees from buying bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies due to perceived risks.

First trial on Paris terror attacks begins with trying of terrorist landlord

As France starts the first trial over the Paris terror attacks of November 2015, a man, who has lent a flat to two of the attackers, is accused of harbouring them with knowledge of their involvement in the attacks.

Latvia had the smallest budget deficit in EU in Q3

In Q3 2017, Latvia had the smallest general government budget deficit to GDP ratio among European Union member states, according to the latest data compiled for 22 EU member states and published by Eurostat.

Slovenian civil servants on massive strike, don't feel years of growth in wages

In Slovenia, over 10,000 public workers from nurses to university staff have went on a day-long strike seeking higher wages, but the country's Prime Minister Miro Cerar has argued that the government «cannot share what we do not have».

Coca-Cola Company announced new global vision – World Without Waste

Coca-Cola Company has announced a goal to work on collecting and recycling an equivalent of every sold bottle or can by 2030, as BNN was informed by the company.

Venice tourists stunned over 1 100-euro restaurant bill

The leadership of the picturesque Italian town of Venice has pledged to ensure justice after four Japanese tourists complained of having been handed a 1,100-euro bill for steaks, water, service and a plate of fried fish.

Turkey crosses into Syria to attack Kurdish militia

Turkey's ground forces have entered the territory of neighbouring Syria strengthening Ankara's offensive to push Kurdish militia, considered to be terrorists by Turkey, away from the border.

EY study: cyber security has become a priority to banks this year

Over the course of the year, priorities of banks around the world have switched from reputation and risk management to data security matters, as concluded in the latest EY Global Banking Outlook 2018.

Winter storm in Netherlands and Germany turns tragic

A powerful winter storm in western and central Europe has claimed the lives of eight people.