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Rinkevics expresses support to Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister in talks with Israel

In his conversation with Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki, Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics expressed support to the solution between Palestine and Israel.

Firm pledges to take tourists around Moon

U.S. cosmic transport firm SpaceX has announced that two private individuals have paid to the firm for a space journey around the Moon.

Experts in Lithuania find highly pathogenic avian influenza in six dead swans

Lithuanian Food and Veterinary Service reports that laboratory tests uncovered the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza in samples taken from six swans that were found dead in Kaunas near Nemuna River.

Trump envisages 10% increase in U.S. defence spending

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced a plan to include in the country’s budget for 2018 a military spending increase by 10% or USD 54 billion. Outlining U.S. federal budget priorities for the year 2018, Trump said on Monday, February 27: «It will include an historic increase in defence spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it».

Classic Nokia 3310 reissued

Almost 17 years after its original launch, Finnish company HMD Global has released a revamped version of the classic mobile phone.

Poland «cleans» its army leadership from Soviet Era servicemen

In the Polish Armed Forces, around 90% of its highest servicemen have been substituted, as the country’s Defence Ministry performs was changes in the Polish army.

Latvian Saeima ratifies EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

On Thursday, 23 February, Latvia’s parliament ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

UN: 20 million people to face famine over next six months

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that to avert famine in several African nations and Yemen, the organisation would need 4.4 billion U.S. dollars.