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Friday 22.06.2018 | Name days: Ludmila, Laimdots, Laimiņš

Latvia experienced a rapid increase in registration of new cars in January-April period

In the first four months of 2018, Latvia has experienced a more rapid increase of newly registered cars than the average in the European Union, according to information from European Automobile Manufacturers' Association.

Soros' fund leaves Hungary pointing to state repressing NGOs

In Hungary, the foundation of the Hungarian-born businessman and philanthropist George Soros has stated it was closing its office in Hungary pointing to what it called an increasingly repressive environment.

New Armenian PM to uphold pro-Russia relations

Armenia will not change its close relations with Moscow, the new Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, who was until last week the leader of anti-government mass protests in Yerevan, has stated to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Estonian state museum receives European museum award

At the European Museum of the Year Awards, the Estonian National Museum has been awarded the Kenneth Hudson prize for second place in the competition.

UN calls on Israel to stop Gaza killings, Netanyahu insists on right to self-defence

After Israeli troops killed 55 people as they approached the border of Gaza, Palestine and Israel the UN high commissioner for human rights urged to stop the killings.

Middle East conflict escalates, Palestinian protesters killed

With the Middle East conflict escalating again, not less than 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, according to health workers, when large numbers of protesters neared the border separating the Gaza strip, Palestine from Israel.

Italian populist parties agree on coalition programme to avoid snap election

In Italy after long coalition-building talks, the leading parties of the March election have agreed on a coalition programme, seemingly in time to avoid a repeated election.

Paris knife attacker described as French national of Chechen origin

In Paris, after four people suffered in a terrorist attack on Saturday, media have named the attacker as a 21-year-old French citizen from Chechnya, which is part of the Russian Federation.

Finns abstaining from alcohol could cut cancer cases by 13 000, study finds

In Finland, by abstaining from alcohol as much as 13,000 cancer cases could be avoided in the period of 30 years, researchers have found in a pan-Nordic cancer modelling study.