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Twitter bird logo has a name – Larry

Since Twitter launch back in 2006 its bird logo has remained a mystery – until now.

New record: Rubik's Cube assembly while blindfolded

A new record in assembling Rubik’s Cube has been achieved and all while being blindfolded. Marcell Endrey from Hungary managed to assemble this puzzling toy in 28.80 seconds.

Economists: small retail trade increase rates will not be maintainable this year

The small retail trade turnover increase will be reflected on in the publicly available data for February of the Central Statistics Board, however economists of Latvian banks express precaution on this matter, noting, that this increase will not continue in the coming months.

USA: North Korea agrees to give up nuclear activities

North Korea has agreed to give up nuclear activities and accept a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, according to information from United States of America.

Doubts over identity of al-Qaeda leader held in Cairo

Egypt security officials announced today, February 29, that Saif al-Adel, a key member of Osama Bin Laden's inner circle, was detained at Cairo International Airport.

Major British banks receive a complaint every 12 seconds

In 2011, the British Ombudsman received nearly 2.5 million complaints about Britain’s leading banks.

Soros loses title of top hedge-fund manager

An American national Ray Dalio has outrun George Soros, depriving him of the leading hedge-fund manager's title. Last year Dalio's Bridgewater Pure Alpha earned investors 13.8 billion dollars (7.2 billion LVL).

Kalnmeiers does not support open vote

«I am not a supporter of open voting. Anonymous voting remains to be the main instrument of insuring democracy in many European old democracy countries», - Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers notes.

Colours of Milan Fashion Week 2012

The annual Milan Fashion Week has just rounded up in Italy, which is one of the world's leading countries in design.

Welfare Minister's mug: Same S *** Different Day!

Apart from Latvian and European flags used to show one's attitude, also other things public officials use everyday can serve the same purpose.

Apple value exceeds half a trillion dollars

Total value of Apple shares exceeds 500 billion dollars (261.5 billion LVL). The world’s most expensive company stepped over this frontier when on Tuesday, February 28 value of its shares went up 2% in markets of United States of America reaching 535.41 dollars (279.8 LVL) per unit.

Retail trade up 16.6%

Greece accepts EUR 3.2 billion budget cut

In the evening of February 28th, the Greek parliament approved the EUR 3.2 billion budget cut program. The realization of the strict savings program is the condition for Athens to receive the second loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of EUR 130 billion.

Microsoft complains about Google+ to European antimonopolists

The Microsoft Corporation and some other companies have addressed European antimonopoly institutions with a complaint about the social network Google+. For the time being, however, the reason of their complaints is not known.

Israel not to warn US before striking Iran

Israel has refused to give an advance notice to the United States in case it decides to launch military operations against Iran's nuclear programme.

Apple might unveil its own TV

Technology giant Apple has sent out invitations to its March 7 presentation of its next generation iPad. However, sources familiar with Apple's upcoming product release claim that the first company's TV could be launched as well.

Residents of poorest region in Latvia getting angry

While politicians are looking for ways to improve the situation in Latvia's poorest region - Latgale, its population is growing more and more angry. People are unhappy with the severe economic situation, high unemployment, poverty and limitations on imports of excise goods from Russia.

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