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Economists predict a 5% increase of average wages

Given the unstable external environment and the risks related to it, wages will grow moderately in the near future, and, compared to the pre-crisis period, very slowly. Average wages could grow by 5% next year, predict economists.

Baltic States – London for not too rich Russian millionaires

The Baltics have become a London for not too rich Russian millionaires, concludes Professor Viktoria Panova of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in the survey “Russia’s and Belarus’ economic presence in Baltic States: risks and opportunities.”

Photos of the week, 2012.11.30

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

Retail trade turnover continues to drop

According to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices, total retail trade turnover reduced by 1.4% in October 2012, compared to September. Retail trade in food products diminished by 0.5%, while the reduction of non-food product retail trade comprised 1.8%.

Concorde crash: Continental Airlines killings verdict quashed

A French appeals court has cleared US airline Continental of criminal blame for the July 2000 crash of a Concorde jet shortly after take-off from Paris.

Water ice discovered on Mercury

Confirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.

Latvia to have “Animal Police”

The Ulubele animal shelter plans to realize a completely new to Latvia project – introduce the so called Animal Police. Officers of this animal rights protection institution or animal inspectors will be similar social environment inspectors.

Dinamo Riga loses to Gagarin Cup winner - Dinamo Moscow

Latvian hockey club Dinamo Riga lost to Dinamo Moscow with a score of 1:3 (0:0, 0:3, 1:0) in a regular match of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on November 29.

US and Israel blast Palestine as UN observer state

Despite fierce objections by the Unites States and Israel, the UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state.

Latvia’s head meteorologist is dismissed

During a meeting of members of the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LEGMC), it was decided to dismiss the centre’s manager, Andris Leitas, from his post.

RP: distrust will force to rethink the vote about the next HEC

A situation when university education programs are evaluated based on data the origin of which is put in question, is totally unacceptable, believes ex-president, leader of the Reform Party (RP) Valdis Zatlers.

Kosovo ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj cleared of war crimes

A UN tribunal has cleared Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj of war crimes from the 1998-99 conflict, after a retrial in The Hague.

Latvia visited by Kosovo’s Foreign Minister

On Friday, November 30, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj will arrive in Latvia on his first official visit to Latvia. During his scheduled meeting with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, it is planned to discuss the two countries’ bilateral relations and opportunities for economic cooperation.

Microsoft: Windows Phone sales up 300 percent

Sales of Windows Phone 8 handsets have taken off just one month after the devices were introduced, according to Microsoft.

Gmail ups attachment limit to 10GB

Larger files are usually a hassle to share because of email attachment restrictions. But Google took a step toward easing that pain this week by integrating Gmail and its online storage service Google Drive, which will allow users to attach files from Google Drive into their Gmail messages up to 10GB in size.