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Monday 25.03.2019 | Name days: Māra, Marita, Mārīte

Weekend weather in Latvia to be cooler and rainy

The weather in Latvia this weekend is expected to turn cloudy, rainy and cooler than earlier this week, according to weather forecasters.

UK gives advice to population for «no-deal» EU divorce

As the UK and the European Union has not yet arrived at a Brexit deal, British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has outlined practical advice for the scenario if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in 2019.

Memorials for Holocaust victims defiled in Estonia

In Kalevi-Liiva, a site of Nazi German atrocities in northern Estonia, memorials for Holocaust victims have been vandalised and the police are looking for the vandals.

EU's wind research satellite sent to Earth's orbit

The European Union has sent to the Earth's orbit a satellite to study global wind patterns that could help improve weather forecasting.

Tsipras sees Greece's end of bailout borrowing as liberation

Greece ending its bailout programme and the direct influence of international lenders on decisions about its government spending, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has stated that the country has become free again.

Collapsed Genoa bridge company to spend 500 million euros on relief

As Italy tries to deal with the tragedy of the Genoa bridge collapse that took the lives of over 40 people, private toll road operator that was in charge of the bridge said it would provide relief funds of 500 million euros.

War plane in Sweden crashes after colliding with bird

In Sweden's south, a locally-produced figter jet has crashed after flying onto a bird, the country's military stated.

Police wages in Estonia raised by cutting number of jobs

Less police officers are visible on the streets in Estonia as the country's Police and Border Guard has conducted a reduction of the number of position to increase wages of patrolling officers, thus working on a more motivated force since 2015.

Ukrainian film director's hunger strike in prison continues for 100 days

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been holding a hunger strike for 100 days in a prison in the Russian Arctic having been sentenced for terrorism against Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.

Greece ends receiving loans as part of its huge bailout programme

Greece arrived at the end of its financial borrowing programme from international lenders on Monday, emerging from the country's and eurozone's most difficult times in recent history.

Presence of Latvian milk reduces, whereas presence of imported milk increases in Latvia

The proportion of milk produced in Latvia is starting to lose to imported milk, as concluded by Central Union of Latvian Dairy Farmers chairman Jānis Šolks.

Aspiring prosecutors «drop out» in tests – half of contenders fail second stage of tests

Approximately half of aspiring prosecutor candidates has failed the second portion of tests for general and judicial knowledge.

Riga International Airport concludes first half-year with turnover increase of 13%

Riga International Airport concluded the first half-year of 2018 with turnover increase of 13% when compared to the same period of 2017, according to the airport’s unaudited and shortened account for the six-month period before 30 June 2018.

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