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Wednesday 15.08.2018 | Name days: Dzelde, Zenta, Zelda

French police do not allow Latvian activists to carry flag up to Mont Blanc

Police in France stopped the expedition attempted by climbers from Latvia when they attempted to carry a pole and Latvia’s flag to the peak of Mont Blanc, as reported by The Times.

390 Ryanair flights cancelled due to strikes

Close to 400 Ryanair flights have been grounded on Friday because of pilot strikes in five European countries.

Russian rouble drops after U.S. sanctions announcement

Russia has criticised the sanctions announcement by the U.S. over the poisoning of the Skripals in the UK, would prepare retaliatory measures, but value of the Russian rouble dropped to two-year lows.

U.S. to punish Russia with sanctions over Skripals' poisoning

The U.S. has stated it would introduce new sanctions against Russia in August after it concluded that Russia had used an illegal nerve agent against a former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK.

Apple, Amazon and Facebook share prices on a rise; oil prices increase as well

Under dynamics of world stock exchange indexes, different trends were observed on Friday, 3 August. As concerns over trade wars continued, US stock indexes increased thanks to growing prices of shares of technological companies.

British support for UK government's Brexit work at 22%

Voter support in the UK to how its Prime Minister Theresa May is dealing with Brexit negotiations has dropped to 22% from 55% in early 2017, the lowest figure that has been has recorded by a regular opinion poll on the issue.

Petrol prices in Sweden at highest level ever

The cost of petrol in Sweden currently reached its record, which is with its high demand from holiday makers and the low value of the Swedish national currency.

August 6 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Ecology rules to be relaxed for farmers in drought-affected EU countries

As farmers in the European Union have been affected by intense draught since May from Finnland to Portugal, the bloc's executive has decided to allow EU farmers more flexibility in implementing the green requirements.

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