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Tuesday 20.11.2018 | Name days: Anda, Andīna

Mogherini to EU diplomats: We have to keep world from collapsing

Difficult future was ahead of the European Union in its relations with the outside world, therefore the it should increase its involvement in the international community, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stated to EU diplomats.

Russians protest against pension reform, despite softer offer by Kremlin

In Russia, protests and rallies voicing opposition to planned pension reforms have been held in a number of cities, although Russian President Vladimir Putin has lowered the planned steep increase in the age of old-age pensions.

France calls for new, closer EU cooperation with Russia

President Emmanuel Macron of France, who is advocating European defence cooperation alongside NATO, has envisaged more up-to-date, closer relations between the European Union and Russia.

Latvian Justice Board recommends not trusting insolvency cases to reported judges

Insolvency cases should not be given to judges mentioned in the problem report of insolvency court proceedings, the Latvian Board of Justice has recommended to the heads of the Riga District Court and the City of Riga Latgale Urban District Court, according to Gaidis Bērziņš, the Chairman of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee.

Hungary and Italy agree to push for stricter EU immigration policy

European Union's two most outspoken opponents of liberal migration policy, Italy and Hungary, have agreed to cooperate in trying to make the policy in the EU stricter so that illegal migration would be limited.

Latvian teachers achieve pay rise and cancel protest

The Latvian government and educators' trade union have reached an agreement that the minimum wage for educators for full time work will be raised from September by 30 euros, reaching 710 euros. A teacher protest planned for early September has been cancelled.

UN sees genocidal intent in Myanmar army's atrocities against Rohingyas

The military of the South-East Asian nation of Myanmar conducted mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with the intent of genocide and the country's commander-in-chief and five generals should be tried for the crimes against international law, United Nations investigators found.

Australians advised not to pick up calls from Latvia

Mobile users in Australia have been receiving missed calls from unfamiliar numbers with the Latvian country code and the Australian news site News.com.au suggested that they are part of a one-ring phone scam.

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