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Tuesday 23.10.2018 | Name days: Daina, Dainida, Dainis

China's capital to close thousand manufacturers to improve air quality

Beijing in China plans to close about 1,000 manufacturing companies by 2020 as part of efforts to reduce smog and increase income in neighbouring regions, according to state press.

Merkel's bloc in Germany has lowest rating since 2006

Public ratings for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc that seeks to leave behind an argument over migrant policy, which shook the coalition, has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, according to a ratings poll.

UN addresses torture and death cases in Russian prisons

U.N. human rights monitors called on Russian justice officials to prosecute alleged widespread use of torture against prisoners, naming as examples beatings, electric shock attacks or burial in snow at labour camps in Siberia.

EU-U.S. trade dispute calmed with soy beans import from U.S.

The European Commission has managed to secure an agreement with the U.S. that would keep Washington from imposing duty tariffs on European Union's auto exports to the U.S., calming down a trade dispute between the two economies.

Latvia’s Security Police checks Russian agent Butina’s relation to Latvia

Latvia’s Security Police has commenced an inspection about Russian agent Marija Butina’s possible relation with Latvia.

Spain picks up over 400 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

Spanish sea rescuers have stated that they had picked up over 400 migrants from the Mediterranean in one day as they had been on the way to Spanish mainland.

Prison guards in Russia detained amid outcry over inmate torture video

Russian authorities have taken six prison guards in custody after a video published on the internet, where at least 10 guards are seen torturing and kicking an inmate.

Heat wave fire in Greece claims lives

In Greece, no less than 24 people have lost their lives and more than 100 got injured when a wildfire moved quickly in a small resort village in the east, while other fires broke out elsewhere in the country that is coping with a heat wave.

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