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Monday 16.07.2018 | Name days: Hermīne, Estere

Unemployment level in Latvia was higher than EU’s average in May

In May 2018, unemployment in Latvia was 7.4%, which is higher than the average level in the European Union, according to data for 24 member states published by Eurostat.

Russia raises pension age, while protests banned in largest cities during World Cup

The Russian government has announced a sweeping pension reform, while social life of Russia is dominated by the football World Cup tournament. A variety of opposition forces have held protests in numerous towns and cities.

German government shaken by Interior Minister's offer to resign

Germany's federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues, continuing a migration dispute with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that endangers her fragile government coalition.

Merkel: Migration solutions of vital importance to EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has evaluated before an European Union summit on migration that the future of the EU depends on it being able to bring solutions to the flow of mass migration.

Facebook ends project to build solar panel drone-internet provider

World's leading online social network company Facebook has decided to drop its plan to produce drones that would provide internet in remote areas of the world.

French butchers seek protection from vegan hooligans

Butchers in France have asked the government for protection against militant vegans, accusing them of trying to affect the country's traditional meat-eating culture.

June 26 in pictures

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

Macedonian President refuses to sign agreement on renaming country

The President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, has unexpectedly refused to sign an agreement on changing the name of the Former Yugoslav republic arguing it was in breach of the constitution.

Greece glad about significant eurozone debt relief

Eurozone member states have adopted a long-expected debt relief deal for Greece, giving Athens more time to repay EUR 96.9bn worth of loans and extends a grace period during which Greece will pay little or no interest.

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