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U.S. not to reduce its forces in Europe, says NATO North-East commander

Regardless of the funding criticism to NATO voiced by Washington, the U.S. army's presence in Europe is needed and will not be reduced, noted the Commander of NATO Multinational Corps Northeast, German armed forces General Manfred Hofmann to ERR.

Apple market value reaches USD 1 trillion

U.S. technology firm Apple has become the world's first public company with the market value of USD 1 trillion.

Eurostat: Latvia’s producer prices grew more rapidly than average prices in EU in June

In June 2017, producer prices in Latvia’s industry grew by 4.7% when compared to the same month of 2017. This is a more rapid growth than the average in the European Union, according to data from Eurostat.

Manhunt in Sweden after crown jewels stolen

Swedish police is looking for two thieves, who have stolen crown jewels from a cathedral in broad daylight and managed to escape by speedboat.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian firms for building Crimea bridge

The member states of the European Union have adopted sanctions against Russian companies for participating in the illegal construction of the Crimea bridge that connects Russia to the illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea.

France tightens smartphone ban to schoolchildren

Pupils in France will not be allowed to use their smartphones at school, starting from the new school year according to a ban adopted by the French parliament.

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.

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