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Strike in German airports cancels hundreds of flights

Several hundred flights have been cancelled in German airports on January 15, because of strike as part of an airport worker wage dispute. Germany's powerful Verdi union has announced the strike would last from 02:00 am until 8:00 pm local time at the airports of Frankfurt, Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt.

Week in Lithuania. Ruling LFGU initiates referendum to reduce number of MPs

Members of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will collect signatures for a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament.

UK pledges large investment in Northern Ireland before decisive Brexit vote

London has pledged hundreds of millions of pounds in funds to uphold peace and welfare in Northern Ireland after Brexit, as British MPs are expected to deny their support to the withdrawal deal.

Latvia’s R&D funding share of GDP is second lowest in Europe

Latvia spends 0.51% of its GDP, which is the second lowest index among EU member states, on research and development, according to data from Eurostat.

Council of Europe advises Lithuania to improve social inclusion of Roma

The Council of Europe has urged Lithuanian authorities to improve legislation toward ethnic minorities, prevent discrimination at school and promote the social inclusion of Roma.

Beware of the Antichrist, head of Russian church warns smartphone users

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church as urged smartphone users to be careful, because, according to Patriarch Kirill, dependence on smartphones and modern technology could bring about the coming of the Antichrist.

Escape rooms in Poland closed after tragic fire

Firefighters in Poland have ordered the closure of 26 escape rooms as they found violations of saftery requirements in checks that have followed a fire in an excape room in the city of Koszalin that killed five girls.

Catholic archbishop in France stands trial for not reporting child abuse

In France, a prominent Catholic archbishop is tried as part of a pedophile scandal as he is accused of failing to report a clergyman, convicted of abusing boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, in central eastern France, is charged along with five others from his diocese of helping cover up abuse in one of the parishes in the territory.

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

Industrial producer prices in Latvia grew 6.9% in November 2018 when compared to the same month of 2017, which is a more rapid pace than the average in the European Union, according to data from Eurostat.