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Man in Norway charged with online sexual abuse of 300 boys, young men

Prosecutors in Norway have charged a 26-year-old man has been charged with sexual offences over alleged sexual abuse of more than 300 boys and male adolescants, after a two-year investigation by Oslo police.

Old Latvian government leaves new one budget plan accepted by EC

European Commission has coordinated Latvia’s 2019 budget plan, adding that it generally fits requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact. However, the old government in Latvia is not able to push it forward. This is why it has been decided to wait for the formation of a new government in Latvia to resolve problems.

Afghanistan suicide terrorist causes tragic explosion

In Afghanistan, a large gathering of Islamic scholars has been hit by a tragic terror attack as not less than 50 people have been killed.

Bishops in Poland issue apology for sex abuse against children by clergy

Catholic bishops in Poland have asked for forgiveness to child victims of sexual abuse committed by priests and other Church workers in the mainly Catholic nation.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian government approves rules for paying whistleblowers

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday, November 14, rules for financially rewarding people who provide the authorities with valuable information on illegal activities.

Latvian authorities detain CityCommerce Bank co-owner accused of embezzlement

Reinis Tumovs, co-owner of Ukrainian CityCommerce Bank, has been detained in Latvia. He is suspected of embezzling nearly UAH 300 million (EUR 9.5 million), as confirmed by Ukrainian National Police Economy Protection Department on Thursday, 15 November.

EC wants to reduce funding for supplies of fruits, vegetables and milk to schools

European Commission’s proposed regulation on organization of agriculture products market provides for reducing EU funding for the support programme on provision of fruits, vegetables and milk for schools by EUR 29.2 million or the same as United Kingdom’s share.

Genocide verdicts handed to Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the two most senior living leaders of the Khmer Rouge Communist regime have been found guilty of their role in the atrocities that resulted in the deaths of at least 1.7 million in Cambodia between 1977 and 1979.

British government loses two more members; EU sets date for Brexit summit

In the UK government, Brexit minister Dominic Raab and Northern Ireland's junior minister have resigned in disagreement with the country's draft withdrawal agreement with the EU, already passed by the government.

EP: Moldova and Georgia should continue initiated reforms

Members of the European Parliament welcome the reforms Georgia has commenced. At the same time, Moldova was criticized for its worsened state of democracy and rule of law, as reported by EP press-secretary in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

Germany economy shrinks for first time in three years

Germany economy has contracted by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2018, a first such result in the largest economy of the European Union in over three years.

British government supports draft Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May received the support of her government on the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the European Union, which would see the UK remain in the EU customs union until the end of 2020.

Warsaw: Kremlin's «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine

The Speaker of the upper house of the Polish parliament, has stated that Russia's «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.

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