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Over 50% of Finns would not care for their elderly parents, survey shows

With the Finnish population ageing, the issue of caring for the elderly is increasingly relevant in the Nordic country. It has been found in an opinion poll that more than half of the residents are likely not to care for their elderly mothers or fathers.

Investigators of Russia plane crash search for remains of victims in deep snow

In the search for the 71 victims of the February 11 passenger plane crash, over 700 have been involved, who are struggling through deep snow, but helped with snowmobiles and drones.

Saakashvili detained in Ukraine and deported to Poland

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is now a popular opposition figure in Ukraine, has been deported to neighbouring Poland on Monday, February 12, stated the Ukrainian border guard board, after he was detained in a Kyiv restaurant by security agents in camouflage.

Merkel would like to see not only 60-year-olds in new German government

As the appropriate candidacies for German ministerial posts are weighed in the upcoming federal government, the country's Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested looking at younger politicians in her conservative party.

Riga makes it to Top 5 best tourism destinations in Europe

Latvia’s capital city has been given fifth place in the European Best Destination 2018 rating of tourism destinations, as reported by Live Riga tourism information centre.

47 Russian winter athletes to remain banned from Korea Olympics, court rules

In Switzerland, the Sport Arbitration Court has rejected the appeal filed by 47 Russian sportspeople objecting against a ban to take part in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in a decision made on the day the games are opened.

European Union to review annual winter/summer time switch

Members of the European Parliament have passed a call to reconsider the annual switching to daylight saving time, which could lead to dropping the current practice that exists in all 28 European Union member states.

Income of electric car maker Tesla measured in billions

The income of the American electric car maker Tesla have in the last quarter of 2017 been above three billion U.S. dollars, while losses have also been large.

European Commission predicts Latvia the most rapid growth among Baltic States

The latest economic outlook by the European Commission estimates that Latvia’s GDP may grow 3.5% in 2018, which is the most rapid growth rate among Baltic States.

EU safeguards for Brexit transition period called «silly threats» in UK

In the Bexit talks it has surfaced that the European Union is seeking to set forth for the transition period a chance to restrict the UK's access to the single market in case the UK does not fulfils its commitments before the final arrangements come into effect.

Deal on German federal government reached suggesting key concessions made by Merkel's bloc

The German conservative parties led by long-time Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on a coalition deal with Social Democrats, which – if backed by the SPD members – could result in a strong federal government that Germany has lacked since September last year.

Factory workers in Germany gain chance to adjust working hours to looking after family

Factory employees in Germany's south-west have negotiated the right to work less hours to adjust their work to the needs of family members, moreover the agreement with employers could be extended to several million other workers in Germany.

Putin signs law on adding South Ossetian forces to Russian army

Russian long-time head of state Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill on the ratification of an agreement between Russia and South Ossetia that sets forth adding to the Russian army the individual military units of this self-proclaimed republic formed in the territory of Georgia.

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