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Organic food: MEPs support stricter regulations

On Thursday, 19 April, European Parliament approved new requirements and rules for production of high-quality organic food products, as BNN was told by EP Information Office in Latvia.

Cuba selects first president after Castro brothers

The Cuban National Assembly has picked Raúl Castro's right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him as the President of Cuba, ending the family's long rule.

Armenian ex-President Sargsyan sworn in as PM during mass protest

Armenia's National Assembly has unanimously sworn in a new prime minister after days of protests against him as demonstrators object to the former president, Serzh Sargsyan, becoming the new premier.

Danish DFDS buys the largest shipping group in Mediterranean zone

Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has bought Turkey’s largest Ro-Ro cargo ship operator. This makes DFDS one of the biggest players in EU and Turkish trade, as confirmed by the company.

Chinese economy expands faster than expected in Q1

China's gross domestic product has increased by 6.8% from January to March official data indicate as they are somewhat above Beijing's forecasts for the period of a 6.5% growth.

100 000 Hungarians protest against PM Orbán's win in election

Around 100 000 Hungarians have joined a rally in Budapest voicing opposition to the governing Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that won the country's parliamentary election by a landslide.

Ambassador: Moscow «cannot exclude» possibility of war between Russia and USA

On 12 April, Russia’s ambassador in the UN Vassily Nebenzia invited USA and its allies to refrain from a military attack on Syria, adding that Moscow ‘cannot exclude’ the possibility of war between Russia and USA.

April 11 in pictures

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

Zuckerberg takes blame for user data leak; blames Russia’s manipulations

Testifying before the US Congress, Facebook social network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility for the leak of personal data of several dozen million users. At the same time, he warned about ‘arms race’ with Russia’s disinformation.

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