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Friday 17.08.2018 | Name days: Oļegs, Vineta

Ukraine and pro-Kremlin separatists exchange 300 prisoners of war

Ukraine’s armed forces and pro-Kremlin separatist groups in the east of the country have swapped a total of over 300 prisoners of war, which has been one of the largest such exchanges since the Donbass War broke out in 2014.

Brain-drain in science also problem in Finland

Echoing the sentiment of some fields of research in the Baltic states, Finland has witnessed a growing outflow of highly educated researchers in this decade.

Germany sees model for Ukraine and Turkey in smart Brexit deal

If a clever agreement on European Union’s future relations with the UK is reached, it could be a model for closer future cooperation with other neighbouring countries, has evaluated German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

Pope Francis compares refugees to Mary and Joseph

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has called on believers not to turn their backs on the circumstances of millions of migrants «driven from their land», during Christmas Eve Mass in the Vatican.

Will Catalan voters in regional election continue to support independence from Spain?

In the Spanish separatist region of Catalonia, its snap parliamentary election is held on Thursday, December 21, called by the Spanish government after the region attempted to break away in October.

U.S. to spend in Estonia Ämari Air Base 12 million euros

The U.S. have decided to spend 214 million U.S. dollars (181 million euros) in European air bases, with 13.9 million U.S. dollars (11.8 million euros) being earmarked for the Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

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