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Key UK airport reopens after 100 000 passengers affected by drone attack

Over 100 000 flight passengers have been affected as the UK's second-largest airport has been closed to flights due to drones flying over its runway. In the morning of Friday, December 20, the airport has reopened after over a day of no flights at the London Gatwick Airport.

December 20 in pictures

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

U.S. widens Russia sanctions over election interference

Washington has introduced new targeted sanctions against Russian citizens, putting them on its blacklist of individuals allegedly involved in a Kremlin-backed campaign to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other malign activities.

Ten Danske Bank suspects arrested by Estonia, more arrests likely

In the criminal investigation into alleged money laundering via the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Estonian authorities have arrested 10 former employees as suspects.

European Commission settles argument with Italy over budget

The European Commission said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Italy on its budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break the euro's rules and lead to legal action. European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis stated that the "agreement is not ideal" but allows the EU executive to avoid legal action against Italy "provided that the measures are fully implemented."

Danske money laundering scandal in Estonia continues with eight arrests

As the Estonian Office of the Prosecutor General is investigating money laundering in the billions of euros at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank between 2007 and 2015, eight people have been arrested, ERR and Postimees daily report.

UK steps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

The British government has decided to step up emergency no-deal Brexit contingency plans, including reserving ferry space for supplies and putting 3,500 armed forces personnel on standby to deal with any disruption.

Inflation in Latvia was higher than average in EU and Eurozone in November

Inflation in Latvia in November was higher than average inflation in European Union and Eurozone, according to data published by Eurostat.

May: Repeated Brexit referendum would break population's trust

British Prime Minister Theresa May, responding to high profile calls in the UK politics to hold a second referendum over the country's withdrawal from the European Union, has evaluated that it would «break faith with the British people».

Trump distances himself from crimes committed by his lawyer

Reacting to the conviction of American lawyer Michael Cohen over campaign funding violations, U.S. President Donald Trump has distanced himself from the lawyer and accused him of attempts to embarrass Trump.

EY: investments in crypto currency offers have largely failed

86% of 141 initial crypto currency offers presented last year have lost value over the course of the first eight months of this year. Additionally 30% of them have lost nearly all of their value, according to Initial Coin Offerings study by EY.