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Latvian teachers achieve pay rise and cancel protest

The Latvian government and educators' trade union have reached an agreement that the minimum wage for educators for full time work will be raised from September by 30 euros, reaching 710 euros. A teacher protest planned for early September has been cancelled.

UN sees genocidal intent in Myanmar army's atrocities against Rohingyas

The military of the South-East Asian nation of Myanmar conducted mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with the intent of genocide and the country's commander-in-chief and five generals should be tried for the crimes against international law, United Nations investigators found.

Australians advised not to pick up calls from Latvia

Mobile users in Australia have been receiving missed calls from unfamiliar numbers with the Latvian country code and the Australian news site News.com.au suggested that they are part of a one-ring phone scam.

Hungary has to feed asylum seekers in detention centres, notes ECHR

Hungarian migration authorities have to ensure food to rejected asylum seekers in detention centres on its border who are appealing the decision, has noted the European Court of Human Rights.

UK gives advice to population for «no-deal» EU divorce

As the UK and the European Union has not yet arrived at a Brexit deal, British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has outlined practical advice for the scenario if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in 2019.

Shadow economy in Ukraine grows to 33%

The part of Ukrainian economy where paying taxes is avoided has in the first quarter of 2018 been 33%, official estimates show as reported by UNIAN.

EU's wind research satellite sent to Earth's orbit

The European Union has sent to the Earth's orbit a satellite to study global wind patterns that could help improve weather forecasting.

Tsipras sees Greece's end of bailout borrowing as liberation

Greece ending its bailout programme and the direct influence of international lenders on decisions about its government spending, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has stated that the country has become free again.

Collapsed Genoa bridge company to spend 500 million euros on relief

As Italy tries to deal with the tragedy of the Genoa bridge collapse that took the lives of over 40 people, private toll road operator that was in charge of the bridge said it would provide relief funds of 500 million euros.

War plane in Sweden crashes after colliding with bird

In Sweden's south, a locally-produced figter jet has crashed after flying onto a bird, the country's military stated.

Ukrainian film director's hunger strike in prison continues for 100 days

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been holding a hunger strike for 100 days in a prison in the Russian Arctic having been sentenced for terrorism against Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.

Greece ends receiving loans as part of its huge bailout programme

Greece arrived at the end of its financial borrowing programme from international lenders on Monday, emerging from the country's and eurozone's most difficult times in recent history.

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