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Tuesday 20.11.2018 | Name days: Anda, Andīna

Russia pushes for UN resolution to keep nuclear arms treaty alive

The U.S. has rejected Russia's draft resolution to the UN General Assembly that offered to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) that the U.S. plans to leave, AFP reported citing diplomatic sources.

European Parliament supports ban on single-use plastic goods

Members of the European Parliament have supported the proposal that bans single-use plastic goods on the EU market. The bank will extend to plates, eating utensils, cotton sticks and balloon stalks. The ban will come to force in 2021, as reported by European Parliament’s press-secretary in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

Schengen information system to be modernized

Members of the European Parliament have approved three EU laws that improve the Schengen information system – the most widely used database for security and border governance in Europe, as reported by EP press-secretary in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

October 24 in pictures

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European Parliament urges member states to promote potable tap water

Members of the European Parliament have supported a proposal to improve residents’ trust in potable tap water, which is significantly cheaper and more environmentally friendly than bottled tap water, as reported by the parliament’s press-secretary in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

Latvia experienced bigger state debt reduction than average in EU in Q2 2018

Compared to the same period of last year, Latvia experienced a bigger state debt reduction than average in the European Union in Q2 2018, according to data published by Eurostat.

October 23 in pictures

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October 22 in pictures

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USA to pull out from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

The United States of America plans to one-sidedly exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INFT), as announced by US President Donald Trump, who accuses Russia of violating this treaty.

Canadian cannabis shops face shortages on 2nd day of legalisation

Cannabis stores in Canada have experienced shortages on the second day since the legalisation of recreational cannabis, as the demand is much higher than the supply of the drug.

Putin: People in ex-Soviet Republics had more opportunities during USSR

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has asserted that people in Russia's neighbouring countries, once under Soviet occupation, regretted the end of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Merkel finds Brexit agreement still doable, but time running out

German Chancellor Angela Merkel evaluated after this week's summit of the European Union, that there is not much time left for an agreement on the UK leaving the bloc, but it a deal should still be realistically attainable.

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