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Latvia 41st in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index

In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index Latvia has climbed to 41st place, still remaining behind Lithuania and Estonia, according to the latest published study.

Estonia agrees to deepen cooperation with U.S. focusing on security

Estonian and American top diplomats have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two allied countries in a joint statement signed in Washington. the NATO member countries reaffirmed their commitment to NATO's collective defence

US President’s Administration considers leaving Treaty on Open Skies

US President Donald Trump’s administration considers leaving the Treaty and Open Skies, which is one of the most important armament control treaties in Europe, as confirmed by U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel.

Physics Nobel awarded for crucial discoveries in cosmology and astrophysics

«For contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos,» two Swiss physicists and an American-Canadian cosmologist have been named on Tuesday, October 8, as the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Guide for parents «Children and Online Games» now available

To explain why children are absorbed by online games and provide recommendations how parents should act to make games for their children as safe as possible a special guide for parents «Children and Online Games» is now available. The guide compiles recommendations from industry professionals and children.

Kosovo election marks significant change of power division

The snap election in the young Balkan nation of Kosovo has been won by two opposition parties, seeking to oust country’s largest and dominating party from power. PDK, who have been the largest party in each of Kosovo’s last four governments, came third.

Latvia and Belarus to cooperate in protection of consumer rights

Latvian Economy Ministry’s state secretary Ēriks Eglītis and Republic of Belarus Anti-Monopoly Regulation and Trade Minister’s deputy Andrey Kartun have signed a memorandum on cooperation in protection of consumers’ rights, market supervision and competition policy, as reported by the ministry.

Polish coal mine hit by tragic earthquake

Southern Poland has been hit by an earthquake that has shaken a coal mine injuring 17 miners, including one lethally.

Both Russia and Germany positive about Ukraine’s deal with separatists

Leaders of Germany and Russia have welcomed as a positive development the agreement between Ukraine and pro-Kremlin separatists on holding local elections in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Local ex-leaders, meanwhile, point to the dangers of the deal.

London’s Brexit proposals suggest leaving Northern Ireland in EU market, not in customs union

To solve the Brexit impasse, by setting forth in the European Union withdrawal agreement that Northern Ireland leaves the bloc’s customs union, while remaining in its single market, such are the proposals submitted by the UK government to the EU.

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