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Sunday 19.05.2019 | Name days: Sibilla, Teika, Lita

Stoltenberg defends NATO existence before U.S. legislators

NATO «is in the national interest of each and every one of our nations», the organisation's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg noted to legislators in the U.S., where the alliance has been criticised often at the highest level for limited defence spending by many member states.

Research: Unhealthy food causes more deaths globally than smoking

As much as 11 million deaths could be prevented globally every year, more than smoking-related deaths, if people increased the consumption of vegetables, fruit, nuts and legumes in their diets, a U.S. institute found in a study.

UK to seek extension of Brexit amid attempts to reach a cross-party deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to ask the European Union to extend the withdrawal date beyond April 12 and to work with the opposition Labour Party to find a way forward that could have the majority of the UK Parliament.

Estonia experiences the most rapid producer price decline among Baltic States

Compared to the same month of 2018, Latvia’s industry experienced a 6.6% increase for producer prices in February 2019. This is also more rapid than the average price rise among EU member states, according to data published by Eurostat.

Stoltenberg asks Germany to increase military spending as promised

NATO Secretary General has urged Germany to fulfill its pledge to increase its defence spending in line with other allies, as the organisation readies to mark its 70th anniversary.

British Parliament to vote on customs union with EU, other options

The United Kingdom could leave the European Union by 22 May if the British Parliament supports a customs union in Monday’s indicatives votes, officials in Brussels commented seeing this scenario as the most likely right now.

Slovak presidential election won by environmental activist Čaputová

In the second round of the Slovak presidential election held over the weekend, layer and environmental activist Zuzana Čaputová has won in a blow to the government of the Central European country.

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