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Latvia supports accession of Montenegro to NATO

While meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro Milan Rocen on Thursday May 31, Defence Minister Artis Pabriks talked with him about bilateral defence cooperation as well as Montenegro’s intentions to join NATO and the European Union.

Putin to snub London 2012 Olympics

Vladimir Putin will not be coming to the London Olympics, diplomatic sources have said, in an apparent signal of the Russian president's continuing displeasure and irritation with Britain.

Wildfire season in USA

A massive wildfire has spread in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, USA.

Internet traffic to quadruple in following years

The web is getting busier and busier, so the amount of traffic is expected to hit 1.3 zettabytes. Besides, by 2016 there will be around 3.4 million internet users - about 45% of the world population.

Turkey bans strike in aviation sector

On Thursday May 30, the Parliament of Turkey approved amendments under which any form of strike will be prohibited.

The Incredible Hulk gets a «twin»

A pool attendant in Brazil painted himself to look like the Incredible Hulk for a running event, but got a nasty shock when the time came to remove the green paint - the colour wouldn't wash off.

Mitt Romney’s pre-election office misspells «America»

The pre-election headquarters of the Republican Party Presidential candidate Mitt Romney misspelled «America» in their election app for iPhone smartphones.

Brent rises to $104 again

Brent crude reversed early losses and climbed towards $104 per barrel on Thursday, but a bleak demand outlook as the euro zone debt crisis grinds on kept gains in check and set prices up for their biggest monthly percentage drop in two years.

Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook

The United States is facing a brand new problem, namely, more and more sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in the nation's courts.

May 31 in Pictures

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

Bear takes a dive in a pool of a private house

In California, USA a bear wandered into the yard of a private home and dived into a pool there. The daughters of the owner of the house recorded everything on video.

All 9th grade English language exams in Latvia are to be re-evaluated

Inexperienced technical staff of the State Education Centre made a mistake in the preparations of the 9th grade English language exam – the schools were sent a wrong exam score calculation tables. With that all 9th grade English language exams in the country are to be re-evaluated.

Russia and China set to make a competitor for Airbus and Boeing

Russia and China are planning to establish a common business to create a new long-route passenger airplane. Such airplanes are currently manufactured mainly by the American Boeing and European Airbus.

Big sugary drinks set to be banned in New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis.

An agreement is reached in the dispute between Litasco and Ventbunkers

Riga Regional Court terminated the legal proceedings in the claim that was brought by the Swiss capital company Litasco SA against Ventbunkers on granting possession to the fuel oil.

Saeima approves EU fiscal discipline treaty

Thursday May 31, Saeima ratified the European Union (EU) new fiscal discipline treaty. According to the treaty, EU member states agree to strengthen the economic pillar of the Economic and Monetary Union.

Ireland holds national vote on EU fiscal treaty

Wednesday, May 31, Irish voters are casting their ballots on whether to ratify the European Fiscal Treaty, which sets strict rules on budget deficits.

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