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Recipe for Sts. Peter and Paul Day

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on June 29.

Rimi leaves the Latvian Traders Association

The statements of the Latvian Traders Association (LTA) about the alleged price increase after the reduction of VAT rate is unacceptable for Rimi trade network, which is why the company is announcing it exit from the organization, Rimi representative Zane Enina reports.

Photos of the week, 2012.06.29.

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

US Supreme Court upholds Obama's healthcare reform

The US supreme court has upheld Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, delivering the president a major victory going into November's election campaign but also setting up a fresh political battle over the legislation's future.

Pottery invented to brew alcohol

The oldest known samples of pottery have been unearthed in southern China, Jiangxi Province.

Dominique Straus-Kahn’s wife kicks him out of the house

The wife of the former Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided to part with her husband, who is up to his neck in Court proceedings in relation to the accusation of sexual harassment and pimping. According to sources close to the Strauss-Kahn family, spouses no longer live together.

Assange defiant over UK police request

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said it was almost certain he would not leave his embassy refuge on Friday, June 29, to enter a British police station as part of his extradition process to be questioned in Sweden about sex-crime allegations.

Daily joke: Movie star

I said to this train driver "I want to go to Paris..."

The UN declares the International Happiness Day

The UN General Assembly has declared the International Happiness Day, which will be celebrated every year on March 20. The idea for this day was proposed by the Kingdom of Bhutan and was unanimously adopted by all 193 UN member states.

Retail trade turnover up by 7.4%

This year (2012) in May compared to April, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices, total retail trade turnover increased by 2.1%. Food retail trade increased by 3.1%, while non-food products - by 1.6%.

Obama declares Colorado a natural disaster area

US President Barack Obama declares Colorado an area of natural disaster, which will allow this state to use funds from the Federal Reserve to handle the devastating forest fires.

Google launches Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad

Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad, Google has announced in its annual developers conference in San Francisco.

Vatican Bank: we have nothing to hide

The Vatican Bank has opened up to the media in an effort to appear more transparent, amid a scandal surrounding the Vatican's financial affairs.

Clinton: Latvia is a proper example of a NATO member state

On 28 June, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who had arrived in Latvia for a bilateral visit.

Brent goes up to $93

Brent crude rose above $93 per barrel on Friday, June 29, after European leaders agreed on steps to tackle the region's intractable crisis in a move that could lift the global economy and fuel demand, while supply disruptions also aided.

Women cause more damage than men grilling food while being drunk

Even though a warm Sun, meat sizzling on the grill and cold beer for many people seems like a perfect summer day, it can lead to an accident. For example, in the last two years, British people caused damage to 1.5 million households by grilling while drunk. Every fourth British person grills meat on a picnic while being drunk.

EU introduces strict control over Eurozone banks

Participants of the European Union (EU) summit in Brussels have finally reached a compromise on the issue of the methods of allocating financial aid for problematic banks of Eurozone.

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