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Chief of association: global prices make diesel fuel more expensive

The reason for diesel fuel to becoming more expensive in recent days are the events on global markets and global prices, believes Chairman of the Fuel Traders Association Martins Stirans.

Tallinn - popular destination among EU tourists

From May to September every year, hundreds of cruise ships leave Western European ports and set sail for such cities as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. But what's next? Next, many tourists go on to spend a day in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

Poland devastated by tornado

One person died and at least ten received injuries as a result of unusually devastating tornadoes on the north-west of Poland.

North Korea military head dismissed from office

North Korean military chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all official posts. In a short statement, the party said Mr Ri had been removed from his posts because of illness.

Economy Ministry: the number of economically active residents will drop by 70 000 in 2018

Depending on economic growth and the demographic scenario the number of economically active residents will drop by 50 000 – 70 000 people in 2018, as concluded in the information statement of the Economy Ministry (EM) on medium and long tern projections on the job market.

India bans marriage for love

Residents of some Indian village on the north of the country are banned from marrying for love. Several additional limitations were introduced for Indian women along with this.

USA to have the first cat film festival

The first Internet Cat Video Festival will take place in Minnesota, USA, during which only videos showing the aforementioned animals will be presented.

Poland sees rain of sardines

A truck driver caused caused an enormous traffic jam after he spilled 24 tons of sardines onto the road in Poland.

Behold, probably, the heaviest puffball in the world

A mushroom that weighs around 26 kg was found by 62-year-old Christian Therrien when he was taking a walk with his son in British Columbia, Canada.

Daily joke: Can you hear me?

An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one day, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her chair.

Scientists create preparation that prevents the spread of cancer cells

South Korea has announced the creation of a compound that can not only help discover but also prevent the spread of cancer cells to other organs, like the liver. It is possible in cases of colon and rectal cancer.

Prime Minister will go on vacation

Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis will go on a two-week vacation starting Monday, July 16.

Photos of the week, 2012.07.13.

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

Wild boar breaks into Austrian bank

A wild boar broke into a branch of some Austrian bank. Even though this incident occurred in June, the local media report about this only now.

France contemplates a military intervention in Mali

French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius does not exclude the possibility of a military intervention for the stabilization of the situation on the north of Mali.

Latvenergo: Lursoft data is incorrect – earnings make up 43.788 million

According to the consolidated annual account, earnings of Latvenergo concern in made up 681.767 million LVL in 2011, EBITDA – 180.729 million LVL, while current year profits made up 43.778 million LVL, the company reports.

PHOTO: Stonehenge turns into Fire Garden

London 2012 Festival has rounded up in one of Britain’s most iconic World Heritage sites - Stonehenge.


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