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World Media Summit opens in Moscow

On Thursday, July 5, two day long World Media Summit opens in Moscow.

Eight-year-old boy conquers Kilimanjaro

Tyler Armstrong became the second child in the world who managed to conquer Africa's highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania's north-east to raise money for the treatment of terminally ill children.

Latvian Saeima conceptually approves amendments in criminal proceedings

On July 5, Saeima conceptually approved amendments in criminal proceeding during the first reading on the second emergency meeting. These amendments provide for the right for both the defender and prosecutor to present additional evidence during Court hearings.

Turkey finds crew of jet shot down by Syria

The bodies of the crew members of a Turkish jet shot down by Syria last month have been found, according to Turkish officials.

New Latvian Justice Minister – Janis Bordans

On Thursday, July 5, the Saeima approved Janis Bordans, a representative of the Visu Latvijai! - Tēvzemei un brīvībai/LNNK, for the post of Justice Minister during an emergency meeting. 59 deputies voted for his approval, 19 deputies voted against, one deputy abstained.

Health tax could become in force in July 2013

Healthcare service connection with tax paying could become in force starting from July 2013, says Healthcare Minister Ingrida Circene.

EU companies have more favourable terms in deals with Russia

On Wednesday, July 4, the European Parliament (EP) adopted three new agreements that will offer EU companies more benefits in doing business with Russia.

Mexico to recount votes

Votes cast at more than half of polling stations in Sunday's presidential election will be recounted, according to Mexico electoral authorities.

Four people die in a hostage situation in Germany

At least four people died during the storming of an apartment on the south of Germany, where an armed man took several people hostage.

Students are becoming curious about renting apartments

In June rent market was as active as it was in May. Even though small, demand for apartments was diverse – residents were equally interested in single bedroom apartments and multiple bedroom apartments.

American banks prepare for the worst

In accordance with US finance regulation institutions, nine largest American banks are coming up with emergency plans in case of sudden bankruptcy.

Information retraction

BNN retracts incorrect information published on July 2 stating that "Vitol decided to bid via Euromin, a company owned solely by Mulholland".

Latvia can offer new opportunities to American business

Latvia can offer new opportunities to develop manufacturing and export projects for American businessmen, by offering access to the European Union (EU), Russia and other Eastern European markets, says Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

Daily joke: English vs Irish

An English man and an Irish man are driving head on at night, on a twisty, dark road. Both are driving too fast for the conditions and collide on a sharp bend in the road.

TOP 10 most favored tourist restaurants

The French seafood restaurant Le Bernardin, in New York, confidently sits on the first place of the best restaurants in the world. For 322 dollars, a person can enjoy the most exquisite culinary masterpiece along with chosen wine. With an added cost for tips, dinner for two will cost well over 700 dollars.

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