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Unemployment rate in the Eurozone beats new records

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the European Union (EU) increased to 10.3% in May 2012, compared with 10.2% in April, 2012. Even though initial surveys showed that unemployment rate was 10.3% in the EU in April.

Daily joke: Flexibility

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July 2 in Pictures

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

South Korea will have a mini-capital

The government of South Korea has declared the conclusion of the construction of the city of Sejong, situated 120 km away from Seoul. This city will become the so called «mini-capital» of the country. It is reported that most ministries will be relocated there.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barclays resigns because of a scandal

On Monday, July 2, the head of the Board of Directors of the British Barclays Bank Marcus Agius announced his resignation. When explaining the reason for this decision, he admitted that he demonstrated «unacceptable standards of behaviour», while working at Barclays.

Apple settles iPad trademark dispute in China for $60 million

US technology giant Apple has reached a settlement with the Chinese company Proview, agreeing to pay 60 million dollars for iPad trademark in China.

Australian swimmer fails to cross the shark rich Florida Strait

Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey failed to become the first person in the world to cross the Florida Strait without using a shark proof cage.

Britain to revise immigrant test

The new version of the UK immigrant test will focus on British culture and achievements, says Home Secretary Theresa May.

Bad weather conditions claim human lives in Germany

Four people dead and around a hundred more were caught in a hurricane, heavy rains and tempest, which hit Germany last weekend. As the police officers stated on Sunday, July 1, the damage done to the country are already estimated at millions of EUR.

Political calendar of Latvia. July 2 – 6, 2012

Calendar of political events in Latvia July 2 – 6, 2012.

Economic calendar of Latvia. July 2 – 6, 2012

Calendar of political events in Latvia July 2 – 6, 2012.

Earthquake in China: more than 155 000 affected

More than 155 thousand people were affected by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake, which took place on the north-east of China on June 30.

EU sanctions do not limit deals between Latvia and Belarus

The economic sanctions, imposed by the EU against Belarus in the end of March, 2012, did not have a notable impact on the economic cooperation between Latvia and Belarus, even though deals between 30 companies of these neighbouring countries are no longer possible, says ambassador of Belarus to Latvia Alexander Gerasimenko.

PHOTO: Spain wins Euro 2012

Spanish national football team has become the European champion for the second time in a row.

Latvia visited by representatives of influential American companies

On Sunday, July 1, Riga will be visited by Warner Bros, Procter&Gamble, Boeing and representatives of 20 more influential American companies in the sphere of IT, automobile, defence, aerospace, construction, film industry and other fields, to evaluate Latvia as a n attractive business destination, as well as to discuss business cooperation opportunities.

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