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Estonian banks see smaller quarterly profit

Estonian banks’ net income dropped in the second quarter from the previous three months as net- interest income decreased and lenders recovered less bad debts.

iPad Mini to debut in September

Apple's alleged iPad Mini could see the light of day before the end of September, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Latvian residents lose their passports most often in Norway, Germany and the UK

The average additional expenses a person is faced with when losing his personal identification documents, make up 20 to 90 LVL. There are cases when expenses turn out to be even higher – depending on the location, the price for tickets for the journey home, hotel expenses, the necessary time and other factors.

Survey: half of Latvian residents do not support Riga City Council's budget overrun

A little over half (52%) of Latvian economically active residents age 18 to 55 that participated in the joint survey of TNS and LNT, do not support the situation when Riga City Council overspent the municipal budget.

Projection: crop yields will be good in 2012

In July, Specialists of the Plant branch of the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (RLATC) performed a detailed projection for crop yields for this year, and most crops in for a good harvest.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake jolted western Indonesia early Wednesday, July 25, killing a man and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes in towns and villages across Sumatra island’s northern tip. No tsunami was generated and there were no reports of damage.

Syria: government troops hit back in Aleppo

Wednesday, July 25, thousands of pro-government troops are being moved to regain parts of Syria's second biggest city - Aleppo.

British court upholds Lembergs asset freeze

On Tuesday, July 24, the British court upheld the asset freeze imposed on Aivars Lembergs' properties around the world. The order shall remain in force until the court hears the Latvian Shipping Company's appeal on jurisdiction, says Ilze Nagla, the company's public relations manager.

Misfortunes of the Latvian Culture Minister in USA

The visit of Latvia’s Culture Minister Žanete Jaunzeme-Grende to USA for the XIII Latvian Song festival was full of different incidents. The minister did not make it to her plane, lost her national costume and earned sarcastic comments regarding her English pronunciation.

Photo: Beckham's sudden appearance

A young David Beckham fan got the surprise of a lifetime when he got to meet his hero while out shopping with his mother at Westfield.

Financial markets don’t trust Spain

Spain failed to restore the trust of the markets. Because there are still some risks that Madrid will be forced to turn to the global economic bailout plan, Italy is likely to follow.

July 24 in pictures

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

Daily joke: Washing machine instructions

One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt.

New Wave 2012 popular music performers contest begins

On Tuesday, July 24, the 11th international popular music performers contest New Wave 2012 commences, and will go on until July 29.

Gallery: Prince of Monaco sells out exclusive motor vehicles

Nearly forty rare cars that currently belong to the Prince of Monaco Albert II and his father Rainier III will be delivered from the garage of the Principality of Monaco and sold on an auction on July 26.

Minimum wage will remain the same in 2013 – 200 LVL

The minimal wage will remain the same in 2013 – 200 LVL. This decision was made by the government of Latvia on Tuesday, July 24.

Nokia finalizes Scalado grab

Nokia has completed its acquisition of the tech and team from imaging specialists Scalado, promising the next generation of camera functionality in future Nokia smartphones.

Creditors to audit Greek progress on debt reduction

Representatives from the troika of international lenders arrive in Greece on Tuesday, July 24, to assess its progress towards reducing its huge debts.

EU advance payments could be issued to farmers earlier

88.2 million LVL have been allocated through state budget amendments for the Agriculture Ministry (AM). This money is planned to be diverted for the co-funding of the payments from the European Funds. This means that farmers could receive support payments earlier than it is planned, AM reports.

Cinema shooter bought all his weapons legally

24-year-old James Homes, who is being accused of mass murder, which took place in the Century movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, has been taken to Court, where security measures were applied.

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