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Microsoft suffers losses for the first time in 26 years

Microsoft Corporation suffers losses in the amount of approximately 500 million dollars. Such a situation arose for the first time since 1986, when the corporation became an open-type joint-stock company.

The German parliament approves of the EU aid program for Spain

On Thursday, July 19, with the majority of votes the German parliament approved of the European Union’s (EU) aid program for saving Spain’s banking sector.

Warning: be aware of fake notifications on Facebook

There are false news being spread in the world’s largest social network – Facebook – the intent of such notifications about a user’s photo being «tagged» is to lure him/her into a trap with malicious software, Sophos security company warns.

RTTEMA: we are shocked by the lies

The administration of the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA) is shocked by the lies that are spread in the press about the education programs of the university.

airBaltic carries Olympic torches to Baltic capitals

On Friday, July 20, Latvian national airBaltic airline brought the Olympic torches and torchbearers straight from London to Baltic capitals of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

«Bad Russians» will drive around in a Latvian armoured car in «Die Hard 5»

Dartz Latvian luxury armored car manufacturer’s Dartz Kombat MRAP model will appear on the screens of Hollywood action film «Die Hard 5».

Lithuanian athlete disqualified from the Olympics

Lithuanian cyclist Rasa Leleivyte will be forced to withdraw from participating in the London Olympics, because a doping substance was found in her blood.

Thousands of Polish fans rampage in Liepaja

Even before this evening’s awaited UEFA Euro league 2 qualification match, in which Liepajas metalurgs will meet Warsaw’s Legia club, Polish football fans managed to cause riots: being generally a very loud bunch, fumbling with house walls and blowing pyrotechnics.

First «mini» scandals hit Olympics

London Olympic Games due to start in late July are facing the first minor misunderstandings, namely, Japanese women's football team is complaining for having to fly in an economy class, while an Olympic torch-bearer's tattoo comes with a spelling error.

Daily joke: Get in line!

A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.

July 19 in pictures

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

Klaipeda port – leader in the handling of container cargo in the Baltic region

Despite a significant decline in cargo handling, Klaipeda port remained the leader in container cargo handling in the Baltic region in the first six months of 2012. Riga port took the second place in this category, as the data compiled by the administration of the Klaipeda port states.

The largest cargo of silver in history is raised from the bottom of the ocean

The largest cargo of silver in the history of shipwreck research has been raised from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near the shores of Ireland.

YouTube launches face-blurring tool

YouTube has announced that it has added a new tool, which allows users to blur out the faces in an uploaded video.

School information system developers support Education Minister’s idea

The idea of Education and Science Minister Roberts Kilis’ to digitize education materials is innovative and welcome, representatives of Mykoob and E-klase believe.

Saeima Chairwoman: State Auditor criticizes the government, but doesn’t do anything

State Auditor Inguna Sudraba incorrectly uses her post for political statements. Also, the auditor could try not just criticizing the work of the government, but also come forward with proposals, Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina comments Sudraba’s statements in the media concerning her possible involvement in politics.

Radio: does Zakis’ case threaten Unity’s results on municipal elections?

The rating of the Unity party, which will soon be celebrating its jubilee, has been unstable. This political force is considered as the most popular, and as the one that has been rapidly losing support.

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