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Radio 101 sold at an auction

Latvijas Krajbanka's liquidation administrator KPMG Baltics sold Radio 101 to some individual on an auction on April 30, as reported by the administrator's representative Oskars Firmanis.

Paul Krugman: The beatings must continue

Sometimes economists in official positions give bad advice; sometimes they give very, very bad advice; and sometimes they work at the OECD, Paul Krugman says in his latest NY Times post.

Photo: Japan's newest hairstyle craze

Teens around the world have been known to experiment with their look, from clothes and makeup to piercings and tattoos, but Japanese youths today have upped the ante with eccentric hairstyles including one in particular that resembles a freshly picked tomato.

Latvia's retail trade turnover grows by 2.1% in March

Compared to February, total retail trade turnover in March 2013 grew by 2.1%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products increased by 2.4%, whereas retail sale of non-food products – by 1.9%.

April 30 in pictures

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

Gold prices reduce by an average of 4%-5%

The beginning of 2013 was marked by a new trend – the traditionally increasing price of precious metals turned the other way around, the experts of Goldinvest Asset Management comment the situation.

Menthol cigarettes could be banned in Latvia

The Latvian government supports the initiative of the Healthcare Ministry in regard to the planned amendments to the Tobacco Products Directive initiated by the European Commission.

Facebook is losing millions of users

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention of those looking for fresh online playgrounds.

Liepājas metalurgs performs credit interest payment

Liepājas metalurgs (LM) has performed the state guaranteed loan interest payment to the Italian UniCredit S.p.A in the full amount – 1 855 867.42 EUR, as reported by LM representative Simona Laiveniece.

Daily Joke: What to Do?

Upon seeing an elderly lady for the drafting of her will, the attorney charged her $100...

World leaders love Twitter

It’s not just celebrities who love Twitter: South American leaders, it turns out, heart to tweet. Some may even have gone overboard and may have over shared.

EU set to ban pesticides blamed on bee’s decline

The EU appears set to impose a two-year ban on the use of insecticides blamed for a sharp and worrying decline in bee populations.

Last South Korean workers could leave Kaesong

South Korea is set to pull the last of its workers out of a joint industrial zone in North Korea, as Seoul announced moves to help affected firms.

Foreigners invest 525 million in Latvia's economy in exchange for residence permits

The volume of investments foreigners have invested in Latvia's economy in exchange for residence permits exceeded 525 million EUR in the middle of April 2013. More than 413 million EUR were invested in real estate property.

Syrian prime minister survives Damascus bombing; six die

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, April 29, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar al-Assad's capital.

April 29 in pictures

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