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Friday 17.08.2018 | Name days: Oļegs, Vineta

July: producer prices in industry rises 0.7% in Latvia

In July, compared to July of the previous year, the overall level of producer prices in the Latvian industry increased by 0.7%.

Excluded Liepājas metalurgs investors – Lipman and some Western company

Businessman Kirov Lipman is one of two potential buyers for the bankrupt Liepājas metalurgs company with whom talks regarding the company’s purchase have been discontinued, admits Lipman. The other excluded potential investor is some Western company, says LM insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers.

Daily joke: creative solution

The students were lined up in the cafeteria for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: «Take only ONE. God is watching.»

Another criminal process is launched against Aivars Lembergs

Authorities have launched yet another criminal process against the criminally accused Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs for stating false information in a state official’s declaration.

Gaidis Bērziņš is approved as Latvian Justice Minister

This Thursday, August 21st, the Saeima expressed its trust in now the Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Bērziņš.

For Brazil's presidential election, environmentalist chosen to replace late candidate

In Brazil on August 20, the Socialist Party officially named Marina Silva, an acclaimed environmental activist, as the new candidate for the October 5 presidential elections.

Russia-Ukraine conflict reduces Carlsberg's sales

Danish beer producer Carlsberg this spring and summer is facing significant fall in sales in Russia and Ukraine.

State Auditor: situation at Riga Freeport is dreadful and adoption of our recommendations is slow

Latvian State Auditor Elita Krūmiņa believes the situation at Riga Freeport in regard to misuse of financial resources has not changed at all. She believes this is because both the Board of Riga Freeport and Transport Ministry lack the will to change anything.

Eurostat: construction in the EU declines by 0.5% in June

Construction volumes in the European Union reduced by 0.5% this June, compared to the same months of 2013, according to data compiled by Eurostat.

Number of births on a rise in Latvia

During the seven months of this year 12 488 newborns were registered in the country, which is 554 babies more than in the first seven months of last year.

Daily joke: education methods

Mother: «Why did you get such a low mark on that test?»

Second attempt to build «ice wall» around Fukushima reactors unlikely to solve problem

After the failed first attempt to build an «ice wall» for stopping massive radioactive leaks from Fukushima power plant, it seems unlikely that the second attempt will stop the ongoing natural disaster of the Pacific Ocean.

BATL: the government must provide transparent and controlled management over freeports

Baltic Association Transport and Logistics has turned to state officials and Latvian MEPs with a request to immediately turn attention towards making sure proper management is provided to the segment of Latvia’s transit corridor, Boards of Riga and Ventspils Freeports and their decisions.

Opening of Riga Concert Hall is one month away

One month from now – September 20th – Riga Concert Hall will open its doors in the Latvian Academy of Sciences with a colourful concert, as BNN was informed by the concert hall’s representative Juris Millers.

Victims want all structures to be demolished at Zolitude Maxima’s ruins

Victims of Zolitude tragedy believe that all structures at the ruins, including the 12-storey apartment building, must be demolished and a memorial erected in their place, as representative of Zolitude 21/11 association Regīna Ločmele told journalists this Tuesday.

«Islamic State» releases video of beheading of U.S. journalist

Militant group «Islamic State», which has proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has published a video online with footage of the beheading of a U.S. journalist.

Ukrainian forces engage in street battles in Luhansk; Putin to meet with Poroshenko

In the strategic eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, street battles are taking place. Meanwhile, Russian and Ukrainian presidents are to meet.

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