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Collapsed Genoa bridge company to spend 500 million euros on relief

As Italy tries to deal with the tragedy of the Genoa bridge collapse that took the lives of over 40 people, private toll road operator that was in charge of the bridge said it would provide relief funds of 500 million euros.

War plane in Sweden crashes after colliding with bird

In Sweden's south, a locally-produced figter jet has crashed after flying onto a bird, the country's military stated.

Police wages in Estonia raised by cutting number of jobs

Less police officers are visible on the streets in Estonia as the country's Police and Border Guard has conducted a reduction of the number of position to increase wages of patrolling officers, thus working on a more motivated force since 2015.

Ukrainian film director's hunger strike in prison continues for 100 days

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been holding a hunger strike for 100 days in a prison in the Russian Arctic having been sentenced for terrorism against Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.

Greece ends receiving loans as part of its huge bailout programme

Greece arrived at the end of its financial borrowing programme from international lenders on Monday, emerging from the country's and eurozone's most difficult times in recent history.

Tens of thousands sing to mark Estonia's restoration of independence

52,772 people have joined a singing event to mark the anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence, with the majority of the singers singing along on the internet.

Eurostat: Latvia had inflation rate higher than average in EU and Eurozone

In July, Latvia’s inflation rate was higher than the average in Europe and Eurozone, according to data published by Eurostat.

Presence of Latvian milk reduces, whereas presence of imported milk increases in Latvia

The proportion of milk produced in Latvia is starting to lose to imported milk, as concluded by Central Union of Latvian Dairy Farmers chairman Jānis Šolks.

Aspiring prosecutors «drop out» in tests – half of contenders fail second stage of tests

Approximately half of aspiring prosecutor candidates has failed the second portion of tests for general and judicial knowledge.

Riga International Airport concludes first half-year with turnover increase of 13%

Riga International Airport concluded the first half-year of 2018 with turnover increase of 13% when compared to the same period of 2017, according to the airport’s unaudited and shortened account for the six-month period before 30 June 2018.

CEC to decide on four candidates’ possible relation to KGB

Latvia’s Central Election Commission has received results of investigations of all 13th Saeima election candidates from Interior Affairs Ministry’s Information Centre and Latvian Centre for the Documentation of the Consequences of Totalitarianism.

Concord will have to include bread distribution costs in kebab café in its pre-election expenditures

Political party Concord will have to include in its 13th Saeima pre-election campaign expenditures the money spent by one of its candidates on distributing bread to pensioners free of charge in a kebab café in Bolderāja, as reported by TV3 news.

Nearly half of children born in Latvia in 2017 were delivered by mothers with higher education

20,828 children were born in Latvia in 2017. Almost half of them were born to mothers having higher education. Out of the total number of newborn children mothers, 7,229 or 34.7 % had acquired upper secondary general or vocational education and 2,775 or 13.3 % had basic education or lower.

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