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Baltic states object to cutting cohesion funding and direct payments

Friday, November 30, 2018

At the summit of the Friend of Cohesion group in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, Baltic countries, along with 11 other European Union (EU) member states, took a stand against reduced funding for cohesion and direct payments during the EU’s next budgetary period, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry. While participating in the summit, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) underlined the need for the upward convergence in prosperity…

Ukrainians tell Lithuanian businesses not to worry about martial law

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ukrainian business representatives say Lithuanian businesses operating in Ukraine should not worry, at least not yet, about the martial law introduced in the country, accordging to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Thursday writes LETA/BNS. Officials at Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts say they have been in contact with Sergey Prokhorov, first vice president of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Petro Kraisvitny of the Poltava region. The…

Woman’s head DOUBLES in size after horrific allergic reaction to common hair dye

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A teenager’s head doubled in size after a horrific allergic reaction to a common hair dye that left her struggling to breathe. Estelle, a 19-year-old English student from Paris, shared photos showing her shocking disfigurement caused by the chemical PPD, which is found in 90 percent of hair dyes. Estelle says she had bought a standard DIY hair dye from a supermarket in Val-de-Marne, on the outskirts of Paris. But…

Putin insists Russia was right to capture ships, Poroshenko turns to NATO

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that that Russian forces were in the right to capture three Ukrainian ships and sailors last weekend, whereas his Ukrainian counterpart has urged NATO to send ships to conflict area. French news agency AFP reports that on Wednesday, November 29, Putin stated in Moscow that the confrontation at sea ohad been orchestrated by Kiev as a «provocation» and that the Ukrainian ships had entered Russian…

In Georgian presidential election, Zurabishvili close to victory

Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the run-off of the Georgian presidential election, candidate Salome Zurabishvili is expected to win. She is a candidate of the ruling Georgian Dream party. French news agency AFP reported citing official completed counts from 98,41% of polling stations that in the Wednesday, November 28, run-off Zurabishvili has received 59.61%, while her rival Grigol Vashadze was set to receive 40,39% of votes. Following the announcement of the exit poll results,…

Woman with a backpack barricades herself inside French bank and threatens to blow it up

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A woman has barricaded herself in a bank in southern France, threatening to blow up the building, local police say. The woman is reportedly 60 years old and entered the bank in in Alès, in the Occitanie region, wearing a backpack, at around 9.30am local time. The Credit Lyonnais (LCL) bank has been evacuated and police have surrounded the building. The woman walked in ‘without any specific claim or specific…

Worse than under financial crisis – Britons draw worst Brexit scenario

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As the UK parliament debates whether or not it should accept the draft deal on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union, the Bank of England has warned that without the deal a Brexit could cause a worse economic recession than the financial crisis. British public broadcaster BBC reported that the Bank of England stated on Wednesday, November 28, that the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate…

Lithuanian farmers to protest in Brussels over direct payments, equal treatment

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lithuanian farmers are to attend a protest in Brussels in December requiring higher direct payments and equal treatment, the head of the country’s Chamber of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Lithuanian farmers are to attend a joint protest demonstration in Brussels on Dec. 13 with farmers from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The protest will be held during the meeting of the European Council to discuss the EU’s 2021-2027…

Kremlin says Putin-Trump meeting still being prepared despite Trump’s remark

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Washington had not informed Moscow that a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina this month was canceled and that it was still being prepared. Trump said on Tuesday that he might cancel the meeting after Russia seized three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea. Trump said, however, that he was still awaiting…

French President seeks to calm protests, but defiant in fight against fossil fuels

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has made a speech seeking to calm nationwide mass protests, but has insisted the policy to raise taxes on fossil fuels is the right way forward. French news agency AFP reported that addressing lawmakers in Paris on Tuesday, November 27, Macron stated«What I’ve taken from these last few days is that we shouldn’t change course, because it is the right one and necessary». Admitting he has…