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Poles in Vilnius back opposition candidate in presidential election

Monday, June 29, 2020

More Polish voters in Vilnius backed Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski in Sunday’s presidential election, and he will now face incumbent President Andrzej Duda in the second round of voting. A total of 231 people voted in Vilnius over the weekend, the Polish Embassy in Vilnius told BNS, with 91 going for the liberal mayor of Warsaw, and 77 for Duda. Well-known journalist Szymon Hołownia came in third with 34 votes.…

Riga minibuses back on city streets again

Monday, June 29, 2020

As of Monday, June 29, the express bus service is resumed in Riga, Latvian Radio reported on June 29. In accordance with the decision of the temporary administration of the Riga City Council, there will no longer be any reductions of the fares previously provided by the local government. The City Council has decided discounts will no longer be available in the buses. All the buses, regardless of whether they are orange…

Latvian man who left Armagh after assaulting police back before court seven years later

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Latvian national who appeared in court for offences committed in 2012 has been handed a conditional discharge. Court heard the 32-year-old had no memory of the incident due to “significant alcohol abuse” at the time. Denis Rudyak, of Gough Avenue in Armagh, pleaded guilty to assault on police, obstructing police and disorderly behaviour at the city’s Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Prosecution outlined that at 7.30pm on February 18, of 2012,…

St. Petersburg animal activists want Estonia to send bears back to Russia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a letter to Estonian Minister of the Environment Rene Kokk, Russian animal activists are asking to leave the two bears that have caused a lot of commotion in Estonia’s Valga county alive and guide them back to Russia if possible, Postimees reported. Jelena Bobrova, president of the St. Petersburg-based animal welfare organization “Baltiskaya zabota o zhivotnyh,” says in the letter to the Estonian minister that her concerns are caused by…

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties’ leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Seoul’s presidential office, they announced plans to create a “pan-national” emergency body to respond to tighter Japanese trade controls on certain technology exports to South Korea. The…

City council’s opposition members not to back Burovs for Riga mayor

Friday, June 28, 2019

Opposition members of the Riga City Council are not planning to support Honor to Serve Riga (GKR) party’s candidate for Riga mayor Olegs Burovs, the surveyed politicians told LETA. Vilnis Kirsis, the city council’s New Unity group, said that his party would not back Burovs’ candidacy as real change on the city council can only be achieved through a snap election and not forming a new coalition with Harmony’s current…

Britain’s Labour Party leader backs Brexit referendum

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back a new referendum on Brexit after parliament defeated its alternative plan for leaving the European Union, its eurosceptic leader Jeremy Corbyn said, softening his reservations about a second popular vote. With 29 days left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, the leaders of Britain’s two main parties have been forced into making key turns on the divorce in recent…