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China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations — and Tonga may end up paying the price. In the capital, Nuku’alofa, government…

Latvia’s State Forests: more helicopters needed to handle large-scale fires

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Latvia requires additional funding to afford additional helicopters to be able to handle large-scale fires, says Latvia’s State Forests Representative Zigmunds Jaunķiķis. «With the kind of fire currently observed in Valdgale, we would make use of any type of fire-fighting machines,» said Jaunķiķis. He also admits that the State Fire and Rescue Service has spent a lot of resources localizing the massive fire in Valdgale Country. Even though it is…

Duklavs to ask EU agriculture commission to provide financial support to drought-stricken farmers

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers), who will be meeting with the European Union’s (EU) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Phil Hogan in Brussels on Wednesday, is going to ask for financial support to Latvian farmers who have been suffering massive losses due to a prolonged dry spell and heat, LETA was told at the Agriculture Ministry. Duklavs also plans to discuss with the EU commissioner Latvia’s main concerns regarding…