Unexploded wartime bomb found in Vilnius Airport
24.04.2014 [22:10]
On Thursday, an explosive was found in Vilnius Airport. It is believed to be an unexploded bomb from World War II, which has remained since the war in the territory of the airport. The information about the detected explosive was confirmed by Greta Babarskaite, the
Latvia and Iran agree to facilitate cooperation in foreign policy and industry
24.04.2014 [19:13]
Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party), during his recent visit in Iran, has reached agreement with Iranian officials about further cooperation in the area of foreign policy and production industry, especially emphasizing pharmacy and food production, LETA was informed by Rinkevics
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Germany
24.04.2014 [17:50]
He is accused of giving a $45m (£27.5m; 33m euros) bribe to a German banker to secure the sale of a stake in the F1 business to a company he favored. Mrю Ecclestone admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment, but has denied any wrongdoing
Queen Elizabeth releases grinning portrait for 88th birthday
22.04.2014 [18:59]
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth by renowned British photographer David Bailey was unveiled today to mark the monarch`s 88th birthday. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, was released on
US Military dolphins to take part in NATO summer exercises in the Black Sea
21.04.2014 [15:49]
American military dolphins will take part in NATO’s forthcoming summer exercises in the Black Sea, Tom LaPuzza, spokesman for the US Navy’s marine mammals program, told the newspaper Izvestia. He said those would be NATO’s first exercises involving military dolphins. “It may so happen that American and Russian military dolphins will meet in the...
Giorgio Armani settles 270m euro tax dispute with Italy
20.04.2014 [17:37]
The fashion house Giorgio Armani has paid 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill. A company spokesman confirmed reports that the payment concerned the group's subsidiaries abroad but declined to comment further
EU ready for talks on gas security
19.04.2014 [20:16]
The European Union (EU) and their member states are ready for talks with Russian Federation and Ukraine on security of gas supply and transit, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso Thursday said in a letter to Russian President
Cairo bomb explosion kills police officer
19.04.2014 [12:34]
An explosion in a busy square in central Cairo late on Friday, killed one police officer, Egyptian officials said. The bomb detonated next to a traffic post in Lebanon Square in Cairo's Mohandessin district, killing Major Mohammed Gamal Eddin. A security official said the bomb was planted inside the traffic post and it exploded
Adidas verliert seinen US-Chef an Edelmarke Gant
18.04.2014 [19:38]
Der Chef von Adidas in den USA, Patrik Nilsson, wechselt an die Spitze der Edeltextilmarke Gant. Neuer Chef in dem Schlüsselmarkt wird Mark King, bisher Leiter der Adidas Golfsparte TaylorMade. An der Spitze des wichtigsten Auslandsmarktes von Adidas kehrt keine Ruhe ein. Erst im Herbst hatte der deutsche Sportartikelkonzern in den USA seine...
Everest avalanche kills at least 12 guides
18.04.2014 [17:18]
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say. The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the
Russia, Ukraine, EU tied by gas dependency
18.04.2014 [17:04]
The need for cooperation over Russia's exports of gas to the EU via Ukraine was an important reason for the tentative peace deal struck in Geneva yesterday. But as Jack D. Sharples writes, gas will also be a source of East-West tensions for a long time
Facebook Planning E-Money Service
17.04.2014 [18:27]
Facebook is preparing a push into financial services, according to a report, with tools for members to store and send money online. The social network has applied to Irish authorities for a licence that would allow it to
Two more diaspora organizations established under Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress
17.04.2014 [18:19]
Two more diaspora organizations have been established under the Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress in the Netherlands and Belgium. The established organizations are Azerbaijanis Union of the Brabant Provinces and Azerbaijanis Union of the Noord-Holland Province
Annual New York Auto Show: Ford goes to new heights
17.04.2014 [15:27]
Ford started the first day of the 2014 New York International Auto Show with a high altitude New York debut; thanks to a bright-yellow 2015 Ford Mustang convertible perched high atop the Empire State Building. Bill Ford Jr., the American automaker’s executive chairman, and great-grandson of Henry Ford, was on
Brazil sends troops to Bahia state after police strike
17.04.2014 [14:31]
Brazil has sent thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay. Shops and supermarkets in the state capital, Salvador, have been looted and public transport was severely reduced following attacks on some buses
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