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7 hrs ago | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

New National Library Building in Riga to be open to the public from end-May

The new ''Palace of Light'' National Library building is expected to finally be open to the public from end-May, Culture Minister Dace Melbarde said during a press conference today, informs LETA.... Read more...

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Tehran Times

Iranian, Latvian FMs discuss Iran-EU relations

TEHRAN Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with his Latvian counterpart Edgar Rinkevich in Tehran on Wednesday, during which a number of bilateral and international issues were discussed.

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Burton Mail

Inquest told Latvian man had taken drugs

A LATVIAN heroin user had been in the country just four days when he was found dead in his Burton flat with his neck his riddled with injection marks, an inquest was told.

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The Norwalk Daily Voice

Concert Violinist David Podles To Perform At Norwalk Public Library

Showcasing a special selection of classical, Broadway, gypsy, tango and jazz pieces, acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles will perform at the Norwalk Public Library on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Main Library Reading Room.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Atlantic

A Brief History of Soviet Rock and Roll

A pro-Kremlin lawmaker spawned a tsunami of scorn in Russia this week by alleging that Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi's Perestroika-era anthems were composed by CIA operatives trying to destabilize the Soviet regime.

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Related Topix: Rock & Roll, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, Kino, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Country, Latvia, World News,

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Jewish Community Relations Council celebrates 75 years of service

Since 1938, the Jewish Community Relations Council has worked to enhance cooperation with religious, racial, ethnic and civic groups.

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Related Topix: Creve Coeur, MO, Latvia, World News

National Review Online

Eyes on Daugavpils

Over at Estonian World Review Paul Goble frets over what may lie ahead for Latvia, a NATO member, but perhaps the most vulnerable of the Baltic trio : [Testing NATO there] would not necessarily take the form of an attempt to seize a portion of Latvia or force Riga to withdraw from the alliance, although some in Moscow might like to do either or ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Spies, Spooks, And Rock 'n' Roll At Twilight Of The Cold War

Valery Saifudinov, a pioneer of Soviet rock music, sings at his last concert before emigrating to the United States.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Pop/Rock, Kino, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Country

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

We want flying cars, not creepy robots that take care of grandma, study says

Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the Google Glass prototype ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in Riga, Latvia.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Latvia, World News, Inventions

The Baltic Times

Russia is simply lying, says Murmokaite - The Baltic Times

"Crimea's annexation and now the destabilization of eastern Ukraine is not about the protection of Russian-speaking minorities or alleged Ukraine's radical extremism.

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EQ Magazine

Positivus Festival is Back for 2014

Positivus Festival is a 3 day music festival in Latvia, with international chart toppers and underground emerging talent set in an idyllic holiday location on the coastal town of Salacgriva.

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Related Topix: Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel, Life, Food, Slow Food, Latvia, World News,

GlobeNewswire

Notification on convocation of joint stock company "Latvijas balzams" ...

Management Board of joint stock company "Latvijas balzams" calls up and announces that Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of JSC "Latvijas balzams" will take place on May 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Election of auditor for the audit of Annual reports for the year 2014 and determination of the remuneration for auditor.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fox News

Situation in Ukraine getting violent

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," April 15, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Latvia, World News, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Anna.aero

airBaltic adds second route to Sweden

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Related Topix: Europe, Sweden, World News, Latvia

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Russian Intelligence Questioning Latvian Border Crossers on Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia-The head of Latvia's national security committee is accusing Russian intelligence agents of discretely surveying Latvian opinion near the Baltic nation's eastern border, much like it did in Crimea before annexation of the Ukrainian region.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

airBaltic to launch Riga - Poprad flight

For the upcoming winter season, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Poprad, Slovakia, on 13 December 2014.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Baltic Times

Zdanoka remains stuck in Soviet past - The Baltic Times

The British Broadcasting Corporation writes in an article that the Ukraine crisis has not only caused a rift between the EU and Russia, but it's also deepening divisions in the European Parliament.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Listing of SIA ExpressCredit bonds on Baltic Bond List

NASDAQ OMX Riga decided on April 11, 2014 to list 3 500 SIA ExpressCredit bonds on Baltic Bond list as of April 14, 2014, but taking into account that as of April 11, 2014 only 2 400 bonds are issued, trading will be available with the issued 2 400 bonds.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Hispanic Business

Youthful Baltic Sea Festival 2014

'Along with the music, environment and leadership are the fundamental pillars of the festival.

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BBC News

'Russian agent' row hits Latvia

The Ukraine crisis has not only caused a rift between the EU and Russia - it's also deepening divisions in the European Parliament.

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