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8 hrs ago | Free Republic

Shadowy veteran of pro-Russian rebellions in Ukraine

If John le Carr were to visit the pseudo-statelet run by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, he might feel oddly at home with Vladimir Antiufeyev.

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21 hrs ago | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

"Rigas satiksme" operated with EUR 677,000 in losses last year

Riga municipal public transportation company ''Rigas satiksme Ltd.'' operated with EUR 677,000 in losses last year, which was substantially less than in 2012, when the company operated with EUR 7.8 million in losses, informs LETA reffering to the company's annual financial report.... Read more...

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Baltic Times

Latvian police leave collapsed Maxima site after year long investigation - The Baltic Times

Latvian police have conducted their final day of investigations at the collapsed Maxima supermarket that killed 54 people last year.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

BleacherReport

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Courtney Fry: Winner, Recap and Analysis

It's a fight that few boxing fans may have asked for, but Roy Jones Jr. was determined to win it.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltic Times

Tel Aviv comes to Riga for spectacular beach festival - The Baltic Times

The admission will be free. We invite residents and visitors of the city of Riga, families with children, young people, older people, entrepreneurs and all those interested in discovering, getting to know and enjoy Israel's diverse cultural programme, the performance of numerous world-class bands and DJs, dancing till dawn, fashion shows, special ... (more)

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Journal Gazette

Voices of Unity win gold, silver in World Choir Games

The Voices of Unity Youth Choir won gold and silver medals at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, last week, the choir has announced.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Fort Wayne, IN

The Baltic Times

Garage full of explosives found in Latvia, homes evacuated - The Baltic Times

The police arrived at the garage in connection with another criminal case to check a on a lead about an illegal arms cache.

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The Baltic Times

Russian-Latvian relations 'complicated' amid Ukraine crisis,...

Russian-Latvian relations have become more complicated since the conflict in Ukraine began, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov has said.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Rozentale ready to assume Latvias health minister's post

Former Health Minister and former head of the Infectology Center of Latvia, currently Riga City Council member Baiba Rozentale , who will also run in the Saeima elections from Harmony's ticket, says she is ready to assume the health minister's post after the elections, reports LETA.... Read more...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Baltic Times

Lost luggage? We've got an app for that. Latvian couple to create...

Last year, airlines lost more than 40 million pieces of luggage. That figure is expected to climb to 70 million by 2017.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CNN

American Represents Usa in Finals of New Wave

American representing the USA in "Finals" of New Wave: International Competition to find the best NEW POP STAR.

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The Baltic Times

Airlines cancel Israel flights amid fighting - The Baltic Times

Latvian airline airBaltic has canceled Riga to Tel Aviv flights today amid the ongoing conflict in the country that has left hundreds dead.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Report from Riga: Voices of Unity youth choir wins gold medal in gospel music category

Editor's note: The Voices of Unity youth choir, a program of the local Unity Performing Arts Foundation on Fort Wayne, has been competing during the past week at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.

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The Baltic Times

Russia summons Latvian ambassador amid Ukraine unrest - The Baltic Times

Russia has summoned Latvian ambassador to Moscow Astra Kurme after three popular Russian singers were blacklisted in Riga amid the Ukraine crisis.

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The Baltic Times

Air Baltic becomes first airline to accept Bitcoin payments - The Baltic Times

"Introducing the Bitcoin payment option is a part of our innovative approach to service with a central focus on our customer,'' said Martin Gauss, AirBaltic'' Chief Executive Officer.

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GlobeNewswire

Observation status of AS "VEF Radiotehnika RRR" supplemented with additional reason

NASDAQ OMX Riga decided on July 22, 2014 to immediately apply an additional reason for applied observation status to AS "VEF Radiotehnika RRR" due to the following reason.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Detroit News

The Mosaic Youth Singers of Detroit bring home the gold and silver....

The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit's Mosaic Singers recently won gold and silver medals in the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.

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Free Republic

World prepares to confront the threat of Russian information

Kremlin information pressure is felt not only in Ukraine. Even affluent United States has decided to review the effectiveness of the Council on Broadcasting.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Thetelegraphand Argus

BRADFORD Catholic Girls' Choir bagged an "incredible" bronze medal double at the World Choir Games.

Billed as the 'Olympics for Choirs', the group sang their hearts out at the prestigious global competition held in Riga, Latvia in the Champions Category at the event.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Boxing Scene

Roy Jones/James Toney Card Has Some Changes

The major show in Riga, Latvia, which is pre-planned for July 26 at the Skonto stadium, is the subject of changes, as previously announced foes are being withdrawn for various reasons.

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