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1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, Travel, Riga, Latvia Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel, Detroit, MI

14 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | The Baltic Times

State of emergency zone increased amid swine fever outbreak - The Baltic Times

The Latvian government today declared a state of emergency in all border areas with Russia and Estonia f ollowing an outbreak of African swine fever.

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18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Mosaic, Gospel, World News, Entertainment

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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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Entertainment, Monsters, Television, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Thetelegraphand Argus

World medal joy for Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

RECEPTION: Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir sang for British Ambassador Sarah Cowley at a reception held at the British Embassy in Riga, Latvia 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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Related Topix: Travel, Riga, Latvia Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel

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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Related Topix: World News, Travel, Riga, Latvia Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel

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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Related Topix: World News, Roy Jones Jr.

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Iol.co.za

My Riga, this looks nothing like Spain

Two families heading off on holiday to Spain ended up on a plane to Latvia after bungles by airport staff.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England, Travel

MLive.com

Rockford choirs excel during 'eye-opening' European tour

The Rockford Aces, the men's choir, won a gold in the "Young male" category and a silver in the "Scenic Pop" division.

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Barnsley Chronicle

Barnsley Youth Choir in Latvia by Paul Chambers

MEMBERS of Barnsley Youth Choir will find out tonight whether they have been successful in the World Choir Games in Latvia.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

ESPN

Jones Jr. to return to ring July 26 in Latvia

Jones, who is 45 and about a decade past the end of his run on top, told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will take on 39-year-old British journeyman Courtney Fry in a 12-round cruiserweight bout on July 26 in Riga, Latvia.

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The Atlantic

The Lost Graphic Designs of a Short-Lived Democracy

History nearly forgot the avant-garde, sometimes agitational publishing culture that flourished in the Republic of Latvia between world wars.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Graphic Design, Arts, Entertainment

MT Shortwave Central

Radio City & Hamburger Lokalradio slated for weekend

All times UTC Radio City will be on the air this weekend, on Friday July 18, at 1800-1900 via IRRS on 7290 kHz and Challenger Radio on 1368 kHz.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

UnionLeader.com

PSNH's Schiller Station in Portsmouth generates 150 megawatts of...

The Doric Victory, a bulk carrier the length of two football fields, transported the fuel almost 4,000 miles from Riga, Latvia, last month to Public Service of New Hampshire's Schiller power plant in Portsmouth, a 150-megawatt facility that's produced electricity since 1952.

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Reuters

Young American's singing dreams come true in Latvia

A young American's singing dream comes true in Latvia at the World Choir Games, considered the 'Olympics' of choir music.

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Saffron Walden Reporter

County High students collect double gold medal at World Choir Games

Three Saffron Walden County High students were part of a youth choir which collected two gold medals at the World Choir Games in Latvia.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England,

The Baltic Times

Ukraine scenario 'possible' in Latvia, says expert - The Baltic Times

Andrey Neronsky, director of the Moscow Center of Russian Culture in Latvia, says that a Ukrainian scenario is 'completely possible' in Latvia and that as few as 500 pro-Russian militants could end Latvia's existence as a unified state.

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