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6 hrs ago | The Baltic Times

Revealed: Stunning World War Two secret agent is unveiled as Latvian woman - The Baltic Times

The British National Archives have revealed the identity of stunning Second World War special agent ''Fifi'' as London-born Latvian Marija Kristine Cilvere. The beautiful blonde was employed to tempt spies from her own side into giving up their secrets, the Daily Telegrpah reports in special article.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

4 Hoteliers

The benefits of aviation to the global economy.

Remarks of Tony Tyler at a Public Lecture at the University of Latvia: Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today, I am proud to be the first IATA Director General to visit Latvia, and I am grateful for the time Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss gave for our discussions. The importance of aviation to Latvia should not be underestimated.

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Daily Mail

Latvian motorist passes his driving test first time... despite...

Latvian motorist passes his driving test first timea despite having no arms and having to use his FEET to steer But for Latvian driver Gatis Caunitis the feat is even more remarkable as he has no arms and has to use his feet to steer the car. The 26-year-old from Riga successfully passed his driving test and gained his full drivers license on Sunday using just his legs and feet to control the car.

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Weekday Magazine

Famous Russian Singer Kobzon Files Suit Against Latvia

Prominent Russian singer and lawmaker Iosif Kobzon has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights against the Latvian government over Riga's decision to ban him from performing in the Baltic country. Kobzon said on September 16 that he is demanding compensation from Latvia for the damages and losses suffered due to the entry ban.

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The Baltic Times

Russia condemns Baltic 'attack' on minority rights - The Baltic Times

Russia will not accept an 'attack' against the Russian language in the Baltic States, Russia's Foreign Ministry Konstantin Dolgov has said. "We will not accept the ongoing attack against the Russian language that we see in the Baltic States.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Ektornet has sold the largest office centre in Latvian Jelgava

Real estate company has sold Zemgale Business centre located in Jelgava, Atmodas iela 19 in Latvia.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Commercialization Reactor provides opportunities for establishing a unique business in Latvia

Commercialization Reactor has already proven itself to be a regional centre for high-tech startups, and it invites anyone interested to an open event Commercialization Reactor Performance Day, which will take place in Riga on the 7th of October.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

GlobeNewswire

On the establishment of the "Medical Invest" Ltd

On September 8, JSC "Latvian Shipping Company" established a subsidiary company "Medical Invest" Ltd. The subscribed and paid-up share capital of "Medical Invest" Ltd is 457'300 EUR. All shares are owned by JSC "Latvian Shipping Company".

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RGT Online

Live casino games with live dealers now availableonline at Full Tilt

ONCHAN, Isle of Man -- -- Full Tilt players can now enjoy the thrill and excitement of real, live casino games with real, live dealers in the Full Tilt software on their Windows computers. Players are able to play Roulette, Blackjack, Casino Hold'em and Baccarat, with the dealers being physically located in Riga, Latvia.

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NME

Queen to release 'Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka' Killer Queen

The premium Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka is named 'Killer Queen' and will be released in time to celebrate 40th anniversary of the band's 1974 hit single of the same name. The 40 per cent ABV spirit is produced by the Stoli spirits producer SPI and will be available from September 17. Brian May described the Stoli vodka production plant in Riga, Latvia, as "the Willy Wonka chocolate factory for adults" following a recent visit.

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The Baltic Times

Crown Princess of Sweden set to visit Latvia - The Baltic Times

Latvia's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Karlis Eihenbaums said that Victoria's visit in Latvia on September coincides with the city being the European Capital of Culture this year. During her visit in Latvia, the princess will visit the Latvian National Library, and the former KGB building in Riga, also known as the Corner House.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Gunnar Birkerts' dream project finally opens

During a half-century architectural career in Detroit, Gunnar Birkerts crafted many notable buildings, from the elegant 1300 Lafayette residential tower in Detroit to Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor and the University of Detroit Mercy administration building.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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The first day of the Riga Conference 2014 concludes with discussions...

The first day of the annual foreign policy and security forum RA ga Conference 2014 has concluded with the lively discussions about the challenges and opportunities of the global and regional economy, security threats and relations with Russia. More than 420 participants gathered in the new building of the National Library of Latvia - Gaismas pils" with the aim to reflect on the current political, economic and security issues.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Baltic Times

Major security conference focuses on Ukraine crisis - The Baltic Times

Top foreign security and policy experts, diplomats, politicians and academics, are set to discuss the Ukraine crisis and energy policy and European politics and the Riga conference on September 12. "The war in Ukraine has irreversibly altered the security situation on our continent. That is why it is symbolic that before Latvia's presidency of the European Union Council in 2015, Conference members will outline possible scenarios in order to find answers as to how best to strengthen mainstream values in the Euro-Atlantic space," he said.

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GlobeNewswire

Notification on convocation of joint stock company "Grindeks"...

The Management Board of joint stock company "Grindeks" calls up and announces that Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of joint stock company "Grindeks" will take place on 11 November 2014 at 11 a.m. at premises of joint stock company "Grindeks", 53 Krustpils street, Riga, Latvia. Shareholder Registration will be open from 10.30 a.m. till 11.00 a.m. on the day of meeting - 11 November 2014 - at the venue of the meeting.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

ABC News

Drones to be used to monitor Russia-Ukraine border: watchdog

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it will use drones to monitor the Russia-Ukraine border in its mission to broker deals between Ukraine's warring sides. "We want to continue to help de-escalate the crisis," OSCE head and Swiss president Didier Burkhalter told reporters after talks with his Latvian counterpart Andris Berzins in Riga.

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Jerusalem Post

A miracle during Operation Protective Edge

On the day Operation Protective Edge began, Avraham Yitzhak Rahamim Mendelevich was preparing to leave the IDF and return to yeshiva. Instead, he was sent from his position on the Golan Heights, where he had been serving for almost two years, to fight in the Gaza Strip.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bakery & Snacks

Cereal makers must think outside the pot: Think spoons and fruit sachets

Cereal pot innovation? 'I think we will see other more creative ideas for on-the-go packaging, perhaps added fruit sachets or even milk pouches,' says Datamonitor Consumer analyst Cereal pots appeal to consumers seeking faster, easier ways of eating breakfast, but manufacturers must go beyond simple, on-the-go pot packaging, says Datamonitor Consumer. According to the research firm's latest Innovation Tracking report, some manufacturers had already started to evolve the potted cereal category.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

EuroBasket 2015 will attract many additional tourists to Latvia

The organization of one of the group stages of next year's European Men's Basketball Championships in Riga will attract many additional tourists to Latvia, as the tourism industry in the Latvian capital will be more than capable of accommodating all the additional guests, local tourism industry representatives told Nozare.lv, cites LETA.... Read more...

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GlobeNewswire

Listing of "Rietumu Asset Management Fund" sub-funds units on the Baltic Fund list

NASDAQ OMX Riga decided on September 10, 2014 to list AS "Rietumu Asset Management" IPS the investment fund units of open-ended "Rietumu Asset Management Fund" three sub-funds a zRietumu Asset Management Fund-Global Equity USD", a zRietumu Asset Management Fund-Fixed Income High Yield USD" and a zRietumu Asset Management Fund-Fixed Income Investment Grade USD" Prospectus and Fund rules were registered with the Financial and Capital Market Commission on August 20, 2014 and were published on the Exchange web site on September 5 .

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