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  • Forest fires destroy 800 hectares in LatviaRIGA: Fires raging for five days have destroyed more than 800 hectares of western Latvia , authorities said on Sunday, with continuing extreme temperatures hampering firefighters' efforts. Satellite images showed the fires have wiped out 170 acres of forest, 257 hectares of scrubland and nearly 400 hectares of peatland. — Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:04:12 GMT (via The Times of India)
  • Helsinki summit could not have gone better for Putin... first step." Enter a college classmate of mine from Moscow - let's call him Ivan - and my childhood friend from Latvia - let's call him Janis. In 2014 - right after the annexation of Crimea - Ivan hurried up and bought a couple of apartments on ... — Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:00:00 GMT (via Toledo Blade)
  • Usyk Dominates Gassiev To Unify WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF Titles... the final by beating Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KOs) by majority decision in their semifinal January 27 in Riga, Latvia, Briedis' hometown. Gassiev and Usyk were supposed to meet in the WBSS final May 11 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Usyk suffered an elbow ... — Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:05:52 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Latvian Air Carrier to sign Air Services Agreement with GhanaThe Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia has disclosed Latvian air carrier Air Baltic will soon initiate process leading to the signing of an Air Services Agreement with Ghana. The move, according to the Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister is aimed at strengthening his country's s links with West Africa. — Sat, 21 Jul 2018 15:02:17 GMT (via Ghanamma.com)
  • Usyk: I'm Not Worried About Fighting Gassiev in Moscow... eight of Usyk's first nine professional fights. Since then, he has fought in Poland, the United States, Germany and Latvia. In his last fight, Usyk settled for a majority-decision victory over Mairis Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs) on January 27 in Briedis' ... — Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:11:15 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • UPDATE 2-Hot Nordic weather hits Stora Enso's profit, shares fallFILE PHOTO: The Stora Enso company logo is seen near a packaging mill in Riga, Latvia September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo/File Photo Wildfires have swept across Sweden and to smaller extent have flared in Finland. — Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:21:49 GMT (via Reuters)
  • Europa League: Nasiru Mohammed scores in Hacken...Nasiru Mohammed scored in Hacken's 2-1 home defeat to Latvian side Liepaja on Thursday but the Swedish side progressed to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. — Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:57:27 GMT (via GhanaSoccerNet.com)
  • How Britain enables routine, everyday corruption and fraud in the ex-USSR... He also drove an Aston Martin. Both were leased by a firm ultimately owned by LLPs registered in Milton Keynes. Latvia is currently cleaning up its banks, which have started to drop their offshore clients, including many SLPs and LLPs and their ... — Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:05:28 GMT (via Sunday Herald)
  • Cutting Through the Hysteria Surrounding Israel's Nation-State Law... to guarantee the existence and development of the Latvian nation, its language and culture throughout the centuries." Latvia's population is about 25% Russian. The new Basic Law also establishes Hebrew, the primary language of 80% of Israel's ... — Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:27:26 GMT (via Israellycool)
  • Sanchez: Gassiev Cant Afford to Give Away Rounds Against Usyk... Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs) by majority decision in their 12-round semifinal match January 27 at Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia, Briedis' hometown. "[Gassiev] didn't show that he could be the attacker against Dorticos, and be as relaxed and as consistent in ... — Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:41:09 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Art Deco facadeThe city that has the highest concentration of buildings in Art Noveau style in the world is not Paris, Brussels or Vienna, but Riga, the capital of Latvia and that is one of the reasons why it is registered as a World Heritage of UNESCO . More than 750 modernist buildings populate several parts of this Nordic city and even entire neighborhoods belong to this style, so walking through the superb Rigi urban landscape gives one sometimes the impression of having transported in time until the beginning of the 20th century. — Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:40:08 GMT (via TrekEarth)
  • David Addy fails Portimonense trials... y;mica and V. GuimarA es between 2009 and 2014. He has also played in Belgium, India, Finland and was with FC Riga in Latvia for last season. — Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:20:55 GMT (via GhanaWeb)
  • USA U17 Women Scrimmage AustraliaThe USA Women's U17 World Cup Team toured many of the monuments after arriving in Washington, D.C., on July 9. After wrapping up an exhibition tournament title in Latvia on the evening of July 16, the USA Basketball Women's U17 World Cup Team traveled to Minsk, Belarus, on July 17. The USA forced 28 turnovers and held Latvia to 21.8 percent shooting from the field for a 103-38 exhibition victory on July 15. The 2018 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Cup Team never trailed, ran out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 106-48 exhibition victory over China on July 14 in Liepaja, Latvia — Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT (via USA Basketball)
  • Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyasi named in CSKA Sofia...Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyasi has been named in CSKA Sofia's squad to face Riga in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa Cup. The pacy winger was named in Coach Nesto El Maestro's 19 man squad that traveled to Latvia for the game on Thursday evening. — Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:37:03 GMT (via GhanaSoccerNet.com)
  • UPDATE 2-Electrolux cuts North America outlook as tariffs force price hikesFILE PHOTO: A man walks past an Electrolux shop in Riga, Latvia November 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo The Swedish company said on Wednesday it expected demand in North America to grow by zero to 2 percent in 2018, lagging its previous forecast of 2-3 percent growth, while it also lowered its outlook for the smaller Latin American and Australian markets. — Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:23:30 GMT (via Reuters)
  • David Addy on trial at Portimonense... y;mica and V. GuimarA es between 2009 and 2014. He has also played in Belgium, India, Finland and was with FC Riga in Latvia for last season. — Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:18:45 GMT (via GhanaWeb)
  • Nets lock up their Latvian for $7 million... finalized a four-year deal worth about $7 million with his NBA team Monday. Kurucs, a 6-foot-9 forward from Cesis, Latvia, gets three years guaranteed with the fourth year a team option, according to his agent, Arturs Kalnitis. The Nets dream Kurucs ... — Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:00:09 GMT (via New York Post)
  • Nets sign Rodions Kurucs to four-year deal reportedly worth $7 million... provide Kurucs with a guaranteed deal or money beyond a rookie minimum. Kurucs (6'9", 220) is a forward from Cesis, Latvia. He played the past three seasons for FC Barcelona II of Spanish LEB Gold in the Spanish junior league. In 2017-18, the ... — Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:22:41 GMT (via Nets Daily)
  • Brooklyn Nets sign second round pick Rodions Kurucs... multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Kurucs (6'9", 220), a forward from Cesis, Latvia, played the past three seasons for FC Barcelona II of Spanish LEB Gold. In 2017-18, the 20-year-old appeared in 16 games, ... — Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:53:26 GMT (via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • 2018 USA 87, Canada 56The USA Women's U17 World Cup Team toured many of the monuments after arriving in Washington, D.C., on July 9. The USA forced 28 turnovers and held Latvia to 21.8 percent shooting from the field for a 103-38 exhibition victory on July 15. The 2018 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Cup Team never trailed, ran out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 106-48 exhibition victory over China on July 14 in Liepaja, Latvia Members of the 2018 USA Women's U17 World Cup Team answer some rapid fire questions on a myriad of topics. — Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT (via USA Basketball)
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