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  • Konstantin Ponomarev, Ismael Barroso Return on 5/12 in RigaAfter being there as part of Team Mairis Briedis in a huge cruiserweight unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk in the first World Boxing Super Series semi-final bout in late January, promoter Al Siesta is back in Riga, Latvia with a show of his own. Siesta Boxing and LNK Promotions have announced "The Night of Super Fights" to take place May 12th at Riga Arena, a venue open to accommodate ten-plus thousand fans. — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:01:40 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Banker Finds He Has 'Even More Enemies Than I Thought'The governor of Latvia's central bank, a pillar of Europe's financial system for years and a zealous champion of austerity, has long been lambasted by his critics as a heartless enforcer of economic dogma. In a play that recently ended a long run at the National Theater, his character is stabbed to death onstage. — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:34:33 GMT (via The New York Times)
  • EcoMin: Latvia and Norway are good partners sharing the same valuesLatvia and Norway are good partners sharing the same values, Latvian Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens said at the "Norwegian-Latvian Business Forum. — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:59:53 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Thuringia ready to help Opel, but won't be blackmailed - premierThe German state of Thuringia is ready to offer assistance to carmaker Opel in order to keep open the region's Eisenach plant, state premier Bodo Ramelow told Reuters on Monday. Opel sign is displayed on the car during the motor show in Riga, Latvia April 6, 2018. — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:51 GMT (via Reuters)
  • Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements for the Year 2017 of...... glass fibre manufacturers in Europe. VALMIERA GLASS GROUP companies operate in three countries on two continents: Latvia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. VALMIERAS STIKLA A A IEDRA, AS production facilities have more than 50 ... — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:21:00 GMT (via GlobeNewswire)
  • U.S. Sanctioning Russian Oligarchs Sparks Exodus of Cash From Latvia 2 hours agoU.S. sanctions targeting Russian billionaires have sparked a further exodus of cash from Latvia, a Baltic nation whose banking system has already been shaken by a string of money-laundering scandals. measures against businessmen, companies and senior officials were taken days after President Donald Trump expelled 60 Russian diplomats for the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K. The penalties prompted lenders in Latvia to end relationships with the sanctioned people and entities, according to the head of the local regulator. — Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:13:42 GMT (via Bloomberg)
  • From the cover of "Cuban Flavor" by Liza Gershman... ingredients." Gershman, 42, lives in San Francisco. She is a Bay Area native whose family came from Riga, Latvia, and settled here during the Gold Rush. They were the first family to own and operate a dry-goods store in Contra Costa County. In ... — Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:27:24 GMT (via The Jewish News Weekly)
  • Europe's depopulation time bomb is ticking loudly in the BalticsVendors push a cart filled with sacks of nuts after Riga Central Market's closing hour in Riga, Latvia, on Oct. 5, 2017. Vendors push a cart filled with sacks of nuts after Riga Central Market's closing hour in Riga, Latvia, on Oct. 5, 2017. — Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:10:08 GMT (via SFGate)
  • U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rightsThe United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability". U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. — Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:03:20 GMT (via Reuters)
  • Elko Grupa reports EUR 14 mln in audited 2017 profitLatvian wholesaler of IT products Elko Grupa turned over EUR 1.593 billion in 2017, up 9.1% against 2016, while the group's audited profit swelled 62% to EUR 14 million, writes LETA, according to the company's financial report to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.... — Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:33:16 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Liepaja-based Zari create hybrid "post folk" on album SazarotiThe Latvian folk song, through its deceptive simplicity, can easily be presented in many forms - the bi-yearly Sviests samplers includes songs that are inspired by Latvian folk songs, but in an ever-growing variety of genres. There seem to be an endless amount of possibilities for interpreting these ancient melodies, revealing new facets or aspects. — Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:34:58 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • In an interview, former coach Bill Peters explains why he decided to leave the Hurricanes... Peters, who will coach Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Denmark, said he leaves Wednesday for Riga, Latvia, where Team Canada will play an exhibition game. There's also the matter of the Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars and New York ... — Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:22:15 GMT (via
  • U.S. labels China, Russia, Iran and North Korea 'morally reprehensible' over rightsThe United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability." U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:08:39 GMT (via Reuters)
  • Ryanair passenger pleads guilty to assaulting crew, grabbing flight attendant's behind while drunkA 30-year-old father of two has been smacked with a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a passenger and a crew member - and aggressively shoving a second crew member - aboard a Ryanair flight from Latvia to England. Robertas Bajalis, originally from Lithuania, appeared in a Manchester court Thursday, where his lawyer said Bajalis "accepted full responsibility" for the crimes, the Manchester Evening News reported. — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:46:00 GMT (via Fox News)
  • Cargo handling at Riga port might drop by 4 mln tons in 2018Cargo handling at the Riga port this year might shrink by about four million tons, said Riga vice mayor Andris Ameriks in an interview with the Latvian public television on April 20th, cites LETA.... — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:20:04 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Latvian bank asks US to hold off money laundering sanctions... later. Whether you're looking to buy or rent, has everything you need to find your dream home. RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Latvian bank ABLV has rejected the U.S. government's findings that it "institutionalizes money laundering" and helps ... — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:31:59 GMT (via The New Zealand Herald)
  • Europe's Depopulation Time Bomb Is Ticking in the Baltics 2 hours ago... place where you might spend an odd weekend with your folks." The trend is hitting especially hard in the Baltics. Latvia, with a current population of 1.96 million, has lost about 25 percent of its residents since throwing off Soviet ... — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:49:37 GMT (via Bloomberg)
  • GNA Biosolutions and project partners launch new research project to...... Tanzania, the National Institute for Infectious diseases "L. Spallanzani" (based in Rome, Italy), the University of Latvia and the Riga East University Hospital, Fraunhofer IMM (Mainz, Germany), TATAA Biocenter, and MultiD Analyses AB (both in ... — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:32:47 GMT (via Medical News)
  • Ryanair passenger downed vodka then sexually assaulted flight attendantRobertas Bajalis also groped a fellow passenger during the Ryanair flight from the Latvian capital Riga to Manchester earlier this year. Manchester Magistrates' Court heard that the 30-year-old drank half a bottle of vodka and four pints of cider before take-off. — Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:04:53 GMT (via Metro UK News)
  • Drunk passenger grabbed woman's breast and pinched bum during mid-air ...Roberts Bajalis, 30, grabbed a fellow traveller's breast and pinched the attendant's bottom during the journey from Latvia to Manchester. The Latvian, a construction worker, downed half a bottle of vodka and four pints of cider before the plane headed off Riga to the north west. — Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:11:44 GMT (via Daily Star)

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