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Yesterday 21:20Latvia wouldn't save ABLV but ready to handle ripple effects: government    (Reuters)
Latvia aims to halve foreign deposits, but slowly: PM - Reuters
Yesterday 04:00Latvia Bans Entry to 49 Foreign Nationals on Magnitsky List - Foreign Minister    ( Sputnik International )
RIGA (Sputnik) - The Latvian Foreign Ministry has banned the entry of 49 foreign nationals included in the so-called "Magnitsky list," Foreign Minister ... Minister of Latvia of February 22, and based on the immigration law, I have banned the entry of 49 persons into the country," Foreign Minister Edgars ...
Yesterday 04:00Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art under threat as key backer faces money laundering probe    ( The Calvert Journal )
The future of Latvia's long-awaited Museum of Contemporary Art could be in jeopardy as one of the project's backers teeters of the brink of bankruptcy. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga was due to open in 2021 with significant investment from one the country's largest banks, ABLV. But the ...
Yesterday 04:00Europeans should gird for extreme weather    ( CBS News )
In trying to forecast how cities across Europe will be affected, the researchers predict that flooding will worsen the most in Dublin, Ireland; Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Zagreb, Croatia. Heatwaves are likely to become longer and hotter in Athens, Greece; Nicosia, Cyprus; Prague, ...
Yesterday 00:15Kučinskis tells Saeima government is making progress    ( )
... corridors of power in RÄŤga. Independent MP Edvards Smiltens (formerly of the Unity party) said: "Many people in Latvia are asking: where is our prime minister? Where is our government?" Julija Stepanenko of the Harmony party blasted Kučinskis too, saying: "No troll army could do as much damage." ...
02/22/2018 15:45Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art    ( E-Flux )
Zane Zajančkauska is a curator, based in Riga. Recently, she co-curated You've Got 1243 Unread Messages, at the Latvian National Museum of Art (2017–18), she has also been developing the exhibition programme for the National Library of Latvia and public programme events for the Latvian Center ...
02/22/2018 14:30RPT-EXPLAINER-Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations    (euronews)
Explainer - Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations - euronews
02/22/2018 02:30Russian FM Lavrov criticizes the West's policies in Balkans    ( WPXI Pittsburgh )
Nauert said Washington would continue to support and help the Latvian government, financial regulators and its law enforcement officials "to realize our shared vision of a strong and well-regulated Latvian financial sector." She stressed that Washington and Riga have already been working together "for ...
02/22/2018 02:30Latvian defence ministry says corruption claims may be disinformation campaign    (Financial Times)
Latvia says financial system remains stable despite bribery claims - Financial Times
02/21/2018 21:15UPDATE 1-Latvian lenders call on ECB to help sort out banking storm    ( Reuters )
In a statement late on Tuesday, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington had for many years been working with Latvia “to combat corruption, money laundering and other threats to international security”, and would continue to do so. (Reporting by Gederts Gelzis in Riga and Simon Johnson in ...
02/21/2018 16:20Global Forecast-Celsius    ( )
Rabat, Morocco;Partly sunny;17;8;Mostly sunny;18;8;WSW;12;77%;30%;4. Recife, Brazil;Clouds and sun;30;25;Partly sunny;30;25;E;12;65%;63%;12. Reykjavik, Iceland;Snow showers;1;-2;Very windy;7;-1;SSW;43;75%;98%;0. Riga, Latvia;A little snow;-5;-11;Mostly cloudy, cold;-7;-16;ENE;4;85%;15%;1.
02/21/2018 16:20Bloomberg: Latvia signals Russia may be interfering in banking crisis    ( UNIAN-Economy )
Rimsevics, who was released on bail late Monday and hasn't been formally charged, denied seeking bribes and accused lenders of conspiring against him. He resisted pressure from Latvian officials to resign from his post and told reporters in Riga that he's "not guilty." Kaspars Galkins, a spokesman for ...
02/21/2018 15:20Estonia trying to lure Latvia's doctors    ( )
While Kohtla-Järve doesn't have any Latvian doctors yet, three Latvian doctors are, in fact, working at the Valga hospital on the border. For the time being, Estonia attracts mostly specialists from Russia and Ukraine, and Moldova. Latvia's healthcare funding is €1.014 billion this year, of which much was ...
02/21/2018 15:20Latvian official to miss ECB meeting amid corruption reports    (Bloomberg)
Latvia Central Banker May Skip ECB Meeting Amid Pressure to Quit - Bloomberg
02/21/2018 13:20Global Forecast-Fahrenheit    ( SFGate )
Reykjavik, Iceland;Snow showers;34;28;Very windy;45;31;SSW;27;75%;98%;0. Riga, Latvia;A little snow;23;12;Mostly cloudy, cold;20;4;ENE;2;85%;15%;1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;A p.m. t-storm;93;77;Showers and t-storms;92;77;WSW;5;69%;91%;6. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;High clouds;71;55;Mostly sunny, ...
02/21/2018 12:20These are the 10 best European city destinations for 2018 according to TripAdvisor    ( Get Surrey )
So if you're looking for somewhere different to book for this year there's plenty to choose from. The list includes destinations brewing with history including Gdansk and Nuremberg, as well as hot spots such as Latvia's Riga and Nerja in Spain. Find out what the top 10 destinations are below and how you ...
02/21/2018 12:20Latvia scandal deepens as central banker accused of extortion    (Kyiv Post)
Bloomberg: Latvia signals Russia may be interfering in banking crisis - Kyiv Post
02/21/2018 11:20Total Account Ability celebrates 18 years of tax seasons    ( The Warwick Advertiser )
Photo by Roger Gavan On Feb. 16, Members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Natalia Fisher, her husband, Brian, and her mother, Lida Klenova, to celebrate her 18 years of tax seasons. From left, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Johndrow, Brian and Natalia Fisher ...
02/21/2018 08:20LNK Fight Night 6 Riga – WKN title at stake    ( Fightmag )
The sixth edition of LNK Fight Night takes place at Arena Riga, Latvia on March 17. The event promoted by Vadim Lasenko and Eugene Sapronenko features a series of boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts with WKN title contested on the night. “The first LNK Boxing event was organized in February 2017 ...
02/21/2018 07:20Ahead of the escape from Russia: why Grudinina Jr. house and the citizenship of Latvia    ( (press release) )
After 10 years they will be able to obtain Latvian citizenship as the owners of substantial land ownership. Grudinina the couple owns a vacation home in the elite village near Riga, where the cost of accommodation starts from 250 thousand euros. Your two-story mansion Artem Grudinin acquired back in ...


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