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Carousel wins Supernova with “That Night” and will represent Latvia at Eurovision 2019

Latvia has chosen their winner of national final Supernova 2019. This year it will be the duo Carousel who won both the jury vote and televote with their country-folk song “That Night”.

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Case against priest suspected of human trafficking handed over for criminal prosecution

RIGA - The human trafficking case against Priest Pavels Zeila, dean of the Rezekne-Aglona deanery of the Roman Catholic Church in Latvia, has been handed over for criminal prosecution.

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First ever Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces dazzling line-up of classical music stars for a new summer festival in Latvia

New festival takes place in the historic cities of Riga and Jurmala, presenting four powerful weekends, each anchored by a leading international orchestra and conductor with a range of symphonic concerts and recitals featuring the foremost stars of classical music.

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Latvia should do everything possible not to be included in Moneyval’s grey list – Luminor

RIGA – Latvia should do everything possible in order not to get included in the so-called grey list of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval), said Kerli Gabrilovica, the head of the Latvian branch of

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Disorderly Brexit would be shock to European economy - ECB's de Guindos

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A disorderly Brexit would deliver “a significant shock” to an already weakened European economy, European Central Bank vice-president Luis de Guindos told French daily Le Monde.

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Erica Synths Announces Live Electronic Music Festival: KONTAKTOR 2019

The program will celebrate forward-pushing live electronic music — ranging from left-field techno, seminal electro, to nonconformist industrial, bizarre noise, adventurous dance music and everything in between. The second edition of KONTAKTOR aims to bring together music and artists — including glob

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Accused of Laundering $234 Billion, Danske Bank Ceases Most Banking in Russia and Baltic Countries

Close on the heels of Danske Bank being ordered out of Estonia this week for its alleged role in laundering funds totaling $234 billion USD for Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Russian clients, Danske Bank has now announced it will be, “clos(ing) down its banking activities in the Baltics and in Russia.”

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Poll Results: Edgars Kreilis is your favourite to win Latvia’s Supernova 2019

Time to crash the party! Latvia’s Supernova 2019 comes to a close tonight, with the final set to determine who’ll represent the country in Tel Aviv. Back on February 5, we asked y’all who you wanted to see as the winner.

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The Baltics to Los Angeles, USA for only €272 roundtrip

Cheap flights from the Baltics to Los Angeles, USA for only €272 roundtrip with SAS. Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price. Use Google Chrome to translate the booking site if needed.

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Finland, Estonia, and Latvia agree to establish regional gas market

The Estonian state-owned company Elering AS, which operates electrical and gas networks, stated that an agreement was signed with the energy companies of Finland and Latvia to the establishment of a Finnish-Estonian-Latvian gas market beginning 2020, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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Bishop Antons Justs dies

Bishop Antons Justs, the retired bishop of Jelgava, Latvia, and a former priest of the Diocese of Arlington, died Feb. 17 at the age of 87. Born Nov. 22, 1931, he left Latvia with his family during World War II and began studying for the priesthood in 1949 in seminaries in Louvain, Belgium, and Inns

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Kupferberg Center Hosts a World of Circus Performances

Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts is uplifting the diverse character of Queens with a new family stage series that features traveling performance troupes from around the globe.

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Thousands Will Gather in Riga for TechChill Week

This week, Latvia will become the center of the Baltic startup ecosystem, gathering more than 2000 tech enthusiasts, experts, speakers and students from all over the world. With more than 20 different side events taking all over the city celebrating ideas, startups and innovations, with the leading

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Sun Prairie family plans to repair woman's home to raise funds for adoptions

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) -- A Sun Prairie family is working to raise funds to adopt two teens from Latvia while also giving back in another way. The Pater family is in the process of adopting 15-year-old Robert and 17-year-old Monta from Latvia. The cost of the adoptions will be around 40 thousand d

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Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far? (18 February)

The dust is beginning to settle following this season’s first Super Saturday and an eventful Sunday. Over two days, the amount of confirmed Eurovision 2019 rose from eight to 13 as Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Romania all selected their songs for Tel Aviv.

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Yellow vest riots spreading from France to Latvia

France has now experienced thirteen straight weeks of yellow vest protests in the streets, many turning into riots, where demonstrators have demanded President Emmanuel Macron abscond from office. It’s a clear signal of public opposition to the “reforms” Macron has been trying to enact as well as a

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Latvia's GDP growth was faster than EU average in Q4 2018 – Eurostat flash estimate

RIGA - In the fourth quarter of 2018, Latvia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a faster rate than the European Union’s economy on average, according to a preliminary flash estimate on 19 of the bloc’s member states released by Eurostat.

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The Baltics to Boston, USA from only €292 roundtrip

Cheap flights from the Baltics to Boston, USA from only €292 roundtrip with SAS. Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price. Use Google Chrome to translate the booking site if needed.

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'Everything is possible': Sevastova seals Fed Cup history for Latvia

The World No.12 sealed a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Rebecca Sramkova of Slovakia to help her country reach the World Group playoffs for the first time, in the first-ever Fed Cup tie played on Latvian ground.

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Latvian, Armenian presidents note necessity to continue strengthening political, economic cooperation

RIGA – It is necessary to continue strengthening political and economic cooperation between Latvia and Armenia, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during his meeting with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian.

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