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2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

A Passion for Porcelain

"After 30 years of potting, it is still a daily act of exploration and daring. I know I'm making strong work when I have the joyful experience of the finished piece staring back at me as if I had nothing to do with it being there."

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Baltic Times

Baltic capitals duel for European WiFi crown - The Baltic Times

The Estonian tech-hub city of Tallinn has long laid claim to the title of WiFi capital of Europe - but now it has a challenger, the AFP news agency reports in a special article.

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Related Topix: World News, Estonia, Europe, Latvia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Wed Jul 09, 2014

South China Morning Post

Hitler's 'perfect Aryan' baby, except she was Jewish

The newlyweds came to Berlin to make it big. In 1934, just after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany, the young woman became pregnant with a child who would soon become known as the "perfect Aryan".

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News

GlobeNewswire

Exchange announcement on the results of government debt securities primary placement auctions

Latvian Government debt securities auctions under The Treasury of the Republic of Latvia are organized by NASDAQ OMX Riga.

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Related Topix: Europe, Latvia, World News,

The Baltic Times

Pop star Enrique Iglesias set to perform in Latvia - The Baltic Times

Iglesias will perform in Arena Riga on December 4. The concert in Latvia will be a part of the musician's world concert tour, promoting his newest album "Sex and Love".

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel, Dance, Pop/Rock, Enrique Iglesias

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Economist

Hallelujah

ON JULY 9th the World Choir Games begins in Riga, Latvia. For ten days, some 27,000 voices in 460 amateur choirs from 73 nations will compete in categories as diverse as children's ensembles to gospel.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, South Africa,

The Baltic Times

Latvia records 'tropical' weather conditions - The Baltic Times

In Ventspils, the air temperature went down from 28 degrees at 9 pm to 20 degrees at 5 am.

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Related Topix: Weather, Latvia, World News

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Washington Post

The 'perfect Aryan' child used in Nazi propaganda was actually Jewish

The newlyweds came to Berlin as students, a pair of Latvian Jews who wanted to make it big in singing.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Latvia,

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Sunday Herald

Fixing probe into Dons match

It is thought that anti-corruption unit FederBet will submit a report to Uefa this week which highlights irregularities in the betting markets.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Belarus

Mirror.co.uk

Spy's secret files reveal KGB considered traitors Burgess and...

KGB officer Major Vasili Mitrokhin handed over a huge cache of secret KGB documents when he defected to Britain in 1992 Dressed in rags, KGB officer Major Vasili Mitrokhin sat down with a British embassy worker over a cup and tea and opened his suitcase.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News

City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

North American Song and Dance Festival Feels Influence of Troupes from Latvia

One year ago, my folk dance troupe, Washington DC's Namejs, flew to Riga to perform in the Latvian Song and Dance Festival there.

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Related Topix: Europe, Latvia, World News, Travel, Latvia Travel, Europe Travel, Canada

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Belgrade airport CEO arrested on suspicion of signing damaging...

Serb police arrested on Wednesday, July 2, the director general of Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport on suspicion of signing a controversial deal with low-cost carrier Wizz Air, which resulted in some EUR 2mn damage for the airport operator, state broadcaster RTS informed.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News

Sat Jul 05, 2014

American Thinker

Diana and Ron: The Second Front

Diana West makes the case in her book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character , that Communist agents in the U.S. helped block a strategy that could have ended the war early and stymied Soviet designs on Eastern Europe, and reduced, too, the scope of the Holocaust.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Europe, Lithuania, Russia, Asia

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Hispanic Business

Primary placement auctions of Latvian Government debt securities

Riga, Latvia, 2014-07-04 10:58 CEST -- In order to place Latvian Government Treasury short term debt securities competitive multi-price auctions will be run on NASDAQ OMX Riga on ; the fixed rate set by State Treasury will be published on NASDAQ OMX Riga webpage after the competitive auctions.

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The Baltic Times

Holocaust memorial ceremony held in Riga - The Baltic Times

A solemn ceremony will be held on the day of commemoration of the Jewish Victims of Genocide in Latvia, with leading state officials and dignitaries in attendance, Latvian President Andris Berzins, Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs and other state officials and foreign diplomats ... (more)

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The Baltic Times

New NATO center to counter Russia 'propaganda' - The Baltic Times

Latvia on Thursday said it would open a NATO-backed strategic communications center in the capital Riga amid fears the Kremlin is influencing the Baltic state's large ethnic Russian minority over the Ukraine crisis.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News, Latvia

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Baltic Times

From groundbreaking rock to extravagant synth-pop - The Baltic Times

So, here it comes! Yet another three-day summer party next to the Baltic sea! Positivus Festival is, no doubt, a must-see-and-hear event for every music fan in Latvia and the Baltics.

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Related Topix: Kraftwerk, Electronic, Gonzales, Latvia, World News, The Knife

The Baltic Times

World Choir Games to entertain Riga - The Baltic Times

Between July 9-19, the World Choir Games will present more than 100 different choir events in Riga's concert halls, on open-air stages in parks and squares, and outside Riga too.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, A-Cappella

Cravenherald.co.uk

Skipton family's tragic links with the Holocaust revealed

A SKIPTON family's tragic links with the holocaust have been charted in a book inspired by the discovery, 60 years later, of cache of documents.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Baltic Times

Latvija in brief - The Baltic Times

One year after the fire at the Riga Castle, the Prosecutor's Office has charged three persons in the case, reports LETA.

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Related Topix: Latvia, World News, Prison, Computers

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