A €2 million de Grisogono necklace has been stolen from a celebrity-filled party at the Cannes Film Festival, despite an 80-strong troop of security guards.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) has requested the Prosecutor General's office to prosecute former Riga City Council Housing and Environment Department Chief Arija Stabina for bribery and other crimes.
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of 2013 as exports and investment shrank, figures show.
Latvia should send its specialists to different projects, so that they would share their knowledge and experience with other countries, especially countries of the former Soviet Union. This was agreed upon by Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks and World Bank (WB) Nordic Baltic Group CEO Satu Santala.
Following the meeting with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip this week, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has agreed to provide neutral assessment whether the LNG terminal should be in Estonia or Finland.
In this year's Sustainability Index 13 companies received the bronze category certificate. Silver certificate was given to 24 Latvian companies. 12 participants were included in the gold category. Platinum category was awarded to two companies – Latvenergo and Aldaris.
The number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in Q1 of this year comprised 301.3 thousand people. That is 5.9% more than in Q1 of 2012.Of which 34.3% were residents of Latvia and 65.7% – foreign tourists. Previously share of visitors was similar.
In Q1 of 2013, compared to Q1 of 2012, the number of clients that chose voluntary car insurance (KASKO) doubled.
In the U.S., the man who put away his Big Mac to help free three women held hostage for 10 years will never have to pay for a hamburger in his town again.
An impostor posing as Gangnam Style sensation Psy became the toast of Cannes as he partied with stars, scooped up swag, danced on a French TV show and even signed a deal to be honored at a gala in Monaco, before being called out yesterday by the real rapper.
Latvian Education and Science Ministry (ESM) plans to allocate an additional 2.3 million LVL for salaries of school coaches.
In order to resolve the Liepājas metalurgs (LM) crisis, not only was Prudentia attracted without contest, but other specialists as well. Their attraction, which is expected to cost 100 000 LVL to the state budget, has been entrusted to Prudentia.
The state of Latvia annually loses up to 100 million LVL due to fuel contraband. This money could be potentially gained from excise tax on oil products, industry representatives note. According to them, the problem of fuel contraband is still notable in Latvia.
Latvia is a leader in the creation of a “New silk road”, which could be used after the end of the mission in Afghanistan, notes U.S. transportation command Commander Gen. William Fraser. He highly praised Latvia's contribution to the function of the Northern Distribution Network.
Everyone loves Harry Potter, but some people love Harry Potter more. A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling's phenomenally selling 7-part series, has been acquired for $227,421 at a London charity auction held by Sotheby's.