India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas.
In the wake of a tornado, one person is reported dead and several others injured in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
In its secret report to the Cabinet of Ministers in regard to Liepājas metalurgs on April 16, Prudentia basically refused to take any responsibility for any losses that could arise from following the recommendations proposed by the company.
Facebook’s intensely hyped initial public offering one year ago today was supposed to be a triumphant moment for Silicon Valley and Wall Street. After years of buildup and a valuation that had ballooned to $100 billion, ordinary investors would finally get the chance to own a slice of the hottest tech company on the planet.
Greenwich, Conn. has long been known for its pricey ZIP codes, enviable proximity to New York City, and of course, a diaspora of wealthy Wall Street residents that has earned it a nickname as the hedge fund capital of the country. Now the tony town will be known for something else: as the location of America’s most expensive home for sale.
For the first time since the foundation of the current management of Ventspils, its popularity among the residents of Ventspils has dropped below 50%, according to the results of a pre-election survey carried out by Baltic News Network (BNN).
This week is expected to have variable weather in Latvia – heat and thunderstorms. Rain is expected to be heavy, as is the wind.
The former Web innovator Yahoo is said to be planning a purchase of the popular blogging service Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion. Experts in the field consider this a signal of the company's objective to reposition itself in a time when the technology industry rushes into social networking.
Riga Zoological garden as well as Latvian theatres and museums could potentially violate the Euro Transition Law. This may be possible because of the plans of these institutions to keep to a rounded ticket price strategy, having them rounded after the currency transition. Some prices could be lowered, others – increased.
Even though the bribery accused Vladimir Vaskevics stated the Hospital of the Brethren of Mercy in Vena as his last location, he is not there. Defendants of the accused continue to claim that Vaskevics is sick and will need more time to recover.
On Sunday, May 19, more than 20 000 runners from 60 countries of the world will be participating in the Nordea Riga marathon. The runners will be offered two distances to run: five and ten kilometres, as well as a semi-marathon and other marathon distances.
Officials worked on a whole package of law amendments this week. Those mostly cover entrepreneurship. Will these amendments be approved. If so – in what way? It is unknown, however, whether any of the amendments will make entrepreneurs rejoice.
On the International Museum Day (May 18) Latvia will hold the Museum Night event in its largest cities. This year's topic is “Green colour – the forest”.
A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on its the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how China deals with mass urbanization.
The joint candidacy of Latvia and Denmark to host the 2017 World Ice Hockey Championship was declined by the International Ice Hockey Federation's Congress on May 17.
The search that was carried out by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau on May 16 at the Transport Departments of Riga City Council is linked to the passenger carrying services in the capital.