Sir Elton John and his band will perform in Arena Riga on 15 November. The concert is part of the famous musician’s Wonderful Crazy Night Tour around the world. The concert will feature Sir Elton John’s most famous and beloved songs as well as his brand new songs from the Wonderful Crazy Night album.
With the wave of migration to Europe continuing, a migrant boat has sunk on February 8 in Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece and at least 27 people have died.
Rescuers in Taiwan continue to look for survivors after an earthquake on February 6. Officials estimate that the death toll is likely to exceed 100.
In Bosnia, approximately 2 000 women on February 7 gathered to protest against the country’s ban against wearing Islamic headscarves in courts and other judicial institutions.
The UN Security Council has on January 7 passed a resolution condemning a long-range rocket launch conducted by North Korea on Sunday.
The first meeting of the Latvian – Iranian United Committee was carried out in Riga this week. Although the main focus of the meeting was road transport, the Iranian delegation expressed interest for cargo carrying possibilities by means of sea port, as confirmed by Riga Freeport’s Public Relations Department’s Director Anita Leiskalne.
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN has established that the UK should release Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange from detention and compensate for his deprivation of liberty since 2010.
The warring sides of the Donbas war should immediately stop fighting and fully adhere to a ceasefire, stated German Foreign Minister and the Chairperson-in-Office Frank-Walter Steinmeier on February 4.
Six additional TV channels will be transmitted over Europe, including Baltic states, announced satellite operator SES, who’s one of the teleports operates in Riga, providing satellite communications services to broadcasters over more than 50 orbital satellite fleet.
The European Union wishes to check the contracts Gazprom signed with European companies. There is a risk that the Russian energy giant has forced unfair prices in breach of the bloc’s rules, as reported by German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.