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Castle of Light sets up a commemorative wall of names of people who donated to the library

This Friday, August 29th, Latvian National Library «Castle of Light» opened a commemorative wall that features the names of people who donated money to the library.

Liepājas metalurgs will be sold to either Russians or Ukrainians

As reported by LM insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers, talks in regard to the sale of the insolvent metallurgical company will continue with two potential investors – United Group registered in Luxembourg, one of the beneficiaries of which is Russian millionaire Igor Shamis, and Ukrainian KVV Group.

Growth rate of wages in Latvia currently in decline

Average wages and salaries in Q2 2014 have risen slower than in the first quarter of this year as compared to the corresponding periods of the previous year.

Earth’s global ecological budget for 2014 is already spent

In less than eight months of 2014, mankind has managed to use up its annual ecological budget for this year.

Daily joke: thinking ahead

A navy captain is alerted by his First Mate that there is a pirate ship coming towards his position. He asks a sailor to get him his red shirt.

Series of 27 protests against use of wild animals in circus shows to conclude with flashmob

This Saturday, August 30th, there will be an unusual and visually striking flashmob near Riga Circus. During this flashmob, participants will symbolically express their support for compassionate and benevolent treatment of animals and will bid fare well to elephants Sonya and Vana Mana.

Massive exhibition dedicated to art and culture of Africa, Pacific and North Asia

Over the course of September 6th – October 26th, Art Museum Riga Bourse (Dome Square 6, Riga, Latvia) will be holding a massive exhibition «In Search of Future Art. Voldemārs Matvejs and non-European (African, Pacific, North Asian) Art».

Russian military aircraft breach Finnish airspace

Over the course of the past week, Russian military aircraft have been spotted three times breaching Finnish airspace, as reported by the Finnish Defence Ministry.

NATO claims Russia has sent troops into Ukraine

NATO has published satellite images that show the possible involvement of Russian forces in the Ukrainian conflict.

Ukraine: Eyewitness speaks about Russia's incursion

Ukraine's Security and Defence Council acknowledged on August 28 that Russian forces have captured the city of Novoazovsk and surrounding villages in the south-eastern corner of Ukraine. Fighter of Ukrainian voluntary battalion Dnipro-1 recalls the events from an eyewitness point of view.

FM: Russia’s aggressive actions threaten peace all over the European continent

Latvia condemns the armed invasion of Russian military forces in Ukraine. It is a clear act of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and ruins the basic principles of international law, notes Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Russian fighter and reconnaissance aircraft spotted near Latvia’s border

This Thursday, August 28th, after several weeks’ pause, NATO patrol aircraft spotted Russian aircraft above neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border.

Russian embargo shockwaves started crippling Lithuanian haulers

Russian embargo has punched Lithuanian haulers hard in the face - after staggering for a bit in shock, the heavy body of national logistics is starting to slump. This is an illustrative description, but it reflects best the situation among Lithuanian carriers, expecting help from the national Road Carriers’ Association Linava.

Prostate cancer kills one man in Latvia on average every day

Last year, there was an increase in the number of cases prostate and other forms of cancer being found in Latvian men. Statistics are even less forgiving – one man dies from prostate cancer every day in Latvia.

Proshenko: «Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine»

President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has changed his plans to go on a visit to Turkey, stating the Russian troops are deployed in Ukraine.

Daily joke: sharing duties

It was a wonderfully deep snow and the little boy stood at the top of a hill readying his sled for a slide downhill.

Five of the most resilient tribes in the world

Even in our modern age and civilized world there are some harsh locations where people manage to survive in tribes and nearly primitive conditions. Here are five such tribes presented by National Geographic survival instructor Hazen Audel.