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  • Mike Perez vs Mairis Briedis world title fight set for September 30The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that the Riga Arena in Latvia will play host to the cruiserweight quarter-final bout between reigning and defending WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis and Irish-based and Cuban-born Mike Perez on September 30. Briedis, one of the cruiserweight tournament's four seeded fighters, selected Perez as his quarter-final opponent at the live Draft Gala in Monaco on July 8. His first fight will see him defend the WBC title he claimed with a unanimous points victory over fellow World Boxing Super Series competitor and former WBO World Champion Marco Huck on April 1, and the 32 year-old is looking forward to kick starting the competition in his hometown of Riga. — Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:34:27 GMT (via Sports Media 101)
  • Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in LatviaWBC World Champion Briedis meets Irish-based and Cuban-born Perez in quarter-final showdown on September 30th at the Riga Arena in Latvia The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that the Riga Arena in Latvia will play host to the cruiserweight quarter-final bout between reigning and defending WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis and Irish-based and Cuban-born Mike Perez on September 30th. Briedis, one of the cruiserweight tournament's four seeded fighters, selected Perez as his quarter-final opponent at the live Draft Gala in Monaco on July 8th. — Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:25:57 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Cycling the Baltics: Week-long tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia...It was around the time Linas told us as a student he had been sent to a diamond mine for research only to later find out it had been excavated with a nuclear bomb that I realised just how bizarre life had been behind the Iron Curtain. The 55-year-old professor was our guide for the week as we toured the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by bike, and boy had he got some stories to tell. — Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:00:00 GMT (via Kent Online)
  • Grand Prix of Nations 2017 and 3rd European Choir Games held in LatviaMembers of Colourful Stones Chorus of Shenzhen Shekou School from China perform during the Grand Prix of Nations 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, on July 21, 2017. The event is held from July 16 to July 23 here in Riga. — Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:40:58 GMT (via Xinhuanet)
  • Bizarre wearable wants to shock you awake so you don't fall asleep at the wheel... like it says it will, it should buy you some time to get off the road safely. The Kickstarter , based out of Riga, Latvia, launched this week to get the wearable on the road. The tech company says the device will be about $100 and it should be ... — Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:45:07 GMT (via Mashable)
  • Opinion of the Management Board of joint stock company's "Latvijas ku ...... represents a fair share price of LSC. The Management Board notes that the price of the mandatory buy-out offers in Latvia is regulated by Article 74 of the Financial Instruments Market Law. As a result of the share buy-out, the shareholder Vitol ... — Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:54:03 GMT (via GlobeNewswire)
  • Latvian banks fined for breaching North Korea sanctions - watchdogRIGA: Two Latvian banks have been fined more than 2.8 million euros for allowing clients to violate sanctions imposed by the European Union and United Nations on North Korea, the country's banking watchdog said on Friday. Norvik Banka was fined around 1.3 million euros and Rietumu Banka about 1.5 million euros for not complying with anti-money laundering rules and counter terrorist financing requirements , the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia said in a statement. — Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:45:22 GMT (via Channelnewsasia.com)
  • Linas LinkeviA ius: Latvia wants Belarusian shipments... but of the entire EU," - Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevicius said to BNS. According to him, one of the main reasons why Latvia does not tend to block Belarusian electricity is the desire to attract Belarusian cargo to Ventspils port. "A very vivid ... — Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:38:33 GMT (via Charter97)
  • Re: Ride Report: Inside the surreal world of the Gumball 3000... Europe, on two wheels, all expenses paid? This year was the 19th year of the rally, and the course ran from Riga in Latvia to Mykonos in Greece-via Warsaw, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Tirana and Athens. The rally was book-ended by a pre-race day ... — Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT (via Bike EXIF)
  • Ride Report: Inside the surreal world of the Gumball 3000... Europe, on two wheels, all expenses paid? This year was the 19th year of the rally, and the course ran from Riga in Latvia to Mykonos in Greece-via Warsaw, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Tirana and Athens. The rally was book-ended by a pre-race day ... — Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:52:07 GMT (via Bike EXIF)
  • airBaltic has transported 1,752 passengers on new Liepaja-Riga route in 2 monthsLatvian national airline airBaltic has transported 1,752 passengers on its new Riga-Liepaja route since it was opened two months ago, with load factor at 47.3%, the company's spokeswoman Alise Briede told LETA.... — Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:28:28 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • NIB signs agreement on EUR 60 mln loan to Rigas SatiksmeNordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Latvian municipal transport company Rigas Satiksme have agreed on a 15-year loan totalling EUR 60 million to finance the purchase of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and low-floor trams, LETA learned from the bank.... — Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:00:00 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Latvian MFA Meets With Belarusian Oppositionists... talking about the Russian threat, especially in the light of the West-2017 exercises," - Pavel Seviarynets said. "Latvia used to be more pragmatic and was closed to the civil society and democrats. Now the situation has changed, it's obvious. ... — Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:16:28 GMT (via Charter97)
  • Azerbaijan aims at equal, fruitful partnership with EU... over the EU its draft agreement on strategic partnership with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia in 2015," he said. "The negotiations are held on the basis of this document." "First of all, the goal of the agreement is to ... — Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:53:50 GMT (via Today.Az)
  • Family Room in Hotel Justus is the best stay in RigaRIGA, Latvia - July 19, 2017 - PRLog -- Four-star boutique Hotel Justus is located in the heart of the old town of Riga, literally a few steps away from the famous Dome cathedral. Today the hotel consists of 45 cosy rooms uniquely designed to embrace the charm of genuine brickwork combined with fascinating art objects, antique as well as contemporary. — Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:26:12 GMT (via PR Log)
  • Blake Hamilton Signs With BK Ventpils In LatviaSpring tryouts with the Milwaukee Bucks did not land Blake Hamilton a job in the NBA but the UB Alumnus landed a pro contract playing over in Europe. Hamilton has signed on to play for BK Ventpils in Latvia. — Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:45:33 GMT (via Bull Run)
  • Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan has co-op format of strategic partnership with 11 EU membersNews selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector Azerbaijan has a format of cooperation of strategic partnership with 11 member countries of EU, said the country's President Ilham Aliyev while addressing the Latvia-Azerbaijan Business Forum in Riga. "First of all, I would like to once again express my gratitude to Mr. President of Latvia for invitation to visit your beautiful country. — Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:23:47 GMT (via Trend)
  • Olainfarm's sales rose by 11% in H1In January-June 2017, Latvian medicines producer Olainfarm saw its preliminary consolidated sales rise 11% against the same period last year to EUR 59.16 million, informs LETA, according to the company's announcement to Nasdaq Riga.... — Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:02:18 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Latvian President hosted official reception for President of Azerbaijan [PHOTO]President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis has hosted an official reception in honor of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. — Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:06:49 GMT (via Today.Az)
  • Ilham Aliyev meets speaker of Latvian parliamentNews selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has visited the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia in Riga. Murniece presented a group of parliamentarians to President Ilham Aliyev. — Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:22:54 GMT (via Trend)
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