The Baltic state of Latvia is poised to get its first female prime minister after the President and leading parliamentary parties agreed on a single candidate.
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Monday 28 November 2011
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Sunday 27 November 2011
Sales are rising thanks to the discovery of a kinder – and sustainable – method of harvesting the fish roe
Wednesday 23 November 2011
From Art Nouveau edifices to Soviet history, the Latvian capital makes for a tantalising trip. Amble through picturesque parklands or aim for the vast Central Market – a quartet of harbourside hangars selling all manner of goods and curiosities. Cities Direct has three nights' B&B at the Monika Centrum Hotel, located close to the Old Town's attractions, for £179 per person. The deal includes Ryanair flights from Stansted on Sunday 4 December. citiesdirect.co.uk
Saturday 12 November 2011
Latvia's handsome capital embraces the onset of winter with festivities and a warm welcome for visitors. Simon Calder reports
Saturday 20 August 2011
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Friday 25 March 2011
Watching Aleksey Scherbak's extraordinarily powerful Remembrance Day, I kept thinking how deeply both Mikhail Bulgakov and Sean O'Casey would have appreciated its human and artistic qualities. Scherbak, like them, has the gift of showing how appalling tragedy and hapless comedy restively malinger in a perpetual, untidy coexistence, especially in societies that are corrosively divided.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
An exhibition of artefacts and photographs from the notorious ‘Siege of Sidney Street,’ a gun fight between police and burglars which took place on 2nd January 1911, goes on show at the Museum of London Docklands on Saturday.
Sunday 05 September 2010
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Friday 30 July 2010
The partner of a woman found stabbed to death in her home was being questioned on suspicion of murder today.
Friday 30 July 2010
This time it was not so much Fly Mo as Slow Mo. Two days on from the devastating burst that took him to gold in the 10,000 metres, Mo Farah was back in action at the European Championships last night, setting out on the second half of his double mission. He never needed to shift into top gear, cruising through his first round 5,000m heat with the minimum of effort.
Friday 23 July 2010
First performed in 1988, Shchedrin's so-called "Russian Liturgy" was smuggled into the communist cultural landscape under the guise of a Nikolai Leskov story about the transcendent power of art.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Thursday 24 June 2010
'For you. From Latvia." Our taxi driver leaned forward to hand over a punnet of strawberries. So much for the superiority of English strains; these were the best I'd tasted by a long way. The gesture – made midway through a journey from Riga to the spa town of Jurmala – had involved a mini detour to an outdoor market where everything, we were strenuously assured, was locally produced: Latvian cucumbers, Latvian yoghurt, Latvian curd, Latvian strawberries.
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