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  • Shaddock taking part in team fight in Latvia

    Shaddock taking part in team fight in Latvia
    When Jon "Bones" Jones enters the UFC octagon for a fight, he has nobody in there watching his back. For 25 minutes, it's just him and his opponent. When Ronda Rousey locks in an armbar, attempting to submit her opponent, she doesn't have to worry about...
  • Wizz Air to keep growing as east Europeans fly more

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - When a group of Hungarian businessmen told the manager of a shabby air strip in southern Poland that they wanted it as a base for a new airline, none of them had any idea that it would quickly become the biggest low-cost carrier in...
  • Latvia Looks to Use European Film Awards to Strengthen Links with International Biz

    Dita Rietuma, the new director of the National Film Center of Latvia, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week for the world premiere of Signe Baumane's competition entry "Rocks in my Pocket," which the Film Center backed. She met with Variety to...
  • Karlovy Vary Film Review: 'Rocks in My Pockets'

    Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales, the imaginative animated memoir "Rocks in My Pockets" merges a mini-history of 20th-century Latvia with that of helmer Signe Baumane and her...
  • Germany can't require language skill for family visas, court rules

    Germany can't require language skill for family visas, court rules
    Germany's practice of imposing a language proficiency test on Turks applying for family reunification visas is contrary to European Union values and agreements, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday. The ruling directly applies only to the German...
  • Q&A: Signe Baumane Talks 'Rocks in my Pocket' and Animated Metaphors

    Animation is Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane's way of openly sharing personal and family stories of both depression and hope. After having made 12 award-winning animated shorts, Baumane turned her focus to creating her first feature-length film...
  • Tornado Black and Stefan Kozlov storm into Wimbledon juniors quarterfinals

    Just two years ago Genie Bouchard, who trains in Plantation, won the Wimbledon Girls' singles championship, and and on Saturday the 20-year-old Canadian will be playing for the adult version. Two other South Florida teens are hoping to follow in her...
  • Mike Sielski: Is Croatian star worth the wait?

    PHILADELPHIA It's coming up on three years since Paul Hewitt stepped into a gym in Riga, Latvia, and glimpsed the player who perhaps best embodies the 76ers' still-distant future. On July 6, 2011, Hewitt was coaching the United States' team in the FIBA...
  • Memorable quotes from first week of Wimbledon

    LONDON (Reuters) - Following is a list of memorable quotes from the first week of Wimbledon: Latvia's Ernests Gulbis mishearing a question regarding John McEnroe's comments about umpires: "Get rid of vampires? My God. Umpires? I thought something else....
  • Wide Management Sells Karlovy Vary Title 'Barbarians' to Japan (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Tapping into a new and often more audience-friendly generation of directors and producers from Eastern Europe, Paris-based sales-production house Wide Management has made first major deal on Karlovy Vary player "Barbarians," pre-selling Japan to...
  • Travel deals: Russia and the Baltic

    Travel deals: Russia and the Baltic
    Travelers looking for new destinations might want to take a look at the Kaliningrad & The Baltics tour from MIR Corp. There's just one date this year, Aug. 4-16, for this small-group adventure that combines the Russian exclave with touring in Estonia,...
  • Putin's actions in Ukraine sow fear across former Soviet empire

    President Obama’s pledge to defend allies in the former communist states of Eastern Europe and to seek $1 billion from Congress to bolster regional defenses might be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nightmare come to life. Or, it might...