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Reuters* Igor Kim has bought up Russian units of foreign banks * Expobank is already present in Latvia * Now focused on corporate lending but is open to new ideas By Katya Golubkova and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) - Igor Kim snapped cast-off...
Tags: Banking, Financial Markets, Cyprus, Finance, Global Expansion
VarietyThe Riga Film Fund in Latvia, the only Baltic country to offer production support to international projects, has awarded Lati 313,547 ($582,000) to six international co-productions. The fund offers cash rebates for up to 20% of the local production spend...
Tags: Movies, United Kingdom, Baltic Region, Riga (Latvia), Russia
The Hutchinson News, Kan.Anna Stotts arrived in the United States from Latvia as a 4-year-old with a limited English vocabulary. Anna knew a few words from her favorite cartoon, said her father, Joe Stotts. But when she'd yell, "'Hey, kids: Yabba dabba do,'" they'd run from...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Schools, Music, Theater, Music Theater
Reuters(Corrects names in paragraphs 8, 35, 44) * Growth, productivity to suffer as population ages * Demographics to put Europe's social contract under strain * Emigration adds to challenge for likes of Latvia, Portugal By Alan Wheatley, Global Economics...
Tags: Finance, United Nations, Labor Markets, Japan, UBS AG
Funny MoneyThere are sentences in the English language that can chill us to our very marrow, such as: -- "This is your captain speaking. Please assume the crash position." -- "Hey, there's a state trooper waiting for you down at reception." -- "Next on HBO:...
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
VarietyRufus Sewell will star in child abuse drama "Helen," Irish writer-director Virginia Gilbert's sophomore pic. Project teams France's "A Prophet" producer Chic Films and 1.85 Films with Ireland's Grand Pictures. The Paris-set "Helen" turns on David (Sewell)...
ReutersRIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz. A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
Tags: Arts, The Holocaust (1934-1945), Restaurants, Museums, UNESCO
If the past two champions of the Costa Mesa Pro Classic are an indication of what the event has to offer then the upcoming tennis tournament should be exciting and worth watching. The Costa Mesa Pro Classic will do its best to spotlight some of the...
VarietyLONDON -- Five months after one of Eastern Europe's oldest film festivals closed down after longterm funding was pulled, a new three-day event has been secured in Riga, Latvia. The Film Festival Riga, which will run Sept. 10-12, has been established to...
Tags: Movies, Austria, Finland, Warsaw (Poland), Film Festivals
Sun SentinelOnce-struggling South Florida flight schools are seeing the largest influx of foreign students since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the result of a severe shortage of airline pilots worldwide. The students can more easily enroll because the Transportation...
FOX 17 Web ProducerRobert Gaines, accused in the 1993 murder of 8-year-old Lativia Johnson, learned his fate Monday in a Grand Rapids courtroom. Gaines was sentenced Monday, after being found guilty of second degree murder in December. The judge, showing displeasure with...
Tags: Judges, Punishment, Murder, Prisons, Justice System
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