| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Kalman Aron was 21 when he was freed after being held in several Nazi camps for four years, still determined to live his life after losing most of his family during the Holocaust.
On Thursday, Susan Beilby Magee, a family friend of Aron’s told...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year.
Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he was taking “political responsibility” for a supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week and caused outrage in the small Baltic nation....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:15 PM
MOSCOW -- A supermarket roof collapsed and killed at least four people Thursday night in Riga, the capital of Latvia, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Three bodies of customers were discovered by rescue workers, one of whom was also killed,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:46 AM
MOSCOW -- The death toll from a supermarket roof collapse in Latvia's capital rose to at least 47 Friday and many other people remained missing or were injured, officials said.
“There are still from 25 to 30 people inside [under the rubble] and we...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There 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:...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:43 AM
RIGA (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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.”
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
GDYNIA, Poland -- Latvia has selected "Mother, I Love You" as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate.
Janis Nords' movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and...
| Sep 29, 2013
YORK COUNTY — An electric scroll saw has been Hugh Kalns' friend for decades.
The machine helped him achieve a degree of fame in eastern Virginia's crafting community. Delicate, lace-like carvings of angels, kittens, Christmas wreathes, even...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Once-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...