| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:31 AM
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Germany's Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won luge doubles gold on Wednesday.
Austria's Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger took silver and Latvia's Andris Sics and Juris Sics the bronze. (Reporting by Justin Palmer,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Feb 12 (Reuters) - Luge doubles second run and overall
results at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday.
Rank Country Name Time Total
1 Germany Tobias Wendl/ 49.560 1:38.933
2 Austria Andreas Linger/ 49.770 1:39.455
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Germany remains a hot location for international co-production thanks to generous film subsidies and top-notch studio facilities that offer one-stop shop solutions for foreign projects.
Indeed, this year marks the first time ever that Studio Babelsberg...
| Jan 19, 2014
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985.
| 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,...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014.
The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...