Kaunas' Modernist architecture added to UNESCO's tentative list

KAUNAS - Kaunas' Modernist architecture of the interwar period on Tuesday was included into UNESCO's World Heritage Tentative List.&...

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Costume parade on Sherlock Holmes' birthday draws crowd in Riga

RIGA - The traditional costume parade organized annually in Riga to mark the birthday of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional 19th-century detective cre...

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Latvia: Western yellow wagtail named Bird of Year 2017

RIGA - The Latvian Ornithological Society has chosen the western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flavor) as the Bird of the Year 2016. &#...

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Janis Apeinis, Eva Bindere and Reinis Zarins nominated for Artist of the Year award

RIGA - Singer Janis Apeinis, violinist Eva Bindere and pianist Reinis Zarins have been nominated for the Artist of the Year award, which will be...

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