16 May 2013
Andris Nelsons, who has led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom since 2008, has been appointed the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
09 May 2013
After several hours of debate, the Latvian parliament on May 9 approved legislation that will allow dual citizenship for many individuals, including World War II-era exiles and their descendants.
09 May 2013
Saeima 9.maijā pieņēma grozījumus Pilsonības likumā kas atzīst dubultpilsonību, nosaka kā nepilsoņu bērni tiks pie Latvijas pilsonības, un nosaka ari izmaiņas naturalizācijas kārtībā. Saeimas Pilsonības likuma grozījumu apakškomisijas priekšsēdētājs Ingmārs Čaklais skaidro jaunumus. (Video no YouTube)
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Miris dzejnieks Imants Ziedonis. Latviešu dzejnieks miris 79 gadu vecumā.
Latvia: Dziesma 2013 second semi-final results. ESCDaily.com reports that the stage is set for the national final to choose who will represent Latvia in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Latvia bound for Games. "The hockey party in Sochi will be just a little louder next year, as Latvia have punched their ticket to the 2014 Winter Olympics with a 3-2 overtime loss to France that gave the team the points it needed to qualify," reports the official website of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Caring for animals his life passion. Dr Artis Medenis has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to veterinary science and the community.
Latvia: Russia’s playground for business, politics – and crime. The Guardian from London reports that "Two decades after Latvia declared independence from the Soviet Union, joining the EU and Nato in 2004, Russian influence is growing again."
Explore Iz kolōnijām, our growing guide to Latvian communities abroad. The project received support from the Latvian government's former Secretariat of the Special Assignments Minister for Social Integration.