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Great bittern now on candid webcam!

Latvia's famous bird webcams got another addition with the nest of a great bittern with its young now being streamed online. The nest is located in the northern part of the Engure lake. 

AS IT HAPPENED: Eurovision Semi-Final

It's Eurovision. Triana Park is (are?) competing on behalf of Latvia. It's happening in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, under the slogan "Celebrate Diversity". Let's see if they do and more importantly whether Triana Park makes it to the final!

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Latvia in Eurovision action tonight!

Hold on to your sequinned beanie caps, Eurovision fans, as the annual extravaganza of harmonic overstatement gets under way on the evening of May 9 with Latvia participating in the first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Jewish heritage highlighted in Daugavpils

Latvia's second largest city Daugavpils, though of an average size compared to the great European cities, has produced an abundant crop of Jewish artists and public characters. How come? The answer harkens back to the Russian Empire, when Latgale was part of the Pale of Settlement, reported LTV7 on May 7.

National Theater actors granted US visa after all

A Latvian National Theater guest performance at the 16th Latvian Song Festival in Baltimore, Maryland this summer will take place after all, following a turnaround by the US Department of Homeland Security that granted actors visas after repeatedly reviewing their request, say festival organizers.

British newspaper hallucinates about Latvian penis

The use of a question as a headline is usually an indicator that the writer lacks the courage of their conviction, and that appears to be the case in a report in the UK press about the possible presence of a phantom penis on stage during Latvia's Eurovision song contest rehearsal.

National Theater says actors refused US visa for non-Latvian play

A Latvian National Theater guest performance at the US was cancelled after the performers were refused visas by the US Department of Homeland Security, say organizers. They were to to perform at the 16th Latvian Song Festival in Baltimore, Maryland this summer. 

Movies shot in Latvia to compete at Cannes Film Festival

Two movies shot in Latvia and co-funded by the state will compete at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Latvia's Film Angels Productions partook in the making of both Sergei Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature and György Kristóf's debut feature Out

Munch coming to Daugavpils

Visitors to the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will be able to add another pioneering artist to their itineraries with a work by Norwegian master Edvard Munch going on display. 

Massive Latvian flag to adorn left bank of River Daugava

A monumental Latvian flag will soar 60 meters above the AB jetty in Riga. It will be finished by November this year and will serve as a present to Latvia for its upcoming centenary, the people behind the project told the press April 12.

Ventspils achieves bulb-planting goal

Mayor of the port city of Ventspils, Aivars Lembergs, declared himself delighted April 8 after a plan to plant a large number of flower bulbs in a short space of time, which he had championed, turned out as planned.