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Skolotājas no Latvijas piedzīvo Austrālijas Vasaras vidusskolas dzīvi

Skolotājas no Latvijas piedzīvo Austrālijas Vasaras vidusskolas dzīviCik sirreāli ir atrasties Austrālijas dienvidos un mosties ar kādu skaistu latviešu dziesmu. Un latviešu mūzika te dzirdama ikviena sirdī. Kaut vai vien pirmās notis, un tomēr…te, pavisam citā zemeslodes pusē. Piedzīvojot gan...

2 CD set features best songs by Dzelzs vilks

2 CD set features best songs by Dzelzs vilksLatvian rock band Dzelzs vilks, with their aggressive music and bleak lyrics, has been plying their trade for more than a quarter century. Their songs have a broad range of musical styles, including elements of industrial, punk, and heavy metal music, b...

Iļģi latest album “Tur kur mīti” a meditative look at Latvian myths

Iļģi latest album “Tur kur mīti” a meditative look at Latvian mythsAfter a five year pause after their last album, 2011’s Tur saulīte pērties gāja, Latvian post folk ensemble Iļgi return with Tur kur mīti, released at the end of 2016, their latest collection of songs inspired by Latvi...

Latvian folk ensemble Zāle release their second album “Viņš”

Latvian folk ensemble Zāle release their second album “Viņš”The ensemble Zāle combine many elements in their music - from Latvian folk, to Eastern motifs to Gaelic elements, and their debut album, Viņa, released in 2015, received the Zelta Mikrofons award for Best World Music Album in...

Donald Trump’s Remarks Rattle NATO Allies and Stoke Debate on Cost Sharing

The candidate’s contention that he might not defend allies that do not pay enough of the costs raised alarms across a continent unsettled by Russia and rising populism.

1916: Russians Break German Lines

From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: In July 1916, the Russian break German lines on the eastern front.