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Underdogs and proud: Scotland’s fans reflect a nation growing in its sense of self

Yahoo Daily News 18 Jun 2021
> ... “The match with England is going to be tough” ... “This is good for people,” he says ... 25 years ago the big thing was going to Wembley, now the Tartan Army is more interested in going to Riga.”. Stuart Cosgrove, host of BBC Radio Scotland’s satirical football show Off The Ball, says football now is far less of a cultural shorthand for the modern nation.
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Europe sends Biden a reminder why transatlantic ties matter

Taipei Times 28 Nov 2020
At the tail end of the Cold War, on the westernmost tip of the Soviet Union, Valdis Dombrovskis sat in his home in Riga and tried to tune in to Voice of America ... He was studying physics in Riga when the Soviet Union in 1991 collapsed and Latvia won independence.
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