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Laimdota Straujuma becomes Latvia's first female leader


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Laimdota Straujuma becomes Latvia's first female leader

Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma has been appointed as Latvia’s first female prime
minister.

The 62-year-old is a former agriculture minister and succeeds Valdis Dombrovskis, who resigned after the supermarket roof collapse in Vilnius that killed more than 50 people.

Israel

African migrants march for refugee status in Israel