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We will respond to NATO Baltics activity, says Russia

A convoy of US military vehicles arrived in Latvia on Monday after starting a tactical march from Germany as part of a military exercise, reported Reuters news…

A convoy of US military vehicles arrived in Latvia on Monday after starting a tactical march from Germany as part of a military exercise, reported Reuters news…

Sport

Gajser scores fourth Motocross season win in Latvia

Rough and tumble in Latvia where brutal racing conditions sorted out the men from the boys in the FIM Motocross Grand Prix. It was the sixth round in

Rough and tumble in Latvia where brutal racing conditions sorted out the men from the boys in the FIM Motocross Grand Prix. It was the sixth round in

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Latvian Prime Minister resigns

The Prime Minister of Latvia has resigned. Laimdota Straujuma has blamed political squabbles in her centre-right governing coalition and

The Prime Minister of Latvia has resigned. Laimdota Straujuma has blamed political squabbles in her centre-right governing coalition and

Business

New ideas for Riga's immigrants' integration

Irina Vasiljeva, Riga Arrival Cities Project Coordinator: “Riga is a very multicultural city, we have representatives of more 250 ethnic groups

Irina Vasiljeva, Riga Arrival Cities Project Coordinator: “Riga is a very multicultural city, we have representatives of more 250 ethnic groups

Business

How do countries decide how much they can afford to borrow?

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

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Who are the six EU countries with shortest memories on migration?

With the death count rising alarmingly in the world’s most dangerous sea crossing earlier this year, Brussels finally acted. The European

With the death count rising alarmingly in the world’s most dangerous sea crossing earlier this year, Brussels finally acted. The European

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Latvia names outspoken critic of Russia as new president

Raimonds Vejonis, the current defence minister and member of the green party, was chosen to become Latvia's head of state by the country's parliament.

Raimonds Vejonis, the current defence minister and member of the green party, was chosen to become Latvia's head of state by the country's parliament.

Europe

EU warns eastern neighbours of long road to closer ties

EU leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from Russia. However, officials say that process

EU leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from Russia. However, officials say that process

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EU Eastern Partnership talks set for compromise declaration

European leaders are due to continue talks with former Soviet nations in Latvia on Friday hoping to forge closer ties. But Moscow claims the

European leaders are due to continue talks with former Soviet nations in Latvia on Friday hoping to forge closer ties. But Moscow claims the

Europe

Poroshenko has 'full evidence' of Russia's presence in Ukraine

Two Russian soliders captured in eastern Ukraine have admitted to serving in the Kremlin’s armed forces, according to the OSCE. The group aims to

Two Russian soliders captured in eastern Ukraine have admitted to serving in the Kremlin’s armed forces, according to the OSCE. The group aims to

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Latvia remembers WWII troops who fought against Soviet occupation

Several hundred people in the Latvian capital Riga have remembered soldiers who fought on the side of German forces against Soviet troops during

Several hundred people in the Latvian capital Riga have remembered soldiers who fought on the side of German forces against Soviet troops during

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Rival military exercises deepen anxiety in Baltic states

Russia’s military exercises close to the border with several eastern European nations have raised fears of a possible invasion of the Baltic region

Russia’s military exercises close to the border with several eastern European nations have raised fears of a possible invasion of the Baltic region

Business

Riga at the heart of Europe's digital revolution

Start-ups in digital are a stunning success story in Europe's otherwise stagnating economy. As the experiences of many in Latvia show, there is nothing to stop SMEs going global.

Start-ups in digital are a stunning success story in Europe's otherwise stagnating economy. As the experiences of many in Latvia show, there is nothing to stop SMEs going global.

Europe

Latvian exports hit by Russian embargo

Latvia currently holds the six-month rotating EU presidency, more than twenty years after the end of Soviet occupation. The Baltic State will

Latvia currently holds the six-month rotating EU presidency, more than twenty years after the end of Soviet occupation. The Baltic State will

Europe

EU edges closer to airline data sharing after Charlie Hebdo attacks

The EU wants to collect and store air passenger data in a move that officials say will help fight against terrorism. The bloc’s interior ministers

The EU wants to collect and store air passenger data in a move that officials say will help fight against terrorism. The bloc’s interior ministers

Culture

Viktoria Modesta: the world's first amputee pop star

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

Europe

euronews discusses Russia with Latvian PM after EU summit ends

Just after this years final EU summit wrapped up, euronews spoke with Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia, the country that will hold the

Just after this years final EU summit wrapped up, euronews spoke with Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia, the country that will hold the

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Polish drama Ida sweeps the board at European Film Awards in Riga

The big winner at this year’s European Film Awards was Polish drama Ida which beat Leviathan, Nymphomaniac and Winter Sleep to get best film. The

The big winner at this year’s European Film Awards was Polish drama Ida which beat Leviathan, Nymphomaniac and Winter Sleep to get best film. The

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Latvia celebrates 2014 light festival

Latvia’s light festival, “Staro Riga” (Beaming Riga), takes place in the city of Riga. During the event the city’s buildings and landmarks are

Latvia’s light festival, “Staro Riga” (Beaming Riga), takes place in the city of Riga. During the event the city’s buildings and landmarks are

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Edgars Rinkevics: "I am gay. Good luck all of you."

Latvia’s Foreign Minister, flying in the face of conservative sentiment in his small Baltic state, declared in a tweet “I proudly announce I am gay…

Latvia’s Foreign Minister, flying in the face of conservative sentiment in his small Baltic state, declared in a tweet “I proudly announce I am gay…

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Pro-Russian Harmony party come top in Latvia elections

The centre-right Unity party’s celebrations appeared premature as it emerged that the pro-Russian Harmony party clinched the top spot in Latvia’s

The centre-right Unity party’s celebrations appeared premature as it emerged that the pro-Russian Harmony party clinched the top spot in Latvia’s

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Exit polls indicate re-election of Latvia's PM

The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election. That is

The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election. That is

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Latvians eye their eastern neighbour as polling begins

Latvians go to the polls today with the outgoing centre-right coalition expected to win the most seats, with an electorate that is somewhat spooked

Latvians go to the polls today with the outgoing centre-right coalition expected to win the most seats, with an electorate that is somewhat spooked

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Anniversary of the Baltic chain marked in Ukraine

Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians gathered in Kyiv’s European Square on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way protest

Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians gathered in Kyiv’s European Square on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way protest

Culture

Latvia warms up for Eurovision with a foreigner

Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’. Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band

Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’. Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band

Business

Micro-management: why small businesses are flourishing in Latvia

For several years now there has been major growth in micro-enterprises in Latvia, primarily because the authorities have made them easy to create

For several years now there has been major growth in micro-enterprises in Latvia, primarily because the authorities have made them easy to create