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Russian president Vladimir Putin is a "dark Sith Lord" engaging in an information war, the head of Latvia's infantry has told a NATO seminar on the use of fake ...
Latvia has signed a bilateral agreement with Austria for the purchase of 47 howitzers for the armed forces. The agreement is for buying the type M109A5Oe self-propelled howitzer system, including fire control centre and training platforms.
The Latvian has been charged with unlawful participation in an armed conflict as well as with joining a criminal group and participating in crimes against humanity or peace, war crimes, or crimes against the state.
Latvia's Citadele Bank has signed an agreement for a long-term partnership with global payments technology company Visa on close cooperation in developing a new and innovative card and other payment offers to be introduce in all three Baltic states ...
After a training session in Washington, D.C. in June, White will go to Latvia in mid-September to teach English to an upper-level classroom for nine months at least.
RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia has granted citizenship to ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, who left more than 50 years ago when the Baltic country was still under the Soviet rule.
Latvia have become the first team to qualify for the play-off round at the. Latvia became the first team to qualify for the play-off round at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Lethbridge after extending their unbeaten record to six ...
About a third - 30.1% - of the foreign travelers visited for the first time. As compared to the previous year, the total number of nights spent increased by 7.6%, reaching 8.8 million nights.
RIGA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- When the 14th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition in Latvia was held in the University of Latvia on Tuesday, the contest has drawn hails from various sides. Professor Janis Ikstens, vice rector of the University ...
Singapore and Latvia have signed a protocol to amend their tax treaty, Singapore's Inland Revenue Service has announced.
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis will play for Latvia in the 2017 EuroBasket championship, he announced at a press conference Monday.
RIGA - As many as 77 percents of public institutions in Latvia do not use a work time tracking system because it does not help improve an efficiency of processes in the organisation, according to the information from the State Chancellery.
RIGA- State support for a project that is in the interest of Russia's geopolitical interests is a threat to national security and is certainly not in Latvia's economic interests, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) says. He said that by ...
Latvia showed the second lowest naturalization rate - the number of citizenships granted against the number of non-national citizens residing in the respective ...
The population of Riga, Latvia increased by one on Jan. 5, 1930 when Elmars Kalnins was born to John and Janis Kalnins. A longtime Mt.
Production in Latvia's construction sector in the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased 11.8 percent as compared to the same quarter in 2015, which was the sixth biggest drop across the European Union member states, according to Eurostat data.
Latvia supports the synchronization of the Baltic electricity networks with continental Europe via Poland, Lithuania's Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said after discussing the issue with Latvia's Vice-PM and economics Minister Arvils Aseradens on ...
RIGA - Two films shot in Latvia and co-financed by the Latvian state have been included in the Official Selection of the 2017 Cannes Film festival, the Latvian National Film Center said. These are A Gentle Creature, a feature film by Sergei Loznitsa ...
Latvia studying reduction of VAT on fresh produce. The Ministry of agriculture of Latvia plans to submit an informative message to the government regarding a possible reduction of the value added tax (VAT) on fresh vegetables, fruits and berries from ...
RIGA - Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity), Latvian parliament speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) and the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on human rights and public affairs, Inese Laizane (National Alliance), voiced ...
RIGA - Latvian Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) today sent a letter to the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission, stating that Latvia was willing to participate in closer cooperation towards the ...
MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) - A Belarusian parliamentary delegation will visit Latvia in early May. The program of the upcoming visit to Riga was discussed during a meeting between Vice Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the Belarusian National ...
In 2015 Latvia committed to taking in 531 asylum seekers in two years. While most of them will be relocated from EU member states Greece and Italy, 50 people have to be resettled from third countries, such as Turkey.
RIGA (FIBA EuroBasket women 2017) - Latvia are ready to turn the page again after opting for an initial candidate list of 18 players for the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 Final Round.
A total of 32 troops and equipment of Bulgaria's land forces are taking part in the multinational SUMMER SHIELD XIV - 2017 training held in Latvia until April 29, BNR reported. Germany, the USA, Canada, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia and Luxembourg have ...
University of Indianapolis senior Erica White was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Latvia. She will spend the 2017-18 school year ...
NEW YORK (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) - New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis "absolutely" wants to help Latvia in their FIBA EuroBasket 2017 campaign.
On Tuesday NATO troops began arriving in Latvia for a 1200 man exercise dubbed "Summer Shield", where soldiers will drill to fight a war with Russia.
In collaboration with Eyeem, DW invited photographers to share images that offer an insight into the lives of women around the world.
University of Indianapolis senior Erica White was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Latvia. She will spend the 2017-18 school year working in a Latvian educational institution. White, a double major in English literary studies and ...
Canada and Latvia have put in place an agreement governing the establishment of a NATO battlegroup in the eastern European country.
NATO kicked off its 'Summer Shield' exercises in Latvia Monday, with 11 alliance members plus Sweden to drill until the end of the month.
VILNIUS - Lithuania should overcome Latvia in the competition battle for Chinese companies' investments in transport and logisti...
Zhang Dejiang (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, meets with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in Riga, Latvia, April 12, 2017. Zhang paid a three-day official visit to Latvia, which ended on Friday. (Xinhua ...
The helicopters have been sent as part of the Atlantic Resolve mission and will participate in military exercises in Latvia and the Baltics. The helicopters will be based in Lielvarde and will be deployed to Latvia for several months, LETA was informed ...
If Latvia wants to meet the rising expectations among its citizens for better public services, such as health, education and transportation, it should consider increasing revenues through improving its tax system, according to the World Bank writes LETA.
RIGA - Good foundations have been laid for further expansion of the economic cooperation between Latvia and China, as Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/farmers) and Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's ...
After avoiding relegation in last year's tournament, Team Latvia will have to fight hard this year too, as the program didn't make significant steps forward to have bigger ambitions.
POPRAD, Slovakia - MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs) had a goal and an assist to lead Canada to a commanding 4-1 victory over Latvia to open their 2017 World Under-18 hockey Championship schedule. Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings) ...
soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a tank live-fire and react-to-fire exercise on Adaui military base, Latvia, as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Sunday, April 9 2017. Four soldiers are in good condition ...
Latvian food producers have already earned recognition in the Chinese market, there are good cooperation perspectives also in pharmacy, timber processing and tourism, therefore China is one of Latvia's priority target markets in far tourism, said ...
RIGA - Spring has come to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. A Chinese company here has also earned its spring in business with a pioneer spirit.
RIGA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The United States will remain a "steadfast friend and ally of Latvia", U.S. President Donald Trump wrote in a recent letter to his Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis. According to information posted on the Latvian president ...
The planned implementation of Latvia's medium-term tax strategy will leave people with more money in their pockets, representatives of entrepreneurs' organizations said at a press conference on the tax strategy and its long-term benefits, writes LETA.
RIGA - The United States will remain a steadfast Latvian friend and ally, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a letter to Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, noting Latvia's defense investment and contribution of Latvian NBA player Kristaps Porzingis ...
Olivier Duha, co-founder of Webhelp, said: "It is great news that we are able to expand our business into the Russian speaking market with the addition of this new site in Latvia. We already have one very high profile new client that we will service ...
The overall direct negative effect from Latvia's planned tax reform in 2018 has been estimated at EUR 235 mln, according to information included in Latvia's Stability Program 2017-2020, which has been drawn up by the finance Ministry writes LETA.
Latvia's current account surplus increased notably in February, figures from the Latvian central bank showed Tuesday.
RIGA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Increasing exchanges between Latvia and China will help deepen mutual understanding, trust and cooperation, Inara Murniece, speaker of the Latvian parliament Saeima said. "The more we learn about each other, the deeper our ...


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