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Yellow Vest Riots Spreading From France To Latvia

France has now experienced thirteen straight weeks of yellow vest protests in the streets, many turning into riots, where demonstrators have demanded President Emmanuel Macron abscond from office. It’s a clear signal of public opposition to...
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Brexit Lessons In Norway’s Hard Border With Sweden

With fresh snow crunching under their boots and a handful of papers to be checked and stamped, truck drivers from Latvia, Sweden and Poland make their way across Norway’s Orje customs station to a small office where their goods will be cleared out...
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Protest Action Against Social Inequality In Latvia Takes Place In Center Of Riga

RIGA (Sputnik) - Almost 200 people joined a protest against social disparities in Latvia, which took place in the center of the country's capital, a Sputnik correspondent reported Saturday.
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Riga’s Mayor Survives Confidence Vote Amid Corruption Scandal

RIGA (Sputnik) – Riga’s mayor Nils Usakovs has survived the confidence vote he had initiated after the arrest of high-ranked officials from the municipally-owned monopolist transport operator on corruption charges, a Sputnik correspondent...
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Lithuania And Latvia Are Latest Countries To Reject Un Global Compact For Migration

Several European countries have already announced they will not sign on to the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. They fear the agreement will take away their sovereign right to control their own borders. ** The...
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Remains Of Russian Imperial Army Troops, Wwi Artifacts Found In Latvia (photos)

The items were recovered from where the soldiers fell, and include buttons, Orthodox crosses and munitions, leading the members of the forensics team to conclude that the deceased were Russian Imperial Army soldiers.
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Eu Lawmaker Prepares Resolution Seeking To Stop Nord Stream 2 Project

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Parliament member from Latvia, Sandra Kalniete, has prepared a resolution to be reviewed at the parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs that calls for measures aimed at suspending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline...
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Pompous 'international Grand Committee' Signs Useless But Equally Pompous 'declaration On...

So just a few weeks after a bunch of countries (and companies and organizations) signed onto a weird and mostly empty Paris Call for Trust and Safety in Cyberspace, a group of nine countries -- Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland,...
Related topics: France, Paris, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ireland

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Latvian President Unlikely To Dissolve Parliament - European Parliament Member

RIGA (Sputnik) - Miroslav Mitrofanov, a European Parliament member from Latvia, told Sputnik on Wednesday that he believed that Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis would not dissolve the country's parliament over the crisis of the government...
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Loans Marketplace Mintos Scores €5m Series A And Plans To Launch A Debit Card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy...
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Trump Accused Baltic Leaders Of Starting Wars In Yugoslavia – Reports

US President Donald Trump reportedly made the mistake during a White House meeting with his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in April.
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Ai Lie Detector To Screen Travelers At Some Eu Borders

Three ports in the European Union are taking border control to the next level. Travelers to Hungary, Latvia, and Greece will be given a lie detector test—conducted by computer-animated border agent. The system, […] The post AI Lie Detector...
Related topics: Hungary, Greece

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Algeria Bans Niqabs In The Workplace

European countries like Denmark, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia have also banned wearing certain types of face-covering clothing, such as the burqa and niqab in public areas.
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Latvia Says Russia Targets Its Foreign, Defense Bodies With Cyber Attack

Russia has carried out cyber attacks on Latvia's foreign and defense apparatus and other state institutions, a Latvian intelligence agency said on Monday. Russia's military intelligence agency (GRU) has tried to access information by e-mail...
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Russian Minority Party Wins Latvian Vote; Populists Surge

An opposition party favored by Latvia's large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation's parliamentary election, but it's expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and...

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Sdps Party Set To Win Quarter Of Seats In Latvia – Reports

RIGA (Sputnik) - The Latvian Social Democratic Party looks set to win a quarter of seats in this Saturday’s parliamentary poll, local media said.
Related topics: Riga, Social Media, Polls

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Low-cost Airline Primera Air Is Filing For Bankruptcy, And Ticketholders Have Limited Options

Riga-based airline Primera Air will cease operations as of midnight today (October 1), according to a statement from the company’s board. The airline—which was founded 14 years ago as a short-haul carrier in Europe and the Middle...
Related topics: Bankruptcy, Riga

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Latvia Pushes To Limit Russian Language In Effort To Strengthen National Identity

A century after it first became an independent country, Latvia is still grappling with identity issues surrounding it's decades of Soviet rule.

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"it's Bigger Than We Thought" - Danske Bank Money-laundering Case Involved Staggering...

Roughly six months after Latvia's third-largest lender, ABLV, was thrust into insolvency following shocking allegations of bribery and money laundering, a similar story is playing out in neighboring Estonia, where the local branch of Danske Banke on...
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In Eastern Europe And Russia, Reminders Of Communist Horrors Are Everywhere

Submitted by William Anderson of Mises Institute As our commuter train stopped at the Riga suburb of Tornakalns, we saw a small railroad boxcar standing by itself on the side. To the passenger from the train, it was a small memorial; to a Latvian...
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