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Latvian Security Service Looking Into Riga Retail Store Selling Clothes With Putin’s Image

The Latvian domestic security service has weighed in on a case involving a newly-opened retail store after an indignant user posted pictures featuring bilingual inscriptions on price tags, suggesting that the shop is being used to promote the...
Related topics: Latvia, Vladimir Putin, Kremlin

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Riga Storm International Unit Organizes Gaming Vip Tours

Promoted Post Game tours or junket are popular entertainments that have become an excellent alternative to the classic type of relaxation. A gaming tour at SL Casino Riga, the best gambling complex... Click Story Headline Above To...
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Latvia Bans Rossiya Segodnya's Baltnews.lv Website Saying It Threatens Ukraine Sovereignty

MOSCOW/RIGA (Sputnik) - Latvian authorities have banned Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency's Baltnews.lv website, claiming that it threatens Ukraine's sovereignty.
Related topics: Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Moscow

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Let Me Tell You Why China Is Obsessed With America's Aircraft Carriers

Kyle Mizokami Security, History.  While we might never know the discussions that later took place, we know what has happened since. Just two years later a Chinese businessman purchased the hulk of the unfinished Russian aircraft carrier Riga,...
Related topics: China, Latvia

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'what A Disgrace!': Russian Embassy Slams Waffen-ss Veterans Rally In Riga

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Latvia condemned the march of Waffen-SS legionnaires and their supporters in the Latvian capital of Riga and called this event an act of disgrace.
Related topics: Latvia, Russia, Moscow

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Riga Mayor Gives Up Post To Run In Eu Elections For 'harmony' Party's Future

RIGA (Sputnik) - Nils Usakovs, the mayor of Riga, Latvia’s capital, has stated that a decision to leave his post for the sake of running in the European Parliament elections in May was motivated by a desire to ensure a future for the coalition of...
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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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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...
Related topics: Startup, Latvia

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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: Latvia, Social Media, Polls

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Latvia's Pro-russian Sdps Party Leading In Parliamentary Election - Exit Poll

RIGA (Sputnik) - Latvia's Social Democratic Party "Harmony" (SDPS), which is mainly supported by the country's Russian-speaking population, is leading in the parliamentary election, according to the exit poll.
Related topics: Latvia, 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, Latvia

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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...
Related topics: Russia, Latvia

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Detention Of Sputnik Latvia's Senior Editor Violates Press Freedom - Ifj Chief

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) President Philippe Leruth told Sputnik that he considered the detention of the Sputnik Latvia senior editor in Riga infringement on media freedom.
Related topics: Latvia, Belgium, Brussels

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Ecb Leaves Interest Rate Alone, Says Asset Purchase Program To End This Year

In Riga, Latvia, this morning, the European Central Bank announced that it will leave its 0% interest rate unchanged. The bank also said it will begin winding down is asset purchase program in...
Related topics: European Central Bank, Latvia, Banking

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Watch Parents In Riga Protest Against Transfer Of Schools To Latvian Language

About a thousand Russian-speaking Latvian residents attended the "March of angry parents" in the center of Riga after President Raimonds Vejonis's decision to proclaim a law on the full transfer of schools into the Latvian language by the 2021-2022...
Related topics: Latvia, Protests

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Fbi Studied Trump Plan To Build Riga Hotel With Ukrainian-russian Mogul - Report

The FBI's inquiry, started in late 2015, shortly after Donald Trump became a candidate for president, seems to have gone nowhere after Latvian investigators decided not to pursue his possible links to local developers any further.
Related topics: FBI, Donald Trump, Latvia

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Ranked: The 19 Cheapest Holiday Destinations In Europe

From Rome to Riga, this list is sure to fuel your Spring travel wanderlust.
Related topics: Rome, Latvia

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Watch: Nazi Ss Veterans March In Latvia

Despite Nazi Germany's Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary organization being recognized as a criminal organization during the Nuremberg trials, Latvian SS war veterans and their supporters march annually in Riga, triggering discontent among...
Related topics: Latvia, Germany

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Latvian Central Bank Governor Detained In Corruption Probe

RIGA (Sputnik) - Ilmars Rimsevics, the governor of Latvia’s Central Bank, is currently held at the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB), where he has already spent seven hours, amid the ongoing investigation into...
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