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Latvian President Egils Levits on his state visit to Israel

The Jerusalem Post 28 Nov 2022
Israel and Latvia established diplomatic relations in January 1992, soon after the North European Baltic country won its independence from the former Soviet Union ... Herzog, whose family has multi-geographical roots, mentioned that his paternal grandmother Sarah Herzog was born in Latvia’s capital Riga.
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NATO foreign ministers to discuss provision of new weapons for Kyiv: Top Ukrainian diplomat

Anadolu Agency 28 Nov 2022
... for Kyiv during a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Romanian capital Bucharest ... He added that the foreign ministers of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday to discuss further support for Ukraine.
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Wider Europe Briefing: NATO Meeting Will Be Heavy On Symbolism, But Not Much Else; And ...

Radio Free Europe 28 Nov 2022
To subscribe, please click here ... Brief #1 ... Last year, Latvia's capital, Riga, hosted the foreign ministers ... There will, however, be a lot more talk about Ukraine's (and, by extension, Georgia's) NATO bid in the run-up to, and possibly during, the next NATO summit, slated to take place in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on July 11-12, 2023 ... Brief #2.
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Patrick Lawrence: Why Do Nations Erase the Past?

Scheerpost 25 Nov 2022
FILE PHOTO. Numerous new, old and partly weathered gravestones in the area of the international war gravesite at the Ohlsdorf cemetery ... Kerry et al ... Last summer Latvia demolished the largest Soviet-era monument in Riga, the capital, commemorating the victory over Nazism—this as the Russian-speaking minority had to stand by and watch ... Patrick Lawrence ... .
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Canadians show support for Latvian allies on tense Independence Day in Baltic country

Moosejaw Today 18 Nov 2022
RIGA, Latvia — A parade through the streets of Riga Friday in which Canadian soldiers helped mark Latvian independence took on added significance as neighbouring Russia continues its war on Ukraine ... Canada has sent 1,000 soldiers to the country, creating with its NATO allies a defence and dissuasion force based at Camp Adazi, outside the capital.
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NATO holding armoured-gun competition in Latvia to test abilities of tank units

Moosejaw Today 18 Nov 2022
Cornacchi is in charge of the armoured-gunnery competition involving troops from 13 NATO countries — including Canada — that is taking place over four days at the Adazi base, located about 200 kilometres from the Russian border and a 45-minute drive from Riga, the capital of NATO member Latvia.
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In The News for Nov. 18: Emergency Act inquiry hears from Canada's top civil servant

Moosejaw Today 18 Nov 2022
Cornacchi is in charge of the armoured-gunnery competition involving troops from 13 NATO countries — including Canada — that is taking place over four days at the Adazi base, located about 200 kilometres from the Russian border and a 45-minute drive from Riga, the capital of NATO member Latvia.
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‘Without enough Latvians, we won’t be Latvia’: eastern Europe’s shrinking population

The Guardian 16 Nov 2022
... in Latvia’s eastern Latgale region, three hours’ drive from the capital, Riga, and a little over an hour from the Russian border.
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Experiencing the Jewish past, present in Vilnius, Riga - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 13 Nov 2022
Two months ago, nearly seven months since Russia made its incursion into Ukraine, I spent a week visiting the Baltic capitals of Lithuania and Latvia ... states and Poland officially ceased to issue short-stay tourist visas to Russian citizens seeking to enter Latvia or Lithuania.
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Why Latvia offers the best deal on the Christmas market: Capital Riga tops the list ...

The Daily Mail 12 Nov 2022
For Latvia is the best value for money for a winter shopping trip, the Post Office has found. Capital city, Riga, topped the list of bargain destinations, costing around £507 for a two-night break ... Budget-conscious Britons can potentially save hundreds of pounds by picking a city like Riga in Latvia (pictured) to visit a Christmas market ... He added ... .
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Eastern European cities ‘best for bargain breaks for Christmas market shoppers’

Belfast Telegraph 12 Nov 2022
Latvia’s capital city, Riga, topped the list of bargain destinations for a European shopping trip for the fourth time running in Post Office Travel Money’s Christmas markets barometer. Zagreb in Croatia was the runner-up, while Krakow in Poland completed the top three ... Zagreb, Croatia (meanderingemu/Alamy/PA). Alamy Stock Photo ... Riga, Latvia, £507.19 ... .
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ECB: 'Mild recession' not enough to fight inflation

The Manila Times 03 Nov 2022
FRANKFURT, Germany ... Speaking at a banking conference in the Latvia's capital Riga, Lagarde said "a mild recession" was possible in late 2022 and in early 2023, as soaring consumer prices and the continent's energy crisis dampen economic activity ... ....
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Ukraine Latest: Putin Demands Safety Guarantee for Russian Ships

Yahoo Daily News 01 Nov 2022
Russian missiles targeted the capital, Kyiv, including essential civilian infrastructure, leaving parts of the city without water and electricity ... Latvia Detains 37 After Removing Soviet Monuments (1.03 p.m.) ... Latvia removed a tall Soviet obelisk in the capital Riga in August and plans to take down all Soviet monuments across the country.
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The State of Dark by Judith Mok - read an extract

RTE 25 Oct 2022
We present an extract from The State of Dark, the acclaimed new memoir by Irish-based Dutch soprano, author and poet Judith Mok, published by Lilliput Press. The State of Dark is a memoir and detective story ... At night the plane flies over Riga, the capital of Latvia ... Listen ... On my way to do some work I came across the ‘Jews in Latvia’ Museum ... A film.
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Are the new Russian forces in Belarus a feint, or preparation for a new push into Ukraine?

The Spokesman-Review 21 Oct 2022
RIGA, LatviaRussia ... “We have to be cautious, but I doubt that Russians are at this moment capable of opening another front line against Ukraine, at least not a successful front,” Pabriks said in an interview in Riga, the capital of Latvia, which borders both Russia and Belarus.

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