Latvia

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‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe
At least eight countries experience record high temperatures of ‘almost unheard of’ heat, say meteorologists

Damien Gayle

02, Jan, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Russia-Ukraine war live: UN chief believes war in Ukraine ‘will go on’; Putin in Belarus for talks with Lukashenko – as it happened
Antonia Guterres does not see ‘serious’ peace talks in immediate future; Russian president visits Minsk

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Tom Ambrose and Samantha Lock (earlier)

19, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak to meet UK troops in Estonia and attend Baltic summit
UK prime minister joins Nordic and Baltic leaders at summit on countering Russian aggression

Jessica Elgot Deputy politics editor

18, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Neo-Nazi Russian militia appeals for intelligence on Nato member states
Move by Task Force Rusich raises fears of rogue paramilitary attacks on Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Russian TV station in Latvia loses licence over Ukraine war coverage
TV Rain had relocated from Russia soon after invasion but on-air remarks by presenter were deemed to take Moscow’s side

Andrew Roth in Moscow

06, Dec, 2022 @4:52 PM

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‘Without enough Latvians, we won’t be Latvia’: eastern Europe’s shrinking population
Latvia’s population is 30% smaller than it was in 1990 and by 2050 numbers will be in decline in over half of Europe’s 52 countries

Jon Henley in Viļāni

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Latvian PM calls on EU to end all tourist visas for Russians
Recently re-elected Krišjānis Kariņš argues potential wave of Russians fleeing mobilisation poses security risk

Jennifer Rankin in Prague

10, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Nord Stream blasts could herald new phase of hybrid war, say EU politicians
Norway to make military visible at oil and gas installations as bloc rounds on Russia for suspected act of sabotage

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

28, Sep, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Estonia removes Soviet-era tank monument amid Russia tensions
Monument taken down in city of Narva, while Finland says it will cut tourist visas for Russians by 90%

Jon Henley

16, Aug, 2022 @12:07 PM

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Latvia urges Australia to support designating Russia as state sponsor of terrorism
After meeting with Penny Wong, foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs says he will call on European Union to also support sanction

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

08, Aug, 2022 @5:46 AM

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Nato to put 300,000 troops on high alert in response to Russia threat
Alliance’s leader predicts this week’s summit will agree its most significant transformation in a generation

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

27, Jun, 2022 @3:05 PM

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How worried should Europe be as Russia starts cutting off gas supplies?
Analysis: Putin is determined to use resource as a weapon, as shown in move to cut off Poland and Bulgaria

Rob Davies

27, Apr, 2022 @5:14 PM

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