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01/10/2018 03:15Three arrested as Latvian police bust fraudulent online store    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, Jan 9 (Xinhua) -- Three people were detained as police in Latvia busted a fraudulent online store at the beginning of this year, a spokeswoman for the Latvian State Police said on Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Samanta Capkovska said that the Riga criminal police had been investigating the ...
01/06/2018 19:15Latvian Court Bans Alleged Russian Spy From Travelling Abroad    ( Baltic Review )
RIGA (Sputnik) – A Russian living in Latvia was freed Friday from police custody and banned from leaving the country amid a probe into whether he was allegedly ... A court in the Latvian city of Jelgava, southwest of the country's capital Riga, has been trying the alleged espionage case since June.
01/06/2018 07:15Latvian Court Bans Alleged Russian Spy from Travelling Abroad    ( Sputnik International )
RIGA (Sputnik) - A Russian living in Latvia was freed Friday from police custody and banned from leaving the country amid a probe into whether he was ... Alexander Krasnopyorov, a staffer with the Latvian Railways, is suspected of having tracked and photographed NATO transport moving through the ...
01/06/2018 03:15Women's Basketball: Huskies look to maintain hot start to conference play in road test against USF    ( UConn Daily Campus )
Laksa, a native of Riga, Latvia, averages 21.5 points per game and dropped 36 points on the Irish. Laksa finished 9-11 from 3-point range in that game, and is shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc this season. Despite her shooting prowess, the Huskies held Laksa to just 35 points in three meetings ...
01/05/2018 21:55Six suspects face charges in probing over liquidation of Latvia's Trasta Komercbanka bank    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Six people suspected of extortion and money laundering are facing charges in a criminal probing related to the liquidation of Latvia's Trasta Komercbanka bank, representatives of the Latvian State Police announced on Friday. At the end of December, the police completed the ...
01/05/2018 17:15US Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, 4 Wounded in New Year's Day Attack    ( Bearing Drift (press release) (blog) )
Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1983, he moved to the United States in 2004 and enlisted in the Army in 2005. After basic training, Sgt. Golin was assigned as an infantryman in Alaska. He later volunteered to join the Green Berets and completed Special Forces training in 2014. When he was killed Monday, ...
01/04/2018 21:15Highly-Decorated Fort Lee Soldier Died Days Shy Of 13th Enlistment Date    ( Ridgefield Park Daily Voice )
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Jan. 1, 2018, as a result of wounds he sustained while engaged in combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Photo Credit: 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) ...
01/04/2018 11:15Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan firefight    ( Colorado Springs Gazette )
Golin, who was born in Riga, Latvia, was a weapons expert in 10th Group. He immigrated to America in 2004 and enlisted in the Army three months later, Army records show. In the Army he earned parachute wings, and passed the notoriously-tough Ranger course. In 2014, he passed a grueling ...
01/04/2018 09:15DoD Identifies Green Beret Killed in Violence-Plagued Afghan Province    ( Military.com )
John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, expressed condolences, saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own." The firefight that resulted in Golin's death is under investigation. Golin was originally born in Riga, Latvia, according to an Army press release. He moved to ...
01/04/2018 03:15Fort Carson sergeant killed in Afghanistan    (BuzzFeed News)
The First US Combat Death Of 2018 Comes In Its Longest-Running War - BuzzFeed News
01/04/2018 01:15'We're Deeply Saddened by the Loss of One of Our Own': Special Forces Soldier Killed in ...    ( CBN News )
Golin's daughter, Riga, and mother, Latvia, reside in Englewood, Colorado, and his father, David, lives in Brooklyn, according to a casualty announcement provided to members of Congress and governors. "Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin served our nation with courage and distinction, and his death is a loss ...
01/03/2018 21:15Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan was hit by gunfire on patrol, Pentagon says    ( Washington Post )
Golin was a Special Forces weapons sergeant with 10th Special Forces Group, of Fort Bragg, N.C., U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a news release Wednesday. A native of Riga, Latvia, he moved to Fort Lee, N.J., in October 2004 and joined the Army a few months later in January 2005.
01/03/2018 03:15Army sergeant based in NJ killed in Afghanistan    ( NJ.com )
Golin's daughter, Riga, and mother, Latvia, reside in Englewood, Colorado and his father, David, lives in Brooklyn, according to a casualty announcement provided to members of congress and governors. "Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin served our nation with courage and distinction, and his death is a ...
12/29/2017 03:15Record haul of amphetamine seized in Latvia, illegal lab busted    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- A record-haul of amphetamine has been seized from an illegal lab operating in an uninhabited dwelling house near the Latvian capital Riga, police said on Thursday. Police officers earlier this month seized roughly 45 kilograms of the narcotic from the lab in the central Latvian ...
12/23/2017 03:15Janis “John” Indriksons    ( Country 103.9 WRBI )
Janis “John” Indriksons, age 76 of Franklin, Indiana and formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community in Franklin. Born August 11, 1941 in Riga, Latvia, he is the son of Elza (Nee: Kaukis) and Aleksandrs Indriksons. He married Diane Weigel ...
12/19/2017 02:25Riga struggles with severe shortage of police officers    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Latvian capital of Riga has been grappling with severe shortages of law enforcement officers, with nearly one in every five Riga-based positions at the Latvian State Police being vacant at the moment, the Baltic country's public television has reported. Although the state ...
12/18/2017 15:1517% shortage police officers in Riga    ( The Baltic Course )
The Latvian State Police is short of policemen, and the police precincts in Riga lack nearly one-fifth of employees, De Facto analytical news program of the public Latvian Television reported on Sunday evening, cites LETA.
12/18/2017 13:15What became of Latvia's left?    ( Open Democracy )
Latvia had been radical for a long time. During the convulsive year of 1905, the governorates making up what is now Latvia were probably the most ungovernable in the whole Russian Empire. In January of that year, strikers in Riga were fired on: 73 people died, hundreds were wounded. Further strikes ...
12/13/2017 03:15Illegal methadone factories busted in 2 central Latvian municipalities    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Latvian police have uncovered two large underground methadone factories in the central Latvian municipalities of Allazi and Taurupe, law enforcement officials informed at a news conference on Tuesday. Both illegal drug factories had been well hidden on privately-owned ...
12/12/2017 09:20Olainfarm shares drop 7.05% in first two hours of trading over news of key shareholder's death    ( The Baltic Course )
The price of shares in Latvian pharmaceutical company Olainfarm dropped 7.05% during the first two hours of trading on Monday following the news ... According to the information from the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange, Olainfarm price, which was EUR 8.93 per share at the opening of trading at 10 a.m. ...

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