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04/16/2018 17:05Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat    ( gulfnews.com )
Riga: Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in US ...
04/16/2018 04:05Latvia overhauls banking amid money-laundering accusations    ( The Business Times )
Riga. EUROZONE member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third-largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in ...
04/16/2018 03:05Latvia to reform banking sector after allegations of laundering    ( The Daily Star )
RIGA: Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after U.S. authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development program. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in U.S. ...
04/15/2018 17:05Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat    ( Hurriyet Daily News )
Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after U.S. authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development program. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in U.S. dollars, ...
04/15/2018 16:05Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat    ( The Express Tribune )
RIGA: Euro-zone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in US ...
04/15/2018 13:05Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat    ( Emirates 24|7 )
Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in US dollars ...
04/15/2018 12:05Latvia scrambles to clean money laundering taint from 'financial centre'    ( EconomyNext )
AFP - Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea's nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in US ...
04/11/2018 00:50Six suspects to be tried in Latvia for making fake US dollar banknotes    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, April 10 (Xinhua) -- A group of six money counterfeiting suspects are going to stand trial in Latvia for making and putting into circulation a large amount of fake U.S. dollar banknotes, the prosecutor's office for organized crime informed Tuesday. According to the prosecutor who has sent the money ...
04/10/2018 20:55Barnstaple plumber fled to Latvia after child abuse images arrest    ( North Devon Gazette )
He was arrested on an international warrant at Riga airport as he tried to board a flight to Ireland. Phillips spent three weeks in jail in Latvia before being sent back to Britain, where he appeared at Exeter Crown Court in custody. He admitted three counts of making indecent images of children and was ...
04/10/2018 20:5515% of Latvian teenagers use marijuana    ( Eng.Lsm.lv )
"The greatest problem among teenagers is marijuana. 'Spice' is a problem among heavy users, which are not young people," State Police representative Sanda Gailāne told Latvian Radio. Last year, 79 minors were caught using drugs in Latvia. Meanwhile anonymous surveys say almost 15% of young ...
04/10/2018 04:05Former top executives of Latvia's Latvenergo power utility get jail sentences for corruption    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- An appeals court in Riga on Monday handed down real jail terms to two former top executives of Latvia's state-owned power utility Latvenergo and a business adviser for corruption, public television reported. Riga Regional Court sentenced former Larvenergo vice-president ...
04/08/2018 13:05Latvian Union of Russians attempting to polarize society - Security Police    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The Latvian Union of Russians is attempting to polarize society with its public comments that the transition to education in Latvia will lead to youth who will attempt to take revenge for their setbacks, the Security Police inform. The Security Police point out that the activities this political party is ...
04/06/2018 15:05ECB looks to top court for ruling on Latvia bank chief    ( Malay Mail )
Latvia's central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics arrives at a news conference in Riga, Latvia, February 20, 2018. — Reuters picFRANKFURT AM MAIN (Germany), April 6 — The European Central Bank said today it had asked the EU's top court to rule on Latvian authorities' treatment of the country's ...
04/06/2018 14:05ECB seeks EU court ruling on Latvian governor's ban    ( Reuters UK )
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank said on Friday it has asked the EU's top court to rule if Latvian authorities broke the law by keeping the country's central ... FILE PHOTO: Latvia's central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics arrives at aq news conference in Riga, Latvia February 20, 2018.
03/31/2018 14:05Lithuania: Russian missile tests above Latvian economic zone boosts incident risk    ( Baltic Times )
On Thursday, Latvia's Defense Ministry summoned Russia's Defense Attache Colonel Andrey Lobov and expressed its anxiety over the situation. Riga maintains it was not notified about the types of missiles the Russian army intends to test. Russia, in its turn, asked Latvia to close part of the Latvian ...
03/27/2018 07:50No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin    ( MENAFN.COM )
She tasted the forbidden cinematographic fruit during a trip to Riga in Latvia, easily reached by bus from St. Petersburg: I really liked the film, it's insanely funny. But I immediately understood why it's is now banned [in Russia] … I cannot remember that in our cinema the topic of power in general has been ...
03/27/2018 02:00US and EU expel scores of Russian diplomats in response to nerve attack in UK    ( gulfnews.com )
A general view of the exterior of the Consulate-General of the Russian Federation in Manhattan in New York CImage Credit: Reuters. Policemen stand in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin on Sunday.Image Credit: AFP. The building Russia's embassy in Riga, Latvia. Latvia expelled one Russian ...
03/26/2018 05:50No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin    ( The Conversation AU )
Armando Iannucci's dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late January, a group of politicians and cultural figures – including the daughter of acclaimed WW2 military commander ...
03/23/2018 15:50Reports Of Christianity's Death In Europe Have Been Greatly Exaggerated    ( The Federalist )
The fourth will be in Riga, Latvia this fall. The second, in 2016, was held in Stockholm, Sweden and saw similar results to those reported, as did the first one, which was held in Nuremberg in 2015. That is to say, all of them had attendance in the thousands and reported conversions in the hundreds or ...
03/22/2018 22:55Cannibal chef feeds couple slices of their own body parts for Facebook Live    ( Metro )
A man and woman had flesh cut from their bodies before it was cooked and fed to them in a sickening show that was streamed on Facebook Live. Police in Latvia are investigating the incident, which was filmed at a museum in the capital Riga on March 6. Mandatory Credit: Photo by ...

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