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04/04/2018 23:05Donald Trump tells Baltic leaders United States is `very tough´ on Russian Federation    ( 10,000 Couples )
Latvia's defence ministry summoned Russia's military attache to Riga to express disquiet over drills that will be conducted inside the Baltic state's exclusive maritime economic zone, and to ... Trump is joining the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the White House for a joint news conference.
04/04/2018 21:05Russia Threatens Sanctions Over Latvia's Education Reforms    ( Transitions Online )
Over a quarter of Latvia's 2.2 million inhabitants are ethnic Russians, most of whom moved to Latvia when it was part of the Soviet Union. According to 2016 data from the Latvian government, cited by the BBC, 811 Latvian schools are state-funded, a number that includes 94 schools where the teaching ...
04/04/2018 20:05Baltic states close airspace as Russia plans missile launches    ( Irish Times )
“It is a demonstration of force,” Latvia's prime minister Maris Kucinskis told Reuters. “It is hard to comprehend that it can happen so close to [our] country.” Latvia's defence ministry summoned Russia's military attache to Riga to express disquiet over drills that will be conducted inside the Baltic state's ...
04/04/2018 20:05Russian community of Latvia angry at expulsion of Russian from schools    ( Eurasia Daily )
Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (The Accord Social Democratic Party) on his Facebook page called the actions of the Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis, who the previous day approved the Seimas' decision on the final elimination of bilingual secondary schools of national minorities "a big mistake.".
04/04/2018 19:05Russia Launches Missile Tests in Baltic Sea, Forcing Partial Closure of Airspace    ( The Moscow Times )
Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it to ... Riga has closed some of its airspace for the three days of tests, and Sweden also issued a warning to civilian sea traffic and said there could be ...
04/04/2018 18:05Russian Rocket Tests Force Partial Closing of Baltic Sea, Airspace    ( U.S. News & World Report )
RIGA (Reuters) - Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills ... Riga has closed some of its airspace for the three days of tests, and Sweden also issued a warning to civilian sea traffic and said there could be ...
04/04/2018 03:05Commentary: Trump can do more for the Baltic states    ( Reuters )
These institutions, which include the Energy Security Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre in Tallinn, Estonia and the Strategic Communications Centre in Riga, Latvia, are intended to train and educate specialists from NATO member and partner countries. While all three ...
04/04/2018 00:05President Donald J. Trump's Support for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania    ( Whitehouse.gov (press release) )
In honor of 100 years of Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian independence, the United States will bring more than 100 youth from the Baltic states to the United States on U.S.-sponsored exchange programs. U.S. Embassies in Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn are hosting special centennial programs throughout ...
04/03/2018 23:05Moscow threatens sanctions against Latvia over removal of Russian from secondary schools    ( Telegraph.co.uk )
The call for sanctions further raises tensions with Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, members of the European Union and Nato who have been wary of Vladimir Putin's promises to “defend ... The pro-Russian Harmony party controls a quarter of parliament and is led by the mayor of the country's capital, Riga.
04/03/2018 20:05Money laundering and corruption scandals haunt Latvia as its president meets Trump at the White ...    (BBC News)
Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools - BBC News
04/03/2018 15:05Russian Duma Slams Latvia's Education Bill in Statement, Proposes Sanctions    ( Sputnik International )
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian parliament's lower house, the State Duma, adopted a statement, claiming that Riga's decision to transfer the schools of national minorities to the Latvian language of teaching was unacceptable and proposing to introduce special economic measures against Latvia.
04/02/2018 15:05Vejonis promulgates bills on gradual transition to education in Latvian    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - President Raimonds Vejonis has promulgated the bills providing for a gradual transition to Latvian as the only language of instruction in all Latvia's high schools. He said that high school studies in Latvian will provide all students with equal opportunities to obtain good-quality education, which is ...
04/02/2018 13:05Latvian president endorses language reform for Russian schools    ( TASS )
RIGA, April 2. /TASS/. Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis approved on Monday a reform on transition to education in the state language at the country's ... Latvia's Saeima (parliament) earlier adopted in three readings a reform developed by the Ministry of Education and Science and approved by the ...
03/30/2018 19:05The Daily 202: Visuals and ego motivate Trump to take a harder line on Russia's Putin    ( Laredo Morning Times )
... Trump in Riga, the capital of Latvia. . . . [T]alks with Trump's company were abandoned after [the Russian] and another of the businessmen were questioned by Latvian authorities as part of a major criminal inquiry there . . . [T]he FBI later looked into Trump's interactions with them at Latvia's request.".
03/30/2018 14:45Inspections reveal problems with evacuation routes in 18 public buildings in Latvia    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - Violations of the fire safety rules, mainly related to maintenance of evacuation routes and emergency exits, have been discovered in 18 shopping centers and other public buildings in Latvia which were checked by the State Fire and Rescue Service in the wake of the recent tragic fire in a ...
03/29/2018 18:55Trump's 2010 Latvia Venture With Putin Supporter Was Probed by FBI    ( Daily Beast )
A Trump executive reportedly went out to scout locations in Riga, and the Russian, Igor Krutoy, allegedly spent hours at Trump Tower with Donald and Ivanka Trump discussing the matter. The “Trump Plaza Riga” venture was abandoned when Latvia's anti-corruption bureau questioned Krutoy and ...
03/29/2018 12:50Guardian reports on Trump, FBI, Putin supporter and Latvia    ( Eng.Lsm.lv )
You can read about Igor Krutoy's activities in Latvia HERE. And you can see a 2012 interview with Donald Trump Jr., in which he discusses business opportunities and "family wealth" at a conference organized by non-resident bank Baltic International Bank during a Riga visit below. The interview ...
03/28/2018 21:50Russia: Latvia's language reform will worsen bilateral relations    ( Baltic Times )
The adoption of bills providing for a gradual transition to education in the state language in Latvia's ethnic minority schools will worsen relations between Latvia and Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on March 26, adding that Latvia will bear full responsibility for this deterioration. “Official Riga ...
03/28/2018 16:50Ex-NATO chief seeks task force to clean up Latvian banking    ( Business Insider )
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The former head of NATO has asked the prime minister of Latvia to create an international task force to guide the country in cleaning up its banking sector, which has been rocked by accusations of money laundering and bribery. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who's also been prime ...
03/28/2018 16:50The Morning Risk Report: Former NATO Chief Enters Latvian Banking Fray    ( Wall Street Journal (blog) )
Mr. Rasmussen said in his letter the U.S. Treasury Department's allegations undermined Latvia's progress, AP reports. The U.S. alleged ABLV Bank was laundering money for corrupt clients in Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, and that North Korea's nuclear missile program was using front companies to ...

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