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Latvia: Country on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea
Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate. The Baltic Sea moderates climate, although it has four distinct seasons and snowy winters.

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Chefs across Europe are protesting lockdown rules [Video]

Chefs across Europe are protesting lockdown rules

In Latvia, Spain and France, restaurant workers are demaning help for their sector.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Baltics open Europe's first 'travel bubble' as curbs ease [Video]

Baltics open Europe's first 'travel bubble' as curbs ease

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia opened their common borders at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:20Published
Baltic states to create 'travel bubble' as pandemic curbs eased [Video]

Baltic states to create 'travel bubble' as pandemic curbs eased

Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia will open their borders to each others’ citizens from May 15, creating a Baltic “travel bubble” within the European Union amid an easing of pandemic restrictions...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:56Published

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Baltic states to open borders to each others' citizens: Latvian PM

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will open their borders to each others' citizens from May 15, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said on Tuesday.
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Latvia reports first death of a COVID-19 patient: health ministry

Latvia reported its first death of a patient infected with the new coronavirus on Friday, when a 99-year-old woman died in a hospital in Riga, the health ministry said.
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Baltic states send ships for citizens stranded on German-Polish border

Estonia and Latvia will send ships to bring back hundreds of their citizens stranded on the border between Germany and Poland, following Warsaw's decision last week to shut its borders in response to..
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Lithuania and Latvia close schools, ban large public gatherings over coronavirus

Lithuania and Latvia on Thursday temporarily closed schools and kindergartens and banned large public gatherings in the Baltic countries to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Latvia reports its first coronavirus case: ministry

Latvia said on Monday it had confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus.
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Latvia railway: Why I love living in an old train station

Milda Romanova's home is an old rail station, and at 88 she still loves all things trains.
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17 countries to attend Raisina Dialogue this week

External affairs minister S Jaishankar will play host to 17 ministers from across the world-from Russia and Iran to Latvia- here at the Raisina Dialogue. He is expected to hold bilateral meetings with..
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Denmark and Latvia to move some troops from Iraq after Iranian missile strikes

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel from the Al-Asad air base in Iraq that was targeted in an Iranian missile strike on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mettle Frederiksen said.
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U.S. removes sanctions on Latvia's second-largest port

The United States has removed its sanctions on one of Latvia's main ports after the Baltic country's government took control of the port, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.
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Latvian oligarch hits back at corruption charges as U.S. clamps down

Latvian politician and oligarch Aivars Lembergs, who was put on a U.S. corruption sanctions list on Monday, hit back on Tuesday, saying allegations against him were "fake news" and instigated by his..
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U.S. sanctions Latvian oligarch charged with corruption

The United States on Monday sanctioned Aivars Lembergs, the suspended mayor of Latvia’s seaport city of Ventspils and an oligarch with substantial influence in the country’s politics, over alleged..
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Latvia foreign minister sees Brexit extension, debate over how long

European Union leaders are willing to delay Brexit past next week's Oct. 31 deadline, but have not agreed on how long the extension should be, Latvia's foreign minister, Edgars Rinkevics, said on..
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From child refugee to president: Latvia's Vaira Vike-Freiberga

The first woman to lead an ex-Soviet bloc country fled Latvia as a child and returned decades later.
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Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote
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