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NATO launches fresh war games near Russia border

Riga - NATO on Monday launched one of its largest military manoeuvres in the Baltic states since tensions spiked with neighbouring Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
In the Media by AFP

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Is the corporate gender gap decreasing?

According to financial experts online, the gender gap in the corporate world is one of the biggest problems in the professional word, and small business are affected too. The good news is the gap has been decreasing in entrepreneurship.
In the Media by Mike White

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Team Canada play Latvia Wednesday in quarter-finals hockey game

Latvia scored twice in the first and went on to surprise Switzerland, 3-1 on Tuesday in Sochi and now get the task of taking on Team Canada. The two will meet for the second time ever Wednesday, with the winner moving on to the semi-finals.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Team Canada to play Wednesday vs. winner of Swiss, Latvia game

Canada's 2-1 overtime win over Finland in men's hockey Sunday hands them an easier quarter-final game than a loss would have. Drew Doughty, who scored both goals and has four now, will lead his team against Latvia or Switzerland on Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Latvia joins eurozone as 18th member

Riga - Latvia ushered in 2014 by joining the eurozone Wednesday as its 18th member. Latvia, which suffered a massive debt crisis recently, emerged to become the EU's fastest-growing economy.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 5 comments

Latvia supermarket roof collapse kills at least 54

Riga - A roof at a supermarket in Latvia collapsed Thursday and latest reports are that at least 54 people are dead. The cause of the collapse is being linked to work installing a roof-garden.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Anti-semitism 'on the rise' according to European Jews

A survey of discrimination and hate crimes conducted by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) suggests that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 16 comments

Eastern Europe leading tourism growth in the EU

Bratislava - Europe remains one of the favourite destinations for tourists the world over, but the centre of gravity is beginning to shift further east.
In the Media by Matthew Turner

Op-Ed: rejects responsibility for teen suicide

Sydney - Riga, in Latvia, used to be the site of a concentration camp. It’s now the home of, a teen social website that is apparently untroubled by user suicides. It’s about time answered a few questions itself.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

Latvia refuses to extradite 'virus maker'

Latvia is resisting the extradition of Deniss Calovskis, a man the US says wrote the computer virus Gozi Trojan. In January, the United States named Calovskis as one of the creators of the virus.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Eurovision 2013: Latvia and PeR miss out on Final

Latvian boy band PeR will have to watch from the sidelines this evening when twenty-six countries compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Final.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Video: Whirlpool in Latvia claims everything in its path

A frighteningly giant whirlpool in Latvia has been found to drag anything from around it into it's depths. Like the Earth's plughole, nothing escapes this enormous hole.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

Nazi veterans parade in Riga, Latvia (video)

Riga - The annual march of Latvian veterans, members of the Waffen SS divisions which was part of the armed wing of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party during World War Two, was held on Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Latvia to join eurozone in 2014

Riga - Despite many economists considering the euro to be a failed currency experiment, Latvia is set to join the eurozone in 2014, even though a majority of Latvians are against the decision.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Latvian bank fights Russian oil & gas firms for loan Special

What’s it like to wrestle an outstanding debt from Russian “oligarchs"? The Latvian state’s distressed asset management agency shares some of its recent experiences.
Digital Journal Report by Anna Reitman
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