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Latvia’s time as a financial bridge between East and West has come to an end.
The small nation is a whiz at flushing billions of dollars through its banking system.
The three Baltic states are moving forward with a plan to leave the Soviet-era energy grid.
“Cheka bags” could prove to be a bag of worms in the former Soviet republic.
Temperatures in the sea are rising at three times the average rate for the world’s oceans.
More than a third of voters are not sure who they’ll support in Saturday’s parliamentary elections.
Some people find it easy to forget just how destructive the financial crisis of 2008-9 was, but not the Latvians.
Farmers around the Baltic Sea affected by dry, hot conditions, with small harvests also predicted in Central Europe.
Although their names were not mentioned, public TV identified one of them as Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics.
Time is running out to ease fears of our international partners, prime minister warns.