Fun Flowers: A Review of Riga’s Premier Flower Shop

In the heart of Riga, Latvia’s enchanting capital, lies a floral oasis that promises to delight your senses and elevate your spirits – the “Fun Flowers” flower shop. This review takes you on a journey through the captivating world of flowers and foliage offered by this exquisite establishment, explaining why it should be a must-visit […]

McDavid scores in overtime as Canada squeaks out 2-1 win over Latvia

After having trouble scoring at 5-on-5, Connor McDavid and the Canadians proved to be deadly at 3-on-3. McDavid scored 46 seconds into overtime, batting his own rebound out of the air past Latvia goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, as Canada edged Latvia 2-1 Monday and clinched a quarterfinal berth at the world hockey championship. The combination of McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Aaron Ekblad dominated play at 3-on-3 […]

Duma mulls sanctions against Latvia over new law targeting Russian in schools

The Russian lower house has passed a statement decrying as “inadmissible” the Latvian ban on teaching in minorities’ languages in schools. The statement also warns Riga of potential reciprocal economic sanctions. The statement approved by the State Duma on Tuesday reads that the Latvian authorities’ actions contradicted the mutual respect, understanding and cooperation between all […]

'Declarations not enough,' Moscow tells ‘concerned’ OSCE after Latvia expels journalist

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 00:09 Russia has demanded that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) take concrete steps to ensure press freedom in Latvia, after the Baltic state deported a Russian documentary maker without explanation. “We hope you will immediately take measures within your mandate to change this approach of Latvia […]

1,000s join controversial torchlight march in Latvia to mark Independence Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 17:11 Thousands of people carrying torches gathered in the Latvian capital, Riga to celebrate Independence Day. Praised as a “beautiful” march by the organizers, anti-fascist activists claim the rally has clear signs of the torchlight processions of Nazi Germany. The Latvian right-wing National Alliance (NA) party, also known by the […]

Steadfast Pinnacle 2017: Dozens of NATO commanders flock to Latvia for war games

The Steadfast Pyramid 2017 military exercise kicks off in Latvia on Sunday, with 40 senior commanders from NATO states, as well as Finland and Sweden. They are expected to train how to “plan and conduct operations” amid the bloc’s buildup in the region. Steadfast Pyramid 2017 and Steadfast Pinnacle 2017, involving more than 40 senior […]

NATO military drills gather hundreds of troops in Latvia (VIDEO)

More than 1,200 troops from 12 countries, including the US and Sweden, are taking part in Latvia’s two-week NATO military drills, dubbed Summer Shield. The exercises, which began as drills for coalition forces invading Iraq, are now seen as serving to deter Russia. [embedded content] Soldiers from Latvia, the US, Bulgaria, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, the […]