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May 22, 2015
Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras meet in Riga to give push to debt talks | ReutersRIGA German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks late on Thursday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, hoping to speed the resolution of Athens' debt crisis on the sidelines of an EU summit in Riga. Since its election, Tsipras's left-wing government has held four months of talks with the EU and International Monetary Fund, seeking a deal that could release up to 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in funds, but talks have stumbled over pension, labour reform, fiscal targets and increases in value-added tax.
May 21, 2015
UK's Cameron to unveil immigration crackdown on eve of EU meeting | ReutersLONDON Prime Minister David Cameron will unveil what aides call a "far-reaching" immigration crackdown on Thursday on the eve of a European Union summit he will use to tentatively start renegotiating Britain's ties with the bloc. Speaking in London before flying to the EU's Eastern Partnership Summit in Latvia, Cameron, who was re-elected with a surprise majority on May 7, will set out details of a new law to make illegal working a criminal offence. The focus will be largely domestic, but the timing of his speech will be seen as a message to EU leaders about how important the issue is to him.
Nov 04, 2014
World's stateless people: Where do people with no country go?The United Nations launched a campaign on Tuesday to end statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world.
Mar 19, 2014
Biden warns Russia is on "dark path" to isolationVILNIUS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reassured the leaders of Lithuania and Latvia the United States would defend any NATO members against aggression and warned that Russia was on a "dark path" to isolation over its actions in Ukraine. Biden was in the capital of Lithuania, part of a quick trip to reassure Baltic allies worried about what an emboldened, aggressive Russia might mean for their nations.
Mar 14, 2014
Ukraine crisis: Eastern Europe's question to Russia: Who's next?Russia, seemingly able to thumb its nose at Western powers at will, may seek more opportunities for incursions in its former imperial backyard. The question many people are asking is: Who's next?
Feb 02, 2014
Injured activist leaving Kiev for Riga - oppositionKIEV (Reuters) - Dmytro Bulatov, a Ukrainian opposition activist whose torture at the hands of kidnappers has angered anti-government protesters, has been allowed by police to leave hospital and will fly to Latvia for treatment, Vitaly Klitschko, an opposition leader, told Reuters on Sunday.
Jan 17, 2014
How deflation can spoil the global stock market rallyOnce countries get into what is known as a deflationary spiral, it is very difficult for them to get out. Japan is an excellent example of the same. The country has been trying to come out of a low inflation/deflation kind of scenario for close to two decades now, without much success.
Jan 01, 2014
Latvia becomes 18th member of eurozone, adopts euro as new currencyActing Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis withdrew the first euro note from a bank machine in a ceremony in Riga after Latvian TV showed pre-recorded greetings from European leaders welcoming his country to the eurozone.
Nov 24, 2013
Latvia to raze supermarket where 54 died in roof collapseLatvian officials say they will raze the supermarket where 54 people died after its roof collapsed.
Nov 23, 2013
51 dead in supermarket roof collapse in LatviaAs Latvian rescue workers searched Friday for bodies in the rubble of a supermarket collapse that killed dozens, speculation about the cause focused on a garden and a playground being installed on the grass- and gravel-covered roof.