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Valdis Dombrovski's resignation was accepted by the Latvian president today

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BALTIYSK, RUSSIA: I am standing on a headland overlooking the Baltic Sea. In front of me, the Vistula Spit, a long, low sandbar planted with spindly trees, stretches south-west into Poland. Container vessels carry car parts and consumer goods into the ship canal that leads to Kaliningrad, 40km to the east.

Paperbacks: Between Each Breath, by Adam Thorpe

The retro pleasures of the Hampstead novel are revived in this highbrow love story that would do any beach bag proud. On a visit to Estonia, Jack Middleton, one of England's "most promising young composers", falls in love with waitress Kaja.

The Good Mayor, by Andrew Nicoll

A bearded female saint is the perfect narrator for this original love story

Tourist jailed for urinating on statue

A British tourist who urinated on one of Latvia's most revered monuments was made an example of by the Baltic state yesterday and sentenced to five days in custody.

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The Baltic tiger awakens

Is Lithuania a new European hotspot? Christopher Middleton discovers fairy-tale views - and great prices

Baltic centre left all at sea after second director quits

The Baltic centre for contemporary art has been plunged into uncertainty after its second director in two years quit the £46m gallery.

Brace yourself for a dip in the Baltic Sea

Once a favourite with Russians, Latvia's resorts are being discovered by tourists from across Europe, says Robin Buss

Russia warns Nato on Baltic military patrols

Russia warned Nato yesterday against deploying forces in the former Soviet bloc and said that the Baltic states' failure to respect the rights of ethnic Russians represented a "threat" to the country.

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The capital of Estonia is a precious Baltic gem, discovers Neil Taylor

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