The Baltic state of Latvia is poised to get its first female prime minister after the President and leading parliamentary parties agreed on a single candidate.
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Friday 03 January 2014
The single currency is supposedly doomed, weighed down by the parlous state of the Greek economy and infighting between member states. So why on Earth would a Baltic state with a strong economy want to board this stricken ship?
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Valdis Dombrovski's resignation was accepted by the Latvian president today
Saturday 23 November 2013
President Andris Berzins spoke as rescue workers resumed their search for ten people still missing
Wednesday 20 November 2013
The sides drew 0-0
Monday 18 November 2013
The multimillionaire vanished five years ago. Was he the victim of a KGB hit... or did he fake his own death and escape to the US?
Republic of Ireland 3 Latvia 0 match report: Joy for Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as Republic revel in fresh start
Friday 15 November 2013
It was one of those curious nights when events on the sidelines were always going to be more telling than those on the pitch, but Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane can at least take plenty of encouragement from a statement first win in charge of the Republic of Ireland. The new regime got off to a fine start with a commanding win over Latvia.
Friday 15 November 2013
A look ahead to the international friendly fixture at the Aviva Stadium
Saturday 28 September 2013
Shelley Rudman has weighty expectations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year as she bids to improve on the shock skeleton silver medal she claimed at the Turin Games in 2006.
On the ground: On a friendly street with a terrible secret - the terraced house where four-year-old Daniel Pelka was starved, abused and left to die
Thursday 01 August 2013
They were Tarmacing the pavements down the narrow street in north Coventry, much to the irritation of groups of bike-riding schoolchildren enjoying the start of a hot, glorious summer holiday.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Test breakthrough links man who confessed to the 1960s killing spree with the final victim
Wednesday 10 July 2013
The eurozone is getting a new member, and with Latvia’s entry comes a new coin that could rattle around in pockets from the southern shores of Cyprus to the northern reaches of Finland.
Friday 05 July 2013
One of my favourite albums of recent years has been Teodoro Anzellotti's accordion version of the Goldberg Variations, and elsewhere, Scandinavian and Baltic practitioners seem able to wrest more interesting effects from the instrument.
Friday 14 June 2013
It's easy to overlook how important his stay in Zurich was to Wagner's development. Having fled there in exile following his participation in the failed Dresden Uprising of 1849, the composer would crystallise his ideas of musical drama in the city, through a series of essays, and more concretely in his prodigious output while resident there.
Thursday 06 June 2013
<b>Obama appoints Rice to top security job</b>
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Baltic state will be 18th to adopt single currency, despite opposition within the country
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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