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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Wednesday 05 June 2013
Will the Tour de France inspire you to ride off on a cycling holiday?
Friday 29 March 2013
Helicopters and Navy ships rescued 220 Latvians who drifted to sea today, trapped on huge floating slabs of ice.
Saturday 23 March 2013
The Kennel Club has struck a deal with the developer British Land over its Mayfair home that should keep the Crufts organiser in Pedigree Chum for years to come.
Lithuanian prosecutors open investigation into multi-million dollar tax fraud by Russian organised crime group
Monday 21 January 2013
Prosecutors in Lithuania have opened an investigation into a multi-million dollar tax fraud carried out by a Russian organised crime group which used the Baltic nation’s banks to launder some of their money.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
David Cameron and Nick Clegg vowed yesterday that the Coalition would last until polling day 2015, as they emphatically committed themselves to a full five-year deal for the first time.
Saturday 29 December 2012
The UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world with just two thirds of children living with both parents, according to research by a global development organisation.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Ever since childhood I've been terrified of the consequences of disobedience and prone to sickeningly obsequious behaviour around figures of authority, eg anyone with a uniform, a double-barrelled name or a horsewhip. As a boy I'd say things like, "I don't think we should be doing this" or "what if someone sees us?" while my friends gleefully urinated up the side of Dunstable Leisure Centre and then wrote ULTRAVOX on it in chalk.
Sunday 12 August 2012
Samantha Murray won a brilliant silver medal to maintain Great Britain's record of having picked up a modern pentathlon medal at every Olympics since the women's event was introduced to the programme in Sydney in 2000.
Saturday 04 August 2012
A quest for one of Europe's vanished states brings close encounters with past and present
Monday 30 July 2012
Investigators discovered 29 stowaways hidden inside three lorries in northern France waiting to cross to the UK, the Border Force said.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Director Birger Larsen explains to Gerard Gilbert how he plans to bring Nordic grit to his first BBC crime series
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Birger Larsen will bring Nordic grit to his first BBC crime series
Monday 21 May 2012
Elena Baltacha missed out on a place in the Sparta Prague Open final as she lost her semi-final against Klara Zakopalova on Saturday.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Wave of panic cash withdrawals sweeps Latvia after false rumours of Swedbank bankruptcy hit social networks
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Latvia was yesterday struggling to control a mass wave of panic cash withdrawals from the country’s biggest bank, Swedbank, following a rash of false social media network rumours which claimed that the Swedish-owned lending group was going bankrupt.
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