President Andris Berzins spoke as rescue workers resumed their search for ten people still missing
The sides drew 0-0
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.
A look ahead to the international friendly fixture at the Aviva Stadium
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Helicopters and Navy ships rescued 220 Latvians who drifted to sea today, trapped on huge floating slabs of ice.
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.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg vowed today that the Coalition would last until polling day 2015, as they emphatically committed themselves to a full five-year deal for the first time.
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Sales are rising thanks to the discovery of a kinder – and sustainable – method of harvesting the fish roe
From Art Nouveau edifices to Soviet history, the Latvian capital makes for a tantalising trip. Amble through picturesque parklands or aim for the vast Central Market – a quartet of harbourside hangars selling all manner of goods and curiosities. Cities Direct has three nights' B&B at the Monika Centrum Hotel, located close to the Old Town's attractions, for £179 per person. The deal includes Ryanair flights from Stansted on Sunday 4 December. citiesdirect.co.uk
Latvia's handsome capital embraces the onset of winter with festivities and a warm welcome for visitors. Simon Calder reports
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A new online guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania aims to help travellers make the most of these beautiful countries. Here, the website's author, Claire Gervat, offers a taste of her insider's guide
This time it was not so much Fly Mo as Slow Mo. Two days on from the devastating burst that took him to gold in the 10,000 metres, Mo Farah was back in action at the European Championships last night, setting out on the second half of his double mission. He never needed to shift into top gear, cruising through his first round 5,000m heat with the minimum of effort.
This 19th-century manor house is in the vanguard of Latvia's hotel revolution, says Adrian Mourby