Latvia

Russia gives Latvia list of citizens banned from entry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had given Latvia a list of Latvian citizens it has banned from entering Russia for their "Russophobic" views and calls to tighten sanctions against Russia.<p>The entry ban is retaliation for a similar move by Latvia with regard to 49 …

Russia

Irish President Higgins speaks at National Library of Latvia

<b>Michael D. Higgins,</b> president of <b>Ireland,</b> met his Latvian counterpart <b>Raimonds Vejonis</b> in Riga on <b>June 18</b> as he began a <b>state visit to Latvia</b> on the …

National Libraries

Latvia investigators hand central bank governor bribery case to prosecutors | Reuters

RIGA, June 18 (Reuters) - Latvia’s anti-corruption body on Monday asked prosecutors to launch a prosecution against a Bank of Latvia official following a bribery investigation into governor Ilmars Rimsevics. The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) said in a statement it had “sent …

Central Banks

Men’s Silver #EuroLeague: Croatia Overcomes 0-2 Hole, Belarus Sweeps Latvia in Semis

• Croatia def. Macedonia 3-2 (21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-9)<br>• Croatia moves on to the Final at 6-1; Macedonia falls to the Third-Place match at …

Volleyball

Latvia Steps Up Efforts to Rid Banks of Questionable Cash

Latvia’s plans to kick out risky cash from its scandal-plagued banks are about to accelerate.<p>Deposits from people outside the European Union will …

Money Laundering

FIBA 3x3 World Cup Day 3: Latvia, 3 others earn men's quarterfinals spots

BOCAUE, Bulacan – Latvia, Poland, Slovania, and Ukraine advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA 3x3 basketball World Cup on Sunday at the …

FIBA

Multinational training exercise Swift Response 2018 takes place in Latvia

Photo taken on June 9, 2018 shows US paratroopers jumping off an aircraft during the Swift Response 2018, a multinational training exercise, in Adazi …

News (China)

Speaker to lead Indian MPs' delegation to Belarus, latvia, Finland

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to Belarus, latvia and Finland from June …

Lok Sabha

Treasury official in Latvia to discuss banking reform

RIGA (AFP) -<p>A senior US Treasury official met Wednesday in Latvia with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis to discuss the Baltic eurozone member's bid to reform its banking sector after money laundering allegations felled a top lender.<p>"We stand with the (Latvian) government as it is moving to clean up a …

European Central Bank

National Tour winners all over Europe

Beach Volleyball

Swedish 'greasers' cruise vintage US cars in Latvia

JURMALA (LATVIA) (AFP) -<p>Around 100 Swedish car enthusiasts drove chromed-up vintage American-built vehicles through the Latvian countryside to the Baltic seaside resort of Jurmala on Saturday, taking a trip in time back to the rocking fifties and sixties.<p>"It's a retro culture," Mikael Hellquist, …

Classic Cars

US sanctions have a weak spot: tiny allies like Latvia

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When the U.S. hit North Korea with sanctions last year, Pyongyang's state-owned banks found a quiet backchannel to keep money flowing to the country's ballistic missile programs, the U.S. says: the tiny European country of Latvia.<p>One of the biggest banks in Latvia — a member …

Business

Latvia rejects EU's post-Brexit budget proposal

RIGA (AFP) -<p>Latvia's prime minister on Friday "categorically" rejected the European Commission's proposal to slash cohesion funds and spending priorities for the Baltic eurozone state in its next multi-year budget.<p>The EU on Tuesday proposed spending more on Italy and other member countries hit by …

Europe

U.S. sanctions have a weak spot: Tiny allies like Latvia

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When the U.S. hit North Korea with sanctions last year, Pyongyang’s state-owned banks found a quiet backchannel to keep money …

Russia

ECB takes Latvia to court, wants central bank chief's powers back

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Latvia's central bank governor Rimsevics speaks to the media in Riga<p>LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Central Bank accused …

Central Banks

Lawyer shot dead in Latvia, police see hand of organized crime

RIGA (Reuters) - A corporate lawyer who worked on managing the winding-down of insolvent companies was shot dead in the Latvian capital early on Wednesday in what police said appeared to be a killing linked to organized crime.<p>Police said Martins Bunkus was shot by two men as he drove through the …

World News

Gerroa author headed to Latvia

A Gerroa author will travel to Riga, Latvia to help launch a book.

European Travel

Exclusive: Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.<p>The allegations, which highlight the country's role as a stepping …

Russia

Latvian watchdog fines Meridian Trade Bank over money laundering

© Reuters. A woman walks past Meridian Trade Bank in Riga<p>RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's banking watchdog said on Friday it had fined Meridian Trade Bank, …

European Union

Experiencing living Together and Apart: The Latvian Pavilion

During the 16th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale Architettura 2018 the Latvian Pavilion <i>Together and Apart</i> looks at the co-existing in …

Architecture

Latvian watchdog fines Meridian Trade Bank over money laundering controls

(Corrects May 25 story's headline to show fine is for breaches in internal controls, clarifies client base in first paragraph)<p>RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's banking watchdog said on Friday it had fined Meridian Trade Bank, a financial firm serving residents in Latvia and Lithuania as well as some …

Business

Latvia warns its clampdown is pushing hot money to Europe

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia has warned the European Union to bolster fragmented money laundering controls as much of the cash now leaving the Baltic state to escape tighter scrutiny is going to other EU countries.<p>The warning was issued by the country's prime minister and finance minister in interviews …

Business

Latvia’s SmartLynx To Expand In North America

Latvia—based wet-lease and charter specialist SmartLynx Airlines plans to increase both its fleet and area of operations in 2018.read more

North America

Latvia warns its clampdown is pushing hot money to Europe | Reuters

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia has warned the European Union to bolster fragmented money laundering controls as much of the cash now leaving the Baltic state to escape tighter scrutiny is going to other EU countries.<p>The warning was issued by the country’s prime minister and finance minister in interviews …

European Union

Dep - cut from live set @Teritorija part1 (18.05.2018(

1st part of my set in club Teritorija, Riga, Latvia 18.05.2018

Mixcloud

Confédération Européenne de Volleyball

19/05/2018 22:32 <br>Latvia and Croatia take opening day victories in Silver EuroLeague <br>2018 CEV Silver Volleyball European League - Men<p><b>Luxembourg, May</b> …

Volleyball

Latvia's anti-money laundering chief wants more help from banks | Reuters

RIGA/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Latvia’s new anti-money laundering chief pledged on Thursday to improve control of financial crime, urging the Baltic state’s banks to become more hands on in spotting and preventing it.<p>Ilze Znotina, who will lead Latvia’s anti-money laundering agency from June, said she …

Money Laundering

McDavid scores in overtime as Canada hangs on for victory over Latvia

HERNING, Denmark — After having trouble scoring at 5-on-5, Connor McDavid and the Canadians proved to be deadly at 3-on-3.McDavid scored 46 seconds …

Ice Hockey

McDavid scores OT winner to prevent potential upset vs. Latvia

Canada avoided a potential upset loss to Latvia thanks to Connor McDavid's overtime winner on Monday.<p>McDavid scored 46 seconds into overtime, …

Ice Hockey

Kirtan Mela in Riga, Latvia (Album with photos) Bhakti Chaitanya…

Kirtan Mela in Riga, Latvia (Album with photos)<br>Bhakti Chaitanya Swami: I’m currently in our ISKCON temple in Riga Latvia. Over the weekend we had a …

Hare Krishnas