Fact-checking? What’s that? RT banned in Latvia over ‘link’ to EU-blacklisted news chief

RT Television viewers in Latvia will no longer be able to watch our programs. We’ve been pulled off air, along with six other RT ‘multi-lingual channels’ by the country’s Media Council. It says the network’s controlled by a broadcaster currently under EU sanctions. But the devil’s in the detail because the person in question – … Read more Fact-checking? What’s that? RT banned in Latvia over ‘link’ to EU-blacklisted news chief

Latvia unveils statue to honor health workers

Latvia honors healthcare workers with a 19-foot statue of a female doctor Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters Follow Reuters … Read more Latvia unveils statue to honor health workers

Russia Commemorates World War II Victory Day

A massive Russian military parade postponed by the coronavirus pandemic rolled through Red Square to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, even though Russia is still registering a steady rise in Covid-19 infections. President Vladimir Putin’s insistence on holding the parade reflects not only his desire to put … Read more Russia Commemorates World War II Victory Day

Baltic states open Europe’s first corona pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as restrictions ease | ABC News

While the curve steepens in Russia, to the country’s west in the Baltic States the outbreak has been largely contained. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have opened their common borders, creating the first “travel bubble” within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic. A dozen Estonian border guards … Read more Baltic states open Europe’s first corona pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as restrictions ease | ABC News

Coronavirus: Italy infections jump 50 per cent in 24 hours – as global death toll pass 3,0

The country worst affected by the coronavirus in Europe is Italy where infections have jumped by fifty per cent in 24 hours and 52 people have died. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The death toll worldwide has now surpassed 3,000 , with more than 89,000 infections confirmed. Some of the latest countries to report cases include Azerbaijan, Ecuador, … Read more Coronavirus: Italy infections jump 50 per cent in 24 hours – as global death toll pass 3,0

Why are populations in Eastern and Central Europe in freefall? | The Stream

The world’s population is increasing, with the United Nations projecting that it may grow from 7.7 billion people in 2019 to 9.7 billion in 2050. Half of the projected rise is expected to be driven by population growth in a handful of countries including India, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States. But growth … Read more Why are populations in Eastern and Central Europe in freefall? | The Stream

MTG Retains Premier League Rights Until 2016

Modern Times Group has retained the rights for the Barclays Premier League until the end of the 2015 / 2016 season. The broadcasting group already had the tournament’s television rights for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and is now confirmed as the supplier in the region for a further three seasons. MTG holds the Baltic rights … Read more MTG Retains Premier League Rights Until 2016

Anders Fogh Rasmussen Visits Baltic States on Whirlwind Tour

The UN Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen is on a whirlwind tour of Baltic States with stops in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia at the end of January 2012. On 19th January, Mr Rasmussen will meet the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, and Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius as well as other officials from the Seimas. In the … Read more Anders Fogh Rasmussen Visits Baltic States on Whirlwind Tour

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

Another slew of UEFA Euro 2012 fixtures are scheduled to take place on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2011, as 46 nations look to get three points closer to the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012. Of particular interest are the matches between England and Wales, at … Read more UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

Early Election in Latvia “Was Not Necessary” Says Transport Minister Uldis Augulis

The Latvian Minister for Transport, Uldis Augulis, spoke to The Global Herald ahead of a snap election announced for September in the Baltic nation. Mr Augulis has been in politics since 1996, a member of the Union of Greens and Farmers (Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība or ZZS) since it began in 2002, and a member … Read more Early Election in Latvia “Was Not Necessary” Says Transport Minister Uldis Augulis

Baltic States Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are celebrating 20 years of independence with a special ceremony held in Sweden. Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip were all present in Stockholm for a series of ceremonies commemorating the struggle for independence in the Baltic states. They saw a … Read more Baltic States Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

Sweden Declassifies Diplomatic Reports on Fall of Soviet Union

Sweden has declassified a number of diplomatic materials relating to the end of Soviet rule in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. On Thursday 17 February, 2011 a seminar will be held to discuss the publication of the documents at the Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm at 17.00-18.30 followed by a reception hosted by the … Read more Sweden Declassifies Diplomatic Reports on Fall of Soviet Union

Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

52 national football teams are in action on the evening of Wednesday 9th February 2011, as a full fixture list of 26 international matches are scheduled to take place. Some notable friendly matches include the following: Croatia v Czech Republic; Denmark v England. Perhaps the biggest matches tonight are those at the bottom of the … Read more Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

Captured Latvian Air Crew Released in Darfur

Captain Artjoms Nalbandjans, co-pilot Janis Gindra and mechanic Kaspars Reihlers of the United National Humanitarian Air Service were released on 8th December 2010 after being held captive for more than a month in the Darfur region of Sudan. The three had been working for the World Food Programme to support efforts to feed thousands of … Read more Captured Latvian Air Crew Released in Darfur

Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory … Read more Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010