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Straujuma to become Latvia's first woman prime minister
Straujuma to become Latvia's first woman prime minister
Laimdota Straujuma is set to become Latvia's first woman prime minster.
Mocking T-shirts, penguin jibes lighten mood in Latvia
Mocking T-shirts, penguin jibes lighten mood in Latvia
As Latvia's economy shrinks, making fun of the Baltic state's embattled leaders -- with mocking T-shirts and penguin posters -- has become a...
'Introverted' Latvians let rip through song
'Introverted' Latvians let rip through song
Latvia, seen as a straight-laced, introverted member of the Baltic family, lets loose every five years with a huge songfest that long powered its...
Passport-free future to blow dust from old Europe
Passport-free future to blow dust from old Europe
Optimists call it the end of the Iron Curtain. Pessimists fear a "Fortress Europe" or a wave of illegal immigration from December 21, when...
Baltic Riviera boasts long beaches, alluring architecture
Baltic Riviera boasts long beaches, alluring architecture
Visitors to the so-called Baltic Riviera will be impressed by the region's long, white, sandy beaches and pine forest where hundreds of elaborately...
Presidential bunny dies of stress
Presidential bunny dies of stress
The pet rabbit of Latvian President Valdis Zatlers, Leonardo da Vinci, has died, the Telegraf newspaper reported on Thursday.
You think Christmas trees grow on trees?
You think Christmas trees grow on trees?
Latvian authorities have given residents something to cheer about when they invited them to cut their own Christmas trees for free -- only to be...
Man severs penis in drunken bet
Man severs penis in drunken bet
A man who cut off his own penis in a drunken bet had his organ stitched back on Thursday by Latvian doctors, the first such operation in the...
Naked robber scares Latvian beach-goers
Naked robber scares Latvian beach-goers
Latvian police have detained a thief on a lonely beach who walked up to young women stark naked, scared them and then stole their personal...
Nato leaders commit to Afghanistan for long haul
Nato leaders commit to Afghanistan for long haul
Nato pledged on Wednesday to stay the course to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan at a summit where nations offered guarded concessions to...

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