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Latvia urges Europe to stop ‘war of sanctions’ before it ruins world economies
The "right steps” politicians in the West and Russia are now taking against each other are very similar to what was happening before World War I, Latvian MEP Andrejs Mamikinsh warned EC President Jose Manuel Barroso in a letter Tuesday.

19.08.2014 13:00

Russian stealth corvette put British Navy on alert off Danish coast - media
A British frigate was dispatched to track a mysterious battleship that covertly sneaked in close to Denmark’s coast. The ship turned out to be Russian stealth corvette conducting a complex checkout of battle systems, according to British media.

25.06.2014 09:27

Tanks, troops, jets: NATO countries launch full-scale war games in Baltic
A major military exercise kicked off in Latvia, with 10 NATO member countries participating. The war games involve 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles. Russia sees NATO's military build-up as a sign of aggression.

09.06.2014 11:18

Lithuania becomes 19th country to join euro 8 years after knock-back
Lithuania, the last Baltic nation outside the currency union, has finally been given the green light to join the euro area, after its bid was turned down 8 years ago. The country could adopt the single euro currency on January 1, 2015.

04.06.2014 09:36

Smoking, not spying: Russia intercepts Lithuanian cigarette-smuggling drone
A Lithuanian drone that Russia detained over its soil two weeks ago was not on a spy mission after all, Russia's Federal Security Service said on Friday. Instead, it was smuggling cigarettes.

16.05.2014 22:02

‘Peed in public, behave like occupiers’: Latvian mayor complains about NATO sailors
Crewmembers of NATO warships deployed to the Latvian port city of Ventspils are behaving like occupying forces, who don’t consider local laws apply to them, the mayor of the city charged. This discredits the alliance in the eyes of Latvians, he added.

14.05.2014 05:47

The need to combat modern fascism
Every year on 8 and 9 May Europe celebrates the liberation from fascism.

12.05.2014 17:19

NATO’s record 6,000-strong drills kick off in Estonia amid Ukraine tensions
NATO’s three-week 'Spring Storm' drills, involving a record-breaking number of 6,000 troops, have begun in Estonia. For the first time, a cyber security team from France is participating in the military exercises.

05.05.2014 17:38

US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea
US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises.

22.04.2014 17:45

Wooing NATO troops would be like inviting the USSR – Latvian mayor
​The stationing of NATO troops in Latvia, which is being advocated by some politicians, would be a foreign invasion similar to the invitation of Soviet troops in 1940, which led to the eventual takeover of the country, a popular Latvian politician says.

04.04.2014 09:38

The Expandables: How NATO 'conquered' Europe
On the 65th anniversary of NATO, the debate over the organization’s expansion remains highly contentious, with some viewing it as a broken promise to Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

April 04, 2014 03:31

‘NATO making best effort to show it’s doing something about Crimea’
Crimea is being used as pretext to increase Western defense budgets, although what’s happened there really has little impact on the vital national interests of NATO-members, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.

03.04.2014 10:08

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