NATO troops are likely to remain stationed in the Baltics and Poland until 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a summit of the military alliance in Brussels, reported Radio Poland on May 26.
US marines have landed military vehicles on Ventspils beach, according to the National Allied Forces.
Latvia's National Armed Forces said May 23 they had spotted a selection of Russian naval craft in Latvia's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.
The total number and composition of the NATO battalion under Canadian command that will be on duty in Latvia from June has been specified by Latvia's National Armed Forces information portal www.sargs.lv.
One of the hot topics of modern times - so-called 'fake news' - came under scrutiny at the highest level May 19 in a discussion at Riga Castle.
The Baltic Pride 2018 will take place in Rīga, coinciding with the year of Latvia's founding centenary, the LGBT association Mozaika told the press May 17.
Part of the Canada-led multinational NATO battalion arriving to bolster Latvia's defense will have to live in tents until the fall, as reconstruction of barracks at the Adazi military base will not be completed for several months, the LETA newswire reported May 17.
The alternative topics for the composition part of the statewide Latvian language exit exam, to replace the leaked ones, were leaked as well on the day of the exam, reported LETA on May 17.
Several schools have reported that topics for the composition part of the Latvian language exit exam had been leaked, reported LSM's Latvian-language service via LETA on May 16.
Juris Jurašs, a former senior officer with Latvia's dedicated anti-corruption police and currently a candidate for mayor of Riga in upcoming elections, representing the New Conservative Party (NKP), said May 16 Latvia's internal security service, the Security Police (DP) had told him he could not leave the country.
The council of the Latvian Health and Social Care Workers' Trade Union (LVSADA) decided on May 16 to call on healthcare workers to start a protest campaign by refusing to work extended regular working hours in July.
From the 18,700 nurses registered in Latvia, less than half - a total 8,750 - work in healthcare. Most often they choose to work as beauticians, said Dita Raiska, head of the Latvian Nurses' Association.
A municipal center for helping refugees, run by the Riga City Council has been operational for a year now, led by Sandris Bergmanis, a well-known member of the Harmony political party. Yet despite being established with the goal of helping refugees find housing, work, and education, no one at the center speaks English (or other shared languages) well enough to communicate effectively with clients, reported LTV's De facto on May 14.
Sommelier Raimonds Tomsons of the Vincents restaurant was pronounced Europe's top wine expert at the Sommelier EM 2017 competition in Vienna on May 12.
Russia-backed hackers have started testing the Baltic states' energy networks, raising security concerns in NATO, reported Reuters Thursday citing unnamed sources.
There'll be traffic restrictions in central Riga ahead of the Riga Marathon over the weekend,
One day after Latvia's Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis met United States Defense Secretary James Mattis in Vilnius, Latvia's Defense Ministry said a military procurement agreement between the two countries had been signed.
The Saeima on May 11 approved banning large plastic bottles of strong beer and spirits.
Latvia's Armed Forces have released a video about their latest acquisitions -- 47 howitzers.
Colonel Juris Šulte has been appointed as the new chief of the Riga Regional Branch of the Latvian State Police, reported LETA on May 10.
The Saeima's Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee on May 10 probed misleading and possibly Kremlin-friendly infotainment messages by the Riga City Council shown inside Riga minibuses, reported Latvian Radio.
The defense ministers of the three Baltic states meet with US Decretary of State for Defense General James Mattis is Vilnius, Lithuania May 10.
As per a 2012 decision, Statoil gas stations in Latvia are being redesigned to bear the Circle K logo.
The Saeima Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee on May 9 supported a new version of legislation on buying land in rural areas, which stipulates that foreigners who buy farmland in Latvia will have to speak fluent Latvian.
Tuesday surprised parts of Latvia with snowfall as morning temperatures fell to 0..-4C in Latvia and about +1..+3C in Riga and the coastal regions.
Latvia's large Russian minority gathered in the capital Riga May 9 by the thousands to mark the end of World War II and the role of the Soviet Union in victory over Nazi Germany.
It's time to stop making children born in Latvia non-citizens, said Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis on May 6 at a Latgale Congress event in Daugavpils. He called for non-citizens to naturalize as well, reported Latvian Radio.
Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis led the way May 8 in commemorations of Latvia's occupation by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during and after World War II.
Military equipment from NATO ally Canada was unloaded in Riga May 6 in advance of the full deployment of a multinational NATO battalion to reinforce the region.
On Friday and Saturday the Latgale Centennial Congress is taking place in Rēzekne and Daugavpils, marking 100 years since Latgale chose to join Kurzeme and Vidzeme, helping pave Latvia's way to independence.