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Latvia: Sovereign country in Northern Europe
Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the Baltic states; and is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia covers an area of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi), with a population of 1.9 million. The country has a temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Riga. Latvians belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts; and speak Latvian, one of the only two surviving Baltic languages. Russians are the most prominent minority in the country, at almost a quarter of the population.

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Unoccupied car rolls across road and into river in Riga [Video]

Unoccupied car rolls across road and into river in Riga

An unoccupied car rolled across a busy road and into the Daugava River in Riga, Latvia, on April 14, according to police.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:49Published
A Brief History of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) [Video]

A Brief History of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

A Brief History, of the North Atlantic, Treaty Organization (NATO). 'The Independent' reports that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military alliance between North..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:31Published
Latvian parliament approves ban on Russian military symbols 'V' and 'Z' [Video]

Latvian parliament approves ban on Russian military symbols 'V' and 'Z'

Latvian citizens face fines if they display the symbols at any public events to show support for "Russia's military aggression".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:16Published

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