China's 'One Belt One Road' triggers policy change
Premier Li Keqiang is on an eight-day official visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Latvia
and Russia. China's One Belt One Road initiative, which is aimed at reviving the ancient Silk Road, has triggered policy changes in Central and Eastern European ...
Latvian Laksa learning to lead
- The Oracle
Laksa's father, Janis, played on the Latvian
national team while her brother, Martins, currently plays professionally for the Valmiera club team in their home of Latvia
. “Basketball has always been in our family,” Laksa said. “I believe that I just saw ...
Latvia 2017: 168 songs submitted for Supernova competition
Televison (LTV) seem to have hit on a successful formula to choose their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. 168 songs have been submitted to compete in Supernova 2017. In February 2017, one of these songs will be chosen as Latvia's ...
LSPR choir takes home gold medals from Spain
- Jakarta Post
LSPR choir takes home gold medals from Spain This achievement gives LSPR Choir the opportunity to participate in the Grand Prix of Nations in Riga, Latvia
, slated for July. (London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Choir /-) ...
Neighbors, strangers give boy belated Halloween surprise
- FOX 5 DC
The Dakakes adopted David from Latvia
in 2007 when he was a mere toddler. He was born premature. David is the youngest of 10 children. The other children are adopted from Russia, Latvia
and China. David is now 12 and has a mild form of cerebral palsy ...
Li's trip to secure gains, reinforce bonds
- Chinadaily USA
Premier Li Keqiang embarked on an eight-day trip to Central Asia and Europe on Wednesday, during which he will visit Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Latvia
and Russia. His participation in the 5th Meeting of the Heads of Government of China and Central and ...
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Latvia (/ˈlætviə/; Latvian: Latvija [ˈlatvija]), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as a maritime border to the west alongside Sweden. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.Latvia is a democratic parliamentary republic established in 1918. The capital city is Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. Latvian is the official language. Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 118 administrative divisions, of which 109 are municipalities and 9 are cities.Latvians and Livs are the indigenous people of Latvia. Latvian is an Indo-European language; it and Lithuanian are the only two surviving Baltic languages. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and musical traditions. Latvia and Estonia share a long common history. As a consequence of the Soviet occupation, both countries are home to a large number of ethnic Russians (26.9% in Latvia and 25.5% in Estonia), some of whom are non-citizens.Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic. The Russian population has also brought a significant portion of Eastern Orthodox Christians.The Republic of Latvia was founded on 18 November 1918. However, its de facto independence was interrupted at the outset of World War II. In 1940, the country was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union, invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany in 1941, and re-occupied by the Soviets in 1944 to form the Latvian SSR for the next fifty years. The peaceful Singing Revolution, starting in 1987, called for Baltic emancipation of Soviet rule. It ended with the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on 4 May 1990, and restoring de facto independence on 21 August 1991.Latvia is a democratic and developed country and member of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, CBSS, the IMF, NB8, NIB, OECD, OSCE, and WTO. For 2014, Latvia was listed 46th on the Human Development Index and as a high income country on 1 July 2014. It used the Latvian lats as its currency until it was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2014.