Up to 400 people gathered outside the Education Ministry in central Riga October 23 to protest against plans to introduce the majority of education in the Latvian language at schools currently teaching in Russian.
Latvia should put an end to the 'non-citizen' status within the next ten years, said ombudsman Juris Jansons in an interview with LTV on October 19.
Next year, salaries of physicians and specialists working in inpatient care will increase close to 80%, from €859 to €1,547 a month, according to the Health Ministry's information.
The penultimate part of a series of articles by the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism (Re:Baltica) was published October 18, with the possible future of Latvia's widespread diaspora under examination.
It may be hard to believe but according to a new report Latvians are getting gloomier, reported the LETA news agency October 17.
Scandinavian telecoms company Telia has warned the Latvian government it could sell its shares in Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and Lattelecom if the two companies are not merged, according to the LETA newswire October 17.
The University of Latvia has been ranked in 44th place in a list of 250 universities in central and eastern Europe and central Asia, an improvement of three places on last year's 47th slot.
October 16 sees the start of the annual 'Silver Arrow' military exercises, Latvia's largest of the year.
The Competition Council has fined construction supplies retailers Depo DIY, Kesko Senukai Latvia and Tirdzniecibas Nams Kursi a total of 5.78 million euros for running a cartel, the Competition Council's representative Toms Noviks told the LETA newswire October 12.
Saeima gave permission October 12 for criminal proceedings to get under way against judge Aija Ornina, in connection with allegations of bribery.
A three day conference on the subject of whistleblowing and anti-corruption efforts wraps up in Riga October 11, Latvia's cabinet office said in a press release October 11.
The often slow pace of justice in Latvia was brought into sharp focus October 10 when the LETA news agency reported that last year, almost half of all criminal cases being investigated by the State Police were more than five years old.
Latvia's Defence Ministry was quick to point out October 10 that the budget submitted to Saeima will see the country's commitment to defense spending hitting the NATO recommended minimum of 2% of GDP, as previously planned.
NATO's busy cinematographic department has another one-reel feature ready to roll, this time telling the story of a deep-sea bomb disposal expert named Edgars.
The Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) has published its annual round-up of Latvia's demographic data.
One person was killed October 8 when a helicopter crashed while the Liepaja rally was being staged.
The fourth annual 'Dod Pieci' (Gimme Five) charity marathon by youth radio station Pieci.lv will aim to improve the lives of children in care homes, the station announced on October 6, the same day it is due to receive a European award for its previous fundraising work.
Five people are reported dead after an explosion at a house in Saulkrasti, the LETA newswire reported October 6.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled against Latvia in three cases, it said October 5.
The United States Army on October 4 posted a short film to its official YouTube channel showing its soldiers and those of allied NATO countries performing live-fire drills in Latvia as part of exercise 'Bayonet Shield'.
The payment of so-called 'envelope wages' to avoid labor taxes is not the only unsavory dish on the menu scandal-hit sushi chain Tokyo City, the LTV investigative show Forbidden Methods has discovered.
A series of exchanges between a representative of a Riga-based cancer therapy center and a U.S. cancer surgeon has been published online.
Latvia's State Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) said October 2 it had lifted restrictions on 'Dogo' brand dogfood, claiming that a foul-up in a Danish laboratory was responsible for earlier results suggesting it was potentially unsafe.
Just three days after Latvia's media watchdog dismissed a Latvian Radio board member September 29, two new members were installed for five year terms on October 4.
The first batch of a total 47 self-propelled howitzers bought by Latvia from Austria arrived on Latvian soil October 1, the Defense Ministry said October 2.
Latvia's tax authority has started a tax evasion probe at the Tokyo City eatery chain, according to Latvian Television's (LTV) Forbidden Methods show.
Four pre-school children were hurt in a traffic accident in central Riga on September 29, LETA was told by the State Police.
Latvia's broadcast watchdog, the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) has expressed non-confidence against Latvian Radio board member Sigita Roķe. Her removal became effective September 28.
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has a new report out considering the likely consequences of Latvia's rapidly ageing population.