Baltic leaders make their way to Trump summit
Latvia's president and other officials were en route to Washington D.C. April 2 ahead of a summit meeting involving all three Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald J. Trump on april 3.
Latvia to expel diplomat in response to Skripal poisoning
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said March 26 Latvia would be expelling a Russian diplomat for activities not consistent with their duties and in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom in response to the Skripal poisoning case.
Latvia could expel Russian spies next week
In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union member states, Latvia will decide on the expulsion of suspected Russian security service operatives working under diplomatic cover, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) told Latvian Radio March 23.
Baltics, Poland vow electricity grids will be synchronized by 2025
At a meeting in Brussels on 22 March, the governments of the Baltic countries and Poland as well as the President of the European Commission, said there would be synchronization of the electricity networks of the Baltic states with the continental European system by 2025.
Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan
On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.
Latvia offers a home to BBC, British Council
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has advised the British Council in Russia and the BBC's Russian Service that they would be very welcome if they want to set up shop in Latvia after being expelled from Russia, the LETA newswire reported March 20.
Latvia issues Crimea reminder
Latvia's government on March 16 issued a reminder that four years on from Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, nothing has changed as fr as recognition of the aggression is concerned. 
Baltics mull Rail Baltica, electricity with Poland
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday, March 9, in Vilnius as part of a series of meetings between the premiers of the Baltic states and Poland.
Ukraine PM Groysman pays a visit
On Thursday 1 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis welcomed Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, to Rīga for talks about economic cooperation and the security situation.
Ukraine removes Latvia from tax haven watch list
Diplomatic efforts appeared to pay off January 31 with Ukraine responding to Latvian demands and removing Latvia from a list of potential tax havens that threatened to complicate trade between the two countries, according to reports in Ukrainian media.
Japan's Abe in historic visit to Latvia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the first-ever visit of a sitting Japanese PM to Latvia January 13, a little over a month after his Latvian counterpart Maris Kučinskis made history in the other direction when he visited Tokyo. 
Baltic-Nordic parliamentary speakers in China
Chairwoman of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) Ināra Mūrniece together with some of her counterparts from the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States is on a visit to the People’s Republic of China, where they will meet with the President of China, and discuss possibilities for cooperation with the communist superpower. The visit will last from January 7 until January 12.
Blacklisted Russian journalists sent home
Latvian authorities have returned two Russian journalists to their homeland after they were found in Latvia despite being on an entry blacklist for past propagandistic activities.
Latvia abstains in United Nations Jerusalem vote
Latvia on December 21 chose not to express an opinion regarding United States President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a vote at the United Nations in New York.