The Riga Vidzeme District Court on April 21 ordered pro-Kremlin radical Aleksandrs Gaponenko be taken into custody as a security measure.
Latvia's interior police force, the Security Police, have detained Aleksandrs Gaponenko, a pro-Russian radical and the leader of an unregistered organization, the Congress of Non-citizens, over possible anti-Latvian activities, according to LETA's sources.
The FOX television channel has retracted a requirement to translate its original programs broadcast in the Baltic states along Russian guidelines, the TV3 commercial TV channel reported April 19.
Russia's threatened plan to fire rockets over the Baltic Sea proved to be less SpaceX than waste of space for a second time when no projectiles were blasted into the wide blue yonder between April 17 and 19.
Provisional data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that since 2016 the number of births in Latvia is declining – in 2017 number of live births was approximately one thousand fewer than in 2016.
ABLV bank, the local Latvian bank which is currently liquidating itself in response to U.S. allegations of institutionalized money laundering, is making new international headlines as part of an ongoing investigation in Malta about corruption among senior officials.
The Latvian parliament on April 19 supported - in the first, non-final reading - making November 11 a holiday. Called Lāčplēša Diena, it is a day of remembrance for the military and freedom fighters who died during the struggle for independence.
About 40% of Latvians don't turn to the police after they've seen a violation or crime; and even more - 56% - don't report violence they've suffered, according to a survey by Latvia's State Police.
This year a total 554 violations were recorded in Latvia during the EU-wide "Speed Marathon" event April 18-19, State Police representative Normunds Krapsis told LTV.
A new survey of Estonians' travel habits says 1 in 10 of the country's population has taken a trip to Latvia specifically to stock up on alcoholic drinks, reports Estonian public media ERR News.
Last weekend, the vimba bream festival took place in Bauska. Despite frantic efforts by local fishermen, not all visitors could get their hands on the smoked goods.
The original content of Fox TV channel is translated for Baltic audiences along guidelines that have been developed in Russia and require glossing over certain topics seen as sensitive by Russian censors.
Over the past few years, more and more young doctors choose to work in the countryside after completing their internship, Ilze Grope, the dean of the Rīga Stradiņš University told LTV April 18.
In another unusual day at the office for Riga's municipal police, officers were called to the scene April 14 after reports of a lewd and drunken donkey in the back of a delivery lorry.
Nowadays, it's impossible to effectively filter TV content, as practically all content is available on the internet, said Toms Meisītis, the head of the Legal Department of the public-owned telecoms company Lattelecom.
Latvia could take further measures against people who don't pay child support, possibly revoking their gun licenses, said Edgars Līcītis, the head Maintenance Guarantee Fund in an interview to Latvian Radio April 17.
April 17 sees an exercise taking place in eastern Latvia organized by the National Armed Forces (NBS) in Audriņi and Vēreme parishes of Rezekne district which will see them teaming up with the Emergency Medical Service, the State Fire-fighting and Rescue Service, the State Police and the State Border Guard.
In 2019 Latvia's National Armed Forces will receive three unmanned aircraft systems (nine aircraft altogether) with financial support from the US, Latvia's Defense Ministry said April 16.
The right-of-center National Alliance party has called on its coalition partners – Unity and the Union of Greens and Farmers – to agree on a joint plan for restricting the broadcasting of Russian propaganda TV channels in Latvia, the party’s representative Dace Kalnina told LETA April 16.
In early April a family in the Jūrmala resort town underwent nothing short of a nightmare. They laid to rest who they thought was their recently deceased father. It was instead someone else. The police are investigating the case.
Latvia's Defense Ministry reported April 13 that the Russian military will for the second time in as many weeks shut down air traffic over parts of the Baltic Sea, apparently in order to fire missiles.
The recent raid at the offices of Latvia's public road maintenance company, Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs, was carried out as part of an investigation over abuse of power and organized fraud, Jēkabs Straume, the head of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau told LTV April 13.
The case against Bank of Latvia governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, who's being investigated for bribe-taking, is to reach the prosecutor's office in a matter of months, Latvia's anti-graft chief Jēkabs Straume told LTV April 13.
With mistaken and tendentious interpretations of Latvia's education reform, Russia is once again demonizing Latvia, said Latvia's Foreign Ministry in a rare statement attempting to refute biased information spread by the Kremlin.
The demand for Latvia-made modular houses has been growing in Scandinavia. Another shipment of such houses made by MODHUS was delivered to Sweden in April. Its factory is located at a formed Soviet automotive factory, using post-occupation heritage for modern manufacture, reports Latvian Radio April 12.
Vladimir Antonov, the former shareholder of two bankrupt Baltic banks - Latvijas Krajbanka (Latvian Savings Bank) and Lithuania's Snoras, was detained by Russian law-enforcement in St. Petersburg on April 11, the Russian TV channel RBK reported.
The state has lost a case against the landowners who receive rent from people who own apartments on their land, LTV reported April 12.
Latvia's data protection law allows individuals to provide what information the authorities had collected about him, though this opportunity is used rarely. Nevertheless, the number of officials fined for peeking around in databases has grown over the last few years.
After reviewing a bribery case related to the public utility Latvenergo in appeal order, a court has sentenced three individuals to prison for bribery and bribe taking, reported LTV.
It could have been tragic. A wild marten was seen bossing around the nest of Latvia's two most famous black storks--but it was empty, and instead the animal could only poke around confusedly finding nothing of value on top of the tree.