Riga Vidzeme District Court on Wednesday decided to release former insolvency administrator Maris Spruds on bail of 500,000 euros giving him a month to secure the bail. Meanwhile he remains in custody.
Latvian customs officials have made an unusual seizure - not drugs, moonshine or cigarettes but tropical coral. 14,000 kilos of it.
The Tax and Customs Police of the State Revenue Service (VID) on February 12 sent to the prosecutor the case concerning the income declaration of Inga Koļegova, the head of the State Environmental Service.
Most of Latvia's brain power comes from the distaff side, with 51% of researchers being women according to Eurostat data for 2015, the most recent data available.
Riga has ranked fifth among 2018's best European tourist destinations, with nearly 30,000 votes cast for the city in an online vote.
Latvia has implemented 80% of the recommendations set forth in the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe initiative that aims to reduce levels of violence against women, reported LTV's De Facto February 11.
Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis on Monday, February 12 will sign a €108 million contract to buy "Spike" anti-tank missiles from Israeli manufacturer Rafael.
A campaign by the Consumers Rights Protection Center (PTAC) has outraged payday lenders which have called it 'discriminatory'.
Latvia's Prosecutor General, Eriks Kalnmeiers has made a series of unusual revelations, voicing suspicions that his house and even his dog may have been interfered with by unknown intruders.
The Taxify rideshare app won't be leaving Latvia after a controversial rule was removed from the proposed rideshare regulations, Taxify Latvia head Juris Krūmiņš told Latvian Radio February 8.
The Latvian Saeima on February 8 sent language reform amendments for review in the Saeima Education, culture and science committee.
A spy arrested by Latvian authorities in December was collecting intelligence on Latvia's military objects and the border between Russia and Latvia, Latvia's secret police service, the Security Police, said February 7.
Stray dogs have pulled 40 fallow deer to pieces at a farm in Kuldīga, and about the same number has gone missing, reported the Skrunda regional TV channel on February 6.
Russia's deployment of Iskander rocket systems in Kaliningrad wouldn't change much by way of theoretical military threat to Latvia's security, seeing as Latvia is within reach of rockets stationed in St. Petersburg, said Latvia's ambassador to Russia Māris Riekstiņš.
Latvian emigrants, just below retirement age and with children, are the ones who think about coming back to the country the most, according to surveys by the European Latvian Association (ELA).
On 5 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a discussion on social media accessibility for the diaspora, cooperation with the diaspora media, public support for communication with the diaspora and the contents of public service remit concerning the diaspora and return migration related topics.
Welfare Minister Jānis Reirs has sacked Inese Paudere, the top-ranking official responsible for social care centers in Rīga, reports Latvian Radio February 5.
Russia stationed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its Kaliningrad region on February 5, and intends to leave them there permanently, Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis told BNS.
Polish authorities suspect that Verners Lūsis, an official at a subsidiary of state-owned Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzceļš), has engaged in tax fraud worth €48 million, reported LTV's De Facto February 4.
Six more cases of measles were confirmed in Latvia which leads to 11 confirmed cases in total, said Riga Austrumi (Eastern) Clinical University Hospital representative Velga Kuse.
On Thursday, February 1, the Saeima supported the decision to grant Latvia citizenship to Oleksandr Pinchuk, a promising modern pentathlete sportsman, "for special merit in favor of Latvia."
Beekeeper Andis Titorenko scooped an award for the tastiest honey last year. What was unusual was that the honey was collected in central Riga, with the hives placed on the Latvian Television building roof in Zaķusala, an island known for housing both the Television Tower and the LTV buildings.
A January 30 charity concert with the participation of a pleiade of Latvian music stars has raised €110,000 for cancer patients.
February 11 will mark the first expedition of Latvian geologists to Antarctica. They will research the glaciers in a bid to try to develop polar research in Latvia.
Kids at the children's psychoneurological hospital Ainazi were tied to beds for days and even weeks on end, Ombudsman Juris Jansons said at a press conference called January 31 to inform the media about violations ascertained at the hospital.
Latvia's armed forces have ordered a variety of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) from specialist U.S. manufacturer Polaris, the company announced January 24 in a press release datelined from its Minneapolis headquarters.
NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, will make a two-day official visit to Latvia on February 1-2, the Latvian Defense Ministry said January 30.
A investigation into the so-called "fake news" phenomenon and linked issues by LTV's Forbidden Methods show demonstrated typical rates of remuneration for anyone interested in developing their own "news sites" and celebrity product endorsements.