Rīga STRATCOMCOE report calls for "algorithmic transparency"
A new publication from the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) takes an original look at the current problems plaguing social media with the dissemination of fake news, propaganda and straightforward lies.
Rīga deputy mayor quits as transport company scandal grows
The major scandal unfolding at Rigas satiksme (Rīga transport) the Latvian capital's municipal transport company continued to grow December 17 with the city's powerful deputy mayor calling a hasty press conference following a disastrous television appearance December 16.
Rimšēvičs case: defendant agrees to testify
One of the accused in a criminal case in which Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs has been charged with taking bribes, has begun to testify, reported the LETA news service December 14, citing information from the Prosecutor General's office.
The rise and fall of the RAF minibus factory
Back when Latvia had disappeared from the world map, its name became known across the USSR for the Latvija minibus produced at the Rīga Autobus Factory (RAF). Unsurpassed across the union, the factory's minibuses became symbolic, and even today a glimpse of one still on the road can add a dash of nostalgia despite many less pleasant memories of the Soviets. So here is a look at the history of a motoring marque many in the West have never heard of.
Poland to take lead in NATO Baltic Air Policing mission
The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 on, while Germany continues to be the augmenting nation flying out of Ämari Air Base, Estonia, NATO announced December 13. 
Watch: Latvia's dancing policemen
You may have heard of a laughing policeman and a sleeping policeman, but chances are you've never seen a dancing policeman - let alone a pair of them.
Mayor suspends head of Rīga's municipal transport company
Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) has suspended Leonīds Bemhens, the head of Rīga's satiksme municipal transport company, from his official post as the company is involved in a large-scale probe by Latvia's corruption watchdog, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB).
The streets of Rīga belong to Santa
The burghers of Rīga were all on their best behavior December 9 as popular seasonal entertainer Santa Claus and a legion of imitators arrived in the Latvian capital for their annual exercise.
Bunkus family takes Gobzems to court, claiming defamation
The family of the murdered attorney at law Martins Bunkus has turned to the Riga Vidzeme District Court with a lawsuit against former attorney, now PM nominee Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV), demanding that Gobzems retract his defamatory statements about Bunkus and his family, and pays the family compensation, as Bunkus' brother Kristaps Bunkus told LETA.
Saeima wants to task government to boost healthcare wages
A proposal to alter transitional regulations on financing for healthcare, which stipulate that the government will have to provide financing for increasing healthcare employees' wages by 20% on the average during the next three years, will be reviewed at a Saeima plenary session next week, Saeima Social and Employment Matters Committee decided on December 5.