Former Saeima MP Askolds Kļaviņš (Greens and Farmers Union) has been fined €9,948 and will serve 120 hours of community service for misuse of office as per a plea bargain with the prosecution, the office of Latvia's Prosecutor General told the press October 16.
A company characterized as Turkish but seemingly registered as a company in Latvia has been blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury over alleged links with the North Korean regime.
Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) in cooperation with Latvian IT company MikroTik has launched an initiative aimed at personalizing and improving treatments and the outlook for survival for childhood cancer patients, the two organizations said in a press release October 15.
A former high ranking official of the State Police is suspected of serious criminality by the State Revenue Service (VID): namely large-scale money laundering and tax evasion of more than 200,000 euros, reports LSM's Latvian language service October 15.
Latvia and Russia have agreed in a special commission meeting on additional road freight transportation permits for this and next year, LETA was told at the Latvian Road Transport Administration.
Obscure, incomprehensible and non-transparent teachers’ pay system poses risks of the misuse of public funds and threatens the prestige of the profession, Latvian Auditor General Elita Krumina said after state auditors examined the management of government subsidies that are being provided to schools in Latvia’s municipalities.
Who said Latvians have no sense of humour? Latvians? Well, they are wrong, as a new government-backed campaign proves.
The Meža Mackeviči military facility near Daugavpils, eastern Latvia, is currently hosting the Tomahawk Soaring exercise which includes the participation of Czech, Italian, Polish, Canadian, and Spanish allies.
Priest Pavels Zeila, dean of the Rezekne-Aglona deanery of the Roman Catholic Church in Latvia, has been released on bail, according to information obtained by LETA.
On 11-14 October the northern city of Valmiera will be hosting the annual Nordic Days festival. Over several days Valmiera will be the venue of multiple seminars and discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, theater and musical performances.
Latvia's state security service the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB) said October 8 that Russia has in the past launched several cyber-attacks against Latvia.
The Security Police has received a total of 84 alerts on alleged voting fraud but not criminal action has been taken as yet, LETA was told at the Security Police.
On October 6, the day of Latvia's parliamentary elections, the draugiem.lv social network was hacked, with the front page supplanted by a pro-Russia message, reported LETA.
On October 3 the police forces freed a man kidnapped on a yacht going from Sweden to Latvia, the police told the press October 5.
The Latvian National Center for Culture on October 4 started legal action against the Biļešu paradīze ticket service which applied a surcharge for selling tickets to the Latvian Song and Dance Festival this summer, the center's spokeswoman Linda Ertmane told LETA.
Should Latvia face a military attack, its inhabitants will have a legal right to armed resistance and to support civil and military partisan movements, according to amendments to National Security Law adopted by the parliament October 4.
On October 5 Latvia's Anastastija Sevastova won Dominika Cibulková in two sets (6-3, 7-6 (7-5)), securing her place as Latvia's #1 in the WTA rankings.
The Latvian National Archives will publish a number of the files former Soviet secret service files, or the so-called cheka bags, this year on its website, the Saeima voted in the third and final reading.
The State Police's searches at Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company's offices on October 1 were part of a criminal case derived from the so-called Rigas Satiksme nanowater affair, LETA was confirmed at the prosecutor's office October 3.
The people who were shot near a private clinic in Aizpute Region in Southwestern Latvia were not Latvian nationals, said Criminal Police chief Adnrejs Grisins in a press conference on Monday.
The Rīga International Airport plans to build a new apron (space for aircraft parking and manoeuvres) for €14.782 million plus value added tax, according to information published on the internet website of the Procurement Supervision Bureau.
Rīgas Satiksme (Rīga Transport) municipal public transport company's offices are being searched by the police, the company's representative Baiba Bartasevica-Feldmane confirmed to LETA October 1.
A week after Pope Francis made a one-day visit to Latvia, we bring you a veteran foreign correspondent giving his thoughts on the event.
Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from geopolitical rumination following the recent Rīga Conference can get a fresh fix of regional security issues in a new publication launched at the event.
Ahead of October 6 parliamentary elections we bring you some question and answer sheets from each of the 16 competing parties, listed in the order in which they will appear on ballot papers. The thirteenth installment concerns the New Unity party.
Three people were were shot at a private clinic in Aizpute district in south-western Latvia September 30, the, LETA news agency reported, citing information from the State Police.
The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has requested the Prosecutor's Office to prosecute former MP Askolds Klavins (Union of Greens and Farmers) for misusing his public office for private gains.
Here are ten questions to the Harmony party ahead of the 13th Saeima elections.
Rīga's TV tower will turn into a major tourist attraction, sporting three sightseeing decks and a giant Foucault pendulum at its base, Jānis Bokta, the head of Latvian state’s joint-stock company Radio and Television Center (LVRTC) told LTV September 26.
Despite well-publicized public vows to crack down on the use of its social network for the dissemination of outright lies - so-called "fake news" - Facebook is in reality blase about the phenomenon in Latvia, reports the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica.