So far some 5,000 people have signed up to attend a mass led by Pope Francis in Aglona next month, according to the top Catholic clergyman in Latvia, Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs.
Former Latvijas Krajbanka and parent Lithuanian bank Snoras owner Vladimir Antonov has confessed to investigators in Russia to embezzling money from Russian bank Sovetsky, the Vedomosti business newspaper reports.
Thousands of members of the Roman Catholic church have gathered and continue to arrive in Aglona, eastern Latvia, for an annual pilgrimage.
French gendarmes have stopped climbers from Latvia from taking a Latvian national flag complete with a large pole to the top of Mont Blanc, The Times reported August 13.
Power outages that are currently being fixed were observed in western Latvia on August 12, the Sadales Tīkls utility company told the press.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is currently conducting a final assessment to decide on the purchase of 4x4 light and medium-range tactical vehicles that meet the operational and technical requirements of the National Armed Forces, the ministry has confirmed in a statement.
Estonian Environment Minister Siim Kiisler is to propose setting up a common packaging deposit system in Estonia and Latvia, which would enable returning beverage packaging bought in Latvia for a reimbursement in Estonia and vice versa.
On August 9 the director Uģis Brikmanis passed away, his colleagues confirmed to LTV. Born in 1956, he is chiefly known for his work at the Latvian Song and Dance Festival.
Late on August 8 a domestic gas explosion took place in Sigulda, with a wall of a house collapsing and two people suffering injuries, reported Latvian Radio.
Latvian pensions and compensations or their parts not exceeding €382 will be recalculated on October 1, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) said at a news conference August 9, adding that €30 million have been earmarked in the budget for this purpose.
Latvia will build two broadcast towers near the border with Russia and Belarus as part of measures intended to strengthen the country's information space, the government ruled this week behind closed doors.
The State Environmental Service’s head Inga Kolegova has failed to include in her public official asset declaration deals worth more than €300,000, according to the charges laid against her by the prosecutor’s office.
The air-to-air missile a Spanish Eurofighter patrolling Estonia's skies accidentally launched on August 7 has not landed in Latvia, the Defense Ministry told Latvian Radio August 8.
Rescue services will leave the location of the Valdgale fire, ongoing for several weeks, as there are no open fires at the location anymore, the State and Rescue Service (VUGD) told the press August 7.
The Tele2 mobile operator will spend over €600,000 on compensation to its clients for mobile roaming disruptions reported on August 3 and 4, the company told the LETA news agency August 7.
A boy died last weekend when a landslide buried him at a coastal bluff in the southwestern Latvian seaside city of Liepāja, police spokeswoman Signe Steinberga told LETA.
On Saturday, August 4, a total four people drowned in the country's water bodies, the State Fire and Rescue Service said.
On August 5 the fire at the Saklaurs bog at Ramata parish, Mazsalaca Municipality has been put out fully, said State Forestry Service representative Selva Šulce.
The latest analysis by the Digital Forensic Research Lab concerning the Baltic states publicizes reaction by Russian state media to NATO exercises recently carried out in the Baltic states.
The Vidzeme Regional Court in Madona gave Jurijs Stilve, a farmer in Alūksne Municipality, a three-year suspended sentence for espionage, reported LTV.
Latvia could soon have UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters of its own after being approved by the United States as a potential purchaser.
Firefighters are still at work monitoring or combating three simultaneous bog blazes on Latvian territory; of these, the fire at Rāmata parish near the border with Estonia is still being fought actively, according to State Forestry Service representative Zigmunds Jaunķiķis.
August 20 to September 2 will see Latvia running the "Namejs 2018" military drills, which organizers say will be among the most ambitious and extensive ever staged on Latvian territory.
The Estonian fire service has sent a special tracked vehicle and crew to help their Latvian colleagues tackle a major fire raging in bogland near the Latvia-Estonia border and Lithuania will send a helicopter to work alongside the helicopter of the Latvian armed forces, LTV reported August 2.
In the late hours of July 31 a large bog fire erupted in the Ramata parish, Mazasalaca Municipality, the State Fire and Rescue Service told the press.
Riga Municipal Police have released video footage of an individual suspected of perpetrating an arachnid informational hoax in the Latvian capital.
Latvia's central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, who is currently facing charges of soliciting a bribe, can nominate a replacement to carry out his duties at the European Central Bank, the LETA newswire reported July 31.