Latvia is a country located in the Baltic region of northern Europe, bordered by Estonia, Russia, Lithuania and Belarus. Its capital and largest city is Riga.
Latvia is one of three Baltic states. The official language is Latvian. Long a part of the Russian Empire, it delcared independence in 1918. Following World War II it was annexed by the Soviet Union to form the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic. It regained independence in 1991. This page collates all of DW's content on Latvia.
Germany suffered a fifth defeat at the Ice Hockey World Championship, losing to Latvia 3-1 in Denmark. With two games to play, they are now on the outside looking in as they try to qualify for the quarterfinals.
The Latvian financial sector has taken a bit of a battering in recent weeks. Last month, anti-corruption agents detained the chief of the country’s Central Bank on suspicion of accepting a bribe. If that wasn’t a big enough shock, a few days later the United States announced a crackdown on Lativa’s third largest bank for money laundering. From Riga Ģederts Ģelzis has the details.
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