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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.
England's thrashing of Latvia was one for the history books but, given other lopsided results Women's World Cup qualifying, not a surprise. The match exacerbates the problem for UEFA of how best to grow the women's game.
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The Eurasian lynx, vital to the health of forests, is protected in the EU. And though lynx may be hunted in Latvia, conservationists are sounding the alarm since accurate numbers for the wild cat population there are not clear. The hunting lobby seems to be exerting undue influence over species management in Latvia. DW hears from all sides, including hunters — while they shoot down an elk.