U.S. Lending Support to Baltic States Fearing Russia
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are keen to accept help and are shoring up their own modest defense capabilities. But what happens when President-elect Donald J. Trump takes power is an open question.
Senators Reassure Wary Baltic Nations That U.S. Won’t Abandon NATO
The three Baltic nations, all members of NATO and fearful of Russia, were alarmed by Donald J. Trump’s criticisms of the military alliance.
Who Tossed On the First Tinsel? Two Baltic Capitals Disagree
Was it Tallinn in 1441? Or Riga in 1510? More than civic pride is at stake because Christmas-themed travel is lucrative.
Texas Plans Extensive Study on Brain Injuries in High School Athletes
About two dozen sports will be tracked in an attempt to gauge whether rules or equipment changes are improving player safety.
Donald Trump’s Remarks Rattle NATO Allies and Stoke Debate on Cost Sharing
The candidate’s contention that he might not defend allies that do not pay enough of the costs raised alarms across a continent unsettled by Russia and rising populism.
1916: Russians Break German Lines
From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: In July 1916, the Russian break German lines on the eastern front.
Latvia Wants to Ban Face Veils, for All 3 Women Who Wear Them
A proposal to ban the veils, or niqabs, from public spaces is one expression of broader fears about immigration and Muslims in this small, homogeneous country.
House Hunting in ... Latvia
Latvian home prices fell in the second part of 2007 by as much as 65 percent, but the market has since stabilized.
A 16th-Century Home in Riga’s Old Town
The property, which served as a barn and a warehouse before its renovation in 2012, is on the market for $3.62 million.
Latvia Has a New Leader, as Fears of Russia and Migration Rise
The new prime minister is Maris Kucinskis, who must wrestle with an anti-immigrant sentiment and concern over Russian aggression.
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