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A Writer Visits Latvia in Search of Her Roots
In her memoir “Among the Living and the Dead,” Inara Verzemnieks learns what happened to her family in World War II.
Jelena Ostapenko’s Fans Don’t Cheer for Jelena. They Cheer for Alona.
According to her mother, the Latvian government wouldn’t let Jelena Ostapenko legally be named Alona. So now, she goes by two names.
With ‘Nothing to Lose,’ Ernests Gulbis Flashes Former Top 10 Form
Gulbis, 28, a Latvian now ranked 589th, has struggled with attitudinal and physical issues since reaching the French Open semifinals in 2014.
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.
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