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Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Karimov`s second daughter, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, is Uzbek ambassador to UNESCO, a position she has held since 2008.

Jul 28, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

US House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the US Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies.

Apr 22, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Russia jets make ''simulated attack'' passes near US destroyer: US

 Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the US military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:37 AM IST
Russia could overrun two European nations in 60 hours, warns US think tank

Russia could overrun two European nations in 60 hours, warns US think tank

In the event of such a development, NATO forces would suffer severe damage including loss of human lives. 

Feb 05, 2016, 22:35 PM IST

UK to send troops to Baltic region to deter Russian aggression

Around 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Baltic region, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Oct 08, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

Two US Predator drones deployed to Latvia

The US military has deployed two MQ-1 Predator surveillance drones and 70 airmen to Latvia for a two-week training mission aimed at reassuring European allies wary of Russia.

Sep 01, 2015, 05:14 AM IST
Novak Djokovic holds off Ernests Gulbis, Rafael Nadal exits in Montreal

Novak Djokovic holds off Ernests Gulbis, Rafael Nadal exits in Montreal

Novak Djokovic had to fight off an upset bid from qualifier Ernests Gulbis, finally defeating the Latvian 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters.

Aug 15, 2015, 08:31 AM IST
US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

US to `pre-position` heavy weapons along NATO`s eastern flank

The US will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia`s capital Tallinn.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

Huge crowds throng gay parade in Latvia

 Some 5,000 people took to the streets of the Latvian capital for a gay pride parade, the culminating event of the EuroPride 2015 week which took place here from June 15-20.

Jun 21, 2015, 04:56 AM IST

Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

Russia`s nuclear "sabre-rattling" and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 09:12 AM IST
Guus Hiddink relieved after Dutch win in Latvia

Guus Hiddink relieved after Dutch win in Latvia

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink was a relieved man after his team won their Euro 2016 qualifier in Latvia 2-0 on Friday to retain hope of an automatic berth at next year’s finals. 

Jun 13, 2015, 17:36 PM IST
Ron Vlaar fit again for Dutch qualifier

Ron Vlaar fit again for Dutch qualifier

Fit-again defender Ron Vlaar will be available for Netherlands` key EURO 2016 qualifier against Latvia in Riga on Friday, team officials said on Tuesday.

Jun 09, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

Latvia elects Green party`s Vejonis as president

Latvia`s Parliament on Wednesday elected Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis as the Baltic state`s new president, giving the 28th member of the European Union a Green party head of state.

Jun 03, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Latvia to choose president in controversial `black box` vote

 Latvia`s parliament votes for a new president on Wednesday as the small Baltic NATO and eurozone member weighs security concerns amid heightened tensions with Soviet-era master Russia.

Jun 02, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

NATO flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

US-led NATO drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia`s nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.

Jun 01, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Armenia, Belarus baulk at Riga summit declaration: Sources

 Armenia and Belarus are holding up agreement on a joint declaration at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit over references to Russia`s annexation of Crimea last year, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

May 21, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

Baltic countries request permanent NATO troop presence

The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia.

May 14, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country`s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.

Feb 26, 2015, 01:08 AM IST

Latvia begins six-month EU presidency

 Latvia Thursday began its presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), declaring involvement, growth and sustainability as the presidency`s main principles.

Jan 02, 2015, 03:00 AM IST