Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing
Hereâ€™s what you need to know.
Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs
Corruption has driven honest investors away and damaged the Latvian economy, making the cleaning up of illicit bank activity a top priority for a new government.
4,141 Latvians Were Just Outed as K.G.B. Informants
Is the newly released Soviet-era archive a real record of collaboration or a time bomb planted by agents as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991?
Populist Wave Hits Latvia, Lifting Pro-Russia Party in Election
The parliamentary results were a blow to mainstream politicians and opened the way for a coalition government that could include a Moscow-friendly party.
Pope Francis Honors Latviaâ€™s Past While Looking to Its Future
Francis praised Latviaâ€™s ability to overcome past horrors of war and repression to emerge as one of the regionâ€™s cultural and political lights.
â€˜A Girl From the Middle of Nowhereâ€™ Finds Her Place at the U.S. Open
Anastasija Sevastova, a 28-year-old from Latvia, has had her most Grand Slam success in New York since she returned from retirement in 2015.
Trump Derides NATO as â€˜Obsolete.â€™ Baltic Nations See It Much Differently.
For Latvia and Estonia, nestled between Russia and the Baltic Sea and with large ethnic Russian populations, NATO is no abstraction.
â€˜Tell Them I Was Not Afraidâ€™
Of family memory and Germanyâ€™s flirtation with fascism.
Banker Finds He Has â€˜Even More Enemies Than I Thoughtâ€™
Accused of bribery, Ilmars Rimsevics, Latviaâ€™s widely disliked central banker, seems headed for a fall, along with one of the nationâ€™s largest banks.
Trumpâ€™s â€˜Tremendous Successâ€™ Abroad Is Overstated
President Trump recapped 10 months of his foreign policy in a speech on Wednesday that contained several inaccurate claims.
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