Google Promises Privacy With Virus App but Can Still Collect Location Data
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.
Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’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 Latvia’s Past While Looking to Its Future
Francis praised Latvia’s ability to overcome past horrors of war and repression to emerge as one of the region’s cultural and political lights.
‘A Girl From the Middle of Nowhere’ 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 ‘Obsolete.’ 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.
‘Tell Them I Was Not Afraid’
Of family memory and Germany’s flirtation with fascism.
Banker Finds He Has ‘Even More Enemies Than I Thought’
Accused of bribery, Ilmars Rimsevics, Latvia’s widely disliked central banker, seems headed for a fall, along with one of the nation’s largest banks.
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