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Latvia bans unvaccinated MPs from voting and suspends pay
Only 53.6% of Latvia's 1.9 million population is fully vaccinated, well below the EU average of 64.9%.
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Latvian authorities said the building's operators had recently conducted unauthorised renovation work.
One of Latvia's richest men is jailed for bribery and money laundering
The businessman is regarded as one of the most influential figures in Latvian politics.
Latvia sacks its health minister in a pandemic
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Latvia's space technology tradition dates back to Soviet times when Sputnik - the first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth - was launched in 1957.
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Latvian smitten as Baltic country toasts its centenary
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