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Latvian Nazi unit commemorated

The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern European country whose economy is in big trouble. The answer is Latvia. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Ilze Nagla, host of the Latvian TV news program De Facto.

Alex Kurzem's storyThe Mascot

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Alex Kurzem, a Holocaust survivor who was about 5 years old and living in Russia back in 1941, when invading Nazi soldiers killed his family.

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for the Baltic country that declared its independence twice in the 20th century, first from the Russian Empire, and then from the Soviet Union. That country is Latvia. And it's celebrating its National Day today. The World's David Leveille has more.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern European country whose economy is in big trouble. The answer is Latvia. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Ilze Nagla, host of the Latvian TV news program De Facto.

Arts, Culture & Media

Latvian Nazi unit commemorated

The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.

Alex Kurzem's storyThe Mascot

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Alex Kurzem, a Holocaust survivor who was about 5 years old and living in Russia back in 1941, when invading Nazi soldiers killed his family.

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for the Baltic country that declared its independence twice in the 20th century, first from the Russian Empire, and then from the Soviet Union. That country is Latvia. And it's celebrating its National Day today. The World's David Leveille has more.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern European country whose economy is in big trouble. The answer is Latvia. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Ilze Nagla, host of the Latvian TV news program De Facto.

Arts, Culture & Media

Latvian Nazi unit commemorated

The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.