A new academic year is kicking off around the world, but for some American teens, the end of summer brings a close to a different school experience — learning their immigration history and family language in heritage summer schools.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.
A campaign that Western military are linking to Russian hackers has targeted the contingent of 4,000 NATO troops deployed to Poland and the Baltic states this year, to protect the alliance’s European border with Russia.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of protesters from across Europe are taking part in demonstrations against spending cuts by EU governments. Trade unions say EU workers may be the biggest victims of a financial crisis set off by bankers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.