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LATVIA'S FIRST DIASPORA POLICY DOCUMENT DRAFTED

By the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
July 17, 2014

On 17 July, a draft Action Plan on Cooperation with the Latvian Diaspora for 2015-2017 was announced at the weekly Cabinet of Minister's...

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US SEEN AS ARCHENEMY AS NEW SANCTIONS HIT RUSSIA

By Pavel Felgenhauer
July 17, 2014

On July 17, the United States imposed additional sanction to punish Russia for continuing to support the separatist rebellion in the far eastern Donbas region o...

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LITHUANIA TO BOOST DEFENCE SPENDING DESPITE CENTRAL BANK WARNING ON BUDGET

Reporting by Andrius Sytas
Editing by Nerijus Adomaitis and Sonya Hepinstall
July 10, 2014

Lithuania's parliament voted on Thursday to boost defence spending to buy weapons and pay for an incr...

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HAGEL PRAISES LATVIA'S EFFORTS TO BOOST DEFENSE SPENDING

Courtesy of DoD News, Defense Media Activity
July 3, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met at the Pentagon today with Latvia's Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis and congratulated him for the ...

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LITHUANIA APPROVES PURCHASING POLISH AIR-DEFENCE SYSTEMS

Courtesy of Xinhua News Agency
July 2, 2014

Lithuania's cabinet allowed the Ministry of National Defence to purchase short distance air-defence systems GROM from Poland on Wednesday.

Man-po...

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LATVIA WARY OF RUSSIAN MOVES

By James Brooke
July 02, 2014

Latvia is 1,000 kilometers north of the separatist war in southern Ukraine. But what Latvia and Ukraine shares is a neighbor - Russia. And that neighbor has been ca...

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BALTIC SHIPYARD SHIPS SECOND MISTRAL'S STERN TO FRANCE

By Mikhail Ognerv
June 26, 2014

It will take almost three weeks for the stern of the ship named Sevastopol to reach Saint-Nazaire in France, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) spokesperson say...

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Russian navy in Saint-Nazaire to train on new ships amid Ukraine tensions
Pro-Ukrainian supporters call on France to cancel €1.2bn deal to deliver warships with amphibious assault capabilities to Russia

THE GUARDIAN
Kim Willsher in Paris
30 June 2014 13.32 EDT

The Russian navy frigate Smolny as it arrives in Saint-Nazaire where 400 sailors are getting training on Mistral-class amphibious assa...

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Mistral Warship Deal Between France and Russia is About Economy, Not Ethics

THE MOSCOW TIMES
Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
Jun. 30 2014 21:30

Laetitia Notarianni / APA Russian naval ship carrying 400 sailors has docked at a French harbor to start weeks of training aboard...

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PUTIN'S ECONOMIC MODEL SHOWING STRAIN AS RUSSIA IS CUT OFF FROM GLOBAL FINANCE

By Carol Matlack
June 27, 2014

Russia warned Ukraine today that it faces "grave" economic consequences, including potential new restrictions on trade, after President Petro Poroshenko signed a fr...

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