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Baltics in a bid to host US troops departing Germany

By Jeff Seldin on Friday, July 10, 2020

As thousands of US troops are set to depart Germany, Latvia has said it would be ready to host them in the Baltics. Voice of America reports. There may be some additional competition for the thousands of US troops that could soon be on their way out of Germany. Poland is already in line to receive some of the 9,500 troops that US President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from…

Rīga hotel focuses on couples and outpatients in bid to weather crisis

Monday, June 1, 2020

“The coronavirus poses no obstacle to couples, and we do see some of them here. At times, outpatients from the nearby Stradiņš Hospital arrive too. These are the main two groups of clients we have right now,” says Valdis, the owner of a small 14-room hotel in Rīga’s picturesque Āgenskalns neighborhood. Many of the competing hotels have closed shop, but this hotel, which opened five years ago, is still open in…

Johnson calls opponents cowardly for blocking election bid

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused Britain’s main opposition leader on Thursday of trying to dodge an election, after rebellious lawmakers rejected the U.K. leader’s call to trigger a snap poll and moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Johnson remained determined to secure an election as the only way out of Britain’s years-long Brexit impasse. His office said he would argue…

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

By Jill Colvin on Friday, July 12, 2019

Just a week after insisting that he was “absolutely moving forward,” President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census. He directed federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases instead. “It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the U.S. populations,” Trump declared in a Rose Garden announcement, insisting…