Mainly Protestant Latvia on Monday welcomed Pope Francis on a visit many hope will put the small Baltic country on the map and bring its people closer together.
The Local. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:58:00 +0200.
Pope Francis traveled Monday to the Baltic nation of Latvia, seeking to recognize its suffering under Soviet and Nazi occupation and to encourage the Christian faith that nevertheless endured.
Nicole Winfield. Fox News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:43:56 GMT.
AeroVironment has added Estonia to the growing list of customers for its RQ-20 Puma tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS), with a USD8.9 million contract announced on 21 September. ...
Gareth Jennings, London. Janes 360. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
VILNIUS (REUTERS) - The Vatican on Saturday (Sept 22) signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labelled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.
Straits Times. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:59:03 +0800.
The removal of the hammer and sickle T-shirts sold online has ignited a war of words between Russia and the former Soviet republic.
Megan Specia. New York Times. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:38:07 GMT.
Facts About the Baltic States
The Baltic States consist of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and are
located along the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Visit the
government websites listed below for official news and information
about these Baltic nations.
The Republic of Estonia
is governed by an elected unicameral Parliament,
which elects a President. Estonia's capital city is Talinn, and
its national currency is the Kroon. The primary language used by
Estonians is Estonian and in 2007, the estimated population of Estonia
The Republic of Latvia is governed by an
elected Parliament, which elects
a President who, in turn, appoints a Prime Minister. Latvia's
capital city is Riga, and its national currency is the Lat.
The country's national language is Latvian and in 2007, the Latvia's
population was estimated at 2,260,000.
The Republic of Lithuania
is governed by a unicameral Parliament and an
elected President who appoints a Prime Minister. Lithuania's
capital city is Vilnius, and its national currency is the Litas.
The national language of Lithuania is Lithuanian, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 3,575,000.