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Latvia extends an entry ban on Russian tourists until March 2025 citing Moscow's war in Ukraine

Feb. 27, 2024 11:41 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia’s government has extended restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens into the Baltic country until next year, citing Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine which officials say is “still posing a threat to the internal security of Latvia.” The...

EU Parliament probes a Latvian lawmaker after media allegations that she spied for Russia

Jan. 30, 2024 13:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has opened an investigation into news reports that a Latvian member of the assembly, Tatjana Ždanoka, has been working as a Russian agent for several years, officials said Tuesday. The president of the European Union’s legislative body,...

Wolverines, Spartans help US rout Slovakia 10-2 in world junior hockey group finale

Dec. 31, 2023 23:01 PM EST

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Michigan forward Rutger McGroarty had a hat trick, Michigan State's Trey Augustine made 38 saves and the United States beat Slovakia 10-2 on Sunday in the world junior hockey championship to complete Group B play undefeated. Michigan's Gavin Brindley and...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 20, 2023 07:13 AM EST

Winston-Salem Journal. December 15, 2023. Editorial: Not here. Or anywhere. Before dawn one day in late December 2021, someone slithered into Greensboro in the darkness and dropped fliers in front yards and driveways that were stained with poisonous rhetoric. ...

Russia's Lavrov declares at security talks that his country's goals in Ukraine are unchanged

Dec. 02, 2023 04:08 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivered a blunt message to Western leaders Friday and declared at an international security conference that his government was not prepared to “review its goals” in Ukraine. “We aren’t seeing any...