Killer beaver takes man hostage in Latvia

The unusual ordeal of a local man bitten into submission by a hostile rodent, and rescue workers who thought he was totally pranking them.Ari Yashar, 4/27/2016, 9:54 AM

Latvian Nazi Compatriots March in Riga

Wiesenthal Center decries 'distortion of history' at march of Latvian veterans, noting many 'participated in the mass murder of Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2015, 3:15 PM

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

The Jewish community of Latvia has come out in protest of the musical 'glorifying' Nazi Herbert Cukurs, known as the 'Butcher of Riga'.Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 12:37 PM

Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Herberts Cukurs took part in Nazi atrocities against Latvia's Jews - now the country is turning a 'heinous criminal to cultural hero.'Ari Yashar, 10/23/2014, 6:44 PM

Latvian Nursery School: We're Free of Jews

A nursery school in Latvia owned by anti-Semitic politician posted a sign stating it was “Judenfrei” (free of Jews).Elad Benari, 5/12/2014, 1:15 AM

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians who fought on the Nazi side against the Soviets stage a march in Riga. Simon Wiesenthal Center director condemns the parade.Elad Benari and AFP, 3/17/2014, 5:13 AM

Latvian Minister Fired Over Attendance in Pro-Nazi March

Latvia's environment minister fired for planning to take part in a march by veterans who sided with the Nazis in World War II.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/14/2014, 10:29 PM

Peres Politely Asks Europe to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

President Peres politely suggested the EU step out of Mideastern affairs while talks are on between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.Chana Ya'ar, 7/29/2013, 3:53 PM

Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial with Pres. Peres

Latvian President Andris Berzins is avoiding participating in a Holocaust memorial with Pres. Shimon Peres during his visit to LatviaChana Ya'ar, 7/22/2013, 6:14 PM

Latvia Opens Museum Dedicated to Jewish Painter

A museum dedicated to painter Mark Rothko opens in his Latvian hometown, a century after he left and found fame in the U.S.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2013, 3:44 AM

Former MK Marina Solodkin has Died

Russian-Israeli politician and former MK for Likud and Kadima found dead in Latvia hotel.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2013, 11:22 PM

Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Property Restitution

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latvia to resolve the restitution of pre-World War II Jewish property “quickly and fairly.” Chana Ya'ar, 6/28/2012, 9:23 PM

Latvian Minister Resigns Over Holocaust Restitution Blunder

Latvian Justice Minister was forced to resign his position, following his controversial claims that Holocaust restitution policy is biasedRachel Hirshfeld, 6/25/2012, 7:11 AM

Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital

Latvian President: troops cannot be held responsible for murder of Jews during WWII; march banned to prevent "threats to public security."Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/7/2012, 10:47 PM

Russian Ethnic Party Tops Latvia Vote but Can't Form Government

The party representing the Russian minority in Latvia was the major winner in a low turnout election but cannot form a government.Amiel Ungar, 9/20/2011, 9:05 AM

Lieberman in Latvia, Condemns Nazi March

Foreign Minister, in Riga, has warm words for Latvia but says right-wing marches should not be tolerated.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2010, 10:40 PM

Latvians Commemorate Nazi Conquest

An official march was held in Latvia on Thursday commemorating the Nazi conquest of the country 69 years ago.Hillel Fendel , 7/4/2010, 4:20 PM