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Latvia gets EU green light to adopt euro currency

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia got the go-ahead on Wednesday to adopt the euro from 2014, crowning its emergence from an economic crisis and signaling to investors that the euro zone is set to expand rather than disintegrate. Full story

Latvia rescues 220 people stranded on ice

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's emergency services rescued more than 220 people who were stranded on ice floes in the Gulf of Riga on Friday. Full story

Hundreds rescued from ice floes in Latvia

   Helicopters, boats, and rescue crews came to the aid of more than 200 people who were trapped on ice floes in Latvia. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Macho Dudes Have an Edge in Less-Developed Countries

Whether a strong jaw wins a guy much sway with the ladies may depend on what country he lives in. Full story

We're not Cyprus number two, Latvia says

RIGA (Reuters) - Baltic state and euro zone aspirant Latvia, already home to sizeable deposits of Russian money, is not expecting an increase in flows of deposits due to the woes in Cyprus, its bank regulator said on Thursday. Full story

Waffen SS veterans commemorate Latvia's chequered past

RIGA (Reuters) - Veterans of Latvia's World War Two Waffen SS divisions and their supporters marched through the capital Riga on Saturday in a commemoration that passed off peacefully but drew criticism. Full story

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  Santas strip down for a good cause

Annual Santa runs were held in Hungary and Latvia to benefit charitable organizations. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Israel's President Shimon Peres speaks during a news conference with his Latvian counterpart Andris Berzins in Riga July 29, 2013. Peres is on a two-day visit to Latvia. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (LATVIA - Tags: POLITICS)