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Baltic News Service reports cyberattack; offline for 10 hours

The Baltic News Service BNS was back online Saturday after suffering a cyberattack that kept it from broadcasting much news the day before, the agency reported.

Latvian police fine couple after monumental public sex session

A pair of tourists were fined 250 euros (263 dollars) on Friday after being caught having sex on the Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia.

Lithuania to publish names of Nazi collaborators in book

Lithuania is to publish a book containing the names of around 40 native Holocaust collaborators by the end of the year, the Baltic country's Genocide and Resistance Research Centre said on Monday...

Croatian, Chinese PMs to meet in Riga on Saturday

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will attend the 5th summit of prime ministers of central and eastern Europe and China in Riga on Saturday, the government announced on Friday.

Estonia accuses Russia of airspace violation amid heightened tensions

Baltic NATO member state Estonia accused neighbouring Russia of violating its airspace on Tuesday, apparently the sixth such incident to occur this year amid heightened tensions between Russia and...

Estonian parliament elects first female president

A strong majority in the Estonian parliament on Monday elected Kersti Kaljulaid as the country's first female president.

airBaltic plane makes emergency landing in Riga

The pilots of an airBaltic plane decided to made an emergency landing shortly after take-off from Riga's airport after detecting a landing gear problem on the nose of...

NATO member Lithuania delivers 150 tons of ammunition to Ukraine

NATO member Lithuania has delivered Ukraine more than 150 tons of munition to aid it in the battle against pro-Russian separatists.

US reaffirms commitment to defence of NATO's eastern states

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reaffirmed his country's commitment to NATO defence of the EU's eastern member states during high-level talks in Latvia.

Estonia seeks stationing of NATO troops long term

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas has called for a long-term stationing of NATO troops in his country.