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Four Latvian citizens held on suspicions of recruiting "slaves" for work in UK

  • 2018-02-21
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Five people, including four Latvian citizens, were detained on suspicions of recruiting the so-called “modern-day slaves” for work in the UK in a sweeping anti-trafficking operation in which Latvian and British police officers conducted simultaneous raids in...

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Bank of Latvia head speaks of death threats and ABLV Bank's role in his detention

RIGA - Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics, whom the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has declared a suspect in a major corruption case, said at a news conference on Tuesday that death threats had been made to him. He also said that last Friday ABLV Bank had asked the Bank of Latvia for liquidity aid in the amount of EUR 1 billion which the central bank would not provide. Searches at the Bank of Latvia began in three hours after the refusal. "...

Lithuania broke its promise to Latvia over LNG terminal - former ambassador

VILNIUS - Lithuania in the late 2000s promised Latvia to support its efforts to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near Riga, but broke that promise, a former diplomat says. "I had no serious arguments in defense of Lithuania's policy. I do not know why it was decided not to fulfill the promises made to the Latvians," Antanas Valionis, who at that time served as Lithuania's ambassador to Riga, wrote in his new book entitled "In the Political Pendu...

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