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Refugee surge raises concern about militants

...possible threat level," said Raimonds Vejonis, the president of Latvia, where in August about 300 people protested the government's...Beirut; David Rising in Berlin; Rayyan Sabet-Parry in Riga, Latvia; and Ken Dilanian in Washington also contributed.
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Letter: Juneau education needs more than a good acronym else? What about Writing? Music? Geography? (A subject in which U.S. students lag behind students from Latvia, wherever that is.) We need something catchy to make the charter school curriculum seem more inclusive.And that's my...
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...City at Detroit or Atlanta at WashingtonSOCCER8 a.m., FS1 - UEFA, qualifier for European Championship, Kazakhstan vs. Latvia, at Astana, Kazakhstan10:30 a.m., FS1 - UEFA, qualifier for European Championship, Norway vs. Italy, at Oslo, Norway10...
Canada, US, earn wins at hockey worlds

...Russia 4-2.It was the third win in three games for both North American teams and Sweden equaled their record by routing Latvia 8-1. Last year's runner-up Finland blanked Norway 5-0 for its second win.Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier...
Russia to add 40 new missiles

...allies have pondered an array of measures in response to Russia's moves.The three Baltic members of the alliance, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have asked NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly...
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Today in sports history for Sunday, Jan. 25

...becomes the first American in nearly 17 years to win a World Cup singles luge race, prevailing at the season finale in Sigulda, Latvia. She's the first World Cup winner for USA Luge since Cameron Myler won in 1997. It's the first time since 1988 that no...
Today In Sports History

...debut, becomes the first South American to win the race, finishing in 2:09.59. Defending champion Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia is the first woman in more than a decade to win two straight titles in New York, winning in 2:25:05.2008 - Tony Parker...
Sports On TV

...Women's Curling - United States vs. Canada (LIVE)1 p.m., CNBC - Women's Curling - United States vs. Sweden8 a.m., USA - Men's Hockey - Sweden vs. Latvia (LIVE)11 p.m., USA - Men's Hockey - Austria vs. Norway (LIVE)
Sports On TV

...DenmarkNoon, MSNBC - Women's Hockey - Sweden vs. Russia (LIVE)3 a.m., MSNBC - Men's Hockey - Czech Republic vs. Latvia (LIVE)5 p.m., CNBC - Women's Curling - United States vs. JapanNoon, USA - Men's Hockey - Canada vs. Norway (LIVE...
My Turn: U.S. must show resolve against Russian aggression

...for hundreds of millions. The independence and accession to membership in the European Union and NATO of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and other former Soviet satellite states and "republics" has been a huge success story, which has made Europe...


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