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Latvia to expel ‘one or several’ Russian diplomats over spy attack

RIGA, Latvia: Latvia's foreign ministry on Friday said the Baltic state would expel "one or several" Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury. The move comes after Britain, which blames Russia for the poisoning, expelled 23 Russian diplomats they said were spies and pressed EU allies to follow suit despite Moscow's warning against confrontational steps. "In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union countries, Latvia is currently discussing with them…

‘Droneboarding’ takes off in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia: Skirted on all sides by snow-clad pine forests, Latvia's remote Lake Ninieris would be the perfect picture of winter tranquility -- were it not for the huge drone buzzing like a swarm of angry bees as it zooms above the solid ice surface. The powerful three-metre-long (nine-foot) drone, sporting 16 spinning propellers, is fitted with long tow ropes with handles, the kind used in water-skiing. Two snowboarders gripping them glide across the ice, pulled along by the drone before performing a series of…