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‘Lethal fire’ kills 8 people at an illegal hostel in Latvia’s Riga city

Eight people have been killed and several others seriously hurt in a fire at an illegal hostel in the Latvian capital Riga, officials say. Firefighters were called to an apartment on the top floor of a six-storey building in the city’s Merkela Street in the early hours of Wednesday. At least 24 people were evacuated […]

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3 men KIDNAP turkey from zoo, force feed it vodka to celebrate birthday

Police in Latvia have arrested three men for stealing a turkey from a private zoo and then feeding it vodka at the beach to celebrate a birthday. The escapade occurred early on Wednesday in the capital Riga. Security camera footage shows the three dressed in black breaking into the mini zoo and stuffing the turkey […]

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reopen borders to air, sea, bus and rail transport

The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have opened their borders to one another, creating a coronavirus “travel bubble”. From midnight on Thursday, citizens and residents can move freely between these three EU nations. Anybody arriving from outside the zone however must self-isolate for 14 days. This is the first “travel bubble” in Europe […]