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HELSINKI | Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge

HELSINKI — An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter. Voters in Latvia, a member of the European Union and NATO, chose Saturday … Continue reading HELSINKI | Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge

RIGA, Latvia | Ethnic Russians have big influence in Latvian election

RIGA, Latvia— Latvians voted in a parliamentary election Saturday in which a party catering to the Baltic nation’s large ethnic Russian minority is expected to win the most support but have trouble forming a coalition government. Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the European Union and NATO, chose from more than 1,400 candidates … Continue reading RIGA, Latvia | Ethnic Russians have big influence in Latvian election

VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope

VILNIUS, Lithuania— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to the Baltic countries (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Lithuania‘s president has expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for paying tribute to Holocaust victims in the Baltic nation. Francis landed Saturday in the capital Vilnius for a four-day visit to the Baltics. He will visit a memorial site … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope