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  • Mysterious underwater rings in the Baltic Sea explained

    Mysterious underwater rings in the Baltic Sea explained
    Some mysterious underwater circles spotted in the Baltic Sea have been explained, and poison is to blame. But let's back up and start from the beginning. In 2008, a tourist to the island of Mon in Denmark noticed strange patterns in the shallow waters...
  • Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy

    Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy
    Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year. Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
  • Letters: Columbus' contemporaries were no slouches

    Re "Curiosity set sail with Columbus," Opinion, Oct. 13 Far from being the cause of prying the European imagination loose from the church, Christopher Columbus' voyages were the consequence of established European curiosity and technology. The...
  • Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.

    Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.
    MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Wednesday to a Lithuanian court's decision to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States on charges of arms trafficking. “We are seriously concerned with the U.S. side’s continuing...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Latvia's prime minister resigns over deadly supermarket collapse

    Latvia's prime minister resigns over deadly supermarket collapse
    Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he was taking “political responsibility” for a supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week and caused outrage in the small Baltic nation....
  • Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness

    Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness
    Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
  • From the archives: Yeltsin Rally Ends Drive for Soviet Election

    MOSCOW -- Campaigning for the first contested national elections since the earliest years of the Soviet state ended here Saturday with an emotional rally for Boris N. Yeltsin, the radical populist whose anti-Establishment candidacy has symbolized the...
  • From the archives: Yeltsin Leading in Historic Vote

    MOSCOW -- Soviet citizens voted Sunday in a nationwide election that marked a dramatic break with the past by giving most voters, for the first time in their lives, a choice at the ballot box. Election Day 1989--marked by red flags flying from buses...
  • From the archives: Key Soviet Party Officials Defeated

    MOSCOW -- In a protest vote that will echo across the Soviet Union, senior Communist Party officials were defeated in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the country's first contested national...
  • From the archives: His Suitability for Job Is Debated

    MOSCOW -- Mikhail S. Gorbachev, general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, was elected overwhelmingly Thursday at the first meeting of the Soviet Union's new congress to fill the country's strengthened executive presidency. Gorbachev immediately...