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Articles by Burton Frierson
Dollar Hits 3-Year Low Versus Euro
16 December 02
The euro pounded the dollar down near three-year lows on Friday and the yen also took a swipe at the greenback as the market grew edgy ahead of key U.S. consumer data after a day of frayed nerves over Iraq and North Korea.
Language Law Puts Latvia in Quandary
26 March 02
A controversial Latvian language law has become an obstacle to Riga's bid to join NATO, which is seen as the best guarantee of the independence the nation regained in 1991.
Jailed Russians Await Riga Judicial Reform
25 December 01
Sixty percent of Latvia's juvenile inmates are in pre-trial detention awaiting their day in court.
Putsch Handed Baltics Instant Freedom
17 August 01
Ivars Godmanis knew something was wrong during a morning swim in the Baltic Sea on Aug. 19, 1991, then saw his interior minister standing in the sand.
Lithuanian-Russian Ties Haunted By Past
11 January 01
Ten years after leading his country's historic break with the Soviet Union, Lithuanian independence hero Vytautas Landsbergis says relations with Russia are still haunted by the past.
Riga Mayor Picked to Be Latvia's New Premier
27 April 00
Latvian Waffen SS Veterans to March Through Riga
16 March 00
Latvia Regulates to Get IMF Blessing
16 September 99
World Bank Demands Latvia Reduce Fiscal Deficit
24 August 99
Latvia Intervenes to Stabilize Currency for 2nd Straight Day
22 July 99
West's Beer Standards Brew Contention in Latvia
22 April 98
Ex-Communists Ousted In Elections in Lithuania
12 November 96