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  NATO meets in ex-Soviet republic  Lithuania: Foreign ministers are meeting in the Lithuanian capital, the alliance's first major gathering in a former Soviet republic   Bush to meet Baltic leaders  Latvia: President is at the start of a tour marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe   Bush: Baltics 'should move on from war'  Latvia: President says the US will never forget the suffering of the Baltic states under Soviet occupation Government collapses  Lithuania: Prime Minister Brazauskas' coalition government were stepping down after Labor withdrew from the minority coalition   NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008
Lithuania mourns victims of Soviets Nazi hunting group asks Chavez. Venezuela Prince urges mercy for flower girl. Latvia Latvians vote for major shake-up  Latvians are ushering in newcomers to take the country into NATO and the EU. New Era party secured the biggest majority Right-winger Paksas wins elections  Lithuania: Rolandas Paksas scored an upset victory in presidential runoff election, unseating the incumbent by a wide margin EU vote clears 50% mark  Lithuania: Lithuania set to become the first ex-Soviet republic to vote itself into the European Union after 2-day referendum   Government to step down  Latvia: Prime Minister Einars is saying his Cabinet can't continue working without a majority in parliament   President faces the axe  Lithuania: A parliament is due to decide whether to impeach Rolandas Paksas on three charges of violating the constitution   Lawmakers sack president  Lithuania: Rolandas Paksas illegally granted citizenship to a Russian businessman who contributed to his campaign   Rice calls for change in Belarus


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  Lithuania: US Secretary of State has described Belarus as the 'last true dictatorship'
 
 


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  Latvia: At a 2-day summit, Secretary-General de Hoop Scheffer insisted the alliance will prevail in its first mission outside Europe

  Latvia: NATO leaders meeting in Riga have agreed to step up operations in Afghanistan with more troops on the ground


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Estonia removes Soviet memorial
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  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
  Fresh clashes over statue
  Estonia: Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets after clashes erupted following the removal of a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn   Estonia blames Russia for unrest  Estonia has accused Russia of provoking 2 nights of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn   Estonia shuts consulate  Moscow: Pro-Kremlin youth groups attacked diplomats in protest at the relocation of a Soviet war memorial Surgeon elected as president  Latvia: Valdis Zatlers, 52, criticized for taking undeclared cash presents from patients, had the backing of the four-party government coalition

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  TV stars' party comes second in vote  Lithuania: A conservative opposition party won the 1st round of is national election

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  European Union budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite with 68% backing has claimed victory in presidential election

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  Latvians vote in crisis elections  Latvians have begun voting in elections that are expected to reflect anger at the government's tough austerity measures in the Baltic state     Latvia government 'set for win'
  Centre-right government, led by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, will be returned to power for a third term, exit polls and early results suggest


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B. 2001-01-13 Lithuania mourns victims of Soviets Lithuania
C. 2001-11-10 Prince urges mercy for flower girl Latvia
3. 2002-10-06 Latvians vote for major shake-up Latvia
2003-01-05 Right-winger Paksas wins elections Lithuania
5. 2003-05-11 EU vote clears 50% mark Lithuania
G. 2004-02-05 Government to step down Latvia
H. 2004-04-05 President faces the axe Lithuania
I. 2004-04-06 Lawmakers sack president Lithuania



    
    

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  Bush to meet Baltic leaders  Latvia: President is at the start of a tour marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe   Bush: Baltics 'should move on from war'  Latvia: President says the US will never forget the suffering of the Baltic states under Soviet occupation   Bush denies civil war is engulfing Iraq  Estonia: President Bush is calling the violence there part of an al Qaeda plot to spark divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims Estonia shuts consulate  Moscow: Pro-Kremlin youth groups attacked diplomats in protest at the relocation of a Soviet war memorial   Rice calls for change in Belarus




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  Lithuania: US Secretary of State has described Belarus as the 'last true dictatorship'




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2005 Apr.21   NATO meets in ex-Soviet republic  Lithuania: Foreign ministers are meeting in the Lithuanian capital, the alliance's first major gathering in a former Soviet republic



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2002 Oct.6 Latvians vote for major shake-up  Latvians are ushering in newcomers to take the country into NATO and the EU. New Era party secured the biggest majority 2003 Jan.5 Right-winger Paksas wins elections
  Lithuania: Rolandas Paksas scored an upset victory in presidential runoff election, unseating the incumbent by a wide margin May.11 EU vote clears 50% mark  Lithuania: Lithuania set to become the first ex-Soviet republic to vote itself into the European Union after 2-day referendum 2007 May.31 Surgeon elected as president  Latvia: Valdis Zatlers, 52, criticized for taking undeclared cash presents from patients, had the backing of the four-party government coalition 2008 Oct.13 TV stars' party comes second in vote  Lithuania: A conservative opposition party won the 1st round of is national election 2009 May.17 EU official claims Lithuania win
  European Union budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite with 68% backing has claimed victory in presidential election 2010 Oct.1 Latvians vote in crisis elections  Latvians have begun voting in elections that are expected to reflect anger at the government's tough austerity measures in the Baltic state Oct.2   Latvia government 'set for win'
  Centre-right government, led by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, will be returned to power for a third term, exit polls and early results suggest




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2004 Apr.5   President faces the axe  Lithuania: A parliament is due to decide whether to impeach Rolandas Paksas on three charges of violating the constitution Apr.6   Lawmakers sack president  Lithuania: Rolandas Paksas illegally granted citizenship to a Russian businessman who contributed to his campaign



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2001 Nov.10 Prince urges mercy for flower girl
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2007 Apr.27 Fresh clashes over statue   Estonia: Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets after clashes erupted following the removal of a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn Apr.28 Estonia blames Russia for unrest  Estonia has accused Russia of provoking 2 nights of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn



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2001 Jul.18 Nazi hunting group asks Chavez
. Venezuela 2004 Feb.5   Government to step down  Latvia: Prime Minister Einars is saying his Cabinet can't continue working without a majority in parliament 2006 May.31 Government collapses  Lithuania: Prime Minister Brazauskas' coalition government were stepping down after Labor withdrew from the minority coalition



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2001 Jan.13 Lithuania mourns victims of Soviets




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2006 Nov.28   NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008
  Latvia: At a 2-day summit, Secretary-General de Hoop Scheffer insisted the alliance will prevail in its first mission outside Europe
Nov.29   NATO signals Afghan reinforcements Map of Riga Latvia
  Latvia: NATO leaders meeting in Riga have agreed to step up operations in Afghanistan with more troops on the ground