Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau: “We are absolutely committed to the protection of our allies and global peace and security.” Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

Canada has restated its commitment to defending allies in eastern Europe and criticised the Kremlin’s aggression, ahead of a potentially tricky Nato s(...)

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Areas of the Baltic Sea and its airspace were closed on Wednesday due to planned Russian missile tests, the day after three leaders from the region s(...)

Latvia’s prime minister Maris Kucinskis: the Baltic state sought to restore confidence in its scandal-hit banking sector.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Latvian officials are due to hold an emergency meeting on Monday after the European Central Bank wound up the country’s third-largest lender, ABLV, wh(...)

Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics says he has  become the target of  Latvian commercial banks to destroy Latvia’s reputation. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

The head of Latvia’s central bank has denied bribery allegations and claimed he is the victim of a smear campaign by commercial banks in the Baltic st(...)

Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics: his lawyer has called his detention illegal. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/PA

Latvia’s financial reputation suffered a double blow on Monday, as its central bank chief was accused of bribery and its third-largest lender halted (...)

  Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics. Latvia’s finance minister said Mr Rimsevics should step aside for the time being to protect the Baltic country’s reputation. Photograph: Roman Koksarov/AP

Latvia’s anti-corruption agency has detained central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics, prompting calls for him to step aside while he is under investiga(...)