A US Abrams Tank is part of NATO military excercises at the Ādaži military base, outside of Riga, Latvia.

‘We have to prepare’: NATO conducts biggest military exercises since Cold War


Across Europe, the NATO military alliance is conducting its largest exercise since the Cold War, with tens of thousands of troops from 32 countries taking part. NATO officials and European leaders warn that a direct conflict with Russia is becoming an increasing threat.

Military gear compiled on ground

NATO launches largest military exercises since the Cold War

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attend a welcoming ceremony in Presidential Courtyard, Vilnius, Lithuania, Jan. 10, 2024.

Zelenskiy visits Baltic states to rally support for Ukraine

Russian state-owned television station RT logo is seen through a window with caution tape in front of a building

Baltic ban on Kremlin-tied RT step toward dismantling ‘machinery of disinformation,’ says media expert

A person on an orange bicycle rides past a billboard of people with masks

Baltic ‘bubble’ looks to reopen regional travel

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, delivers a speech as 4 men and one woman sit in chairs on the stage

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.

NATO eFP battle group soldiers wait for NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visit the Tapa military base in Estonia.

Russian hackers may have a new target — NATO soldiers’ smartphones


A campaign that Western military are linking to Russian hackers has targeted the contingent of 4,000 NATO troops deployed to Poland and the Baltic states this year, to protect the alliance’s European border with Russia.

Lithuanian soldiers during military exercises in Rapina, Estonia.

Unease in the Baltics as US allies watch Trump praise Putin


Three US senators traveled to the Baltics to try to calm the jangled nerves of leaders worried that the US will abandon NATO.

Russia Iskander tactical missile system

Russia is deploying nuclear-capable missiles on NATO’s doorstep, Lithuania says


Lithuania’s foreign minister says modified Iskander missiles have a range of up to 435 miles — meaning they could reach Berlin from the Russian outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.

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‘My life in a nutshell is thoughts about sex every 9 seconds and being depressed every 12 seconds’


Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that’s surreal, dark and funny all at once.