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Latvia Recalls Ambassador To Belarus

(epa) August 3, 2006 -- Diplomatic relations between Latvia and Belarus took another turn for the worse today when Riga recalled its ambassador in Minsk.

The decision comes just one day after Latvia expelled a Belarusian diplomat.

Last week, Belarusian police raided the home of a Latvian diplomat in Minsk, confiscating his possessions and accusing him of distributing pornography.

Latvia says the raid was a breach of the international conventions on the treatment of diplomatic staff.


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