Latvia to sack minister over Waffen SS march
A government spokesman says Latvia's environment minister will be fired after he insisted on participating in annual commemorations of Latvian soldiers who fought in Nazi units during World War II.


Einars Cilinskis, of the right-wing National Alliance, announced Friday that he would attend Sunday's events in Riga, ignoring warnings from Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.


The prime minister's spokesman, Andis Blinds, told AP that Straujuma must therefore dismiss Cilinskis, the minister of environmental protection and regional development. (AP)