Latvian PM cancels UK visit over volcanic ash

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Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis was forced to cancel a visit to Britain Tuesday as a cloud of volcanic ash snarled air traffic, his spokesman Martins Panke told the Baltic News Service.

Dombrovskis was scheduled to pay a working visit Britain this Wednesday and Thursday.

Airlines halted hundreds of flights on Tuesday after a plume of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland blew over Britain, even forcing US President Barack Obama to revise his travel plans.

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