Estonia

Estonia faces complex coalition talks amid far-right gains

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia faces complex coalition talks Monday after a nationalist and anti-immigration party more than doubled its support to finish third in the general election — a result being closely watched across Europe as a sign of surging popularity for far-right populists. The center-right Reform Party, which is the main opposition in … Continue reading Estonia faces complex coalition talks amid far-right gains

The Latest: Estonian opposition leader derides govt policies

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Latest on Estonia’s general election (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The leader of Estonia’s main opposition party has voted in the general election and accused Prime Minister Juri Ratas‘ government of “messing up” the small Baltic nation’s taxation system. Estonians are voting Sunday in a general election where the opposition … Continue reading The Latest: Estonian opposition leader derides govt policies

5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance. Ocean Infinity mounted a “no cure, no … Continue reading 5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

Estonians head to polls with populists seen making inroads

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonians have started voting in a parliamentary election in the small Baltic nation in a ballot where Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Center Party are pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party and where populists are seen making inroads. Sunday’s vote in the NATO and the European Union member of … Continue reading Estonians head to polls with populists seen making inroads

HELSINKI | Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in … Continue reading HELSINKI | Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

HELSINKI | Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election

HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month’s general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries. Kristi Kirsberg of Estonia’s electoral committee said Thursday the Baltic country — the first in the world to use … Continue reading HELSINKI | Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election

United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria November 12-15, 2018. In Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Assistant Secretary String will join senior Department of State and Department of Defense officials on the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with senior government and military representatives from … Continue reading United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan

United States – Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson will travel to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan October 29 – November 8, 2018. In Iceland, the Under Secretary will conduct bilateral meetings in Reykjavik and will participate in the annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan

TALLINN, Estonia | Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

TALLINN, Estonia — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival’s first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the competition’s fastest goal … Continue reading TALLINN, Estonia | Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

HELSINKI | Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

HELSINKI — Estonia says it favors an idea floated by neighboring Finland to abolish the practice of advancing the clock an hour during the summer within the European Union but is undecided yet which time it prefers to stay in permanently. Economics Minister Kadri Simson said Thursday the practice of advancing clocks by an hour … Continue reading HELSINKI | Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships. Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also advanced, beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. Kerber was broken in … Continue reading Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins