Baltic Navies Fail to Appear 25 Years since Russian Army Left Estonia

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1940 July 23: Welles Declaration

2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang

1991 July 31: Medininkai Massacre

1291 August 1: Swiss National Day

1944 August 2: Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

1920 August 11: Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day

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Two-thirds of Canadians reject closer ties to China and want Huawei banned from 5G networks

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Exploding In Europe

In Poland, simmering anti-LGBTQ sentiment boils over into violence

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Iceland’s Prime Minister Nominated for Chatham House Prize

Mysterious, 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found in Baltic Sea Is ‘Astonishingly Preserved’

Estonia’s Soviet-era housing finds new eco-friendly future

Lithuania’s Klaipeda expects record number of cruise ships next year

Fulbright U.S. Scholar recipient to pursue human capital development research in Lithuania

UN gives Kuwait another $270 million in Iraq war compensation

China’s conspiracy to instal its puppet as Tibet’s next Dalai Lama

Ex-Chinese premier Li Peng: One of Tibet and Beijing mass murderers dies at 90

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China-Russia Joint Statement Reveals Disinformation on Strategic Arms

Britain’s New Leader Johnson Promises to Get Brexit Done

Lyft Making Driverless Data Public in Bid to Speed Development

Can you taste the difference between plant-based meat and beef? Burger King Sweden is betting no.

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NATO’s disappearing navies invite trouble in the Baltic Sea

Brussels enacts emergency ban to protect Baltic cod

Estonia opens doors to University of Sindh students

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Latvian startups are changing the way music sounds

Latvia’s army to test UAVs from a local manufacturer

Operation Rapid Forge comes to Latvia with F-35A, F-15E and C-130J aircraft

U.S. F-35 fighters touch down in Latvia for the first time

Gay Diplomat Nominated as US Ambassador to Conservative Lithuania

Extradition fight nears end for suburban florist who faces charges in Lithuania that she says are retaliation for exposing alleged pedophilia ring

Record number of women in Ukrainian parliament

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Russia Promises More Support for Cuba, Including ‘Military Technical’ in Face of U.S. Pressure

UK Lawmaker Proposes Bill For Reciprocal Access to Tibet

Beijing suggests it could mobilize troops in Hong Kong if necessary

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

US ship sails through Taiwan Strait after threat of force from China against independence

Iceland Central Bank Gets New Governor Amid Recession Warnings

Finland looks to Iceland to encourage youth to swap booze for hobbies

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Russia confirms joint air patrol with China after South Korea claims airspace violation

New Estonian translation of Mein Kampf published, bookshops refuse to sell

Money before man? Baltic booze war threatens Latvia & Estonia with health hangover

Economic Court may be established in Latvia in 2021

Mali stun Latvia to become Africa’s first-ever quarter-finalist at FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Cup

Drawings by visually impaired pupils feature on new postmarks and envelopes in Latvia

Latvian sailor detained by Iran allowed to contact family

Juhansone appointed European Commission’s acting secretary-general

Murniece underlines significance of Rail Baltica project in conversation with Lithuanian president

New Lithuanian president reaffirms close ties with Latvia

Lithuania sees 3.35GW Baltic wind power of its coast

Lithuania to finance reconstruction of school in Avdiivka

Lithuanian parlt in favor of single-member constituency for people voting abroad

Vilnius decides to build national stadium without EU funding

Despite protests, Vilnius renames street dedicated to Škirpa ‘who promoted Holocaust’

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ changed people’s brains, study suggests

EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

North Macedonia must reform judiciary before accession talks can start, Hahn says

US looks to Greece for more military rotations in Mediterranean

Former Israel PM Ehud Olmert cancels visit to Switzerland after country vows to arrest him for war crimes

Ethnic Armenian In Russian Border Guard Service Found Hanged In Armenia

Israeli Embassy in Finland attacked for 15th time in past 18 months

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Estonia’s Chief Data Officer plans an AI-powered government

Estonia leads emerging Europe in Global Innovation Index

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F-35A and MC-130J aircraft arrive in Estonia as Operation Rapid Forge concludes

Risto Conte Keivabu: ESTO 2019 and the global Estonian youth

Radio crisis in Latvia heating up – concerns voiced for the future of Latvijas Radio 2

Russian military radars in Kaliningrad – obstacle to 5G in Lithuania

Lithuania seeks to attract more fintech firms

Mysterious 10,000-year-old Sunken Forest May Be Hiding Clues About the End of the Ice Age

70 projects planned in Lithuania to mark the year of Vilna Gaon and Jewish history

Founder of the Chinese giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, spotted in Vilnius

Rupšys takes over as Lithuania’s chief of defence

‘We Are the Baltic Way’ – Lithuania prepares to celebrate 30th anniversary of landmark protest

Suspected cartel agreement among Microsoft software suppliers in Lithuania

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China lists containing ‘Taiwan independence’, combating ‘separatists’ in Tibet and Xinjiang among its top defence priorities

Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign Against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide”

Suffering of the Hmong Highlighted During Captive Nations Summit

WHO launches new report on the global tobacco epidemic

Europe’s record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet

Austria Issues Arrest Warrant For Russian Man Suspected Of Spying

Romania Says It Blocked A Russian Arms Shipment To Serbia

Belarus reports $800mn drop in exports due to crisis over low-quality Russian oil

Hatari Pro-Palestine Protest to be Cut from Eurovision DVD

Baltic states ready to join Strait of Hormuz operation, but have no ships

US SecState Pompeo wants to increase cooperation with Estonia

Every fifth child under the age of three in Estonia uses smartphone daily

Over 30 wind energy cos seeking negotiations with Estonian govt

25 years since remaining Russian forces left Estonia

Can music unite a young nation?

LA: Upcoming exhibition by Latvian artist Jana Brike

Latvia blocks news website of sanctioned Russian propagandist Kiselyov

IMF: Latvia could lose one third of labor force by 2050

Estonia’s Bolt to launch scooter service in Vilnius to compete with CityBee

Champion swimmer Meilutytė handed 2-year suspension for missing doping tests

Almost a quarter of Lithuanians in relative poverty

Thousand detained at Moscow free elections protest

Large-Scale Demolition Begins at Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center

Multinational “Agile Spirit” Drills Kick Off in Georgia

U.S. Air Force deploys F-16 fighter jets to Cold War base in Iceland

Nord Stream takes Brussels to court

Sauna Day celebrates favourite Finnish pastime

Will a booze tax war in the Baltics leave Latvia & Estonia with a bad hangover?

World’s largest concert piano strikes chord in Latvia

‘A tennis festival with a good atmosphere’ – Inside the new Baltic Open in Jurmala

Finnish foreign minister to visit Latvia next week

Lithuanian army and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard build on partnership with staff exchange

Lithuanians are going wild for observation towers and swamp paths

African Swine Fever Hits Slovakia

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Danish delay threatens Nord Stream 2 progress

Estonia: 20,000 more sturgeon juveniles released into Narva River

Estonia: Substation for transmission of power to Latvia being built at Kilingi-Nomme

No place like home: Sevastova rallies to win Baltic Open

German troops head for Lithuania NATO exercises, despite air delay

Google honors Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara with Doodle

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Denmark’s shift towards an ever greener union

More Than 200 Reindeer Found Dead in Norway, Starved by Climate Change

Helsinki man held on suspicion of multiple child sex offences

Estonia wants more info from Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel developers

Latvia to send some 35 athletes to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Major tax changes possible in 2021 in Latvia

Lithuanian universities and colleges struggle to attract enough students

Vilnius removes plaque for anti-Soviet partisan and accused Nazi collaborator Jonas Noreika

Proposal to call 2021 year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania

Chinese investment into Klaipėda port a ‘concern’ for national security, president says

Former defence chief becomes adviser to Lithuanian president

Mission Siberia returns – participants record oral history, build shrines

Estonian captain of Finnish fishing vessel allowed to leave Russia

Solar panel workshops are being held around Latvia

Pasažieru Vilciens signs train purchase contract with Škoda

Lithuania seeks more EU assistance by separating rich capital city from poorer regions

Conservatives want former president Grybauskaitė to be Lithuania’s EU commissioner

Russia blocks quarter of Black Sea until Aug 19

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