Climate change, front and center, Russia Belarus, to Form Economic ‘Confederacy’

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1991 September 21: Armenia Independence Day
1964 September 21: Malta Independence Day
Last Week of September: Banned Books Week
1236 September 22: Battle of Saule/Baltic Unity Day
1944 September 22: Resistance Day, Estonia
2017 September 25: Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum
September 26: European Day of Languages
1991 September 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day
1957 September 29: Kyshtym nuclear disaster, USSR
1938 September 30: Munich Agreement
2017 October 1: Catalan Independence Referendum
1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day
1988 October 1: Rahvarinne, Popular Front of Estonia, Established
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Russia, Belarus to Form Economic ‘Confederacy’ by 2022 – Kommersant
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McDonald’s in Sweden Converting Billboards into ‘Hotels’ for Bees
Norway Fisherman Gets Surprise Of His Life When He Reels In Alien-Like Fish
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Estonia worried West’s loosening grip on Russia could end in third intervention
Number of job vacancies in Latvia increases 23.8% in Q2 year on year
Lithuania wants to host one of four Olympic qualifier tournaments
Māori tribe bans replica of Captain Cook’s Endeavour ship from docking for anniversary celebration
China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill
Climate change front and center at United Nations General Assembly 2019
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North Korean Boat Attacks Russian Ship in Latest East Asia Border Clash
Venezuela Quietly Loosens Grip on Market, Tempering Economic Crisis
Laos State Media: Woman Arrested for Criticizing Government on Facebook Confesses
Trial ends with freedom for all but two Eta accused Basques
Website Owned by Malta Dioceses Promotes Gay Pride March
New NATO command declared operational
US Army Activates New Units in Europe to Support Poland
Chinese firm launches aquaculture pens off Brunei
Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference
Facing Climate Change and Overtourism, Norway Shifts Its Marketing
Vesterbacka’s Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel would “not be profitable,” rail historian says
An Estonian museum relives history by printing “The Little Prince”
Futsal’s road to Lithuania mapped out
Belgian jets conduct first Baltic air policing intercept of their deployment
Russia threat: F-16s intercept Russia bombers over Baltic – as Lithuania ups NATO spending
Narvesen Stores and Lithuanian Press Kiosks to Sell BTC
Poland and Lithuania see Nord Stream 2 as threat to energy security
Lithuania ready to Dance with Stars
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US Federal Reserve Cut Interest Rates. It Didn’t Loosen Monetary Policy.
US To Supply More Than Half Of Global Gas By 2035
Why Spain is having yet another election
Decisive Moment: Ukraine Photographer Rescues Victim Of Anti-LGBT Mob
Gay and Catholic in Slovakia: ‘Christianity Can Look Different’
Turkey looking to make Cyprus its puppet – Cypriot President
How a Chinese Investor Rattled a Tiny African Kingdom’s Economy
Poland, Serbia and Russia: Strategic misunderstanding
No Prime Minister: The Deteriorating Security Environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moldova Turns to FBI for Help in Investigating $1 Billion Fraud
Czech Weapons end up in Azerbaijan Despite Embargo
Malta: Mediterranean island is a citadel of many cultures and a popular filming locale
China steps in to ease housing challenge in Cape Verde
Norway’s Wealthy Home-Buyers Are Heading for the Hills
A Revolution in Brittany: Mayors Defy French State to Ban Pesticides
Pentecostal Christians Are Burning Australia’s Sacred Aboriginal Objects
Eighty political prisoners held in Crimea now — lawyer
It’s Time to Talk About Moons and Months
Estonian tech companies pledge to become climate neutral in 10 years
International conference marks 75th anniversary of Klooga concentration camp massacre in Estonia
Nordic War Drama Shoots in Estonia
The landscapes we are familiar with are disappearing due to the changing climate
Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan to implement new project with Estonia
Latvia’s financial watchdog fines PrivatBank for lax money-laundering controls
New Business Park in Latvia – an opportunity for foreign investors
State Audit bashes Latvian municipalities for irresponsible loans and massive projects
Exhibition “100 years of Latvian Diplomacy and Foreign Service” begins touring Latvia
Rīga to levy ‘tourism tax’ from 2021
Lithuania shares experience on e-ecosystem for small and medium-sized businesses with Azerbaijan
U-31 submarine of the German Navy moored at the Port of Klaipėda
NATO exercise Engineer Thunder 2019 wraps up in Lithuania
Lithuanian and Polish governments plan joint sitting
Lithuanian EU ambassador and presidential candidate Ušackas joins business linked to Putin
Ukraine Gets Its Chance
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Saber Strike: What would we do without you?
Death by Socialism
U.S. to withdraw and withhold funds from Afghanistan, blames corruption
United States expels 2 Cuban U.N. diplomats for conducting ‘influence operations’
Moscow Exporting ‘Political Technologists’ Beyond Africa to Europe
Europe’s Hottest Property Market Is Getting Too Hot for Some
U.S. Navy Expeditionary Units Participate in Exercise Northern Coasts 2019
The Internet of Things Is Still a Privacy Dumpster Fire
Taking back the hills: a tale of women rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees
Suspicions Arise After Confession in Murder of Russian LGBT Activist Yelena Grigoryeva
US takes ‘richest nation on earth’ crown from Switzerland
Nicaragua Opposition Leader Claims His Country’s Government Is Abducting and Murdering Those Who Stand In Its Way
Chinese university to offer courses in seven Pacific languages
Mongolia keeps the dialogue going on North Korea
US bill demands China grant consulate in Tibet and stay away from Dalai Lama succession
Pressure builds over environmental impact of Nord Stream 2
Norway Delivers Rate Hike That Most Economists Weren’t Expecting
This Plane Landed on a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. The Pilot Wasn’t American.
Russia’s Kaliningrad Territory Is Armed to The Teeth. NATO Wants to Crush It in a War.
Russia pushes to reclaim Baltic gas market
Russians Rage Over American General Jeff Harrigan’s Comments On Destroying Kaliningrad’s Air Defenses
The Moodie Davitt ‘Roarport’: Estonia → Latvia → Lithuania → Poland
A historic acquisition announced in the Estonian automotive sector: Finland’s Veho to buy Estonia’s Silberauto
90 percent of households in Estonia have internet at home
Estonia elected to board of International Atomic Energy Agency
A New Multi-Purpose Art Center in Estonia Will Open in a Former Russian Tsarist Submarine Warehouse
Estonia sees 25-30% of pension scheme assets withdrawn after reform
In The Kitchen With Chef Bill Fuller: Latvia Dish
Latvia could participate in US-led coalition in Persian Gulf
Latvian tanker attacked by pirates off west African coast
Lithuanian analysts on Russia-Belarus unification plan: actions louder than words
Lithuania to hold nuclear accident at Astravyets response readiness drill
AIR Convention Europe 2019 begins, gathers around 700 aviation leaders in Lithuania
Businesses call on Lithuanian president to improve public sector’s efficiency
Lithuanian employers dodge new rule to disclose salary in job ads
Lithuania’s migrant centre criticized for keeping families behind bars, failing to provide interpreters
Pound Rally Fizzles as Ireland Puts Dampener on Brexit Hopes
Ingush Supreme Court ruled to eliminate Muftiate
EP calls to counter Russia’s attempts to whitewash Soviet crimes and rewrite history
Kurdish Friendship Group to be established in European Parliament
Hungary pledges 30 scholarships per year to Kurdistan Region students
Six Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed in Russia for ‘Extremism’
Georgia Extradites Chechen Terror Suspect to Russia, Triggering Criticism
Russians in Europe: Nobody’s Tool – The Examples of Finland, Germany and Estonia
How to make a lasting regime change: A guide for aspiring (democratic) reformers
Germany’s Uniper Deal for Woodside LNG to Remove Some Reliance on Russian Gas
Iceland — Yes, Iceland — Is the Best Place in the World For Retirement
False: Russia’s OSCE Rep Claims Kosovo a Failed ‘Quasi-State Entity’
Chinese Police Launch Joint Patrols In Serbia
Governments still struggling to contend with weaponized social media platforms
China accuses Pelosi of “interference” as battle rages to control narrative on Hong Kong
China will surpass Russia by 2028
Germany unveils $60 billion plan to fight climate
Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps after Cambridge Analytica investigation
Portugal hosts maritime exercise in support of NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative
Slovakia to invest in Belarusian agriculture
Austria to give citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims
Which Countries Still Recognize Taiwan? Two More Nations Switch to China In Less Than A Week
Everybody in North Macedonia wants to be a cannabis farmer
Poland deeply divided over LGBT rights
Most kids in Finland like going to school, health watchdog survey finds
Google is investing $3.3 billion to expand its European data centers
Some Shall Pass: Russia’s Bizarre Border Blip With Estonia
Photographer Jimmy Nelson photographs Estonia’s indigenous Seto people
Estonia: Retailers claim VAT on locally produced food could be cut
Latvia criticized for choosing banker to police banks
Centenary Exhibition of the Art Academy of Latvia
First political consultations held between Latvia and Jamaica
3,000 to participate in international military exercises in Vidzeme next week
Bank of Latvia cuts growth forecast for 2019 and 2020
Major energy conference heading to Rīga
Rare Aquatic Warblers Moved Box-By-Box From Belarus to Lithuania
New Lithuanian cardinal, ‘strong internally,’ spent time in Soviet prison
New rotation of Lithuanian military instructors leaves for Ukraine
Vilna Ghetto Theatre, a form of resistance in the presence of horror
Lithuania considers sending troops to Strait of Hormuz
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China says Maldives is not ‘mired in a Chinese debt trap’
Why Winnie The Pooh Is Banned In China
Iceland fined for Eurovision pro-Palestinian protest
Albania struck by 5.6-magnitude earthquake, injuring at least 37
Riigikogu committee discusses achieving carbon neutrality in Estonia
French troops to continue serving in Estonian NATO battlegroup in 2021
First Listen: New Tagore Setting by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds Honors Iowa’s Aimee Beckmann-Collier
Chinese culture minister to visit Latvia in October
Mike Yardley: Venturing to Vilnius, Lithuania
Oshkosh Scores a Big Win in Europe
New Polish channel in Lithuania seeks to win back ethnic minority viewers from Russian TV
‘This Was A Political Protest’: Widow Of Udmurt Scholar Hopes His Death Will Bring Change
“If my language disappears tomorrow, I am ready to die today”. Albert Razin died in protest at forced Russification
US Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Asia to Resist China’s Demands to Repatriate Uighurs
Environmental activists pluck plastic from world’s beaches on mass cleanup day
75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands
Donald Trump Must Know What Really Makes America a Superpower
The 111th Anniversary of Bulgaria’s Declaration of Independence
Genetic “jewels” may lie within the Estonian Native Horse, say researchers
U.S., Estonian Special Operation Forces enhance readiness through air operations
Estonia commemorates the day the Soviet Union occupied the country
Three million people worldwide to learn the Estonian language from 23-29 September
Latvia women join men in earning Tokyo 2020 beach volleyball place
Siberian shaman on trek to ‘exorcise’ Putin arrested
Ukraine’s delegation boycotts PACE’s autumn session over Russia’s return
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Lebanon, Hezbollah and Iran’s Emerging Client State
Lebanon: 480 Israeli violations of resolution 1701 in two months – report
In Israel, Gantz and Netanyahu Start Talks on Possible Unity Government
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Baltic states unite for World Music Expo in Finland
Estonians dominate women’s épée tournament in Stockholm
NATO jets scrambled six times last week by Russian aircraft violations
Estonian Police fear for well-being of missing former Danske chief Aivar Rehe
Tartu reusable cup scheme proving popular with customers
Russian ambassador summoned after aircraft breaches Estonian airspace
Coalition in principle supports full transition to Latvian language in all educational establishments
Two years’ suspended sentence in Latvia’s first modern slavery case
Lithuanian model Jonita Ragaisyte escapes jail after judge blasts her for looking ‘bored’
On day of Vilnius Ghetto liquidation, Lithuania marks national Holocaust remembrance day
Estonia sees North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina in EU
Estonian government set to raise expenditure by €240 million from expected €760 higher revenue
Lithuanian president unveils global initiative for biomass heating at UN Climate Summit
Lithuanian poet Brazdžionis’ archive auctioned at 2.5m US dollars
Lithuanian troops depart for UN-led operation in Mali
Sámi Parliament torn on local rights, urban influence
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U.K. Supreme Court rules PM Boris Johnson suspended Parliament illegally