Sputnik Ceases Operations In Estonia

1993 January 1: Velvet Divorce of Czechia and Slovakia
1968 January 5: Prague Spring
1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
3d Monday of January: MLK Day

Moldovan Whistle-Blower Feared Abducted By Transdniester Separatists
Poland takes charge of NATO high readiness force
Germany could make big EU impact in 2020
Tesla Delivers First Model 3 Electric Cars Made in Chinese Gigafactory
US, German, Israeli Envoys Weigh In on Russian WWII Claims
How Russia is slowly encircling Europe
Germany Puts Its Head in Russia’s Energy Pipeline Noose
2nd Croatian Contingent Departs for NATO Mission in Lithuania
11 astounding facts about Liechtenstein, the tiny European country that’s 8 times smaller than Los Angeles and has the 2nd-highest per capita GDP in the world
While Hong Kong protests for more independence, China smiles on Macau
Factbox: Russia’s oil and gas disputes with Belarus
Crimean-Based Blogger Deported to Ukraine After Critical Social-Media Posts
It’s been 20 years since Putin rose to power in Russia
Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop
Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy
Britain says will raise minimum wage by more than 6% in 2020
Golden year for precious metals as 2019 sees glistening run
Oil posts biggest yearly rise since 2016
Books 2019: What Ancient DNA Tells Us About Humanity Before History
10 Popular Scientific Discoveries from 2019
The US Army has chosen its top 10 science and technology advances for this year
New combustion-powered cars could be banned in Ireland by 2030
U.S. Fleet Created to Counter Russian Subs Now Fully Operational
What Repatriation of French General Might Do for Franco-Russian Ties
From PoW camps to Canadian politicians, Rusins Kaufmanis’s sketches earned him kudos
Topless Vladimir Putin rides DOLPHINS in bizarre unseen footage to celebrate 20 years in power
Legal age to buy cannabis in Quebec is now 21, the highest in Canada
Coming up in 2020 in Luxembourg
Finland’s “gloomiest town” attracts global attention
Malta Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia tops ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases
Top Stories from the Vatican in 2019 (and what’s next in 2020)
Taiwan leader rejects China’s offer to unify under Hong Kong model
Police Collect Children’s Blood Without Parents’ Consent
Pompeo Postpones Trip To Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia Amid Iran Tensions
The Lesson of an Albanian Earthquake: The Balkans Aren’t Ready for the Big One
Gwynne Dyer: Georgette Mosbacher’s history lesson
Estonia is one of the best places to visit in 2020 – CNN
Gravitas: Digital economy: What India can learn from Estonia
Sputnik ends operations in Estonia
Estonia starts term as member of UN Security Council
Latvian president urges residents to dream smart in his New Year’s address
Anna Upenieks
Elvis (Merzlikins) has entered the building!
Mood-measuring cameras are a huge hit in Vilnius
‘I will fight until the end for your justice’: Sister of murdered Giedre Raguckaite as body still not found
Ortuzar: “The Basque team in a World Cup or Eurocup? It would be our maximum aspiration”
Russia set to escalate fight against Ukrainian Orthodox independence in 2020
Faroe Islands saw double-digit tourism growth in 2019
Denmark sources record 47% of power from wind in 2019
Chinese tourists busted for mooning Taiwan independence supporter
Google pursued profits over free speech in China
Singapore Posts Slowest Annual Growth of the Decade
Greece, Israel, Cyprus Sign Deal for EastMed Gas Pipeline
Former Camp Detainee Says Kazakhstan Plans to Deport Her to China
More than 100 Uyghur graveyards demolished by Chinese authorities
Colorado soldiers say goodbye to families ahead of Kosovo deployment
Ukrainian, Crimean-Tatar Language Learning Being Squeezed In Crimea
Croatia Will Work To Restart EU Talks With North Macedonia, Albania
US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike
Netherlands expecting even greater e-bike boom as tax breaks and incentives kick in for 2020
Canada can rally world’s democracies to end China’s hostage diplomacy
TikTok Banned By U.S. Army Over China Security Concerns
Lukashenko: NATO will not allow Russia to violate Belarus’s sovereignty
Why Is Russia in Syria?
Nearly 300,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib since mid-December
The Euro Has Never Been This Calm
Latvia, Estonia, Finland launch joint gas market
Baltics in 2019: non-citizens, ‘good oligarch’, and Swedish banking scandals
Estonia chooses bat as animal of the year 2020
«Our youngsters deserve our admiration», says Kaljulaid to Estonian nation
Latvia sees challenges to Baltic States’ security in Russia’s expanding military capabilities
Baltic region’s main security challenges associated with strengthening of Russia’s military capabilities
Latvia is doing everything to avoid getting grey-listed, says Kazāks
Common kingfisher named bird of the year 2020 in Latvia
This powerful short film uses classical music to highlight mental health struggles and loneliness
Rīga Old Town square to undergo reconstruction
What’s in store for Latvia’s economy in 2020?
Latgale independence centenary to be marked with celebrations in Latvia
US Senate Confirms Openly Gay Ambassador To Lithuania
Nevada National Guard Unit to Deploy Soldiers to Europe
Nausėda wishes Lithuanians to «work together for justice and better life»
Lithuania reports positive migration for first year in three decades
Analysts predict further growth in labor immigration in Lithuania this year
Arizona’s Basque connection
Collectors Linked to Controversy over Counterfeit Russian Artworks Arrested in Belgium
North Macedonia Prime Minister Resigns over EU Tensions
Montenegro and Serbia feud over flag-burning protest
Police Search Home Of Activist In Tatarstan After Internet Show Mocking Putin
Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
Floating Wind Farm Starts Generating Power Off Portugal’s Coast
Russia’s close ally Belarus explores working closer with NATO
E-car sales in Norway reach new record high
Pentagon missile test trolls Russia and China with a weapon the U.S. can’t actually use
The Netherlands’ New Year greeting did not go down well in China
Along the Trenches — a thought-provoking travelogue on eastern Europe
Zeppelin’s Scandinavian expansion approved
Sanctioning A NATO Ally
Why Is Putin Defending the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
Iran just became Trump’s No. 1 foreign crisis of 2020 — but not the only one
NATO Baltic States air space patrol mission reduced to eight fighter jets
Prime minister of Finland to visit Estonia next week
Ekspress Grupp reorganizes
Few tears in Estonia as Sputnik closes Tallinn bureau
Tallinn Airport 2019 passenger numbers up 9 percent on year
Estonia starts its membership of the UN Security Council
Estonia joins UN Security Council, cybersecurity a priority
Estonia promises to keep Ukrainian issue on UN Security Council agenda
Eurail expands travel network to Estonia, Latvia
Latvian army commences massive procurement of cargo and special logistical vehicles
Rīga residents can apply for free Latvian language courses
Virtual taxman ‘Toms’ is here to help in Latvia
ECHR accepts Lithuania’s right to expel Russian propagandists as threat to national security
Lithuania supplies Finland with gas, helping end Russian monopoly
2019 warmest year on record in Lithuania
2020 starts with slew of changes in Lithuanian life
Lithuania in 2020: general election, stadium constructions and 5 long weekends
36 songs to compete for Lithuanian Eurovision ticket
The Battle Of Grozny And The First Chechen War
Even unionists are beginning to think again about Scottish independence
Key facts on Taiwan-China relations ahead of Taiwan elections
Failings of bilingual education policy in Tibet
How Much Is The Russian Military Helping Turkmenistan?
Czech mosque vandalised with death threats
Russia Resumes Oil Supplies to Belarus Amid Talks on Strengthening Economic Ties
Disabled Romanian children given chance to shine
Russian Understanding of War – Blurring the Lines Between War and Peace, reviewed
European Union is no match for the financial crime gangs
Britain’s navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz
Baltic pipeline opens to ease gas dependence on Russia
Tallink transports more passengers, but less cargo units
Lukashenko: Belarus, Latvia will be one of best hosts in history of IIHF world championships
India must moderate inter-faith dialogue
Lithuanian port ‘ready’ to assist Belarus in Minsk-Moscow oil row
Journey Into Hell: A Reporter Remembers Moscow’s Assault On Grozny In 1995
Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel ‘nuclear power’
Russia begins TurkStream gas flows to Greece, North Macedonia
Last chance for justice for Holocaust victims from Monaco
Golden Globes: ‘Chernobyl’ Team Talks Getting the Tragic Story Right and HBO Changes
America Can Unleash Central Europe’s True Potential
Millennial generation seems to favor socialism over capitalism
Putin’s Big Lie
Russia is once again rewriting history
Russia’s regions are in revolt
Venezuela’s ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido
Give Up Facebook for a Month and Help Economists Fix GDP
Drunken driver in Italy plows into German tourists, kills 6
Truth and Justice selected best film of 2019 by Estonian film journalists
Startup developing edible packaging raises $350,000
More than 24,000 businesses created in 2019 in Estonia
Bushfires force Estonia’s Australian embassy to move to Sydney
American travel magazine lists an Estonian prison as an eerily beautiful abandoned place
Historians find swords and spears of long-forgotten Jotvingiai tribe
European Parliament recognizes persecuted Catalans Junqueras, Puigdemont and Comín as MEPs
China eyes increased ties with Kiribati, site of space tracking station
Ricky Gervais slams Apple over Chinese factories
More than 30 Tibetans imprisoned after protests in Sershul
Speaking the national language at home is less common in some European countries
Japan to deploy forces to Middle East to protect commercial interests
Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020 on the anvil
Putin still peddles Stalin’s version of history
Petrol prices in Baltic States increase 13-16%
What We Can Learn From a Tiny Baltic Country’s Two-Decade Fentanyl Crisis
Politicians promising an eventful year in Estonian politics
US marines bring Toys for Tots to Sillamäe
High demand pushing Tallinn rental prices up
Tartu buses start using biomethane to reduce environmental impact
Registration for free Estonian language courses opens next week
President Kaljulaid on working visit to Germany
Logistics center near Rīga changes hands for €16.5m
“2Annas” short film festival competition program includes 65 films
Who is Dakar 2020’s shock stage winner Vaidotas Žala?
Lithuanian community in Poland underfunded – ‘We are starting the year on a sadder note’
Lithuanians care most about prices, ignore climate change
Belarus and NATO in talks on joint military drills
Life at sea on Antarctica-bound Admiral Bellingshausen
Tallinn to introduce changeable speed limits to ease congestion
Estonian PM talks digital policy with German justice minister in Tallinn
Estonian 2d pillar pension funds had a successful 2019
Rapla resident loses over half a million euros after phone fraud
Latvia’s Murniece embarks on visit to South Korea
Neretnieks to become first Latvian equestrian Olympian
Latvian central bank releases first ‘Macro Profile’ of 2020
New head named of Latvian Investment and Development Agency
In depopulating Baltics, Lithuanian school adopts unorthodox approach to survive
Jazz musician donates non-conformist Soviet art collection to Lithuanian museum
Klaipėda plant accused of polluting Lithuania’s Curonian Lagoon
Pedro Sánchez confirmed in congress as Spain’s president
Austria swears in first female-majority Cabinet