Zapad-2021: polls with climate on the agenda

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‘Instrumentalisation of migrants’: EU delivers demarche to Belarus authorities on illegal border crossings
International Ice Hockey Federation Disqualifies Lukashist Baskau For Five Years
Some in Moscow and Nur-Sultan see Kazakhstan becoming ‘another Ukraine’
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Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle celebrates 95 years of public service broadcasting
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Rīga Food 2021 fair begins in Latvia
Legendary Estonian singer-songwriter and music teacher Uno Loop dies
Lithuanian authorities pledge to tackle violence in migrant camps
Latvia makes OECD top ten for ‘financial stress’
Baltic, Polish Foreign and Defense Ministers to meet in Rīga
Baltic Assembly discussing migrant crisis
Estonian president-elect plans first international visits to Latvia, Finland on the same day
European court tells Lithuania not to push back 5 Afghan migrants stranded on Belarus border
Estonian government creating framework to reform doctoral studies
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Belarus asks to postpone merger with Russia till 2027
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Hong Kong Police Raid Tiananmen Museum, Charge Founders With ‘Subversion’
Denmark Lifts All COVID Curbs After Successful Vaccination Drive
Sweden to remove most remaining pandemic restrictions this month
Finland’s first Somali-born MP officially sworn in
Tallinn wins European Green Capital 2023 award
British Army Challenger tanks arrive in Paldiski port
Laima opens new production plant at Ādaži
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8.4% of Latvian population suffers chronic depression
Estonian president Kaljulaid’s state visit to Kenya
Lithuanian parliament starts autumn session amid protests
Latvia receives €237 million chunk of EU recovery funds
Estonia will not be expediting asylum proceedings for arrivals from Afghanistan
Slight increase in number of pupils in Latvia
Lithuanian parliament okays decision to grant extra powers to military in border areas
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Ukrainian President does not rule out possibility of full-scale war with Russia
Some Russian troops, planes to remain in Belarus after Zapad-2021 drills
Crimean Tatar leader Dzhelyal swelled the ranks of Ukrainian “saboteurs”
2,000 Ukrainian miners with their families relocated from Donbas to Sakha
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Uighur Tribunal into alleged Chinese genocide in Xinjiang to start second hearing
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Estonian Defense Forces commander cannot rule out eventuality of Russian military attack
Estonian Navy taking leading role in NATO Exercise Northern Coasts 2021
Estonians dominate Tallinn Half-Marathon top finishers’ list
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Scotland overtakes London as fastest moving market for million-pound properties
New location for Goethe Institut in Rīga
Angela Merkel calls refugees being pushed to EU borders from Belarus ‘completely unacceptable’
Patria to unveil next-generation armored vehicle
Delayed FIFA Futsal World Cup set for kick-off in Lithuania with Argentina defending champions
EU Holding Up Hungarian, Polish Pandemic Stimulus Funds Over ‘Rule Of Law Concerns’
EU threatens to withhold $150M in aid from Poland over anti-LGBTQ zones
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Industry group backs global carbon price for large ships
Angry families of MH17 victims accuse Russia of lying
German ambassador to China dies just weeks into new position
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Bulgaria Schedules Third Parliamentary Elections Of 2021
Polish health care workers protest for higher wages, improved working conditions
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Russian Intelligence Accuses Crimean Tatars Of Pipeline Sabotage After Kyiv Riposte
YouTube Blocks Russian Candidate’s Call For Release Of ‘Political Prisoners’
Kerry says rest of world ‘doomed’ unless 20 nations take climate action
Kenya Leads Globally in P2P Cryptocurrency Trading
Paris Begins Trial of 2015 Terror Attackers
Unionist leader says Brexit deal could sink N Ireland govt
World Cup of Darts 2021: Defending champions Wales survive huge scare to defeat Lithuania
Kadriorg hosts car-free literary festival
Former Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar running with anti-vaxxers
Iraqi refugees being steered through the forests of Belarus and into the EU
Ibrahim Mukunga wins Tallinn Marathon
Lukashenko Wants Putin to Send S-400 Missile Defense and Jets
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Lukashenko: Belarus to buy more than $1 billion worth of weapons from Russia
Latvia opens embassy in Australia
Finnish movie wins audience award at Venice Film Festival
Cold War cardinal and blind nun beatified in Poland
Nuclear weapons out of Scotland within three years of independence, SNP agrees
France to offer free birth control to all women up to 25
German finance ministry raided in money laundering probe
Ars Electronica Garden festival shows how the future of art will be
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Pope Francis to visit impoverished Roma quarter in Slovakia
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11-year-old B.C. girl publishes Indigenous language book after winning UNESCO writing contest
Top global accolades for USP, the ‘captain’ and Pacific regionalism
2200 Sámi artifacts returned by the National Museum of Finland
IMF launches ‘virtual mission’ to study situation in Belarus
Finnish Greens call for end to cannabis ‘prohibition’
Russian Citizen Wanted In Ukraine Arrested In Czech Republic
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Five people stabbed in Italian resort, Somali man arrested
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Oil-rich Norway goes to polls with climate on the agenda