Walking and Learning

Ancient Links and Political Treaties: Tibet’s History as a Sovereign Nation
So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament
99.7, Kadyrov sets election world record
Uncertain start to post-Merkel era after close German vote
Five ‘Neo-Nazis’ Planned Terrorist Attacks In Bashkortostan
Switzerland overwhelmingly reaffirms marriage equality in national referendum
San Marino voters overwhelmingly back legal abortion
Some Polish regions reverse ‘LGBT-free’ status after EU funding threat
Turkish forces open fire on Russian helicopters in Syria
PACE awards Belarusian opposition activist Maryia Kalesnikava with 2021 Václav Havel Prize
China Gives Hero’s Welcome to Returning Huawei Exec Meng Wanzhou
Uyghur Businessman, Philanthropist Confirmed Dead in Xinjiang’s Ghulja
1991 September 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day
European Commission green-lights Estonia’s billion-euro recovery plan
Unemployment declines, income inequality rises in Latvia
Migrant child passes away after two months at Lithuania’s refugee centre
Estonia to extend its drone mission in Lithuania
Poor conditions cut MS Estonia official investigation rival dive short
Baltic Sustainability Awards in the pipeline
German Traces in Latvia: Haus Mentzendorff
NATO jets scrambled seven times due to Russian flights last week
Every fifth person in Lithuania faces poverty risk
Japanese star footballer Honda debuts in Lithuania
Non-EU students face issues obtaining Covid certificate in Latvia
Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid in Sweden in final foreign visit as head of state
1944 September 28: Tuskulėnai Victims Memorial Day
UK tax authority fines Wise co-founder nearly €430,000
Heating season in Latvia begins with frequent fire accidents
Great knot observed for first time in Latvia
Lithuania should rein in car pollution – OECD
New official footage of hole in sunken Estonia reveals “surprising discovery”
Free Estonian language class registration opens on October 4
Kersti Kaljulaid declines assent to bill amending employer-employee legislation
Rīga Conference coming in October
Latvian gas transmission company concerned about stocks possibly running out
Lithuania’s central bank takes steps to dampen house price boom
Lithuania wants EU to legalise migrant pushbacks
Migrant camp opened in a former homeless shelter in Vilnius
1994 September 28: Sinking of MS Estonia
Police suspect foul play at Swedish apartment building blast
Tibetan Monk in Failing Health After Early Release from 15-Year Prison Term
BMZ Is Bankrupt, Belaruskali Is on the Verge of Collapse: What Is Happening in the Belarusian Industry
U.S. Extradites Convicted Russian Hacker Back Home
Hungary Summons Ukrainian Envoy Over Criticism Of Russian Gas Supply Deal
Kremlin Critic Navalny Hit With New Probe, Could Face 10 More Years in Prison
Putin Suggested US Use Russian Bases in Central Asia
What We Know about the November 20th Protests in Cuba
A veteran Hong Kong Wikipedia editor: “Wikipedia’s policies are vulnerable to authoritarian abuse”
Socializing with extremists and ‘hoaxers’: Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s controversial visit to Bosnia
Longing for home, exiled Crimean Tatars build new life in Kyiv
Zakaev reports detention of his associate’s relatives in Chechnya
Drowning girl statue causes a stir in Bilbao
Plaque unveiled to mark Estonia ferry disaster
Estonian chef seventh in prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition
First section of fence installed on Latvian-Belarusian border
Lithuania wants to shut doors for pro-Kremlin performers
Property insurance demand grows during pandemic in Latvia
500 dancers, one boardwalk across the bog creates magical performance
MS Estonia bow visor fragments may show traces of exposure to extreme heat
Lithuania to open gas pipeline linking Finland, Baltics and Poland
Lithuania starts building fence on border with Belarus
Latvians suffer some of Europe’s highest blood pressure
Brussels recognises migrant crisis on Belarus border as hybrid attack
Wise founders richest people in Estonia
Levits expresses gratitude for Slovenia’s significant input in stronger regional security in Baltics
1957 September 29: Kyshtym nuclear disaster, USSR
In European push, France to sell artillery guns to Czech Republic
Foreign businesses in China rattled by ‘hostage diplomacy’
EU’s Global Gateway and a new foundation for partnerships in Africa
Is Uzbekistan on the Verge of Rejoining the CSTO?
In Chechen village Koren-Benoy “Edinaya Rossiya” wins less than 1% of votes
Eighty Years Later, Ukraine Remembers Nazi Atrocities At Babyn Yar
Tensions High As Kosovo, Serbia Continue Border Standoff
European museum features early African arrival in memorable portraits
4 share ‘Alternative Nobel’ for empowering communities
Deaths Under Interrogation by Myanmar Security Forces Top 50
Two versions of shootout in Minsk that claimed 2 lives
Founder of Russia’s largest cybersecurity company arrested on treason charges
Beijing blocking ‘tens of billions of dollars’ of Boeing airplane purchases
NATO military chief urges alliance to boost cyberwarfare capabilities
Estonia, Hungary had lowest number of asylum applications in 2020
Estonian government approves 2022 state budget
Vote for your favorite future Rīga bus stop design
Alcohol consumption among young people falling, little gender difference
‘Reckless’ Estonian bears cause trouble on Latvian border
Amid spiking costs, Lithuania to cap heating, electricity prices for consumers
‘Legal’ pushbacks: Lithuania not alone in EU calling for changes
Lithuania moves to tighten vetting of deals with nuclear Astravyets-linked firms
From Soviet enzyme factory to startups: Lithuania’s biotechnology sector marks 50-year anniversary
Pärnu Airport nearly completed, need to attract flight links
Thousands of wooden logs appear in Tallinn’s Freedom Square
Mixed outlook for Latvian business in September
Mysterious beacons source of MS Estonia survey interference
Latvian central bank delivers more optimistic forecast
1966 September 30: Botswana Independence Day
1938 September 30: Munich Agreement
Don’t Say Tibet Is Part Of China: Its Illegal, Dr. Van Walt To European Leaders
Lithuania remembers the First Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 30 years ago
Likely Base For Second Polish F-35 Squadron Identified
Denmark Cuts Key Rate to Minus 0.6% to Defend Currency Peg
Trading to start on UK-Norway power cable as both markets face constraints
Poland: Belarus services fit out illegal migrants with camo uniforms, provocations are feasible
Hungary to continue blocking Ukraine’s NATO membership talks
LinkedIn Blocks Some User Profiles in China
Sarkozy found guilty of illegal campaign financing
Dubai opens Expo 2020 to a world still reeling from pandemic
Western Sahara, Morocco, and the EU: How good law makes good politics
Russia Kills OSCE’s Observer Mission on Russia-Ukraine Border
No overseas fans allowed at 2022 Beijing Olympics
Russia Urged To Release Anti-Putin Shaman From ‘Punitive Psychiatric Treatment’
Taliban Evict Hazara Shiite Muslims From Villages, Rewarding Loyalists
U.S. urges Bosnian Serb leader to halt secessionist rhetoric
French police open fire on migrants’ dinghy on Dunkirk beach with potentially lethal rubber bullets to stop their illegal boat crossing the Channel to the UK
1988 October 1: Rahvarinne, Popular Front of Estonia, Established
Worldwide Estonian Language Week starts on October 4
Estonia backs Lithuania’s call on EU to legalise pushbacks
Postimees-funded MS Estonia survey concludes work
Latvijas Banka has revised its macroeconomic forecasts for Latvia
Lithuania Urges Users to Ditch Chinese Smartphone Over ‘Built-In Censorship Tool’
Tallinn Music Week 2021 opens with Kultuurikatel concert
Latvia opens winter swimming season
Lithuanian ice dancers may forgo Olympics after president rejects citizenship application
20.5 % of Latvian population was aged 65 or over in 2020
Lithuanian PM says she has always been sceptical about closer ties with China
Man attacks Latvian letter ‘Ī’, winds up in hospital
October: Black History Month, Europe
Racial abuse victim Kamara booed by stadium of Czech schoolchildren
Burkina Faso suspends Norwegian Refugee Council’s operations
Nordea issues largest dividend payout in Finnish stock market history
Belarus’ Belakoneu wants to kill 100 in retaliation for one dead swearperson
Natural Gas Prices Hit Record Highs In Europe, Amid Drop In Russian Supplies
Russia’s Gazprom begins supplying gas to Hungary bypassing Ukraine
1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day
1960 October 1: Nigeria Independence Day
1978 October 1: Tuvalu Independence Day
2017 October 1: Catalan Independence Referendum
Political stability makes Luxembourg a compelling choice
With help from Tesla, nearly 80% of Norway’s new car sales are electric
EU chief prosecutor accuses Slovenia of justice interference
Czech Republic signs $627 million deal for Israeli air-defense missile system
Eurozone Inflation Hits 13-Year High, Challenging ECB Assumptions
No language classes, Chinese authorities release the rest, yet hold on to three Dza Wonpo Tibetan monks
“FSB foils terrorist plot in Karachay-Cherkessia”
Bull geoglyph older than Peru Nazca Lines or England ‘White Horse’ discovered in Tuva
Film about Napoleon shot in Malta to premiere in Corsica
First natural cemetery in Flanders: no tombstones and biodegradable coffins
Tamazight, an Official Language of Morocco, Is Getting More Attention
Beyond kolkhozes and crossless churches – exhibition looks at Lithuanian postwar art
Estonia’s inflation rose to 6.4 percent in September
Latvia’s got personality: Glass artist Bārbala Gulbe
Building Lego robots for job interview – helping people with autism find employment
1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day
Iraq Will Help Migrants Stuck on the Belarusian-Lithuanian Border to Return Home
This Crimean Tatar Muslim woman gives the Russian occupation authorities a headache
Belarusian Helsinki Committee and Union of Belarusian Writers liquidated
A Love Letter From Wales to Zimbabwe
New translation of the Hobbit generates excitement about learning Breton
Devils, dragons and a golden goat – Catalan myths and legends
Sky’s the limit: Over a hundred people with disabilities take flight on adapted aviation day
‘Eyes of the world’ will be on Scotland during climate summit
Greece Rejects EU Proposal for Border Monitors
Mali takes delivery of Russian helicopters, lauds partnership
Eiffel Tower glows pink for breast cancer awareness
$385 Billion In ‘Hidden Debts’ To China
Georgian Remains Of ‘Oldest Woman Warrior’ Offer Clues To Early Civilization
Russian Bank Founder Agrees To Pay IRS $500 Million In Tax Fraud Case
Ukraine Charges Former Official In Presidential Office With Spying
European-Japanese space mission gets 1st glimpse of Mercury
How extraordinary Marshall Islands fisheries story grew … and grew
Dutch PM under protection as the ‘Mocro Mafia’ drug cartel sows fear in the Netherlands
For Monaco Prince, the Scandals Keep Coming
In Portugal, There Is Virtually No One Left to Vaccinate
LGBT crimes account for 22% of all hate crimes in Florida
Lithuania speeds green transition, expects 10 bln euros investment
Tourists finding their way back to Tallinn
Reader asks: Why are there no bears in Latvia?
Estonia hoping for global minimum corporate tax exceptions
From Stranger Things to Prizefighter: what draws filmmakers to Vilnius?
Short stories of Lithuanian photography. Romualdas Požerskis
Retailer Lidl to open 15 stores in Latvia on October 7
We are walking in a minefield and must be extremely cautious: PM Pashinyan meets with Lithuania’s Armenian community
1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day
1990 October 3: German reunification/German Unity Day
Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change
Budget cuts hinder efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases
WHO Ebola staff abused scores of women and girls, inquiry finds
Global Gateway: The EU Alternative to China’s BRI
European Commission Hopes To Start EU Accession Talks With Albania, N. Macedonia By Year’s End
Treasury Chief: US to Reach Debt Ceiling October 18
Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025
China’s Belt and Road plans losing momentum as opposition, debt mount
Hungary’s Orban hits Czech campaign trail to back PM Babis
British policeman jailed for life for murder and rape of Sarah Everard
French cold case: Ex-police officer linked to rapes, murders
Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zeros
EU preparing to establish a new military training base in Ukraine
Data leak exposes Putin associates’ secret fortunes – including a billion-euro arrangement for the president’s Finnish friend
Austria adopts carbon pricing in tax overhaul
Geothermal marketing campaign in Geneva, Switzerland
Westminster under fire as Scotland remains excluded from key trade talks
40,000-year-old sealed cavern in Gibraltar gives new insight into Neanderthal life
Vatican hopes its pre-COP26 climate event will raise stakes in Glasgow
North Korea’s Threat and South Korea’s Success
Lukashenka will be learning with Putin, not from Putin
Blinken Heads to France to Revitalize Transatlantic Alliance
Mormon president: Church leaders speak ‘pure truth’
Poland: police confiscate Gazeta Wyborcza journalist’s computer equipment
Sex abuse probe: French church had 3,000 child abusers
Algeria blasts French leader, bans flights, recalls diplomat
Kyrgyzstan In The Year Since The October Revolution
Thousands Protest Corruption In Bosnia’s Serbian Entity
Russian Tycoon Ismailov Seeks Asylum In Montenegro After Arrest On Moscow Warrant
Greece, France Seal Strategic Defense Deal, Angering Turkey
Catalonia’s Puigdemont arrives in Sardinia ahead of Monday’s court appearance
Tibet’s longest-serving political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo remembered
Barricades On Kosovo-Serbia Border Removed, Ending Tense Standoff
1966 October 4: Lesotho Independence Day