Just Before Popiełuszko

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
State of emergency comes into force in Latvia
Estonia’s 25 most valuable tech companies valued at almost €21 billion
German traces in Latvia: Vilhelms Neimanis, architect and pioneer of art history
Lithuania sees death rate rise 25 percent last year
Around 20% of Latvia’s labor force worked remotely in 2021
Estonian Football Organ Has A Ban on White-Red-White Belarus Flag
Lithuanian president visits restaurant which claimed it would only serve ‘unvaccinated people’
Covid management expert group cuts ties with Latvian government
Alar Karis sworn in as president of Estonia
Karis: I intend to be a balancer above all, and if necessary, a mediator
UNHCR: Lithuania’s pushback policy ‘illegal’
Lithuania to up defence spending to 2.05 percent GDP
1492 October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, US
How will Europe’s planned semiconductor strategy affect its nations’ military ambitions?
Andrey Zeltsar’s widow transferred to jail and tortured
Migrants jam-pack Minsk Airport, head to border cities Hrodna and Brest, sleep on streets
New normal? Finnish employers describe hybrid work plans
EU Adds Eight People To Sanctions List Over Russian Actions In Crimea
3 US-Based Economists Receive Economics Nobel Prize
As Non-Aligned Summit Kicks Off In Serbia, Bosnian Serb Leader Slams International Overseer
Austria swears in new chancellor after Kurz steps aside
Dublin-born presenter Julia Bradbury shares powerful image ahead of mastectomy following breast cancer diagnosis
Historic Hong Kong house commemorating modern China’s founding father barricaded again
Dark tales from Uruguay: How mothers and grandmothers search for victims of the Cold War
Yazidis visit holiest temple during Autumn Assembly
Russian gold miner will use nuclear power for remote Arctic mine in Sakha
Moldova requests EU help after Gazprom reduces gas flows
Welsh dolphins have their own accent and speak at a higher frequency than regular dolphins
Mexico City settles on Indigenous sculpture to replace Columbus statue
Scotland celebrates launch of world’s first Unesco trail
Retrospective celebrates 25 years of Ron Mueck sculpture
Beats of War: Etienne Kubwabo on creating the first black Scottish superhero
1552 October 12: Fall of Kazan, Tatarstan
1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day
1975 October 12: Saharawi National Unity Day
Russian-speaking youth in Latvia have different worldview than parents
Baltic states and UK agree to tackle ‘systemic challenges’ posed by China
China expert: Estonia could leave 16+1, promote relations with Taiwan
Lithuania pushes back 121 migrants – new high since late August
Lithuanian Gulag postcard written on tree bark included in UNESCO register
Unvaccinated people almost three times more likely to get Covid diagnosis
Truck driver shortage experienced in Latvia and across Europe
Certifer SA wins 4.5m euro Rail Baltica safety contract
Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs
Iron Wolf 2021 II military drills kick off in Lithuania
Minister wants 1/10 of corporate income tax in Estonia to go to local governments
Äripäev editor-in-chief: Economy in good shape
Registration of new .ee domains continues to grow at a significant pace
EU Leaders Pledge Support For Ukraine, Help In Ensuring Reliable Gas Supplies
EU providing $1.2B in emergency aid to Afghanistan, neighbors
Kremlin does not accept American military presence in Central Asia
Irregular migrants’ flow from Belarus growing: Poland reports attempt to force way through border
EU commission suspects Finnish forestry firms of cartel activities
Rallies and counter-protests on Spain’s National Day in Catalonia
China’s reputation challenged by perceptions of low-quality projects and products in Ethiopia
Israel Harvests Dates From 2,000 Year-Old Seeds
Fifty years since the first commercial video game changed the world
Henrietta Lacks’ family’s suit against biotech company for HeLa cells is long overdue
Iraqi intelligence agents capture ISIS finance chief Sami Jasim
France pays tribute to teacher beheaded by radical Islamist
A daughter of Hmong refugees
When temporary escape becomes permanent – Belarusians face new reality in Lithuania
Kertu Saks chosen as new director of Estonian National Museum
Estonian cryptocurrency licenses should be revoked
Elusive anarchist icon ‘Peter the Painter’ returns to Talsi
Latvia’s median age on a par with EU as a whole
Sixteen-year-old Estonians among most active and independent voters
Polish oil giant Orlen announces its ‘largest investment’ in Lithuania
New stamp honors Latvian poet Jānis Poruks
Latvia records biggest daily Covid-19 total so far
Estonia to get over €200 million from CO2 quota trading for 2021
Lithuanian cabinet approves minimum wage rise to 730 euros
Lithuania’s Juknevičienė elected vice-chair of European Parliament’s EPP group
Zapad 2021 suggests, in event of war, Moscow could seize Baltics but lose Kaliningrad
Lviv’s Forbidden Music project proves totalitarian regimes cannot control people’s minds – Swedish composer
Poland’s special service arrests man suspected of spying for Belarusian swearservice
Soviet tradition of punitive psychiatry continues in Russia-occupied Crimea
EU Commission: Climate change ‘most comprehensive threat’ facing Arctic
Danish Artist Jens Galschiøt Tries to Reclaim Tiananmen Tribute From Hong Kong
Harvard moving summer language program from China to Taiwan
Putin Rejects Suggestions Russia Using Gas As Political Tool
EU proposes easing controls on British trade to N. Ireland
US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia
Two Danish cities ranked best in the world to start a business
India must go beyond talkathon, start questioning Chinese claims on Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang
Combatting stereotypes: The need to recognize male victims of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia
World Sindhi Congress Highlights Enforced Disappearances In Pakistan With UN Working Group
Mongolia’s missing millions: What happened to a decadelong mining boom
New Caledonia’s Prony to supply nickel to Tesla
Activist Khalitov demands direct election of leader in Dagestan
EU’s first green bond issuance raises $13.8 billion
ECB policymaker Kazimir charged with bribery, denies wrongdoing
ECHR court rejects case seeking to blame Vatican for sexual abuse
Macron unveils 30-bln euro plan for innovation and industrial revival
EU will give ‘firm answer’ to Polish court ruling – EU’s top diplomat
October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day
Tartu mayoral candidates debate governance, green space, bike lanes
Rīga International Film Festival starts Thursday
Karis’ meetings with Latvian and Finnish presidents canceled due to Covid
Latvian president Levits tests Covid-positive
Hungarian parliamentary speaker visiting Lithuania
NATO delegation visits Lithuania, minister calls for unity ‘in face of Russia threat’
Saeima’s got a brand new bag
First Tallink ship arrives in Scotland to accommodate UN conference
Lithuanian cabinet approves 2022 budget package
Baltic states are now Europe’s Covid-19 hotspot
Electricity trading price falls nearly 40 percent in 24 hours
Lithuania’s migration policy under fire
Swearpresident Signed Cancellation Of Agreement On Readmission With EU
Under new law, reading banned news in Belarus may cost you seven years in jail
Belarus authorities may disbar another lawyer defending political prisoner
80 years since the foundation of Ukrainian Insurgent Army: the glory, the mistakes, and the sins
Consortium behind Pegasus Project wins EU journalism prize
Norway prime minister presents his new government
Finland claims seat on UN Human Rights Council
Spain to seize assets of former Catalan officials
Mixed race Belgian women take former colonial power to court
US to Return to Controversial UN Human Rights Council
Poland passes legislation allowing migrant pushbacks
Who is the 37-year-old Dane responsible for the Norway bow-and-arrow attack?
Game Theory Boards Canadian Tibetan-Language Drama ‘Tenzin’
Dead People Talking, Living People Babbling
Men disrupt screening of Ukraine famine film in Russia
Moldova declares state of alert, seeks to buy gas from Ukraine or Romania
Montenegro’s debt set to fall for first time since independence
Vatican-backed sex abuse research institute expands mandate
Dutch police say man sought help online in plot to kill PM Mark Rutte
Scotland is first country to offer free digital therapies to every adult
Anela Anwar loses UK Supreme Court case over missing £75k tribunal award
Dawn of Nationalism: An Indian Novel’s Vision of History
1940 October 15: Catalonia president Lluís Companys executed by firing squad
1998 October 15: Latvia marks first-ever State Language Day
2008 October 15: International Parliamentarians for West Papua launches in UK
October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month, US
Veteran Latvian statesman and MP Ojars Eriks Kalnins passes away
Rail Baltic land acquisition in Estonia five years behind schedule
Outtakes reveal lighter side of Kersti Kaljulaid’s term in office
Lithuania elected to UN’s human rights council for the first time
Domestic tourism on a rise in Latvia
Lithuania moves to decriminalise possession of drugs
Traffic offenders stand out both in unhealth and health
‘Do not create obstacles’: Chinese envoy lashes out after Lithuanian FM visits Britain
Latvian Railway loses monopoly status on Latvian-Lithuanian border
Lithuania seizes another large shipment of illicit cigarettes in Belarus government fertiliser train
Lithuania says terror suspects found among migrants, authorities keep mum on details
Enefit Green IPO shares oversubscribed 4-fold
Lithuanian honorary consul in Switzerland tied to Putin’s inner circle
Belarusians take part in March of Defenders of Ukraine in Kyiv
Finland’s banks closing accounts of Russian companies
Finland joins Nordic bid to host Women’s Euro 2025
China smears Uyghur woman who testified about forced sterilization
30 years on, Somaliland still struggles for international recognition
Condolences offered as British MP dies after being stabbed at constituency meeting
‘Imperialist News Agencies Incite Social Uprising’ in Cuba
Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years
Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory
Perpinyà council blocks opening of first Catalan-medium secondary school
Despite promises, Taliban begin evicting Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras from their land
Russia and China hold joint naval drills in Sea of Japan
“Sequoyah Day” celebrates anniversary of creation of the Cherokee Syllabary
New Moroccan Government Vows to Institutionalize Amazigh
Focus on freedoms in Slovenia triggers EU Twitter spat
Andorra to become the 184th Party to CITES
Isle of Man’s chief minister appoints new Council of Ministers
Belarus Slaps ‘Extremist’ Label On Opposition Leader’s Telegram Channel
India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail
US overtakes China as largest bitcoin mining center
Jailed Uyghur Denied Scheduled Release after Serving 15 Years on Unknown Charges
Hong Kong Continues to Hemorrhage People Amid Ever-Widening Political Controls
Will China Surpass the US in Military Air Superiority?
Romania’s Age Of Oil
Hiiu County reaches 80 percent vaccination rate
Lithuania sees birth rate drop by 10 percent, death rate rise by 25 percent
Feature: Five years of Kersti Kaljulaid
Three of Latvia’s most creative quarters
‘Locals fall in love’. Bringing Lithuanian language to Russia’s Kaliningrad
Kallas: Estonian-Latvian cooperation needs new bold ideas
Latvia yet again confirms new record-high number of daily Covid-19 cases
New ‘reality’ in Minsk: persecuted Belarusian gallery brings prison art to Vilnius
Valmiera students approached sustainability as an art form
Poland parliament authorizes border wall with Belarus
Lao workers feel the sting of chemical use at Chinese-run banana farms
Radical overhaul of Scottish justice system’s processes announced
48H OpenHouse 2021 shows off Mediterranean architecture in Catalonia
Macron became 1st French president to attend commemoration for mass killing of Algerian independence protesters in Paris
Austrian chancellor says government coalition can still work together
Pope pledges to continue being a ‘pest’ in defence of the poor
Czech PM Babis heading for opposition after losing election
Czechs want to know what’s wrong with their ill president
Norway court rules two windfarms harming Sami reindeer herders
The French region that refugees from Cornwall named after their home
Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?
EU Foreign Ministers to Discuss Upcoming Nicaraguan Elections
Cuban Government Rejects Peaceful Protest Request
Hong Kong’s Bleak House Books writes its final chapter
Australia seeks to overturn law that bans deportation of Aboriginal Australians
MIT grapples with early school leader’s stance on Native Americans
Independence-seeking group urges UN guarantees for West Sahara referendum
Microsoft to Shut Down LinkedIn in China Over Censorship Concerns
Senior Olympic official says China won’t be pressed on human rights record
China warns against ‘political manipulation’ in new probe of coronavirus origins
UN warns of growing food crisis in North Korea
Australia-Korea minilateral: A potential win-win
Kaunas 2022 memory program will build bridges between different cultures, religions and languages
Tallinn debate concentrated on public transport and urban space
Vilnius Book Fair planned for next February
Jobs top priorities list of Narva voters
Plans to move Zappa’s monument in Vilnius cause stir
Voter turnout exceeds 2017 local elections level at 54.8 percent
Polish President Duda to visit Lithuania next week
Local government elections in Estonia
Finland denies export licence for Danfoss engines due to Crimea sanctions
Russian gas supplied to China is cheapest in the world
Biden struggles to rein in Saudi Arabia amid human rights concerns
U.S. Defense Secretary To Visit Black Sea Region
Enslaved Black Man Created World’s Most Popular Whiskey
Missionary group including 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti
Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing
U.S. extradites key Maduro ally Alex Saab; Venezuela re-arrests ‘Citgo 6’
Tibet activists arrested in Greece for Bejing Olympics protest
John Bruton: Tories prefer to fight with EU to blame it for Brexit problems
Specter of property-driven cash crunch looms over Chinese banks
Gambian Toufah Jallow tells of surviving rape by dictator
‘We should honor all parts of who we are’: Nichole Prescott on reviving indigenous cultures
Irish language poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi dies, aged 99
Hungary decides on challenger to face Orban next year
Belgium to invest in sustainable heating in 2022
Swedish foreign minister in Israel marking thaw in relations
Russian gas supplied to China is cheapest in the world
A rank index or a politicised process? The IMF and trouble at the top
IMF: Global Economic Growth Slowing
Global carbon-cutting efforts fall 60% short of goal
The pandemic delays ending world hunger by 2030
Linguistic terror
1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1984 October 19: Murder of Polish priest Jerzy Popiełuszko by security service