Invasion of Afghanistan & Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Planned new US embassy in Estonia significantly larger than current facility
Latvian farmers’ production prices on the rise, says expert
How China became a force in the former Soviet space after the fall of the USSR
Lithuania says migrant numbers from Belarus could soon increase
Elisa Estonia selects Nokia for nationwide 5G RAN deployment
Estonian minister of defense: Russia escalating threat to whole of Europe
Latvia contributed 0.2% to EU GDP in 2020
Otepää starts 25th season as Estonia’s winter capital
Lithuania’s Defense Minister: We are ready to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine
Lifetime stipends awarded to 23 Latvian cultural figures
The developers of Baltic Sport Village collaborate with the leading designers of sports venues and facilities in Europe
Būris: What will our future foods look and taste like?
Tartu university surprise basketball cup winners over Kalev/Cramo
Amnesty: migrants bitten by dogs and pushed into rivers on Belarus-EU border
In search for co-creators 30 years ago and now: Lithuania’s approach to government’s digital transformation
Lithuanians least prone to verifying online information – Eurostat
167 migrants tried to cross Latvia-Belarus border over weekend
Latvia may become gateway to EU markets for export from Azerbaijan – Secretary of State
Leaders of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania meet in Carpathians
EDF soldiers decorated by French military following Mali service
Latvia wants to train Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System better
Lithuanian organised crime engaged in migrant smuggling, first arrests reported
NATO jets scrambled in response to two Russian flights last week
Lithuanian president: Russia’s attempts to create ‘zones of influence’ will not be tolerated
Baltic states ready to provide “non-military and military support” to Ukraine
Poland, Lithuania back Ukraine, urge Russia sanctions
Latvia Introduces Ban On Transportation For Belarusian Shippers
A free and democratic Belarus based on the principles of human rights
Landsbergis worried to lose Lukashenka as a client
Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania hold first Lublin Triangle summit
Hong Kong election results: Pro-Beijing candidates dominate
Greenlanders shipped to Denmark as children seek compensation
Omicron proves Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland need new funding deal
Europol coordinates referral action targeting migrant smuggling from Belarus
‘Welsh culture belongs to everyone’: Rhondda Cynon Taf begin National Eisteddfod preparations
Sweden Declares First Of Four Patriot Batteries Operational
Promised new homes don’t materialize for retired North Korean soldiers
High chance Poland will cut VAT on some food to zero in February, says PM
Retired Uyghur civil servant confirmed to have died in Xinjiang internment camp
Equinor Wants the World’s Last Drop of Oil to Come from Norway
Teacher sent to psychiatric hospital in China’s Hunan after backing Nanjing massacre comments
U.S. and Britain Help Ukraine Prepare for Potential Russian Cyberassault
More than 90 sentenced to death by military courts in Myanmar
Amir Assadollahzadeh: Fearing torture and possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team in Norway and ran for his life
Swiss company helps recycle Morocco’s organic waste
Words and statements not enough to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine – Borrell
One in four Somalis facing acute hunger due to worsening drought
‘The world’s best place to be a woman’ is being sued for misogyny
EU cut ties with C. African Republic over links with Russian mercenaries
Russian Man Faces 12 Years In Prison In Belarus Over Anti-Lukashenka Activities
African leaders gather in Brussels to prepare EU-AU summit
Vaccine agency opens 1st regional office in Sweden
South Africa: LGBTQ+ activist seeks more inclusion in churches
Ukraine, Denmark sign memorandum on joint ship construction
Three human rights activists sentenced to prison in Egypt
Sweden’s most beautiful beaches: from sunbathing near the Arctic Circle to lakeside lounging
Brazil Homeless Take Over Sao Paulo Streets
IMF says Belarus squeezed by Western sanctions, spending should be cut
Kazakh Activist Tries To Commit Suicide After Alleged Pressure Imposed By Police
Finland’s PM: If Russia attacks Ukraine, it will face tough consequences
Greece to extend border wall to stop migrants, wants EU help
Ukraine’s accession to EU, NATO: Lublin Triangle leaders sign declaration
UK court recognizes Guaidó but Venezuela gold case rolls on
Bundestag MP to Belarusians: Europe Stands on Your Side
US advises against travel to Ukraine, citing Russia threat
Belarus claims diplomat hurt in ‘attack’ on London embassy
375 dead, 56 missing after typhoon slams Philippines
Norwegian Yara is not one of 32 companies that stopped cooperating with state enterprises of Belarus
Gunmen kill 47 in latest attacks in Nigeria’s troubled north
Ukraine accuses former president Poroshenko of treason
Azerbaijan hands over 10 prisoners to Armenia in EU-mediated deal
NATO Secretary General against talks with Kremlin on ‘spheres of influence’
EU countries told to set up ‘one-stop-shops’ to help homeowners renovate
Belarus Recalls Former Currency
Economist: Panic May Start In Foreign Currency Market Of Belarus
Kvien: US will provide more weapons to Ukraine in case of Russia’s invasion
Copenhagen expands its unique open-air wedding program
Switzerland Expands Sanctions Against Lukashenka Regime
US university head warns pro-Beijing students for harassing pro-democracy fellow-Chinese student
Four Initiatives to Help Cuban Political Prisoners & Their Families
Papuan rebel fights a war without weapons from a land without food
In the System: Ansons, Latvia finish second in World Junior tournament
EKTRA Selects CommScope’s Home Networks to Supply Its Customers in Lithuania with the VIP7100 UHD set top solution
Natural gas prices at record level, likely to remain high in 2022 – Eesti Gaas
Pets are bad Christmas gifts – Lithuanian animal shelters suspend give-aways over holidays
Estonia’s NATO ambassador: Russia’s demands being dealt with calmly
Number of children remaining in orphanages in Latvia stays high
Defense minister: EDF work in Poland good demonstration of solidarity
Next Covid-19 wave projected to hit Latvia in late January or early February – PM Karins
Rail Baltica commissions 100,000-euro study of “synergistic opportunities”
Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania ready to jointly oppose Russia’s gas market monopoly
Latvian centenary celebration winds down with brochure
Lukashenko ‘clearing warehouses of migrants’, Lithuanian minister says
Latvian family doctors say tougher restrictions should be imposed
Central bank forecasts 8 percent economic growth for Estonia
Census shows Lithuania’s population shrank to 2.8m
Ministry calls for Estonian Literature Day to become national holiday
China’s Spat With Lithuania Is a Test for the World’s Democracies
Estonia sells Rīga embassy building
Latvian state to issue grants for purchase of electric vehicle
Riigikontroll: Eesti Post outdated, needs reforming
Lithuania’s foreign affairs committee chair given two-week ultimatum to resign
‘This is not Ukraine’ – Lithuanian MP calls police after being ‘hit’ by fellow politician
Experts fear manifold increase in patients in Latvian hospitals if Omicron spreads
Lithuanian railways risk falling under US sanctions for transporting Belarusian cargo – PM
Baltic states to develop joint Multiple Launch Rocket System
Lithuanian PM discusses China pressure with top U.S. diplomat Blinken
No evidence of Ukrainian coup conspiracy in Vilnius, says intelligence chief
Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2021 now available in English
Naturalisation, family doctors and vitamin D: reflecting on migrant grievances in Estonia
Latvian government plans to compensate residents for increased electricity costs
Estonia’s education is accessible to everyone – thanks to social support and an adaptable system
The National Film Centre of Latvia celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special jubilee selection of titles
Defense capability of Baltic states must be improved – Estonian defense minister
Lithuania moves towards terminating Belarus potash transportation agreement
Baltic States declare readiness to provide military assistance to Ukraine
Lithuania calls on NATO to strengthen its military potential near Russia’s borders
Latvia Did Not Allow Oil Products From Belarus Into Country
EU members agree on resilience of critical infrastructure
Omicron now dominant variant in Denmark
Maltese gas pipeline detracts from green alternatives, says son of murdered journalist
Demise of USSR was anything but bloodless
India woos Central Asian countries in geopolitical race for influence
Comic Book Publisher Dark Horse Media Sold To Embracer Group Of Sweden
Portuguese lithium, fuel of Europe’s electric vehicle revolution?
US names senior diplomat as Tibet coordinator, tasked with opening Sino-Tibetan talks
UK to give $1.3 billion in aid to businesses hurt by omicron
Danish Intelligence Report Highlights Russia’s ‘intentional’ Espionage On Denmark
Uyghurs see assimilation as China touts investment in Xinjiang preschools
Record find of OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) documents in Ternopil Oblast
Ebusco delivers electric buses in Germany & Denmark
Japan and Britain finalising F-X fighter engine development plans
Norway’s Aker BP in $14 bln deal to buy Sweden’s Lundin Energy’s oil and gas
Russian Defense Minister preparing chemical attacks in Donbas?
Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Denmark
Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Finland
Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Sweden
U.N. urges Belarus, Poland to address refugees’ ‘dire conditions’
New Iceland-based airline heats up transatlantic competition
UN Refuted Lie Of Belarusian Authorities About Mass Graves
Cheap wind ‘key to Sweden cutting green steel costs’
Ukraine-Poland trade will exceed $10B this year
New nuclear reactor – the most powerful in Europe – began work in Finland
Belarusian Security Officers Start Using New Method For Migrants To Break Through Polish Border
Covid concerns leave older people facing lonely Christmas
Potash importers brace for prolonged price rally after sanctions
Former First Minister says he was nervous about using Welsh in formal contexts
Ukraine launches official account on Spotify. It has six playlists
Wales’ decision to close stadia but not pubs is a reminder that our restrictions are dependent on the UK Treasury’s say-so
Yuzivka: Between fake news and truth about Ukraine’s gas independence
Truth Comission describes 1972 events in Burundi as genocide
600-800 Russian military officers and generals permanently deployed to Donbas – Ukraine’s intelligence
Omicron Now Dominant Variant in United States
Belarus, Poland block UN team from accessing border amid migrant crisis
Jury Finds Harvard Professor Guilty of Lying About China Ties
Realpolitik to deter Russia and other takeaways from our series on post-Soviet transformations
Biden Administration Moves to Expand Solar Power on US Land
Poroshenko plans to return to Ukraine in Jan
US says bilateral engagement with Russia likely to start in January
Nuclear Astravyets: Power Unit Turned Out To Be Crooked
Opposition Protests In Georgia’s Breakaway Abkhazia Turn Violent
Ukraine’s Embassy in U.S. welcomes opening of VoA office in Kyiv
New Euronews Owner, Alpac Capital, Linked To Hungarian PM’s Adviser
Heads Of Belarusian Enterprises’ CEOs Are Rolling
Bulgaria’s Defense Chief Says No Need For NATO Troop Deployment
Poland rakes in the carbon cash it pretends to hate
A Kazakh Prisoner Says A Guard Raped Her. Now She’s The One In Trouble.
Ukraine to develop cooperation with Japan – Shmyhal
Rural youth can’t be ignored in the debate on Europe’s future
Bishops call for peace in West Papua and Honiara, urge young people to vote in upcoming election
Deadly raids are latest case of abuse against Indigenous Batwa in DRC park
In Guyana, saving an Indigenous language from dying out with its last speakers
New German Defense Minister visits German combat troops in Lithuania
Denmark Probes $4.6 Billion Money Laundering Case Via Danske Bank’s Estonia Branch
Estonian finishes Antarctic Ice Marathon
Belarusian transit at odds with Lithuania’s national security, government panel rules
Lithuania has enough gas amid Russia’s cuts, minister says
Energy consumption dipped in 2020
Katrina Lehis and Rasmus Mägi chosen Estonia’s athletes of the year
German traces in Latvia: Das Blaue vom Himmel
Baltic states agree to create joint ‘operational area’ for defence
Russian ambassador meets with Lithuanian president’s aides amid Ukraine tensions
China threatens to sweep Lithuania into ‘garbage bin of history’, mulls sanctions
No solution for Mobile-ID continuation
Make your own seasonal Latvian decorations
Over 100 migrants turned back in two days on Latvia-Belarus border
EC okays €45 million state investment in airBaltic
‘Then I understood what they want’: Unmasking Belarus border attack – LRT Investigation
Art auction in Vilnius collects €8,000 for Belarusian political prisoners
Google: Estonians were interested in football, elections and ETV show host
Estonian performer and host of children’s events convicted of sexual abuse of child
Estonian infantry unit returns from deployment in Mali
Estonian government more than doubling rural periodical delivery subsidy
Slovenia-based LIT Transit acquired by Estonia’s Ridango
The Famous Rock of Tondi
Lithuania makes debut at Taipei food show
An ode to verivorstid
Old Yule, the Estonian Santa Claus
Ten Estonian Christmas songs
Christmas traditions in Estonia
Uyghur, Tibet and Hong Kong activists call for athletes to boycott Beijing Olympics
Norway wealth fund divests from China’s Yunnan Baiyao over pangolins
China’s BYD Celebrates Delivery Of 1,000th Tang EV In Norway
Former Denmark immigration minister expelled from parliament
How A Convicted Russian Cybercriminal Made $6,000 A Month Working For The FBI
Belarusians In U.S. Demand Tribunal For Lukashenka
University Rector In Russia’s Tatarstan Charged With Involvement In Premeditated Murder
How Solvang, Danish Capital of America, Compares to Denmark
North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Submits His Resignation To Parliament
First nuclear power plant in Poland to be built on the Baltic Sea coast
European Satellite Operator Takes Russia’s RT DE Off The Air Days After Launch
Finnish Joulupukki and his reindeer set off from snowy Lapland
A digital transformation is taking place in Andorra
Ericsson considering base station production in Russia -report
Russia detains 2 Turkish journalists for allegedly spying in Khakassia
Mayor Of Yerevan Removed Amid Conflict With Armenia’s Ruling Party
Second Power Unit Launched At BelNPP
U.S. National-Security Adviser Warns Iran Nuclear Diplomacy May Be Exhausted Within ‘Weeks’
Norway: Study Shows Rise In Domestic Violence During Pandemic, Immigrants Overrepresented
Hungary’s PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric
Russian pipeline faces big hurdles amid Ukraine tensions
Denmark targets $10 billion in government bond sales in 2022
NATO puts its European forces on high alert as Russia amasses troops on Ukrainian borders
Hundreds of migrants remain trapped at the Belarus-Poland border
Chinese FM holds talks with Icelandic counterpart
Ihar Alinevich And Belarusian Anarchists Got Huge Sentences Of 18 To 20 Years
Norway to provide NOK 3.3 billion to new, record-breaking financing package for world’s poorest countries
Ukraine, Hungary plan to hold peacekeeping exercises
New Sweden marks St. Lucia tradition
Dutch Prosecutor’s Office demands life sentence for those accused of downing MH17 Boeing over Donbas
Finland invests in fighting climate change in North Africa
With Russian troops massing on the border, Ukraine’s Zelensky focuses instead on internal foes
Muriel Gray on the board sums up the BBC’s Scotland problem
Russia’s FSB reports detaining 106 Ukrainian “neo-Nazis” from the MKU, an organization only the FSB knows about
Wales will look at fourth vaccine dose next year if current booster offers ‘waning protection’
Poland Gives Itself Bad Press
President signs Irish language rights legislation into law
Incarceration of schoolteacher in psychiatric hospital prompts online outcry in China
Naftogaz files complaint with European Commission over Gazprom “abusing dominant position” on European gas market
Israel to administer fourth vaccine dose
Ukraine military conducts drills with U.S. missiles near separatist region
Former Maltese officials barred from US due to corruption allegations
Belarus is still using migrants as a political weapon against the EU
17% of new trucks in 2030 will run on hydrogen, EU believes
We Will Never Separate Jewish Victims From the Nazi Genocide Against the Entire People of Belarus
With arrival of Intel, Europe to gain advanced chips
As Putin Hints At War In Ukraine, State TV Amplifies The Threat
2021 has been a ‘special year’ in Kazakh-EU relations
OSCE says ceasefire agreement reached for eastern Ukraine
Putin Can’t Be Allowed to Re-Divide Europe
Warsaw combative as EU starts infringement over primacy of EU v. national law
Belgium to close all current nuclear reactors by 2025
University of Hong Kong removes Tiananmen Massacre monument in dead of night
Serbian authorities accused of spying on visiting Russian citizens at behest of Kremlin
New Caledonia’s pro-independence parties file first referendum challenge
Tibetan Sangay Tso released in critical health after 10 months of detention
Tibetan political prisoner Dolkar unable to walk after torture in prison
Chinese Communist Party’s 100 Atrocities in Tibet
Chechen leader Kadyrov outraged by Erdoğan: Threatens to honour Öcalan
Gay Brothers Detained in Chechnya Go on Hunger Strike
Lukashenka’s regime threatens to block transit and stop exports to Lithuania
Bread prices could rise by 30% over six months in Latvia
Foreign committee chair: Estonia should leave 16+1 format
Lithuanian FM dismisses Russia’s UN event on ‘Nazism glorification’ in Baltics as diversion
#NowPlaying: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Pēteris Vasks: ‘Vēstījums’
Estonia acquires naval mines from Finland
We will do ‘whatever we can’ to help Lithuania amid China’s pressure, Taiwan rep says
Lithuanian-Belarusian Border: Military On High Alert Before Holidays
Supreme Court: Riigikogu switch to remote working in November was unlawful
US, EU highlight shared concerns over China’s coercion against Lithuania
Covid certificates made mandatory for Lithuanian MPs in order to enter parliament
Lithuanian parliament allows restricting migrants’ movement for up to a year
World is experiencing leadership crisis while Azerbaijan is exception thanks to President Ilham Aliyev – ex-president of Latvia
No investors leaving Lithuania because of tense relations with China – minister
Explore Irregular Latvian yuletide traditions
European Commission appoints a new Head of Representation in Lithuania
Dod pieci charity marathon raises over 470,000 euros
Lynx hunting in Latvia to be prohibited
Lithuania is beefing up defence spending
Estonia had a busy, successful year in foreign policy
Bartuska to step down as Lithuanian Railways CEO on January 3
Post-Soviet Estonia: From collective farms to digital powerhouse
Where Christmas Trees Come From
Native American Journalists Weigh in on Biden Tribal Initiatives
Secrets of the sauna
Writer Joan Didion, Chronicler of Contemporary American Society, Dies at 87
Migrants beaten in Belarus, UN reports
Confrontation with China, Domestic Crises Test India in 2021
Some people in Greenland absorb sugar differently
Worrying Regression Of LGBT Rights In Eastern Europe
Widowed in Poland: An Iraqi Kurdish victim of the border-crisis
Hearing On Liquidation Of Memorial Human Rights Center Starts In Moscow
Iceland Drilling secures 5-year drilling contract with renewable power company Mercury in New Zealand
Western Powers Assail Moscow For Aiding Vagner Mercenary Group In Mali
U.S. Considers Warning Ukraine of a Russian Invasion in Real-Time
How The KGB Caught America’s ‘Volkswagen Spy’
Norway royals release their annual Christmas card
U.S. Says Kremlin Aggression Against Ukraine Will Lead To More NATO Forces Near Russia
Putin Demands That West Provide Russia With Security Guarantees ‘Immediately’
Russia begins large-scale military exercises in annexed Crimea
US, Japan draw up joint military plan for possible Taiwan emergency: report
Faroese fish farmer scoops sustainability award
Deals reached on carcinogens and TEN-E as Slovenia presidency draws to a close
German foreign minister backs deepening of contacts with Ukraine, its rapprochement with EU
2022 must be the year governments serve up a food systems revolution
Greece to borrow 12 bln euros in 2022, issue first green bond
European Capital of Culture: “Northern Norway Needs More Flagship Projects Like This”
Accelerating climate smart agriculture in Africa
58% Ukrainians support joining EU, 54% in favor of NATO, IRI Ukraine poll shows
Current state of Spanish pork chain divides agriculture stakeholders
Denmark to pump billions into beleaguered water environment
Belgium will close all nuclear reactors by 2025
Ukraine signs gas deal with Hungary
Nagaland village in India’s northeast mourns after deadly attacks
Kids of Bergen help make Pepperkakebyen — the world’s largest gingerbread town
Ukraine presses criminal charges against Russia’s PMC Wagner head
Why Christmas was banned in Scotland for four centuries – and how that changed
Russian buildup near Ukraine gains steam, new satellite images show
World Record in Girona for most stairs climbed while balancing a person on the head
Belarus labeled Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty extremist
Good Morning Britain presenters confused by Welsh minister saying Nadolig Llawen
Christmas in Communist Poland
Biden, signing Uyghur forced labor law, vows to ‘use every tool’ to stop abuses
Santa Claus is coming to town… but in Poland, the version that arrives depends on where you live
Intel Apologizes for Asking Suppliers to Avoid Xinjiang
Poland is world’s third largest exporter of Christmas decorations
South Korean president pardons imprisoned predecessor
Hong Kong University Dismantles Tiananmen Crackdown Memorial
Poland Spring donates more than $40,000 to keep Mainers warm and fed this winter
Former Uganda Street Kid Finds Fulfillment as US Foster Dad
Couldn’t Get Any More Interesting Than This [Lukashenka]
The world could consume more oil in 2022 than ever before
Lithuania stands up to Beijing — but needs stronger support
Christmas peace declared across Estonia
Latvia invests in electromagnetic protection and cybersecurity
How to make Lithuania’s Christmas Eve specialty – kūčiukai
Lithuania MP counters China threat by saying communism in ‘garbage bin of history’
China’s Lithuania blockade hits other EU exports, Dombrovskis says
Largest number yet recorded of migrants trying to illegally cross into Latvia from Belarus
Redesigning Latvia’s 2022 Olympic Hockey Jerseys
The Last Soviet Generation
Latvia Metal Band EVERLUST Drop New Video ‘Alone’
16 offenders brought back to Lithuania from UK
1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day
1979 December 24: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Medieval legislation marks the start of Christmas
Protesters storm Guadeloupe legislature over vaccination requirements
Radio Liberty journalist Hruzdzilovich detained in Minsk
Robots Serve Food to Diners at Iraq Restaurant
Reindeer Once Roamed Illinois. 10 Fun Facts About the Holidays’ Hoofed Heroes
Coronavirus Dampens Christmas Joy in Biblical Bethlehem
Seven more European countries join fifth package of sanctions against Belarusian regime
A Cultural Gumbo: Immigrants Propel Evolution of Louisiana Cooking
Denmark commits US$30mn to African Water Facility
Turkey, Qatar Agree to Jointly Run Kabul Airport, Present Plan to Taliban
Belarus lawyer Lizaveta Matveyeva loses license
Talks Aimed At Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume in Vienna On December 27
Space, the final frontier of housebuilding
Holiday Greetings From Georgia, Home Of The ‘World’s Oldest Christmas Tree’
Lukashenka Was Declared Inadequate In Kremlin
Christmas In Romania: A Once ‘Tattered Celebration’ That Has Retaken Its Place In The National Psyche
Akershus Fortress: Guide To Norway’s Most Prominent Castle
Russia Doubled Imports Of Natural Gas From Turkmenistan In 2021
Ukraine Wants Military Support to Deter Russia While the U.S. Weighs Response
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Chief Says War Games Were Warning To Israel
Sweden: Uppsala launches its first in-store vertical farm
Central Asia: Getting Pulled From All Directions At The Crossroads Of Eurasia
How the Soviet Union’s collapse explains the current Russia-Ukraine tension
Russian mercenaries deploy to eastern Ukraine
Iceland Is Known For Its Extraordinary Landscapes — See the Best of the Ring Road Through a Photographer’s Lens
Macron, Draghi call for reform of EU fiscal rules
Russia says Molotov cocktail thrown at its Ukraine consulate
Japan Cabinet OKs record defense budget amid Taiwan concerns
Finland: 11.000m2 hybrid vertical farm constructed near Helsinki
In UAE desert, camels compete for crowns in beauty pageant
Russian Foreign Minister threatens Europe with big war over Ukraine
Greece: 13 dead, others missing in new migrant boat accident
Cycling Across Iceland in a day
Canada meets 2021 immigration target with 401,000 new permanent residents
Satellite images show Russia still building up forces near Ukraine
Kawasaki Heavy says liquefied hydrogen carrier departs Japan for Australia
Lestijärvi Wind Farm, Finland
Tourist drug demand is bringing cartel violence to Mexico’s most popular resorts
Belarus interested in developing productive relations with Chile
If you’re trying to track Santa Claus, NORAD is ready to help
The romantic denial of racism in Denmark has to end
Ukraine: What we are fighting for and why we will win
Eemis Stane: The new magazine giving Scots an outlet to write in their own language
Kuleba: Ukraine should take part in U.S., EU or NATO security consultations with Russia
Christmas in Catalonia, a marathon not a sprint
How a Ukrainian woman hostage survived the prisons of Russia-occupied Donbas
Chinese authorities warn Christians not to celebrate Christmas
Amid spat with EU, Poland accuses Germany of seeking to create a ‘Fourth Reich’
Pope Francis accepts resignation of highest-ranking African in Vatican
Poland ninth largest exporter of toys
Japan says it won’t send senior officials to Beijing Olympics
Syrians say Belarus deported them even though they’re wanted by Assad’s regime
Turkey freezes assets of 770 people, US-based foundation citing terror links
Vatican issues vaccine mandate for all employees
More Australians are paying tribute to Indigenous people. Some worry it’s just lip service.
Two more Hong Kong universities tear down Tiananmen Massacre monuments in early hours of Fri
Amid pandemic, HDP faces last year before likely closure by Turkish authorities
Lebanon to deport Bahraini opposition Al-Wefaq members in unprecedented move
Foreign students love Lithuanian Christmas: one big decoration and a lot of snow
Thirty years since Soviet collapse, why didn’t all republics become like Baltics?
Latvia’s got personality: Spiritual handyman Juris Audzijonis
Taiwan to set up semiconductor task force for Lithuania
Latvia invests in project to develop graphene-enhanced ballistic protective vest
Aisam sees opportunity against Lithuania in Davis Cup playoff
Why Taiwan and Lithuania matter
Greenland weather – temperature 30 degrees above seasonal average
Poland to focus on issues between West and Russia as OSCE Chair
Antarctic ice sheet collapse could raise sea levels by five meters
Seeing Suomi: Reindeer, Indigenous People, and Modern Meteorology Converge in a Winter Scene From Scandinavia
Gorbachev’s resignation 30 years ago marked the end of USSR
Women who flee North Korea also escape a harsh patriarchy
Malians ‘welcome’ deployment of Russian mercenaries in the country
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: the Belarusian standing up to tyranny
NASA’s Revolutionary New Space Telescope Launched From French Guiana
The Twelve Meals of a Polish Christmas Eve Vigil
Western states need united front against divisive China – Trudeau
Some Russian troops reportedly withdraw from Ukraine border area
Ukraine leader discusses Russia tensions with US lawmakers
Newest national holiday in Poland, National Day of the Victorious Greater Poland Uprising
La Palma volcanic eruption’s end brings ‘emotional relief,’ rebuilding
In their shared sea, Ukraine and Russia already risk direct conflict every day
Person of the Year in Nicaragua: the 167 Political Prisoners
Estonian Defense Forces reservist pioneers close to completing Poland border work
Estonian PPA unit on Lithuania-Belarus border: Situation is ‘calm’
Tallinn Lutheran church hosts Roman Catholic Christmas Mass
Lithuania should consider formally recognizing Taiwan
1990 December 26: Slovenia Independence and Unity Day
1991 December 26: Dissolution of the Soviet Union
‘Traitor’ Lithuania and no blame on Stalin: how does Russian propaganda portray Soviet Union’s collapse?
The ‘Amber Elites’ in Ancient Kaliningrad Went to Eternity With Their Horses
Hunt the Wren: Ancient Manx tradition grows in popularity
Nobel Prize-winning anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu dies aged 90
Training Civilians, Ukraine Nurtures a Resistance in Waiting
Putin’s Ukraine ploy is all about fooling the folks back home
In Ukraine, it’s about time to celebrate the New Year — twice
What We’re Watching: Ukraine laughs it all off
Indonesia cancels deal to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia
‘If Ravi Ashwin had been born in Sri Lanka..’: Iceland Cricket’s viral tweet on ‘luck’ leads to hilarious reactions
A week in a 400-year-old tiny home with a grass roof for $187 a night
Russia warns against the inclusion of Finland and Sweden in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Meet the ‘latte pappas’: Stay-at-home dads in Sweden
NATO Chief Seeks NATO-Russia Council Meeting in January
Catalan president Aragonès says 2022 to bring light into Covid-19 darkness
Who is Tik Chi-yuen? Meet Hong Kong’s only non-establishment lawmaker
NATO Chief Seeks NATO-Russia Council Meeting in January
30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union the Kremlin repeats old lies
Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias dies at 92
China replaces Communist Party head of Xinjiang region
Photos of aftermath of massacre in Myanmar fuel outrage
41 killed in Burkina Faso ambush including volunteer leader
Russian Rights Lawyer Reports ‘Abduction’ Of 21 Relatives In Chechnya