East Asia’s Largest Pride March in Taiwan

1956 October 23: Hungarian Uprising
Gibraltar will continue to fight to make its own choices, even if there is no EU treaty, SDGG chief says
A Terrible Year In Tajikistan

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day
Gender Equality Index 2022: Gender Equality under Threat, Specific Groups Hardest Hit
Number of subsistence benefit recipients in Estonia up 61 percent on year
Electricity tariffs may more than quadruple in Latvia, system operator warns
Anna Regina Kalk wins 2022 Tiit Paulus Young Guitarist Award
Belgium’s royal couple arrives in Lithuania
Pulli village receives a monument as Estonia’s oldest settlement
Switch to woodchip heating in Latvia slower than anticipated
Estonia: Wood heating no longer cheaper than gas or electric, still not subsidized
Number of Latvians in Latvia down, proportion up in past decade
Lithuania Insurance Industry Report 2022: Governance, Risk and Compliance
Estonian Maritime Museum to reward theses in maritime history
‘Lithuanians are excited about science’ – interview
Latvian approach to U.S. over ABLV bank proves ineffective
President of European Central Bank will visit Estonia in early November
Latvians living abroad unhappy with how elections were organised
Estonia: Additional €10 million for universities could be spent on heating
Rīga International Film Festival hands out its annual awards
Dismissed VST chief accuses Lithuanian interior minister of bullying and ‘chaos’ during last year’s riot
Bill of amendments to allow Estonian state to step in on place name changes
Energy saving efforts announced for Rīga Castle
Most Lithuanians dislike fireworks at large events – poll
Rail Baltica project signs 353 million euro grant agreement
Hard but possible – Lithuanian puts solar panels on top of giant apartment block
Latvian movie ‘January’ wins international prize
Estonia: War of Independence Victory Column renovation now expected in 2023
Latvians increasingly dip into their savings to cope with inflation
President most popular politician in Lithuania, defence minister second
Estonia’s stabilization reserve shrinks by €3 million on quarter
Latvia’s hospitals still struggle with queues from Covid time
Estonians’ life expectancy reached a record low last year
Rīga Airport figures show partial recovery from pandemic
Estonia to appoint ambassador to cooperate with Belarusian opposition
U.S. congressional staff pay a visit to Latvia
State, local govt employees’ union: Estonia been underfunding social affairs for 30 yrs
Dutch-Latvian initiative aims to send ambulance to Ukraine
German and Belgian fighters on NATO mission in Estonia
Up to 1,000 people attended Lithuanian Family Movement rally in Vilnius
New Latvian coalition to consist of three parties
Germany ready for regular infrastructure protection drills in Estonia
Belarusian citizen to stand trial in Latvia on suspicion of espionage
Estonia: Woodworkers facing layoffs as industry faces tough times
Belgium’s Queen Mathilde is related to Lithuanian nobility
Proximus activates first ‘real’ 5G connection in Wallonia
Pope Francis, Macron talk Ukraine at the Vatican
Fiber-optic Submarine Cable near Faroe and Shetland Islands Damaged; Mediterranean Cables also Cut
NATO and Romania join forces to train Ukrainian paramedics
Abkhazia Rejects Putin’s Mobilization
The 3SI: Europe’s most critical regional cooperation initiative must succeed
Diwali delight for Indians as Rishi Sunak set to become UK PM
Germany Commits R6.2 Billion Towards South Africa’s Just Transition
Spanish man trekking to World Cup reported missing in Iran
Energy crisis sets Poland on rocky transition out of fossil fuels
UAE’s first hydrogen-derived shipment delivered to Germany
NATO’s eFP Battlegroup Poland lays the foundation for Combat Readiness
Indians celebrate Diwali with festivities, dazzling lights
German Contraction Intensifies as French Private Sector Stalls
Russian forces “preparing to work under radioactive contamination” – Moscow
Canada, New Zealand and Sweden most vulnerable to housing crash
Kachin say that Myanmar air attack kills 80 at celebration
Germany sees drop in medical tourism
Polish state TV instigates hate campaign against Brussels journalist
Poland Eyes Indonesia’s Railway Sector
2 Koreas exchange warning shots along disputed sea boundary
Russia’s Ukraine Disaster Exposes China’s Military Weakness
Convicted criminal sponsors new Moldova anti-government protest
This Is Why Nobody Speeds in Norway
Russian runner stripped of 2012 Olympics title for doping
WHO supports Ukraine by organizing a knowledge exchange with mental health policy-makers in Belgium
It is time to boost the EU’s relations with Africa
Poland close to choosing nuclear project partner
Biden targets Nicaraguan gold in new move against Ortega
Iranian instructors train Russian military in Belarus – report
The new US National Security Strategy: Battling China for technological leadership
Ukraine watches warily as Russia gathers troops in Belarus
What the new Swedish government means for the rest of Europe
Almost 295,000 Europeans visit Belarus visa-free
Sweden’s H2 Green Steel gains support for $3.45 bln debt funding for fossil fuel-free plant
Real Hope for Belarus
Kaliningrad Oblast governor talks about cooperation programs with Belarus
Poland and N. Macedonia firm against Russian aggression
Poland, Nato prepared for worst scenarios amid Ukraine war says PM
Irish Air Corps shadows Russian ship in high-tech surveillance op off Cork Coast

ERR in Warsaw: Poles not tired of helping Ukrainians
62% of Lithuanians in Favour of Completely Banning Russians From Entering EU
Economic analyst: Russia trying to pressure Ukraine into a ceasefire
President: Lithuania and Belgium are partners and allies, working together to tackle today’s challenges
No EU decision on gas price caps today, Estonia says
Stradiņš University unveils new medical study complex
Lithuanian court closes appeal process for spy who collected info on Grybauskaite
Latvia: Progressives decline cooperation proposal with New Unity
Spend or save? Lithuania’s borrowing costs rise, but public debt still among lowest in EU
Riigikogu amends Fishing Act as Peipus fishers protest individual quotas
Lithuanian, Georgian defmins condemn Russian aggression
Peep Peterson: Health should not have to come at the expense of income
Alcohol consumption grows in Latvia both legally and illegally
New Victim Support Act bill passes first reading in Riigikogu
Latvian State Police nearly a quarter of employees short
Belgian king continues Lithuanian visit with focus on business and science
Internal Security Academy established in Latvia
Fear of Russia Drives Some in Estonia to Question Integration
Lithuania marks 30th anniversary of its constitution
Tallinn set to host 2023 European Judo Open
Video: Liepāja Soviet monument dismantled
Pesticides banned in Estonia for decades detected in surface, groundwater
Russian propaganda on LGBT rights seeped into Lithuania
Estonia’s Olesk wins bronze at ISSF World Pistol / Rifle Championships
Latvia: Coalition cooperation agreement could be signed this week: Kariņš
Reinsalu to French FM Colonna: West must send more weapons to Ukraine
Vilnius council members propose changing ‘Soviet’ street names
Estonia seeking to escape deluge of COVID vaccine doses, save some cash
Continuity and change after Latvia’s 2022 parliamentary election
Gulf of Finland explosions could have been Russian depth charges
Teikmanis: We need to keep talking about the Holocaust
Klaipėda to launch Lithuania’s first regular river public transit
Riigikogu parties to confirm electoral lists by end of year
Saab Signs Contract with Lithuania for RBS 70 Missiles
Progressive Party’s absence from the government will not benefit Latvia’s development, says PM
On Monday, 46 migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus
Estonia’s Eesti Gaas gets another LNG cargo via Lithuanian FSRU
Visiting Taiwan group eyes tech cooperation with Latvia, Lithuania
AB Amber Grid : 36% less gas consumed in Lithuania in nine months compared to last year
‘Russia Has…Lost’: Latvian Defense Minister Says Ukraine War Exposes Who Is Who In Europe
Swedbank maintains Lithuania’s GDP forecasts, slashes Estonia’s 2023 forecast to zero
Latvian poultry group warns of record losses
Belgium triggers Chinese backlash with port security warning
The Arctic Emerges as a Serious Destination for Post-Pandemic Times
Dodik promises secession for Bosnia’s Republika Srpska at mass rally
Kyrgyzstan Arrests Activists en Masse
Sunak will do his best for Britain, billionaire father-in-law says
‘It’s game changing’: Ukrainian commander gives CNN reporter a peek at a secret drone workshop
Midterm elections outlook darkens for Biden’s White House
Japan steps up push to get public buy-in to digital IDs
Germany, EU launch work on ‘new Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine
Russian court rejects Griner appeal of her 9-year sentence
Megayacht sparks warnings Hong Kong could become Russia haven
Orsted, CIP to build 5.2 GW offshore wind in Denmark
Euro 7 rules: A parting gift for the internal combustion engine?
Sunak Is Appointed As U.K. PM And Vows Support For Ukraine; Kremlin Says It Expects No ‘Positive Changes’
Finland’s UPM confirms Uruguay pulp mill Q1 startup
Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech
Former U.S. military pilot who worked in China arrested in Australia, faces extradition
Cermaq Norway pays $67 million in dividends to its Japanese owners
Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law
Pro-democracy HK publisher Lai found guilty on fraud charges
The Rise of Sweden’s Far Right Creates a Major Dilemma for Israel
Bulgaria’s caretaker government gives up on 2023 budget plan
Expert: Speeding up energy transition is the only way out of crisis for Poland
Germany’s president, in Kyiv, pledges more military, financial support for Ukraine
New Italian PM Meloni sees tough times, denounces Russian “blackmail”
Man Arrested In Kazakhstan For Insulting Kazakhs, expressing support for Putin and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine
Innargi enters agreement with VEKS, CTR, and HOFOR to bring geothermal district heating to Copenhagen
Russia seeks UN probe of claims on Ukraine biological labs
Finnish seismologists detect five blasts in Russian waters
NATO’s Expansion in Doubt Over Turkey’s Objections
MEPs, experts ask to shift burden of proof in forced labour products ban
Taiwan’s Tsai says no backing down to Chinese aggression
Sweden FM: We will fulfil deal with Turkiye on NATO
Liberal U.S. lawmakers withdraw Ukraine letter after blowback
EU says ‘fully committed’ to Mercosur deal as region comes into focus
Norway increases funding to promote freedom of expression and cultural rights
Israeli troops raid gunmen’s hideout; 5 Palestinians killed
Bishkek Court Sends Critics Of Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal To Pretrial Detention
Finnish officials head to Turkey to negotiate Nato bid
EU countries agree ‘fragile compromise’ on green buildings directive
U.S. considers HAWK air defense equipment for Ukraine
Far-right Sweden Democrats not welcome at Nobel banquet – foundation
Romanian shoppers cross into Ukraine in search of a bargain Access to the comments
US vows full military defense of allies against North Korea
Minister hints Westinghouse poised to win contract for Poland’s first nuclear power plant
SBU detains Russian agents in Ukraine who worked for RIA Novosti
EU countries far from reaching 2030 targets to cut Roma poverty, survey finds
Poland mulls barrier on Kaliningrad border, says top official
Ukrainian Jews slam Israel for “passive position of pseudo-neutrality,” call for air defense
World is in its ‘first truly global energy crisis’ – IEA’s Birol
Polish pop star announces he is quitting Catholic church
Italy’s new Prime Minister feels honoured by Dalai Lama’s congratulations
UK court to hear Uyghur demands to ban Xinjiang cotton
Norway police arrest suspected Russian spy, says he was ‘illegal agent’
Chinese students filmed shouting at Japanese student, blocking his presentation on Taiwan at a UK university
French government escapes no-confidence motions amid budget talks
Russia loses impressive 25% of its Ka-52 helicopter fleet
Poland’s development bank scraps bond auction after sharp rise in yields
Will New Pipelines Get Russian Oil To Serbia?
Ukraine war refugees asked not to return this winter

1932 October 26: Angam Day, Nauru
1955 October 26: Austrian National Day
2014 October 26: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement begins
Elering to offer energy traders a tool for mitigating price risks
Latvia must not fall further behind Lithuania and Estonia by 2030
Estonia to buy civil defense sirens from a Slovakian company
Skeleton of Latvia’s new government coming along as parties prepare to take charge
Ida-Viru County teachers want Estonian language training close to home
Latvian coalition parties disagree on government cooperation memorandum
Putin Sees War With ‘Religious’ Zeal, Estonia Spy Chief Says
Could Lithuania ensure enough energy from its woods?
Sanctioned cargo ship still stuck in Rīga waters
Estonian MPs establish Estonia-Nepal parliamentary group
Survey: Baltic companies worry about material prices and geopolitical risks
Child helpline receives many calls regarding abuse between children
Latvia’s Roberts Zīle makes European Parliament’s Top 100 most influential politicians list
Estonian TSO: Renewables account for nearly third of Q3 energy consumption
Disabled people struggle to find jobs in Latvia
Tallinn to reconcile cyclists and pedestrians by rebuilding main crossroads
Market changes delay Lithuanian entry to Baltic gas zone
Estonians heavily involved in US horror movie being filmed in Harju County
‘We’re going through many crises’: government rejects BC Žalgiris’ Euroleague finals request
Valmiera theater to keep dramatic flame burning in boiler house
Estonia: Eesti Gaas to lower natgas price by 1/3 from December
Stamp to honor distinguished Latvian writer Zenta Mauriņa
Real defence funding in Lithuania to reach 2.63% of GDP next year
Do not give sandwiches to Bobby the beaver
Latvia: Dairy plant faces closure for polluting river
Air pollution a matter of life and death
Latvian Saeima Speaker gets Ukrainian state award
Japan, Lithuania upgrade ties, to start security dialogue
Kadarbiku Farm’s Veiko Pak named Estonia’s 2022 Farmer of the Year
Russian and Belarusian intelligence agencies pay special attention to groups of foreigners in their territories
Reinsalu to Stoltenberg: Quick progress reinforcing NATO deterrence crucial
Lithuanian formin calls on South Korea to open embassy, trade representation in Vilnius
Storage levels have major impact on actual gas prices
Russian intelligence capabilities in Lithuania reduced – intelligence chief
Fermi Energia begins geological surveys for Estonia’s nuclear power plant
How to Acquire a Cryptocurrency License in Lithuania
Estonian Case – The development and promotion of Digital Public Infrastructures
Lithuanian, British universities to talk double degrees in IT, life sciences
Latvia plans to buy iodine pills
Estonia’s PM: Russia nearing ‘breaking point’ in war
Dutch company to dredge Lithuania’s port of Klaipeda for €45.8m
Rishi Sunak urged to raise defence spending by Estonia
Latvia called for the creation of Crimean Platform support groups in national parliaments
Ratas: Reform and EKRE’s purported cockfight agreed between them
Half of minors experience sexual behavior from peers in Latvia
Estonia awards mission medals to French NATO troops
Russian TV host Sobchak flees to Lithuania, says state media
Estonia’s largest direct investment in Finland: Alexela brings the first LNG carrier to Hamina
Latvian documentarian Ansis Epners’ film selection available online
Estonia’s metalworking industry facing fall in export competitiveness
Liechtenstein’s Vaduz in anything but a league of their own
Netherlands to Continue Training Ukrainian Recruits
Mysterious Atlantic cable cuts linked to Russian fishing vessels
Rape Used as Weapon During Kosovo War, Says NGO
Armed Persons ‘Worryingly Present’ in North Kosovo in July, EULEX Confirms
Croatia tops list of young people with at least upper secondary education in EU
Russian parliamentarian banned from entering Armenia
Tajikistan: Helpless Kyrgyz communities isolated and stranded by border tension
European Green Deal: Commission proposes rules for cleaner air and water
U.S. authorises departure of non-emergency staff from Nigeria
Norway, Russia agree on reduced cod quotas
South Africa to let Russian billionaire’s superyacht dock
From coal to heat pumps: Poland’s transition to green heating
U.S. Imposes More Sanctions On Iranian Government Officials Over Crackdown On Protests
Despite Europe’s new wall, the migration route through Belarus is here to stay
U.S., Japan, S. Korea warn of ‘unparalleled’ response if N. Korea holds nuclear test
NATO Chief to Go to Turkey Over Finland, Sweden Membership
‘Kill everyone’: Russian violence in Ukraine was strategic
German go-ahead for China’s Cosco stake in Hamburg port unleashes protest
U.S. Targets Moldovans, Russians For Sanctions Over Alleged Political Interference In Moldova
Finland to take part in Joint Protector 22 drills
Saudia to buy up to 100 Lilium electric aircraft for domestic network
As Ukraine war drags into ninth month, Russia’s woes worsen
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the Eastern Med countries – an opportunity in disguise
Belarus: repressions intensify, trade union heads sentenced
About 200,000 Foreigners Apply For Kazakh ID Numbers Amid Influx Of Russian Nationals
Germany announces plan to legalise cannabis for recreational use
Bank of Canada slows pace of rate hikes as recession fears mount
Discount retailer Woolworth to enter Polish market
EU battles to find its place on future of immigration to bloc
Sweden’s private schools set for boost from new government
Blinken says China rejects status quo of Taiwan situation
Finland’s parliament approves reform to strict abortion laws
Polish Senate recognises Russia as a terrorist regime
Support for Polish government falls to record low as polls show public blame it for frozen EU funds
France and Germany seek to move beyond tensions with Paris talks
Journalist Held on Spy Charge in Poland Takes Case to European Court
Pentagon successfully flight tests hypersonic weapon components
Zimbabwe’s focus on wheat set to yield biggest-ever harvest
Big Brother Is Listening In Belarus: Lukashenka Gives The KGB Greater Access To Online Data
Navies of US and Brunei commence maritime exercise CARAT 2022
Shell to explore carbon transport and storage options in Brunei and Singapore
Global Rule of Law Recession Enters 5th Year

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day
2017 October 27: Catalan Declaration of Independence
Saeima ratifies agreements with Estonia and Lithuania on security of gas supply
Estonia and Latvia Reveal Locations for Joint Offshore Wind Project
Danske Bank books $1.9 bln provision to settle Estonia case
Economy over defence? What can Baltics expect from the new UK prime minister
EU’s ‘digital product twin’ nearing completion
Latvia wants to buy fewer vaccine doses against Covid
Fact-checking workshop in Estonia [Europe]
Latvian President: Only the West’s Weakness Can Provoke Russia
Russian journalist Sobchak used Israeli passport to enter Lituania – official
Singer-policeman Puzikovs accused of allegedly leaking information
Elektrilevi to install storage facilities for domestically-produced energy
Saeima okays rises in minimum wage
Tallink third quarter net profit €37.9 million, up nearly sevenfold on year
Latvia: Criminal MEPs will lose mandate in future
Japan and Lithuania to set up bilateral framework on security issues
Ždanoka might not be able to get into European Parliament again
Dentons advises the Republic of Lithuania on two benchmark bond transactions
Estonian FM wants to reinstate border controls at internal Schengen border
EP President Roberta Metsola visits Latvia, meets with Prime Minister Krišjanis Kariņš
Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm project set for Sõrve peninsula area
Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak arrives in Lithuania
Danske Bank estimates money laundering fines at €2.08 billion
Context Matters—Amnesty International Report on Latvia Ignores the Reality of Hybrid Warfare
Photos: Soviet ‘Kivi Jüri’ monument removal underway in Kärdla
Drink driving criminalized in Latvia
Suur Munamägi’s spruce-fir forest disappearing due to beetle infestation
European Parliament speaker: Latvia’s warnings about Russia were right
Narva politician Sergei Gorlatš found guilty of vote-buying
World’s first: People in Lithuania to rent remote wind turbines
Bank of Estonia economist: Euribor is rising, interest margins are falling
OECD’s skill survey to take place in Latvia for first time
Kohtla-Järve passes no-confidence motions against city government, deputies
Latvia’s experience and leadership will be crucial in further EU steps – Metsola
Communications cable failure causes train delays across Estonia
Most Lithuanians say war in Ukraine should accelerate green transition – EIB
Newly-elected politicians prepared to reform Latvia’s government model
Russian journalist and Putin’s rumoured goddaughter flees to Lithuania
Estonia advising Western Balkans on strengthening cyber resilience
Construction costs up 20% on year in Latvia
Estonia, Hungary Wait on Sidelines of Global Minimum Tax Efforts
NATO transformation chief visits Vilnius, talks Lithuania’s defence development
Court rejects Rimšēvičs’ claim for wage recovery
Migrant suffers amputation after crossing into Lithuania
Estonia to ban Russian oil imports from December
CEPEJ Workshops with stakeholders on mediation and legal aid in Latvia
Estonia Resumes Train Services After Equipment Failure
Monaco Chess Club: Rich history and honourable traditions
Austria begins rollout of digital IDs for contactless identity checking
The Netherlands may be the first country to hit the limits of growth
One third of EU tourist beds are in Italy and France
Switzerland to examine new German request to allow weapon re-exports to Ukraine
How much more of Russia’s nonsense do we have to endure: UK Statement at the Security Council
Icelandic company Carbon Recycling International (CRI) has helped set up the world’s largest chemical plant in China
Irish language and Ulster Scots bill clears final hurdle in Parliament
Slovenia inadvertently dragged into Russian ‘dirty bomb’ campaign
Next phase of work on Mediterranean Corridor brings Albania closer to the EU
Portugal’s fintech ecosystem attracted over €1 billion in total funding. We take an inside look.
German Chancellor Scholz rejects Turkey’s claims against Greece
Georgia Prime Minister visits Hungary
Artsakh Leaders Voice Support for ‘Russian Peace Plan’
Remarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Astana
Polish, Montenegrin presidents discuss Three Seas, Ukraine
Bank of Japan sticks to its dovish stance as the rest of the world takes on jumbo hikes
New Zealand Leader Ardern Makes Rare Trip to Antarctica
Russia to ban sharing LGBT ‘propaganda’ with adults as well as children
Bahrain Leads Unmanned Exercise for Multinational Task Force
Ukraine attacks Russia’s hold on southern city of Kherson
Belarus sends one more independent journalist to prison
Sweden faces weaker public finances next year, debt office says
Russia warns West: We can target your commercial satellites
The Port of Esbjerg boosts Denmark’s hydrogen economy
China accused of using overseas bases to target dissidents
Finland PM Sanna Marin ‘doesn’t care about human rights for Sámi people’ as reforms likely to fail
Western officials finalising plans for Russia oil-price cap
Poland demolishes four Red Army monuments
Kazakh Parliament Approves Mass Amnesty For Participants In January Protests
Denmark’s Ørsted Strikes Deal to Buy Norwegian Gas via Baltic Pipe Pipeline
Spanish PM urges global climate action for African continent
Germany expects €126 billion in additional tax revenues
‘Western appeals for talks with Russia play into Putin’s hand’
Germany’s Scholz exhorts Turkey to respect Greek ‘sovereignty’
Moscow-Appointed Authorities Say 70,000 People Have Left Kherson
‘Not treated like humans’: Ukrainian women on Russian captivity
Lebanon and Israel sign sea border deal
Denmark’s ‘hygge’ bubble bursts as security election looms
EU lays out plan for ‘zero pollution’ in air and water by 2050
Germany reviewing possible Chinese takeover of chip factory
Hezbollah chief says armed group’s mobilization to end
Record number of suicide attempts among children and adolescents in Poland this year
Mexican police say drug lord killed 20 townspeople
Council of Europe anti-trafficking expert body says Belarus failed to prevent human trafficking on its borders
Russia’s Sechin says Taiwan will return to China ‘on schedule’
Russian lawmakers vet new bill against LGBTQ ‘propaganda’
Uzbeks working in Russia handed mobilisation notices
Outrage in South Africa as charges dropped in gang rape case
New British PM Sunak will not attend COP27 climate summit
ECB hikes interest rates, insists on price stability mandate
Europe sees fastest pace of rate hikes since euro launched
Scientists call for ‘climate smart’ forestry in face of global warming
UN report: Climate pollution reductions ‘highly inadequate’
Sturgeon rejects claims Scottish EU bid would fall without euro membership
Brexit crisis pushes N Ireland to brink of new election
In Kazakhstan, EU and Central Asian leaders tout closer cooperation
WHO: Tuberculosis cases rise for the first time in years
EU, Latin American leaders seek closer ties amid Ukraine war fallout fears
Oman to offer 47-year land concessions for green hydrogen projects
Is the EU Starting to Wobble on Freezing Out Assad?
Mongolia Is Keen to Distance Itself From Moscow and Beijing
The rebirth of the Russia–North Korea alliance
US to send hi-tech nuclear weapons to Nato bases amid rising tensions with Russia

October 28, 4th Friday of October, Peniamina Gospel Day, Niue (1846 October 26)
1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day
Estonia: Marko Mihkelson took inappropriate pictures of a child
“Rave at its best can be a transcendental experience”: Lithuanian DJs combat autocracy with music
‘Estonian Organs’ series revived after 32 years
Finnish president to visit Lithuania next week
Saaremaa stone wall sold off by the meter to raise restoration funds
Court has recognized 16 same-sex families so far in Latvia
Nissui’s JPK ramps up processing of salmon in Lithuania
Art scholar on Päts monument: ‘Almost everything here is wrong’
Businesses invited to participate in Zambia and Namibia webinar
Lithuania to buy Spanish mortars worth €10m
Latvian central bank conference upcoming
Eesti Energia receives support from state for development of pumped storage
Winter exhibition season starting at Rothko Centre
Lithuanian airports close down Covid testing facilities
Rīga’s heating prices to rise even further
Maria Faust on portrait film: Everything that happens on stage has a price
Lithuania holds military drills with NATO allies
Mežaparks Open-Air Stage resonates with its forested surroundings in Riga, Latvia
Lithuania to speed up active military reserve expansion, minister says
Ülle Jaakma is appointed Rector of Estonian University of Life Sciences
Eurodressage: Justina Vanagaite, Trailblazer for Lithuania in International Grand Prix Sport
Coin marks centenary of Latvian central bank
Central bank chief slams Lithuanian government for dragging feet about tax reform
Wise wants to launch Assets in Estonia, obtains debt facility from SVB
Ukraine gets equipment from Lithuania to repair electrical substations, gas pipelines
Russia’s annual nuclear drill smaller than expected
Latvian-Estonian wind farm potential location confirmed
US backs Baltic synchronization, BRELL disconnection – Lithuanian energmin
Latvian GDP down in third quarter, but retail rose in September
Estonia planning to reinstate temporary controls on southern border
Direct flights from Vilnius to Brussels temporarily suspended
Belarusian citizen in Latvia sentenced to eight years for spying
Paldiski LNG terminal dock completed ahead of schedule
Lithuania presents two more films for Oscar nominations
Estonia: Consumption starting to fall, confidence lower than 2008
Lithuania’s ties with Taiwan will pay high-tech dividends: PM
Estonia takes over Baltic Assembly rotating presidency
Childhood and death in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Estonian State High School cornerstone laid in Narva
World Bank: Improved Provision of Mental Health Services Benefit Lithuanian Youth
Danske Bank projects $2.1B settlement for Estonia money laundering probes
Edgars Rinkēvičs calls on Argentina, Cuba and Mexico to support holding Russia accountable in international organisations
Estonians don’t need multiple documents to prove their identity — should Australia follow their lead?
US DOD, Latvian MOD Enter Into Non-Binding Security of Supply Arrangement
Taiwan President Tsai meets parliamentarians from Ukraine and Lithuania
Terho praises Estonian Olympic Committee’s “positive approach” of athletes’ forum
Three sentenced for ‘enslaving’ man they lured from Latvia to UK
Filmmaker Talks And Q&As Announced For THE NY BALTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Latvia’s cyberspace faces new challenges amid war in Ukraine
Vegan activist takes Switzerland to human rights court over prison diet
Flanders ends home battery premium but doubles support for heat pumps
ArcelorMittal to trial carbon capture technology at Belgium steel plant
Tour de France 2023 Route Analysis
Moody’s changes the outlook on the Isle of Man to negative
Greenland’s Melting Ice Could Reveal Riches Beyond Imagination
Belgrade issues threats as Kosovo digs in heels over number plates
Air France-KLM CEO Says He’s Interested in Portugal’s TAP
Sport exemption dubbed ‘sell-out to Basque party’
Crimean Tatar TV journalist detained in Turkey at request of Russia
Success of the “Study in Europe” fair in Azerbaijan
Independent Kyrgyz Media Post Dark Page To Protest Government’s Blocking Of RFE/RL Websites
Kazakh-Language Club A Hit With Russian Speakers In Kazakhstan, Amid Ukraine War
EU and Uzbekistan looking to sign Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Turkey’s Erdoğan Deploys Sweden and Finland’s NATO Membership Bids to Further His Repression
European Union hopeful of striking energy deal with Argentina soon
Recession risk looms large over euro zone, ECB policymaker says
Japan unleashes $200bn stimulus
Ukrainian forces largely in control of key road in the east, says Kyiv
Elon Musk completes takeover of Twitter, CEO and CFO fired and escorted from building
UN nuclear agency to probe Russia claim of `dirty bombs’
US, South Korean firms to run Polish nuclear plants
Canada raising money for Ukraine with sale of bonds
A victory for Lula in Brazil, is a victory for Palestine
US, allies slam Russia for wasting UN Security Council time
Denmark, Norway and Sweden bobsleigh and skeleton teams join for regional development camp
Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s prime minister, says: ‘Don’t call me Mr.’
Austria snags UAE gas deal, matching Germany’s
Turkey’s Baykar to complete drone plant in Ukraine in two years
Sweden to further investigate Nord Stream pipeline damage
Czech protesters call for new government, direct gas talks with Russia
Kazakhstan: Oil-rich west to become green hydrogen hub
EU and Germany bet on ‘smart villages’ in rural development bid
Norway’s wealth fund posts $43.5bln Q3 loss
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Demands Iran Stop Providing Weapons To Russia
US lawmakers urge bank chiefs to reconsider Hong Kong banking summit citing clampdown
Trump stands by his own platform as Musk takes over Twitter
Scholz will use trip to press Beijing on opening markets and human rights
‘No room for old dreams’, German president says of Russia ties
Boskalis’ project in Finland wins prestigious award
EU revisits Balkans to win friends, seek more influence
TSOs delay plans for 700 MW Germany-Sweden link
Von der Leyen calls on Bosnia leaders to unite around EU future
In the grips of war, Ukraine faces bleak demographic future
U.S. Sanctions Iranian Foundation That Issued Bounty For Killing Of Rushdie
Norway gives Russian name to academic detained for spying
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi’s husband assaulted with hammer at home, motive unclear
Canada Prime Minister announces new measures to support Ukraine
EU approves ban on new combustion-engine cars from 2035
Germany’s North-South renewables divide is intensifying
France to plant 1bn trees by 2030
Poland scraps easy access to labour market for Russians
The Romanian Escapees Who Risked Everything To Swim To Yugoslavia
Finland’s Nokian Tyres sells Russian operations to Tatneft
Russia’s security service works to subvert Moldova’s pro-Western government
Poland is ready to help Ukraine in the post-war reconstruction of airports
China’s Economy Is Rotting from the Head
Germany dodges recession but inflation climbs to 11.6%
GM temporarily suspends advertising on Twitter following Elon Musk takeover
Poland interested in Nuclear Weapons Sharing programme
51% of Ukrainians believe events in Ukraine going in right direction
Sweden and Finland will ‘complete journey into Nato together’
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Lithuanian President: ‘If Russia wins in Ukraine, there is a high probability that they will come after us’
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Lithuania will repair 12 more German PzH2000 howitzers for Ukraine – defense minister
China says Port stake deal puts trade with Germany on growth path
“NATO-Russia Act is dead”: Poland seeks to station nuclear weapons, NATO forces
First Turkish ‘Bayraktar’ drones arrive in Poland
Ukraine war: Russia halts grain deal after ‘massive’ Black Sea Fleet attack
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Church failing to tackle sex abuse in ‘Global South’: Vatican
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Channel Islands ferry company celebrates bumper summer for tourism by increasing 2023 sailings
Finland’s Sanna Marin apologises for lack of action on rights of indigenous Sámi people
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Greece, Kosovo to boost business cooperation
Greek children among highest poverty risk group in Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina elected the World’s Best Tourism Film
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Cristiano Ronaldo buys most expensive mansion in Portugal
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Spain’s Vox Party Denounces EU Support For Moroccan Agriculture
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Italy to Finance First Budget Pledges With €21 Billion Borrowing
Azerbaijan’s response to Russia’s invasion has included plans for increased energy exports to Europe
Australia repatriates families of ISIS fighters from Syria
At least 59 dead, 150 injured in Halloween stampede in South Korea
Japan Plans New Joint Command to Manage Armed Forces
Amid tense ties, China says it won’t take part in Japan naval fleet review
Taiwan Celebrates Diversity, Equality in East Asia’s Largest Pride March
LGBT Fans to Boycott World Cup in Qatar Over Country’s Stance on the Community
Transgender Catholic teacher bridges the gap between the LGBT community and religion

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