Poland warned, Russia and Belarus’ armies at their Throats

1981 December 11: El Mozote massacre, El Salvador
1994 December 11: First Chechen War
Mariupol 2 by Lithuania’s Kvedaravičius wins European Film Award
Bulgaria’s parliament votes to send weapons for Ukraine after months of wrangling

1963 December 12: Jamhuri, Kenya Republic Day
Almost 7,000 households without power across Estonia, transport disrupted
Latvia’s foreign trade turnover in October 22.2% higher than a year ago
Estonia’s exported services peaked in third quarter
A third of Rīga residents want to move elsewhere
Estonia’s PM: Arms supplies to Ukraine must continue
‘Russia needs Ukraine without Ukrainians’ – interview with Kyiv mayor
[Latvia] Around 25,000 people will face language test to extend residency rights
US, Estonia to Boost NATO Presence in the Baltics
Half of Latvian public plans to seek additional income due to inflation
Lithuania rules out lifting Belarus sanctions, calls grain transit proposal ‘a trap’
Estonia and Latvia Add Third Interconnection
Flights cancelled in Lithuania overnight due to heavy snow
[Latvia] Inspection ongoing at Stradiņš Hospital due to failed liver transplants
Vilnius to demolish Moscow House
Ukrainians in Estonia Can Now Apply for Extension of Temporary Protection in Self-Service Portal
Fundvest opens in Lithuania
How healthy do Latvians feel? Not very.
Lithuanian court refuses to reopen Belaruskali case
Estonia fam trips planned as country celebrates ‘year of sauna’
Lithuanian Red Cross collects over 3,800 sleeping bags for Ukraine
[Estonia] Evecon to build 70-megawatt solar park in Läänerana Municipality
Latvian army receives two of four Black Hawk helicopters
Husband of Shoigu’s ex-girlfriend loses Lithuanian citizenship
Estonia Builds Ukraine Military Cyber Facility to Fend Off Russian Hackers
Russian neo-Nazi militia is asking for intelligence on Baltic states
[Estonia] Sale of new apartments down fivefold in past year
€19 million was donated to charity platform this year
Government approves Estonian language transition education bill
A conversation with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Spain
Budgets of Golden Ring municipalities growing faster than Tallinn’s
Winners of Lithuania’s National Prize for Culture and Arts announced
Why there’s more to Latvia than its charming capital Riga
EU talks on Ukraine support ‘stuck in cold mud’, says Lithuanian FM
Daugavpils skating rink roof caves under snow
Baltic International Bank has operations suspended by Latvian regulator
Elisa Estonia selects 3SS solutions
Russian mineral fertilizers released following request from Guterres
Seismic surveys to investigate geothermal potential in Wallonia, Belgium
40 Tesla Megapacks Replace 70-Year-Old Generating Station In Belgium
Faroes strike 2023 fisheries agreements with Norway and Iceland
SAXE Global & PSP Angels Become Official Banking Representatives of San Marino
Clashes at Montenegro protests amid political tension
Moldova plans its own take on Magnitsky Act as UK sanctions opposition politicians
MiG-29 from Slovakia [to Ukraine] – coming soon
BAE Systems: Slovakia signs $1.37 billion deal for 152 CV90s under government-to-government agreement
Tajikistan: Long Sentences for Autonomous Region Activists
Tajikistan: Respected journalist sentenced to 21 years in prison
Iran execution: Man publicly hanged from crane amid protests
Police raid more EU Parliament offices in corruption probe
Child Barometer 2022: Majority of preschoolers in Finland say they ”feel safe”
Germany to help Kenya hit 100% renewables, export hydrogen
Germany prepares to deploy Patriots in Poland
UK minister is “open minded” over sending longer-range weapons to Ukraine
France’s Macron engineers new diplomatic push for Ukraine
Denmark’s Peters finds his place with wheelchair rugby after life-changing injury
In Wider Diversity Push, Norway Proposes 40% Gender Quota for Large Unlisted Firms
Denmark’s Potential Role In Nordic Hyperloop Solutions
Germany’s gas savings are too low, agency chief warns
Royal Caribbean’s first LNG-powered giant launched in Finland
Sweden’s Free-Falling Property Market Triggers Worst Economic Slump in EU
Finland Awards Rafael $236M Short and Long-Range Missile Contract
Belarus to keep helping Russia but unlikely to send its troops to join Russia’s fighting in Ukraine – ISW
EU Council adopts €18bn aid for Ukraine despite veto by Hungary
Belarus is an active participant in Russia’s war in Ukraine says think tank
Mercedes investing €1 billion in Poland to build first electric-only van plant
Dog therapy for kids facing the trauma of the war in Ukraine
[UK] Homes for Ukraine: Sponsorship ends for thousands of Ukrainians

1974 December 13: Malta Republic Day
ERR in Ukraine: Will the winter bring a new wave of refugees?
The Baltics got their first EN 50600 certified data center
Though income inequality in Latvia is down slightly, it remains very high
Estonia to create grain stockpile by year’s end
It is wrong to accuse Lithuania’s Russian-speakers of pro-Putin sympathies
Half of Latvian households’ finances worsened this year, study suggests
Poland, Estonia net over EUR 600 million in EU fisheries funding
Hundreds of Ukrainian children came to Latvia without parents
EU countries lodge formal demarche over Macron’s Russia comments
Lithuanian military probes allegations of sexual abuse at scout camp
Multinational efforts lead to successful war medicine conference in Estonia
Clients of Latvia’s four largest banks defrauded of EUR 10.783 million in 11 months
Paet: Hundred MEPs being pro-Russia much worse than one MEP’s corruption
Two large cannabis farms busted in Lithuania
Latvian government supports minimum wage raise in 2023
Lithuanian parliament extends state of emergency along border with Belarus, Russia
Estonia’s Top Diplomat Makes Pitch for Russia’s Total Isolation
Incoming Latvian government reveals its ‘economic transformation’ ambition
HKScan to sell Baltic subsidiaries for €90 million
Latvia above EU average for human trafficking
Lithuanian pharmacies fined for fixing higher markups on medicines
Mayor: Saaremaa electricity network will not be fixed before Christmas
Teachers’ salaries to grow next year in Latvia
Estonia’s Russian schools to switch to Estonian-language schooling
Less than half of Baltic International Bank clients were Latvian residents
Saaremaa sees deepest snowfall after storm Birgit
Fewer Russian citizens cross Latvian border recently
[Estonia] Isamaa proposes annual €5,000 income tax-free threshold policy per child
Lithuania passes ‘desovietisation law’
Danske Bank pleads guilty to resolve Estonia money-laundering investigation
Latvian government extends support period for protected electricity users
Bank of Lithuania taps Regnology for its SupTech solution
NATO logisticians rehearse deployment into Poland and Baltic States
Evely Kaasiku and the silver miracle in Estonia
Why Latvia Must Engage its Russian Minority
Lithuania issues largest-ever cartel fines
Flanders plans ‘war room’ in wake of cyber attacks on local authorities
The Polar Cruise Industry and the Political Landscape in the Arctic Region: Russia in Focus
Greenland Puts Fishery Cooperation With Russia on Hold
Slovenian PM: We must stabilize the Western Balkans, under pressure from Russia
Workshop with representatives from Kurdistan, Colombia, Basque Country and Western Sahara
Bulgaria pushes for hate crimes reference on North Macedonia
China Bans Exports Of Loongson Military Grade Processors To Russia
Bolsonaro supporters clash with police in Brazil’s capital
EU strikes deal on world-first carbon border tariff
EVs now make up 20% of Norway’s cars
Cornered in Ukraine, Putin ditches annual news conference
German car giants and Asian battery kings: a match made in Hungary
Europe’s biggest port Rotterdam ‘drowning in cocaine’
New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws
For Ukrainians Without Electricity, Bulgarians Provide A Lifeline: Portable Generators
Barbados’ top court repeals laws that criminalize gay sex
Alabama, Utah become the latest U.S. states to ban TikTok on state devices
Icebreaking season begins in Finland
European Parliament strips Eva Kaili of VP role over Qatar graft scandal
Far-Right Protesters Rally In Belgrade In Support Of Kosovar Serbs As EU Urges De-Escalation
India reports injuries on both sides in minor border clash with China
Kazakhstan Ready to Pipe Crude to Germany as Russia Cutoff Looms
With Russians On The Edge Of Town, A Scramble To Evacuate Civilians From Bakhmut
Donors pledge millions to get Ukraine through winter, bombs
U.S. close to providing Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine -officials
Ukraine energy: Zelensky calls for 50 million lightbulbs
Visit By UN Rights Expert Brings No Letup In Tajikistan’s ‘Parade Of Horrors’
Ukraine: Doctors from occupied Mariupol open hospital in Kyiv
U.S. lawmakers unveil bipartisan bid to ban China’s TikTok
Belarus moves troops to Ukrainian border
Denmark gets a new government, six weeks after elections
Togo secretly takes delivery of three Russian Mi-35 helicopters

ERR in Izium: People making do despite difficulties
‘We are used to working all our lives.’ Lithuania leads Europe in employing Ukrainian refugees
Latvian President Levits: new coalition is ‘sufficiently solid’
Lithuania bans promotion of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes and their ideologies
Latvia donates another ambulance to Ukraine
Lithuania’s Green Genius builds EUR 8 mln PV park in Romania
Latvia – U.S. ‘friendship’ book available
Löfbergs becomes official coffee partner at Lithuania’s Zalgirio Arena
Latvia’s coalition parties sign next government agreement
Suspected FSB officer charged with smuggling military equipment via Estonia
Criminals use Estonia to smuggle military equipment from the US to Russia
US charges 7 people with smuggling goods to Russia via Estonia
Belarus moves 20 tanks to the border with Poland and Lithuania
Latvia awards contract to Saab for short-range air defence systems
Scientists study wildlife impact of Lithuania’s first offshore wind farm
University of Tartu Museum nominated for European Museum of the Year Award
Only 250 migrants remain in Lithuania – minister
[Estonia] FSA plans to increase banks’ financial buffer requirement
Lithuania will not ‘censor’ Tchaikovsky’s works in national theatres, says minister
Rīga has paid 40% more social benefits than last year
Lithuanian in talks with Meta over Facebook deleting pro-Ukraine posts
Latvia’s ruling coalition parties sign cooperation agreement; what does it include?
Rights group says Lithuanian authorities broke law with night-time deportation of asylum seekers to Nigeria
Housing prices in Latvia up by 14% in Q3
Ambassador: Germany and Estonia very much on the same page
Lithuania to issue temporary residence permits in 34 countries
Latvia’s Russia-weary PM Karins gets final nod for government
Estonian real estate businessman: I hope they tear down Linnahall (Lenin Palace of Culture and Sports)
European Commission provides Latvia EUR 7.8 million for needs of Ukrainian refugees
Estonia looks into claiming share of Danske Bank money-laundering fine
Lithuanian government approves electricity, gas price subsidies for households
Ukrainian-Estonian folk band Svjata Vatra win MFA’s annual culture award
Presidents of Latvia and Finland to discuss regional security
Ukrainians will continue to use Vilnius public transport for free in 2023
New Latvian government can start work after being approved by Saeima
New website showcases Estonian film archives
EU Cohesion Policy: almost €3 billion for Belgium’s green and digital transition and economic development in 2021-2027
Iran Sentences Belgian Aid Worker to 28 Years in Prison
First outdoor ice skating marathon of the season to go ahead in Friesland
Sarah Harte: As ‘An Gaeilge’ rises in popularity, standard of spoken Irish is falling
UK and Spain close in on post-Brexit deal for Gibraltar
A conference at the Triennale, to translate the San Marino Declaration into projects
“Ringtausch”: Rheinmetall supplies Slovenia with state-of-the-art swap body trucks
Greece police raid Israeli surveillance company’s offices
Italy collects around 2.8 billion euros from 2022 energy windfall tax
NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria reaches full capability
Czech Republic to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem
Turkmenistan and Denmark eye co-op in field of energy
Number of jailed journalists spikes to new global record
Tajikistan: Families freeze while energy independence chimera remains ever distant
NATO agrees 2023 budgets, reflecting higher ambitions for the new security reality
Indo-Pacific: The European Union and Thailand sign Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Indo-Pacific: The European Union and Malaysia sign Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
‘There are maniacs who enjoy killing,’ Russian defector says of his former unit accused of war crimes in Bucha
U.S. forces launch space unit in South Korea amid North’s growing threats
Belarus pushing for quick accession into Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
As Tigray calms, Ethiopia sees growing conflict in Oromia
Scottish independence leads poll again as experts explain why
Westminster blocks SNP plan to give Holyrood power to hold indyref2
Denmark aims to be climate neutral five years earlier
Slovaks view Ukrainian refugees most negatively among V4
Sweden Sets Europe’s Security as Top Task for Its EU Presidency
Hamas marks anniversary, predicts confrontation with Israel
11.5%, Sweden had its highest inflation in over 30 years in November
US charges five Russians, two Americans with conspiracy on behalf of Russia
Sweden’s domestic divisions cloud presentation of EU presidency priorities
EU to US: We already have war, don’t give us trade war, too
NATO forces conduct live-fire drills in Poland
2022: The year Russia turbocharged a global energy crisis
Krympflasjon: Norway’s Word of the Year Explained
Rising number of journalists killed, detained in 2022
Poland waves white flag in EU rule of law dispute
Solution to food labelling puzzle to be found under Swedish presidency
In a small Russian town, a pensioner’s street art denounces Ukraine conflict
Deal struck on EU plan to finance Russian fossil fuel exit
Australian police investigate extremist views of cop killers
EU Parliament wants to ban forced sterilisation to protect people with disabilities
Erdogan backs Turkmen gas link easing dependence on Russia
Iran ousted from U.N. women’s commission after U.S. campaign
Europe hosts southeast Asian leaders as own crises mount
Bulgaria’s GERB fails to install technocrat government to fill political void
French TV Regulator Tells Eutelsat To Stop Broadcasting Three Russian Channels
Turkish court sentences Erdogan rival to jail with political ban
Death toll rises to more than 140 in floods in Congo capital
Stricter animal welfare rules should apply to imports, EU ministers say
Kazakh Court Denies Early Release For Noted Dissident Narymbaev
WHO chief says his uncle was murdered in Ethiopia’s Tigray
Peru’s new government declares police state amid protests
Commission President: EU Sovereignty Fund will be proposed in summer
Turkmenistan Turns Up Pro-Russian Propaganda, Warns Against Western Media, ‘Agents’
Texas Governor Abbott Signs Economic Partnership Agreement With Finland

Amnesty rep on Lithuania’s treatment of migrants: we shouldn’t compete with Belarus who can be more cruel – interview
Tallinn donates 20 buses to Ukraine
Rīga changes Russia-related street names
Number of Russian citizens arriving in Lithuania has halved since September
Abandoned mall in Kuldīga transforms into culture center
Kazakhstan, Lithuania see growth in volume of transported goods
Rally in support of civil union law fails to sway Latvian Saeima
Kvedaravičius’ fiancée says her name removed from Mariupol 2 credits
Latvia discusses Arctic matters
Lithuania, Poland block food export exemptions in new Russia sanctions package
[Estonia] Isamaa backs EKRE infantry mines proposal
Rīga municipality sends more donations to Ukraine
Estonian government approves €90 million allocation from REPowerEU facility
People repeatedly repelled at Lithuania and Latvia borders face increased suffering
Estonian Santa Claus visits Riigikogu during final sitting of year
Lithuanian firm makes stoves from car parts for power-starved Ukrainians
PH gets technology boost from Czech Republic, Estonia — Marcos
Lithuanian parliament takes half-step toward cannabis decriminalisation
Building permit issued for Paldiski hydro-pump electricity storage facility
Latvia’s new Minister of Transport promises to focus on railway, motorway and public transport infrastructure
Verkhovna Rada deputy speaker: Your support will always be remembered by us
Politologist: Latvia’s government to take office mid-crisis; budget to be the biggest challenge
Zirk finishes fifth at World Swimming Championships in Melbourne
Ice Hockey: 2023 World Junior Championship Preview: Team Latvia
Tallinn street skier: It had been on my bucket list for a long time
Lithuanian airports prepare to relax rules on liquids and laptops
[Estonia] Minister’s crisis Plan B calls for state to pump foreign money into economy
Former owner of Lithuania’s fertiliser plant could receive EU sanctions relief
Housing affordability down considerably in Latvia; buyers remain reluctant
Lithuanian MPs reject spelling with diacritical marks in identity documents
Estonia improves fish controls after Listeria outbreak
Check out this spectacular new northern European train route
Freedom School for Ukrainian war refugees enriches Estonia’s education system
Domino’s set up shop in Uruguay and Latvia
Estonia promises to support Ukraine till victory
Cloud communications leader Notified to triple headcount in Vilnius
Estonian govt approves technology partnership with UK
Lithuanian president vows to raise Russian sanction exemption issue at EC
European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton visits NATO
Subsea kite power under investigation offshore Faroes
HBO’s ‘True Detective 4’ becomes first recipient of Iceland’s new 35% incentive as local industry booms
Tynwald backs £10m fund to redevelop vacant Isle of Man urban sites
Jersey explosion: nine people confirmed to have died
Iceland’s Christmas Book Flood Is a Force of Nature
Return Of The Sun And Symbols Of Christmas
Can a snoring reindeer give you a stress-free Christmas?
How’s Wales’ economy changed over the last 30 years?
Rights experts urge UK to redraft controversial Northern Ireland bill
Kosovo formally applies for EU membership
Slovakia: The search for alternatives to Russian gas
Bulgaria’s capital bans old cars from traffic-clogged city centre
Bulgaria revives forgotten pro-Russian oil pipeline to reduce Russian dependence
Hungary scrambles to save country’s largest steelworks
Turkey may build gas pipeline from Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to Europe
‘Türkiye-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan summit to strengthen Turkic world’
Uncle Samad Wants You! Tajikistan Taking Extreme Measures To Get Recruits Amid Failed Army Draft
NATO’s maritime vigilance: optimizing the standing naval force for the future
EU institutions agree on joint priorities for 2023 and 2024
EU and African partners launch flagship initiative to enhance sexual and reproductive health and rights
Australia passes law to cap energy prices against ‘wartime whims’
As South Korea abolishes its gender ministry, women fight back
New Zealand economy expands at twice expected pace
Biden tells African leaders US is ‘all in’ on the continent
Germany’s half-a-trillion dollar energy bazooka may not be enough
Bethlehem welcomes Christmas tourists after pandemic lull
Germany’s Unlearned Lessons
Japan military probe finds over 100 sexual harassment cases
Poland’s Plan to Access EU Aid Spurs Tensions Over Key Bill
Boris Becker freed from UK prison, expected to be deported
Ukraine launches ‘most massive strike’ on occupied Donetsk region since 2014, Russia-installed mayor says
High inflation and efforts to tame it defined 2022 economy
Denmark vows to fix ‘dysfunctional’ asylum system
At EU summit, Bulgaria seeks guarantees it will enter Schengen in 2023
Norway central bank hikes rate by quarter point, likely to act again
The global supply trail that leads to Russia’s killer drones
Denmark set to overhaul 6% streaming levy as production industry looks to recover
European Central Bank slows rate hikes but vows more ahead
Highest actual individual consumption levels in Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark
Are the Dutch becoming less sceptical toward EU enlargement?
Meta halts construction of two data centres in Denmark
Irish soldier killed on U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
Denmark’s new government drops public holiday to boost defence budget
Slovak government falls after losing no-confidence vote
EBRD, EU and Sweden support popcorn manufacturer in Moldova
EU Commission OKs Germany’s new billion euro EV charging scheme
Sweden seeks to secure its power supply, government says
Turkey’s Baykar launches new jet-powered drone, aiming for air-to-air combat
Denmark to abolish job centres in overhaul of unemployment system
Jesuit case underscores secrecy, leniency for abuse of women
Migrants attempt risky Kaliningrad route to Europe
EU parliament votes to recognise ‘Holodomor’ famine as genocide
NATO for nappies as Finland’s defence minister goes on paternity leave
U.S. Adds Russian Oligarch Potanin, Rosbank To Sanctions Blacklist
Germany’s Schwedt refinery no longer needs Russian oil after Polish supply deal – German official
Confirmed data: Finnish land use now emits more carbon than it traps
Polish president vetoes law centralising control over schools
Finland: Building management cartel firms fined millions
Poland’s police chief wounded after gift from Ukraine official explodes
Denmark’s central bank raises key interest rate to 1.75%
Russian military expert urges preparation for a potential war with NATO in spring 2023
Belarus Unlikely To Provide Russia a Force Capable of New Assault: U.K.
Last French troops leave Central African Republic amid closer Bangui-Moscow ties
9th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan (Juba) takes over mission
Saab nets $86M deal for infantry anti-tank systems for Sweden
Russian carmakers begin CKD assembly from Chinese imports

1971 December 16: Bahrain National Day
1991 December 16: Kazakhstan Independence Day
1989 December 16: Romanian Revolution
[Estonia] Analysts believe interest rate hikes will not rein in inflation quickly
[Latvia] High Five! donation drive starts Friday
New composition of Azerbaijan-Lithuania Intergovernmental Commission approved – decree
Latvia’s gas consumption down significantly this year
Rapist among two arrested in probe into Lithuanian drugs gang operating in Ireland
US infantry unit arrives in Estonia
Lithuania signs $495m contract with US for HIMARS systems
Leningrad Oblast governor: Narva border crossing to close for vehicles
[Latvia] Job vacancies grew by 10% in third quarter
Census: More people of retirement age in Estonia employed than ever before
Lithuania says EU’s new Russia sanctions are ‘missed opportunity’
Latvia’s current priority is preparing next year’s state budget
Lithuania raises disagreement over electricity profit sharing with Swedish PM
Estonian Accommodation Establishments Served Nearly 270,000 Tourists in October This Year
Ukrainian refugees to be issued digital residence permits in Lithuania
Latvian central bank expects “temporary and shallow recession”
Estonia’s Ott Tänak: My goal at M-Sport is to win the world title next year
[Latvia] Debate to consider ‘Values-Based International Order’
Lithuania: Migration Management Remains Most Significant Challenge
Latvian Occupation Museum to unveil Holodomor exhibition
Lithuania gets defense boost with purchase of American HIMARS rocket systems
Levits: Ukraine will win and Latvia will help it rebuild
European Council focuses on support for Ukraine, security, energy
Lithuania signs cooperation deal on Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor
Bottles and laptops can stay in bags at Tallinn Airport in the future
What Was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth?
Estonian banks offering better deposit rates on a German platform
European helicopter modernisation advances in Latvia and Czech Republic
Ukraine mostly needs anti-missile systems, Zelensky’s rep tells Lithuanian audience
CO2 emissions down and energy dependence up in Latvia
Meta to send reps to Lithuania over blocking of pro-Ukraine posts
EU adopts ninth sanctions package against Russia
Two Afghans with frostbite detained at Lithuania’s border with Belarus
Lithuania mulls online teaching of European languages to discourage from choosing Russian
Payments company Wise suspends Ghana cedi transfers amid volatility
Frontex interim director under investigation
Netherlands approves two new reactors as old Borssele plant eyes retirement
‘Apocalyptic’ fire rips through French apartment block, killing 10
The Life And Times Of German Aviation Pioneer Wolfgang Von Gronau
Greenland’s glaciers might be melting 100x faster than thought
Champions are helping bring Cornwall into a digital age
Vatican City wins award for best religious stamp
Pope Francis orders return to Greece of Parthenon sculptures held in Vatican
Repeated bomb threats cause disruption in North Macedonia
Albania last in Europe for per capita income
EU candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia rejects joining in EU’s Ukraine training mission
Serbia bids to send soldiers back into Kosovo
Great Escapes: Portugal’s Stunning Algarve Coast
Sánchez: no referendum for Catalonia
Moldova’s economy severely hit by war in Ukraine with 10.3% y/y contraction in Q3
In Moscow’s crosshairs: Moldova looks east and west to stay warm this winter
Austria pushes for fences at Bulgaria-Turkey border
Hungary’s economy minister expects inflation to peak at 27% next year
“Convicted” Crimeans transferred to oblasts in Russian Federation
Azerbaijan Restores Gas Supply to Artsakh; Lachin Blockade Enters Fifth Day
More Jailed Activists In Kyrgyzstan Go On Hunger Strike
Uzbekistan pushing back against Russia
The EU and ASEAN: stronger together
South Korea becoming top-tier global arms merchant
Taiwan: An Indian view
How Can Japan Help Taiwan?
China Slaps Export Bans on Taiwanese Goods – Again
Sweden to prioritise support for Ukraine during EU presidency
Ukraine: EU agrees ninth package of sanctions against Russia
German FM to personally return 20 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
US citizens trapped in Tigray, detained in Addis Ababa
As sports betting grows in Africa, many see a real scourge
Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom Jointly Acquire 436 BAE Systems BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles
Caribbean divided as Netherlands mulls slavery apology
Now could be Poland’s moment — but it needs to play by the rules
U.S. Senate passes record $858 billion defense act, sending bill to Biden
Innargi to develop geothermal district heating in Holbaek, Denmark
Violent protests after 2 civilians fatally shot in Kashmir
A century and counting: Ukraine’s ongoing fight to free itself from Russia
Finland PM Sanna Marin: Europe remains ‘united’ on Ukraine aid
Denmark’s Woman-Run Cabinet Is Nordic Laggard in Gender Equality
Poland plans to increase gas, crude oil mining in Norway
Yeshiva University must recognize LGBTQ club, New York appeals court rules
Norway sovereign wealth fund drops Thai, Israeli firms on rights concerns
As regional threats rise, Japan eases defense-only strategy
Sweden is an important Partner of the Judicial Institutions in BiH
BoF: Finnish economy set to slide into recession
Massive Round of Russian Missiles Strike Ukraine
North Korea performs key test to build more threatening ICBM
Putin to visit Belarus for talks with Lukashenko
Burkina Faso summons Ghanaian ambassador over Wagner allegations
Saab Receives Order for Upgrade of Gripen C/D
Landslide at Malaysia campground kills 21, leaves 12 missing
Belarus issues threats to Poland as tanks move into ‘combat readiness’ near border
Finnish police are investigating multiple reports of treason related to intelligence gathering
Germany on Twitter suspensions: ‘We have a problem, @Twitter’
Ukraine stalemate sets stage for possible winter escalation
Huge Berlin aquarium bursts, unleashing flood of devastation
Germany ups reliance on Huawei for 5G despite security fears -survey
EU approves Germany’s takeover of gas importer Uniper
Jordan bans TikTok after police officer killed in protests
Poland’s first democratically elected president shot dead 100 years ago today
Eva Kaili’s partner confesses role in European Parliament corruption case – sources
Poland inks deal with Saab for naval training system
Prominent Mexican journalist survives shooting attack
Finland adapts easily to NATO, according to report
German states oppose construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant
Ukraine ‘preparing’ for Russia to invade from north, top commander says
Ukraine’s second city Kharkiv without power after Russian strikes
Russia’s Baltic Fleet Starts Large-Scale Exercise In Kaliningrad Region
Hungary, Malta Oppose Weapons Supplies To Kiev, EU Voting Reform – Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto

1907 December 17: National Day of Bhutan
1928 December 17: Kurdistan Flag Day
2010 December 17: Arab Spring
Kaunas, Lithuania: Culture celebration confronts Holocaust memory
Toompea representative building to recount history of Estonian independence
Saudi leaders congratulate PM Karins after new Latvian government approved
Education minister approves switch to Estonian education activity plan
Ukrainian women create businesses in Lithuania without connections, money, or language skills
Composer Urmas Sisask dead at 62
Switzerland formally adopts EU oil price cap for Russia
Austria central bank predicts mild recession then 0.6% growth in 2023
Fresh from World Cup game, France ends Morocco visa restrictions
Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s PM again in job swap deal
Malta-transit ships must switch to clean fuel by 2025
Record 21,000 irregular migrants came to Cyprus this year, 7,500 were returned
Spain tests impact of shorter working week on productivity
Moldova suspends six TV channels over Russia-Ukraine war coverage
Hungary, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan agree to Black Sea electricity project
A Battle for the Arctic Is Already Underway. And the U.S. Is Already Behind.
Canada increases biodiversity funding in crunch UN talks
South Korea’s 1st moon probe Danuri begins to enter lunar orbit
Taiwan’s military has a fertility problem: As China fears grow, its recruitment pool shrinks
Veto of Discriminatory Poland Sex Ed Bill Shows Power of Protest
Battle lines deepen in bruising fight for control of Germany’s liberal Jewish institutions
Poland seeks UNESCO help in returning art looted by Germany in WWII
Russia and Belarus’ armies on brink of conflict due to ‘uncontrolled’ ethnic tensions
Scholz inaugurates 1st liquefied gas terminal in Germany
Poland has EU’s third lowest share of IT professionals in workforce
Ukraine braces for attack from the north, as Russia keeps bombing energy infrastructure
Poland Warned As Belarusian Tanks Move Into Combat Readiness Near Border Amid Ongoing War
Same-sex couple take case to Strasbourg after Poland refuses to recognise overseas marriage
Ukraine war: Putin meets generals as Russian missiles pound cities
Philippine Communist Party founder Sison dies in exile at 83

December 18: International Migrants Day
1878 December 18: Qatar National Day
1961 December 19: Operation Trikora, New Guinea
1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day
1979 December 24: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan