Counter-Offensive Has Begun

1884 June 4: Estonian Flag Day

1970 June 4: Tonga Emancipation and Independence Day
1989 June 4: Tiananmen Square protests/June 4th Incident
RAF Top Guns blast missiles and heavy machine guns in Estonia drills as Zelensky begs for weapons for counterstrike
British fighter jets and helicopters train to attack targets at sea on Nato’s eastern flank
‘Finally, I belong somewhere’ – Litvak artist on life with restored Lithuanian citizenship
Kallas explains broader effects of Russian aggression at Asian conference
Nearly a third of Lithuanians are pensioners
Blaming Nato for Ukraine war denies smaller states’ sovereignty over defence: Estonian PM
Wood biorefinery major opportunity for Estonia
End of heavy-drinking? Alcohol consumption down in Lithuania
The Old Man Movie: Lactopalypse! review – gloriously unsavoury Estonian animation
Estonian Defense League having trouble finding national defense instructors
NATO Summit: Lithuania Reinstates Internal Borders for Seven Days
Baltic Sea major naval exercise brings 50 NATO vessels to Estonia
Kay de Wolf Leads MX2 Title Fight after MXGP of Latvia Victory
Estonia: Party funding watchdog to look into NGO SALK activities during elections
Edgars Rinkēvičs makes history as he’s elected President of Latvia
Neuville wins WRC Rally Italia Sardegna, Tänak second in power stage
South Korea President Yoon to attend NATO Summit in Lithuania next month

An ’embarrassing’ gear shortage has Canadian troops in Latvia buying their own helmets
Philippines: Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines arrive from Lithuania
UK fighter jets, helicopters train alongside NATO allies in Estonia
Concerns about future school availability in eastern Latvia
Links to Putin’s inner circle, horse riding in Lithuania: war proves no obstacle to life in Baltics – LRT Investigation
Electricity exchange prices expected to fluctuate more in Latvia
Kaja Kallas opens Estonian embassy, business hub in Singapore
[Latvia] Levits: No changes in coalition would be best
Estonia: Industrial production down 15.1 percent on year to April 2023
Affordable housing project in Latvia gets hit by inflation
Working Visit by Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Kaja Kallas to Singapore, 3 to 6 June
‘Latvians There’ – research sheds light on the lives of Latvians in Britain
Child protection workers in Estonia are not well protected
Urban gardens regain popularity in Latvia
Gambia, Estonia commit to strengthening bilateral security ties
Russian fittings supplied by Latvia might have been installed in Lithuanian-Polish gas pipeline GIPL
Estonia opens business hub in Singapore, offering gateway to Nordic-Baltic economies
Lithuanians on cross-country trek to celebrate native fighting horse
airBaltic flight Rīga-Split turns around due to technical issues
Researcher: Waste recycling in Estonia needs radical reform, tax hike
Despite millions in debt, US fugitive Khawaja lives in luxury Vilnius hotel
Estonia to increase size of 10-year bonds by €500 million
Your mission is… Latvia
Estonian climate minister to streamline offshore wind farm permit procedure
Lithuania to expand bilateral connections and strengthen further ties with UAE
Estonia’s Mark Lajal wins ATP Challenger 75 tournament in Little Rock, USA
NATO may agree on Kyiv’s pathway to membership at Vilnius summit, says French official
Industrial production down 7% in Latvia
Final volume of 7,300-page dictionary of Estonian dialects published
Watchdog requests Latvian public media financing at 0.16% of GDP
Kaja Kallas opens Estonian Embassy and Business Hub in Singapore
Taking into account events in Ukraine, Latvia must introduce capability of unmanned aerial vehicles at a tremendous pace – NAF commander
Riigikogu likely to continue working after Midsummer Day
Latvia hands over 66 cars confiscated from drunk drivers to Ukraine
UN body condemns U.S., others [Lithuania] for treatment of Guantanamo inmate
War crimes committed through cyberspace must not escape international justice, says Estonian president
As Lithuania’s furniture sector falls, workers plead for help
[Looking for Savings?] Russia begins Baltic Sea naval drills one day after NATO
Purpose of NATO summit is to address problems, not to promote Lithuania – president
Legendary Latvian actress Lilita Ozoliņa dies
Narva Trans shock Flora to win Tipner Trophy
Poland & Lithuania on High Alert as Belarus Offers Visa-Free Travel From More Countries, Raising Fears of Another Migrant Crisis
President Karis to President Zelenskyy: Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s NATO and EU aspirations is iron-clad
Latvians bring home bronze from FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2023
Top Sport fined in Lithuania for underage gambling breach
How Moldova’s ties to Europe hold key to ending reliance on Russian gas
Poland’s opposition brings hundreds of thousands onto streets to protest against nationalist government
No Breakthrough in NATO-Turkey Talks About Sweden Joining
16 tons of infected strawberries from Serbia were not allowed into the Kaliningrad region in Russia
Belarusian Poet Sarokin Dies In Police Custody
Fighter jets chase small plane in Washington area before it crashes in Virginia
Finland, US eye 6G to reduce Chinese tech dependence
US, India agree roadmap for defence industry cooperation
Climate change talks begin in Germany
Denmark Plans Defense Spending Increase To Answer Ukraine War
Germany’s problem with flags
Sweden’s far-right is most anti-Green Deal party in EU
More military exercises off Norway as defense chief sharpens his demands
The Big Bang Theory: Is Sweden hosting a sex championship?
‘Fake Putin’ announces Russia under attack as Ukraine goes on offensive
Ukraine’s Zelenskiy welcomes ‘the news we have been waiting for’

1523 June 6: National Day of Sweden
1944 June 6: D-Day/Normandy landings
Latvia: New Unity ready to expand coalition ‘if values match’
500,000 bikes a year and counting: The growing importance of Lithuania’s bicycle industry
Liepāja rapidly develops its business parks
Remember to Blink Wins Best Film at Lithuanian National Silver Crane Film Awards 2023
Bus driver accused of sexual harassment in western Latvia
Expenses scandal broke Britain, will it also break Lithuania?
Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi joining Brian Eno on tour
Drop in cogeneration energy production in Latvia in 2022
Estonia’s Premier Urges NATO Members to Ramp up Defense Spending
Latvia opens retail market for natural gas
TV channels might need to seek a permit to be aired in Estonia
Latvia: National Alliance critical of possible coalition expansion
Five more Lithuanians join the fight in Ukraine
NATO jets to relocate to Latvia next year as Ämari Air Base gets upgrade
Lithuania shares its Eurointegration experience with representatives of Moldovan institutions
Bank of Estonia vice president: Unemployment likely to follow wage pressure
Man detained in Vilnius after throwing trash at Russian Embassy
Latvia ranks low in EU for social protection spending
Standard & Poor’s affirms Lithuania’s credit rating at A+
Latvia: School-picking tool wins HackCodeX hackathon
Lithuania parliament rejects election plan, government may resign
The School of Democracy in Interwar Estonia
Lithuanian parliament votes against holding snap elections
Gas prices for consumers in Lithuania to decrease
Rakvere announces tender for construction of Arvo Pärt Music House
Latvia will speed up the process to build NATO’s largest Baltic base
Estonia: Former MP proposes setting up think tanks for political parties
Lithuania’s Leisure Leagues players making waves on world stage
Estonia donating €80,000 to UN Palestine refugees agency
Latvians resumed travels abroad in 2022 after pandemic
Estonia: More people support training area expansions than oppose
Lithuania to have a drone traffic management system next year
Estonia seeks deeper trade, investment ties with Singapore with an eye on Asean growth
Latvia to give millions more to Ukraine’s army via NATO assistance package
MoD announces the death of a British soldier in Estonia
C’est si bon – Latvian bear cub is doing well in France
Estonia: Industrial downturn starting to affect workers
Lithuania moves to ban fur farming
Estonian president: NATO 2% defense spending pledge no longer sufficient
Has Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive finally begun? Maybe
Exhibition opens at end of Tallinn’s Kopli tram line
Vilnius vows to preserve ancient Jewish cemetery it had sought to dig up
Latgale might become attractive destination for Polish tourists – ambassador
German tech company abat Group enters Lithuanian market and plans further growth
Royal Navy and Royal Marines at heart of UK showing in Estonia
Latvia smart meter rollout completed
Top Sport fined again in Lithuania for mobile betting breach
Stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina gather towards the building of a national coalition for freedom of expression online and content moderation
EU lawmakers condemn European Commission on silence over Greece pushback of migrants
NATO Deputy Secretary General: “Moldova contributes to Euro-Atlantic security”
Uzbekistan: Leading Karakalpak activist loses appeal
ECB president grilled over €135bn interest payout to commercial banks
Biden lauds Denmark for its role on Ukraine
TSMC ‘feeling good’ about possible Germany plant, chairman says
First sections of barrier at Polish-Russian border to be completed in July
Canada on track for its worst-ever wildfire season
Norway to prioritise security, citizens’ preparedness
Swedish royal family marks Sweden’s 500 years as independent country
Finland expels nine Russian diplomats for intelligence activities
US slaps sanctions on Iranian, Chinese targets over Tehran’s missile, military programs
Belarus’ Sabalenka defeats Ukraine’s Svitolina to reach French Open semis, comes out against war
Commission further integrates Ukraine into EU Single Market through the Connecting Europe Facility for infrastructure funding
US and western officials see signs Ukraine’s counteroffensive is beginning
Analysis: Destruction of Kakhovka dam takes Ukraine war into uncharted territory
Ukraine: Dam destruction ‘monumental humanitarian, economic and ecological catastrophe’: Guterres
Sweden aims to join NATO by early July: defense minister
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency visits Poland as nuclear power programme makes progress

1905 June 7, Norway: Independence Day/Union Dissolution Day
Rīga Mayor: pride flag above city council was a one-person decision
Nordic multi-brand fashion sales platform Boozt to expand its Lithuanian branch
Latvia Gazettes Texts of DTAs, Protocol With Czech Republic, Iceland
Estonia must learn to turn science into capital, says Tartu rector
Lithuania Issues EUR1.25 Bln in New 10-Year Bond
CPI in Estonia up 11.3 percent on year to May 2023
Latvian Agriculture Ministry plans supermarket closures on Sundays
Lithuania’s thriving startup ecosystem is far more than fintech with thriving unicorns and changemakers aplenty
President of Albania Receives Estonian Counterpart
Earth turning into ash as Lithuania hit with intense drought
Latest Estonian government bonds issued carry 3.62 percent interest rate
Lithuania’s Klaipėda overtakes St Petersburg in container traffic, says port CEO
Rīga to offer bird’s-eye view from air balloons
Survey: Support for accepting Ukrainian refugees in Estonia on the rise
Lithuania’s Constitutional Court Slams Migrant Detention Rules
Survey: Less than a third of Russian residents in Estonia identify as such
Latvia: public opinion ranks Rinkēvičs highest among ministers
Frequentis to implement drone management solution in Lithuania
Feeding the 40,000 at the Latvian Song and Dance Festival
Lithuania migrant detention law is unconstitutional, top court says
2022 saw increase in alcohol and drug-related deaths in Estonia
Former Latvia international Gints Freimanis dies of cancer aged 38
In response to sanction-busting, Lithuania changes flight rules
Latvia’s Printful buys U.S. company Snow Commerce
MSR-Traffic: Parking Lot Monitoring at Discount Store in Riga, Latvia
Lithuania to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine following dam destruction
‘Baltic anti-fascists’ named a criminal organization by Latvian Security Service
Detaining migrants unconstitutional, rules Lithuanian court
Latvia: Domestic tourism gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels
Saudi Arabia, Latvia ink deal to boost trade, investment
Võros expect Estonian government to listen to their concerns
Public transport in Vilnius to be free during NATO summit
Estonian MPs want Russian crimes special tribunal to become foreign policy priority
Movies: Latvia Announces Production Grants
NATO’s largest air forces exercise kicks off next week
Lithuania’s GetJet Airlines Adds Three Airbus A320s Ahead Of The Summer Peak
‘Arctitecture’: Designing a Greenland school that fits in
‘To Respond to the Needs of Our Times’: New Fundamental Law for Vatican City State Kicks In
Can EU integration break the ice in Moldova’s frozen conflict?
Moldovan region overrun by pro-Putin agitators wanting stronger ties with Russia
Suspending Hungary’s EU presidency isn’t a sanction — it’s a precaution
My Europe: How stronger alliances could benefit Europe
Russia Loses 37 Artillery Systems, 13 Tanks in a Day: Ukraine
Ukraine has not yet launched counteroffensive, senior security official says
Shaping operations are underway for Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia
Diverted Indian jet lands in middle of Russia airspace dispute
True scale of horror in today’s Belarus hard to comprehend
Bank of Canada hikes rates to 22-year high, more increases expected
Norway: Autonomous Urban Ferry Project Launched
S&P 500, Nasdaq fall as tech shares give up gains
IBM plans first European quantum computing centre in Germany
Russia and Ukraine say ammonia pipeline was damaged, in potential blow to grain deal
Collapse of Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka dam an ‘ecological catastrophe’
Lira plunges more than 7% as Turkey edges towards free market
Germany prepares to host biggest NATO air deployment exercise
EU sues Poland after blowback over Kremlin influence law
Chaos on frontlines as Ukraine war threatens to come home for Russia
Ukraine dam: Hundreds of thousands without drinking water, says Zelensky
UN: Algeria and Sierra Leone elected to Security Council

‘Too many risks, too little time’ | Why Lithuania’s offshore wind debut fizzled
Spike in Russian GPS interference hit Estonia in early June
BALTOPS 23 military drills taking place in Kurzeme, Latvia
B2B payments provider Hokodo chooses Lithuania for new operations hub
Latvians have been scammed out of €3.5 million this year
Contractors sought for expansion of Lithuania’s Kaunas Airport
Latvia’s schools could be 1,000 teachers short for next year
A new migration crisis is brewing on border with Belarus. This time, the trail starts in Russia
Latvia: Donations to Ukraine jumped after Kakhovka dam destruction
Estonia: Foreign tourism up, domestic down on year to April
Latvia, Lithuania, U.S. to reach ‘Baltic Zenith’
Minister: Economic cooperation between Estonia, Japan strong
Detaining migrants was necessary, says Lithuanian minister
Tranquillizers and sleeping pills too easily available in Estonia
Pennsylvania National Guard, Lithuanian Celebrate 30-year Partnership
Future of science education in Estonian is at risk
UN Sustainable Development Goals not politically prioritized in Latvia – Levits
Jewish group suspends membership of Estonia’s national minority council
Ruling Lithuanian party’s chairman’s snap parliament election idea crashes and burns
Estonian government ties family benefits law, tax package to a vote of confidence
Education Ministry’s proposal would mean destroying the existing education system – Latvian Association of Local Governments
Estonian education deficient in Russian-speaking schools
Repatriates will no longer be granted permanent residence in Latvia
Lithuanian MPs reject artificial insemination service for unmarried partners
Estonian president encourages Albania to continue pursuing EU membership
Lithuania leads the future of women in tech
Latvia: LAMPA English-language livestreams list
Estonia’s Ülemiste City launched a new technology testing environment unique in the Nordics
Annual inflation in May at 12.3% in Latvia
Lithuanian square to be unveiled in Paris
Estonian government approves hate speech draft bill
FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Ricardas Jascemskas
Government confirms Estonia will not participate in EXPO 2025
Levits says if new coalition includes ZZS, he would not appoint next PM
Estonia: Criminal complaint filed over SALK’s pre-election activities
‘Human error’: Lithuania may have to paint pitch green before international football game
Estlink 2 repairs push up electricity prices
Russia may be jamming GPS signal over Lithuania
Long-distance rower claims several ‘Guinness world records’
Cepelinai dumplings help tell the story of Lithuania’s past
Estonia issues 10-year Schengen ban to Kremlin activist
The Atlantic Declaration: A Framework for a Twenty-First Century U.S.-UK Economic Partnership
Governments of Canada and the United Kingdom advance partnership in biomanufacturing and quantum science
San Marino hosts fourth round of TrialGP World Championship
Kosovo PM’s confrontation with the US is alarming
Occupiers abducted at least 18 Crimean Tatars on peninsula in past three months
Tajikistan: Migrant laborers seeking alternatives to Russia
ECB to hike rates in June and July to break sticky inflation, Reuters poll shows
Japan protests Chinese navy ship entering Japanese waters
New UK sanctions target Belarus exports, internet propaganda, and crack down on circumvention
US East Coast blanketed in veil of smoke from Canadian fires
EU asylum policy: Will Germany agree to get tough?
India rebukes Canada over parade float showing assassination of Indira Gandhi
Twice as many Europeans see Russia as an adversary since the Ukraine war
US suspends food aid to Ethiopia, says it’s not reaching needy
Denmark in longest dry weather spell since 2006
Taiwan activates air defence as China aircraft enter zone
250 NATO aircraft to conduct a large-scale drill in Germany this June
How El Nino could impact the world’s weather in 2023-24
Smoke from Canadian wildfires forecast to reach Norway
Taiwan’s Acer ships computer hardware to Russia after saying it would suspend business
Sweden, Finland’s About-Face on NATO Membership Was Years in the Making
France stabbing: Four children wounded in Annecy knife attack
Norway pledges NOK 1 billion for protection of children in armed conflict
Biden’s big Pride party postponed due to wildfire smoke
Ukrainian forces suffer ‘stiff resistance’ and losses in assault on Russian lines
China to build spy base in Cuba, WSJ says; US casts doubt on report
Finland Concerned Over Future Work Immigration as Number of Work-Related Residence Permit Applications Increases
Finland to buy 91 armored vehicles from Patria

Latvia: Šlesers, Rosļikovs’ factions hope to fight for Saeima dissolution
NGO expanding Lithuanian foreign policy through innovation
Finger-pointing among authorities in Jēkabpils murder case
Lithuania – Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine: Needs, Intentions, and Integration Challenges
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Latvia
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to deliver keynote at European churches’ conference in Estonia
First tickets on sale for Rīga International Film Festival
Theater makers: Not too many actors in Estonia
Latvian MEP tries to get permanent residency permits for Russia’s citizens, living in Latvia
ISS chief: No Russian ‘fifth column’ in Estonia
[Latvia] Šmits: fruit farmers will have to go for EU support
Single-use plastic bags will no longer be free in Lithuanian supermarkets
Latvia brings “supermarket-like atmosphere” to Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion
Kallas: Both ministry and schools failed to prepare transition to Estonian
NATO ready to approve new Baltic defence plans, says Lithuanian military chief
Latvia: LSM portal climbs in internet ratings
Lääneranna municipality remains firm to close Estonian school of the year
Mongolia to sign air traffic agreement with UK and Latvia
Lithuania to pay €3.1m or accept 158 migrants annually under EU’s new migration policy
Baltic summer festival guide 2023
Kaja Kallas lent husband €350,000 for investment purposes
Fugitive Russian air force pilot is in Lithuania, confirm officials
Some Tallinn and Ida-Viru County vocational schools still teach in Russian
Data shows a 40% reduction in traffic violations owing to LMT’s red light enforcement system
Estonia: Foreign Minister hits head of Russian Orthodox church with entry ban
NATO’s largest air drills will see jets stage simultaneous landings in Lithuania
Foreign trade down 10.6% on year in Latvia
Starting A Business In Lithuania – Facts You Should Know
Latvia approves 200,000 euros in emergency aid to help Ukraine with Kakhovka disaster
Outdoor cinema to open in Tallinn’s Noblessner port through the summer
‘Lithuania’s defence is also Germany’s defence,’ says Seimas speaker
Vabamu adds Estonia’s LGBT history to permanent museum exhibition
By The Numbers: 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Estonia amends 10-year defense plan to sharply increase ammunition stocks
Estonia’s UNECE Centre to Aid Energy-Efficient Building Reconstruction in Ukraine
Ruling Party Backs Off Threat to Dissolve Lithuanian Government
Updated Estonian-Latvian electricity connection launches
Estonian pride and Monaco memories: The story behind Paul Aron’s helmet designs
Michigan National Guard Soldier caps 42-year career with Annual Training mission in Latvia
Żeligowski’s Mutiny creates the Republic of Central Lithuania
The global movement against China’s economic coercion is accelerating
Liechtenstein in one day: where to go, what to see, what to do
Belgium to supply Ukraine with 105mm ammunition worth $35 million
Outcry in Brittany as megalithic standing stones cleared for construction of DIY store
From Gibraltar to Guadalajara, how the Arabic language left its mark on the world
Andorra win first GSSE 7s title
‘A moving target’: North Macedonia’s foreign minister on EU accession
An Albanian adventure
How 2 Mass Shootings Put Serbia’s Populist President Under Pressure
Cyprus labors to shield reputation amid new US, UK action on Russian ‘sanctions evasion network’
Turkish chef wins Basque Culinary World Prize
Slovakia Officially Recognises Vietnamese Community as 14th National Minority
EU pays out EUR 1.4 billion to Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania for green transition
Taiwan, Czech Republic: Foreign Minister Wu’s Visit to Prague Will Test Beijing’s Restraint
Romania pledges financial support for nuclear power projects Cernavodă 3, 4
A soldier’s hidden identity shines a light on troubled history of Crimea’s Tatars
In Meeting with Putin, Pashinyan Discusses Grave Humanitarian Crisis in Artsakh
Kazakhstan: Authorities declare state of emergency over Caspian
Better Cotton sustainability roadmap drives Uzbekistan cotton sector forward
ECB Seen Headed for Goldilocks Moment With Rate Path Just Right
Australia’s potential in the lithium market
South Korea summons China envoy over warning on ‘wrong bets’ in ties
Norway seeks to open vast ocean area to deep-sea mining
Germany warns of stalemate on EU fiscal rules reform
Is a Ukrainian offensive underway south of Zaporizhzhia?
U.S. bans imports from China-based Ninestar Corp over Uyghurs
Sweden charges man suspected of financing outlawed Kurdish group
Denmark: A tougher line on immigration
Norway’s Chief of Defense Wants To Increase Firepower in the North
Russia has received hundreds of Iranian drones to attack Ukraine, White House says
Millionaire Hit with €121,000 speeding fine in Finland
Radio New Zealand investigates Russia-friendly editing of Ukraine articles
Ukraine’s dam explosion is a red line: Russia must feel the consequences
White House welcomes Tesla to take advantage of federal dollars
Russia reports heavy fighting in southern Ukraine, Kyiv says little
Ukraine’s counter-offensive against Russia under way
Poland condemns EU migration and asylum pact agreed by European Council
UK RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft Twice in 24 Hours
Turkey seizes $1 billion of counterfeit money headed for Africa

June 10: King’s Official Birthday in Tuvalu
‘Low-cost’ and ‘untapped’ European destination has a stunning beach
Estonia Parliament Considers Bill to Transpose EU Directive on Measures for Payment Service Providers
EU migration deal: Just under 80 people a year may be resettled in Estonia
Klaipėda to launch water bus service
Estonian cyber security know-how showcased in Balkans
Border guard chief: Belarus has tried to arm border crossers
Martin Rump represents Estonia at centennial Le Mans 24 Hours
The true scale of poverty in Lithuania is invisible
The vital role Liepāja has played in the history of junior ERC
Lithuania to investigate Belarus’ involvement in illegal transfer of Ukrainian children
Baltic Film, Media and Arts Institute’s student filmmakers awards 2023
Martin Helme returned as EKRE chair
Urmas Reinsalu elected new Isamaa leader
Baltic Pride 2023 wends its way through Tallinn’s old town
Channel Islands build partnerships with France
Russia says Iceland ‘destroys’ ties by suspending embassy operations in Moscow
Iceland passes historic conversion therapy ban and yes, it’s trans-inclusive
Greggs takes on home of the pasty with expansion into Cornwall
Montenegro holds snap parliamentary vote that could determine its EU path
Volleyball Nations League 2023: Slovenia Rok France
Croatia again top in Europe for swimming water quality
There’s never been a better year to visit Portugal – the cheapest country in Western Europe
Spain’s hard left unites ahead of July election in boost to PM Sanchez
Return of direct flights between Cardiff and Barcelona explored to boost ties between Wales and Catalonia
Italy’s former leader Silvio Berlusconi back in hospital
Vietnam treasures friendship, comprehensive cooperation with Czech Republic: FM
Former Dutch parliament members call for international peacekeeping mission in Artsakh
Russia and Abkhazia to sign agreement on Sukhum international airport restoration
MoMA Tbilisi peeks into the colourful life of Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli
‘Collective punishment’: Israel demolishes Palestinian homes
Japan greenlights longer stays for more skilled foreign workers
Taiwan president pledges to strengthen island’s defense capability with new technologies
Decrying ‘witch hunt’, Boris Johnson resigns from UK parliament
Germans best tippers in Europe, finds poll. Italians? Not so much
Italy special forces board Turkish vessel after alert over unidentified passengers
Ukraine’s army reports new gains against Russian forces near Bakhmut
Nord Stream saboteurs may have used Poland as base of operations, WSJ reports

1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines
1940 June 14: Soviets shoot down Finnish commercial airliner Kaleva returning from Tallinn to Helsinki
1941 June 14: Soviet Mass Deportations from Baltic States:
1982 June 14: Falkland Islands Liberation Day
June 15: International Uyghur Language Day
1904 June 16: Bloomsday
1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day
1953 June 17: Uprising of 1953 in East Germany
1972 June 17: Who Needs Watergate, When There Is WordPress
2006 June 18: Catalan Statute of Autonomy referendum