Latvia has EU’s first openly gay president

Latvia: Winners of Song and Dance Festival Choir Contest
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 2
Video: Latvian Song and Dance Festival Parade
Fences, detentions, pushbacks – five questions about Lithuania’s migration crisis answered
Vilnius to hide old buses during NATO summit
[Estonia] Watch again and gallery: XIII Youth Song Festival ‘Püha on maa’
[Latvia] Video: Opening concert for Song and Dance Festival participants
Erdogan signals Turkey isn’t ready to ratify Sweden NATO membership, saying there’s more work to do
Stop using Google Analytics, warns Sweden’s privacy watchdog, as it issues over $1M in fines
How WWII Made Karelian Pies An Iconic Symbol Of Finnish Cuisine
Spanish General Election: Catalonia watches and waits

Russian pensioners in Latgale keen to get Latvian citizenship
Blast Off! Keep an Eye on Estonia’s Rocketing Fintechs!
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 3
Spain moves air defense system to Lithuania to protect NATO summit
Rīga mayor Mārtiņš Staķis steps down
Kenya draws inspiration from Estonia in its journey toward e-governance
Lithuanian MEP funds alternative news website – LRT investigation
Estonia: Only a fifth of novel cancer drugs available with state discounts
Tax revenue for first five months in Latvia exceed plan by 3.2%
Naval surveillance to EW: European Union approves nearly $1 billion to fund over 40 defense projects
FIXAR Sponsors Latvia’s Space Modeling Team
Latvia-based Wandoo Finance’s Credit Line launch in Romania ramps up company’s international expansion
Situations requiring Estonian police to draw weapons occur every week
Shiba Inu goes offline: first-ever NAFO summit brings Russia disinfo fighters to Vilnius
[Latvia] Kols: List Wagner Group as a terrorist organization
Car nearly hits Vilnius Pride marchers as activists deplore Lithuania’s lack of progress
Triinu Tapver: Road to green failure
Unprecedented scale: 12,000 officers, troops to ensure security during NATO summit in Vilnius
[Estonia] June in stores: Meat and dairy prices up the most
White House: Biden to travel to Britain, Lithuania, Finland from July 9
Estonia launches cyber awareness campaign this July
Latvian artisans complain of high cost for spot at Song Festival market
Jury shortlists six entries in Tartu cultural center design competition
Latvia: Forestry costs increased in 2022
Lithuania’s Norkūnas appointed European prosecutor
New cat mural created on University of Tartu dormitory building using robot
Minister invites Polish financial sector companies to expand in Lithuania
Spain takes the reins of Council of the European Union for six months
Estonia: Opinion Festival to introduce new discussion formats this year
Scientists develop new ways to combat Latvia’s dusty roads
Children from Bucha come to spend summer in Lithuania’s Palanga
Study: EU subsidies boosted wages but not productivity for Estonian firms
Latvia’s Energy Market: A Look at Key Players and Stakeholders
Estonia’s Alexela made €14.6 million profit in 2022
There may not be a Nuremberg for Russia but impunity can stop now – opinion
Latvia’s ‘choral haka’ causes a sensation
Invitation for Ukraine to join NATO must be clear, irrevocable – Lithuanian formin
Latvia: Education Minister rejects teacher union’s resignation request
Latvia restarts limited visa issuance to Russian citizens
Strong winds leave households across Estonia without electricity
Polish President signs order deploying support troops to Lithuania’s aid
Sanctions Enforcement Action Involving Swedbank Latvia Underscores IP Screening and “Geofencing” as Compliance Tools
Less than half of Estonians support raising the defence spending
Next-generation mobile lands on Channel Islands with Jersey Telecom
Former U.S. President Clinton Visits Albania, Urges Solution To Crisis In Northern Kosovo
Crimea: Horrifying moment dead and dying unloaded from helicopters onto beach while tourists swim
New Canal Threatens the Peace Between the Taliban and Central Asia
The ABC of alphabet reform in Kazakhstan
America’s Pivot to Asia
Germany’s far-right AfD notches up another win
Finland wins second UNITY EURO CUP highlighting inclusionary power of sport
What Sweden’s submarines bring to NATO
‘Slippery’ actor Kevin Spacey tried to groom me, man tells UK court
Germany’s defense chief visits Bundeswehr units in Poland
Finland Is the LGBTQIA+ Hidden Gem of the Nordics
NATO applicant Sweden visits White House
Vietnam bans ‘Barbie’ movie over South China Sea map
Denmark’s new modular patrol boats will tackle a changing Arctic
Finland Announces World’s First Phone-Free Tourist Island
New photos show likely Wagner Group camps in Belarus
Fed up with UK and Scotland, Orkney Islands look to Norway
Sweden will not get Turkey’s nod for NATO bid unless it stops sheltering ‘terrorists’ -Erdogan
Meet the architects trying to make Denmark carbon-neutral
In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow
U.S. maternal mortality more than doubled since 1999, most deaths among Black women – study
Ukrainian troops regain more territory along eastern and southern fronts
Moscow says 700,000 children from Ukraine conflict zones now in Russia
Finland assumes presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States for 2023–2024
Denmark launches support package for the reconstruction of schools and hospitals in Ukraine

1776 July 4: United States Independence Day
IEA Policy Forum in Lithuania Highlights Renewable Heat’s Energy Security and Climate Benefits
Latvian watermelons grow in popularity
AI in FDI | Invest Estonia reaps benefits from e-advisors
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 4
€27 m deficit to switch Russian schools to teaching in Estonian next year
Give Ukraine quick path to NATO after war, Lithuania leader tells allies
Latvian Competition Council permits Estonian Dragad join Latvijas maiznieks parent company
Should NATO station more troops in the Baltics?
On 1 July, Latvia assumed chairmanship for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Estonia: XIII Youth Song and Dance Festival hosts around 90,000
Latvian Farmers Union to request dismissal of the Minister of Agriculture
Estonia: Industrial output down 12.7 percent on year to May 2023
Expert: Food prices should fall faster in Latvia
Lithuanian volunteer dies in Ukraine
Estonia: TTJA looking to regulate impartiality and validity of news programs
Latvia: PM Karins calls on expats to return home
Several Tallinn Stock Exchange growth companies made losses last year
LIZDA plans to ask Latvian PM to adopt urgent solutions to implement teachers’ strike agreement
Estonia: Work on Tori bridge reveals fragments of 1923 War of Independence memorial
Jewish genocide remembered in Latvia
Europe said Baltics were right about Russia, but is ignoring us again, says Lithuania’s former president
Industrial production down on year in Latvia
Lithuania sees power excess for first time in 14 years
Estonian Prime Minister On Ukraine: ‘NATO Membership Is The Only Security Guarantee’
Latvia: Influential investors demand dividend tax changes for non-residents
Many Estonian party leaders consider running for European Parliament
Lithuania wouldn’t veto NATO summit declaration even if it’s unsatisfactory – official
What affects labor compensation in Latvia?
Estonia: President greets outstanding graduates at Rose Garden reception
Lithuanian formin says no need for same sanctions on Russians, Belarusians
Estonia’s Jefimova fastest in preliminaries at Euro junior championships
Lithuania: Officers, bystanders and air force save six people from the Baltic Sea – video
The Growing Role of Solar Power in Estonia’s Energy Mix
Lithuanian Railways record 20-fold drop in profits
Ombudsman: Latvian parents should drop “unhealthy tradition” of thanking teachers
NATO sends more warships to the Baltic Sea
Estonia becomes co-chair of the Media Freedom Coalition
Latvia: Song and Dance Festival Vocal-Symphony Music Concert
Number of prisoners in Estonian jails falls below 2,000 for first time
Lithuanian MPs start debate on Constitutional Court petition over Istanbul Convention
Kallas: People have realised Estonia exists — that’s a good thing
Latvia: Song Festival Vocal Ensemble Concert
Taiwan-Lithuania cooperation not checkbook diplomacy: MOFA
Estonia’s Energy Market: A Case Study in Sustainable Development
Taiwan ministry defends Lithuania deal
Latvian minister: green public procurement can offer opportunities to local producers
Bank of Lithuania revokes EMI licence of PayrNet
Canada Prime Minister to travel to Latvia for bilateral visit and Lithuania for NATO Summit
U.S. nuclear-powered submarine visits Faroe Islands
Hungary all-but drops objection to Sweden’s Nato bid
Romania demands Germany ‘permanently’ send over troops
China’s “Super” Observation Station In Tajikistan, Explained
NATO and Ukraine: recommendations and reflections
Italy has frozen Russian oligarchs’ assets worth $2.5 billion
Large majority of Poles continue to believe Ukrainian refugees “good for Poland”, finds poll
China cancels planned trip by Europe’s top diplomat
Church in Pakistan seeks protection following Quran burning in Sweden
Neutral Switzerland wants to take part in Sky Shield defence project
EU top court sides with Germany in Meta antitrust case
Ukraine reports ‘particularly fruitful’ few days in counteroffensive
Russia has lost half its combat capability in Ukraine, says UK armed forces chief
World registers hottest day ever recorded on July 3
Putin’s ‘doomsday jet’ intercepted by RAF fighters during daring mission over the Baltic
China imposes export controls on 2 metals used in semiconductors and solar panels

July 5th: Tynwald Day, Manx National Day
1811 July 5: Venezuelan Declaration of Independence
1962 July 5: Algeria Independence Day
1975 July 5: Cape Verde Independence Day
2009 July 5th: Urumqi Massacre, Xinjiang
Latvia continues enhanced monitoring of Belarus border
Japan and South Korea arranging summit to be held in Lithuania
Police test Latvian-produced electric scooters
Gilas Pilipinas falls to Lithuania in tune-up game
Latvia: Levits goes on final presidential visit abroad
Estonian PM: Finland’s NATO membership promotes defense cooperation
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 5
The Potential of Wind Energy in Lithuania’s Energy Market
Latvian volunteer convoy goes to warzone villages
Former NATO official: declarations of unity at Vilnius summit are bullshit – interview
Estonia: Almost one-third of luxury cars registered as company vehicles
Lithuanian president presses for more travel restrictions on Belarusians amid Wagner fears
Daily newspaper editorials: Estonian press does not need state control
World Latvian Economics and Innovation Forum 2023 takes place
Tallinn’s major infrastructure projects awaiting injection of state funds
Lithuania Says NATO Summit Will Offer Ukraine ‘A Lot’
Warm temperatures and low oxygen levels cause fish deaths at Estonian lakes
Agriculture Minister finally gets his security clearance
Spring Storm to return to Estonia in 2024, doubling UK presence
Latvian cycling activists campaign for respect on the road
Latvia Sells EUR750 Mln in July 2033 Bond
Vilnius NATO summit expenses are ‘meaningful investment’ – president
Kõlvart: Regulations prohibit major extension of Estonia Theater building
Rīga Vice-Mayor Ķirsis to fill temporary mayor’s position
Estonia: ERR confirms participation at Eurovision 2024
Estonia: State has supported 36,000 companies in ten years
Housing price rises in Lithuania among biggest in EU – Eurostat
NATO’s new defence plans are complete, discussions continue on other issues – Lithuanian minister
Scientists await relaxation of EU GMO rules, but the issue is contentious
Estonia: Two Song and Dance Festivals could be held simultaneously in 2028
NATO summit will be battle for U.S. attention: 5 things to know
Latvian president to visit Estonia next week
Latvia’s house price growth among Europe’s largest
President Nausėda: Ukraine will get ‘quite a lot’ in Vilnius, but not all it wants – interview
Ericsson to build smart manufacturing, tech hub in Estonia with $169 mn inve ..
Analyst: Economic slowdown not affecting Estonia’s labor market
Latvia: Song and Dance Festival Brass Band Concert
Flanders’ plans for mandatory migrant Dutch language classes may fall through
Hundreds of quakes in Iceland spur volcano warning
Telco Tusass to launch Greenland’s first music-streaming service
The Scottish independence events and protests to attend this year
Germany to North Macedonia: Include the Bulgarians in the Constitution or No Negotiations with the EU
Albania turns on dissident Iranian group
First effects of EU sanctions sting Kosovo
Bosnian Serbs reject national constitution sparking political crisis
French hills to Croatian beaches: The European regions seeing the biggest influx of Airbnb guests
Tajikistan steps up nationalization campaign against Aga Khan operation
Moscow Announces End-Run Around Increasingly Hostile Kazakhstan
Will Eastern Europe Go Nuclear?
Biden wants Sweden admitted to NATO now. What’s the real reason for the delay?
What would happen if Ukraine joined NATO?
Denmark orders Saxo Bank to erase cryptocurrency holdings
Inside Ukraine’s tech push to counter Russian ‘suicide’ drone threat
Norway’s seafood exports hit NOK 82bn record for H1
Greta Thunberg charged with disobeying police order at climate protest
Germany to buy 60 Chinooks for up to 8 bln euros -lawmakers
One dead as rare summer storm hits Netherlands
“Serious concerns persist” over rule of law in Poland, says EU
Russia bans tiny U.S.-based NGO for “sabotaging” vast gas pipeline
Video of emaciated Mikheil Saakashvili prompts stand-off between Georgia and Ukraine
US Navy says it prevented Iran from seizing tankers in Gulf of Oman
Belarus jails Eduard Babaryko, son of jailed rival to Lukashenko

1253 July 6: Crowning of King Mindaugas – Day of Statehood in Lithuania
1964 July 6: Malawi Independence Day
1975 July 6: Comoros Independence Day
July 6: Ra o te Ui Ariki, Cook Islands
Lithuania defies China over Taiwan ties in new Asia strategy
European Commission urges Estonia to regulate political party financing
Lithuania: NATO Summit to take place amid tight security in Vilnius July 11-12
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 6
HHLA TK Estonia and FERNRIDE strengthen collaboration
Ferris wheel to be erected in Pārdaugava, Rīga
We need to step up joint Polish-Baltic infrastructure projects – Lithuanian president
Solar panel park opens in Zilupe, eastern Latvia
Estonian swimmer Jefimova takes 50m gold at junior Euros in Belgrade
Lithuanian parliament to draw up another ‘national agreement’ to tackle declining population
20m euro investment in Rīga’s heating system agreed
Estonia: Profits account for 40 percent of recent price hike
Latvian central bank president: economy will be fragile this year
Coronation of Lithuania’s King Mindaugas – fact, fiction, and politics
President has made great contribution to Latvia’s internal stability – PM Karins
With hawkish eye on China, Lithuania launches Indo-Pacific strategy
16% of Latvia’s working-age population is outside the labor force
Russia’s nuclear blackmail against West has partly worked
Lithuania awards senior Ukrainian officials on Statehood Day
Half of Latvian population says public media promote critical thinking
Estonia: Disability rights group wants exemption from planned car tax
ZZS: food prices in Latvia keep growing dramatically and already exceed other EU countries’ levels
Estonia: Pruunsild donates €1 million to three opposition parties, Center returns it
Swiss institute’s competitiveness assessment shows Latvia is beneath its Baltic neighbours
Enjoy nature with a touch of luxury in Estonia
Lithuania is one of Poland’s most important allies says Duda
Tallinn hotels unable to make up for winter shortfall this summer
Death of Lithuanian volunteer in Ukraine stirs controversy
Suninen, Tanak contest local rally to prepare for WRC Estonia
Latvian hiphop fest deemed a success
Ericsson to build new Europe hub in Estonia
My heartbeats on the edge of safety
Estonia: Oil shale substitute to be provided by Ragn-Sells tire recycling plant
ETV and ERR Estonian residents’ favored media brands
Solution reached in Estonia-Uzbekistan road freight stalemate
Latvia: PM Kariņš says coalition clarity could come in August
Estonia’s Genecode gets €16 million from the EU to fight Parkinson’s
Ukraine’s anthem rings out at Latvian Song Festival
Research vessel to depart for MS Estonia wreckage site in two weeks
Latvia – USA direct flights will be possible in future
Estonia PM Kaja Kallas on Pathways to Peace, Cooperation with Japan
Estonian PPA team monitoring Belarusian border during NATO summit
Explainer: What NATO leaders will decide at the Vilnius summit
Tallinn Airport buys new equipment to scan liquids, electronics in luggage
President Duda meets with Polish minority in Lithuania
Latvia: Song and Dance Festival Grand Choir Concert
Estonia: Government may pay shale oil workers to take new lower paid jobs
Polish and Lithuanian presidents pledge to support Ukraine’s NATO accession
Sharing the Bacon: how fractionalisation is taking the art market by storm
Powerful images from environmental photography prize show challenges and hope
Raiffeisen delays quitting Russia as Austria defends ties
Tynwald Day 2023: Isle of Man celebrates national day
UK–Poland 2030 strategic partnership joint declaration on foreign policy, security and defence
Defense engagement between Japan and Italy picks up pace
Moldova Commemorates Victims of Soviet Deportations
Romania Assumes Leading Role in West’s Support for Ukraine
Why does France take the risk of arming Armenia, an ally of Moscow and Tehran?
Russian oligarch building an “enclave” in Abkhazia
Canada stops advertising with Facebook and Instagram in news row
It’s long past time for Australia’s first peoples to have a Voice
Japan’s largest port hit with ransomware attack
Vietnam probes Blackpink concert organiser over South China Sea map
Russian cruise missile attack on Ukraine city of Lviv kills five
Berlusconi leaves control of business empire to two eldest children
Denmark Invests $10M in Ethiopian Water, Energy Projects
US plans to supply Ukraine with cluster munitions, officials say
Moscow says closing Finland’s consulate, declares nine diplomats persona non grata
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seize commercial ship in Gulf – U.S. Navy
Poland violated rights of judge critical of government reforms, rules European court
London’s Tube faces week of strikes this month
Sweden jails Kurd for financing terrorism after Turkey calls for crackdown
US’s Yellen lands in China, hopes to thaw icy relations

1978 July 7: Solomon Islands Independence Day
British Power in Baltic Weather: The UK’s Role in Nordic-Baltic Security and UK-Estonia Defence Cooperation
Nato’s Lithuania Summit may be a watershed moment for Indo-Pacific region
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 7
Tallinn Old Town Medieval Days get underway
LRT English Newsletter: NATO summit special – what you need to know
Rinkēvičs: Latvia will do all in Ukraine’s interests at NATO summit
Estonia: Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur welcomes new Finnish counterpart
Lithuanian parliament speaker to visit Latvia, meet parliament leaders, president
Analyst on ‘greedflation’: It’s good fishing in muddy waters
Lithuania reintroduces border checks ahead of NATO summit
Estonia once again sets the emerging Europe standard for investment promotion
The Indo-Pacific Strategy: Strengthening cooperation between Lithuania and the region
Latvia: How environmentally friendly is Song and Dance Festival 2023?
Estonia: CPI up 9.2 percent on year to June, driven by food prices
Secretary Blinken’s Travel to the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Indonesia
Tourism in Estonia up 7 percent on year to May
Navalny supporters build prison cell replica in Vilnius
I have wholeheartedly tried to make Latvia safer and more competitive – Levits
Lithuania launches Europe’s first driverless delivery robots on public roads
Estonia: Minister satisfied with Baltic region defense plan ahead of Vilnius summit
Telia, through strategic partnership with Ericsson, achieves unprecedented 99 percent 5G coverage in Lithuania
Estonia passed up on opportunity for ‘cheap’ EU loan
Latvia: PM Kariņš to temporarily take on Foreign Minister’s duties
Baltic, Polish leaders warn NATO of threats from Belarus
Estonia U-space sandbox prepares for takeoff
Opportunities for Lithuanian firms to scale R&D in defence – analysis
Digital giants’ advertising revenue in Estonia unknown and untaxed
Latvia’s new president worries about Wagner ‘refugees’
Flight times at Lithuania’s Kaunas Airport to be affected by NATO summit
Record-dry Q2 of 2023 in Latvia
Canada’s Neo Performance starts construction of rare earth magnet plant in Estonia
Departing president says Latvia can exist in Latvian language only
WTA news site: Kontaveit’s next moves include going to college in the US
Lithuania’s Message to NATO: Spend Like the Baltics
Admiral Bellingshausen to negotiate the Northwest passage through summer
Latvian PM’s “three-legged stools”
Estonia: Fuel leak from wreck of World War One-era British vessel being investigated
Latvia: Ādaži headquarters declared “fully combat ready”
Ericsson plans $170 mn smart manufacturing hub in Estonia
Rail Baltica online lecture series concludes
MEP Yana Toom in Russia visits pro-Kremlin activist banned from Estonia
Lithuania church faces ‘urgent call’ for action on abuse
NATO Summit agenda: What major issues will be discussed in Vilnius?
Albanese’s tough task at Europe’s top table
Why are Finland, Sweden and other Baltic states strategically important for NATO?
Secretary General: Vilnius Summit will make Ukraine stronger, reinforce NATO’s deterrence and defence
Luxembourg strikes special deal on NATO defence spending target
Neutral Austria, Switzerland join European Sky Shield
EU and Belgium invest $1.6 billion in chip technology firm Imec
UN committee calls on France to fully probe police killing of Nahel M.
The Viking spirit of a remote Scottish archipelago
ESA: Martian treasure hunt in Iceland
‘Welsh is a gift’ – Woman launches subscription box for Welsh learners
A Caring, Compassionate and Human Rights Informed Drug Policy for Scotland
UN experts disappointed at Malta’s rejection of original abortion bill
OECD study: Slovenia has the highest share of women in senior positions in the public sector
Will Bosnia Cut the Chinese Cord?
Foreign tourist arrivals to Croatia up 41% y/y in May
Portugal affirms partnership with African Development Bank and Lusophone Compact
Catalan Independence – Society Divided by a Dream
China’s airlines set sights on Spain, adding more flights
Italy’s economic resurgence: a prime opportunity for G7 presidency in 2024
Zelenskyy stops in Slovakia on tour to garner support before NATO summit
Ukraine in talks with Bulgaria to buy Russian nuclear reactors with EU funds
Czech Republic to Provide Ukraine with Helicopters and F-16 Simulators
Czech Republic to abolish rail regulator
Romania plans to open F-16 training centre to accept Ukrainian pilots
Romania to become largest contributor of troops to EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Azerbaijan-EU envoy’s death-threat tweet still online
Pro-war Russian star’s concerts cancelled in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan: Police detains president’s nephew on corruption charges
Kyrgyzstan’s uneasy return to memory
Could Kazakhstan’s Uranium Exports to the US Increase?
French Climate Change Project to Launch in Kazakhstan in 2024
Macron blocks NATO outpost in Japan amid Chinese complaints
‘Historic’: EU agrees €500 million deal to ramp up production of ammunition for Ukraine
European Commission proposes a coordinated EU withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty
Call on the European Union to Secure an Effective Media Freedom Act
State of the Union: Spanish EU presidency kicks off, as allies prep for NATO summit
‘We would not stand idly by’: Lagarde pledges ECB action if both profits and wages rise
Analysis: Can Islamic Jihad survive Israel’s assassination drive?
Infographic – EU trade with New Zealand
New Zealand PM says he favours ‘tough conversations’ with China
Finland — NATO’s Birthday Present
Britain to tap pensions for infrastructure as Thames Water toils
‘Grim milestone’ as Ukraine war reaches 500-day mark
Ukraine says it is advancing near eastern city of Bakhmut
An Uneasy Quiet at NATO’s Newest Border With Russia
Scotland proposes making all drug possession legal
Finland to temporarily reintroduce internal border control
India’s Reliance Retail independently valued at $92-96 billion, source says
Masses in Pakistan attend anti-Sweden protests after Quran burning in Stockholm
NATO makes membership pledge to Ukraine as Zelenskiy drums up support
US to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs
China ends Ant Group’s regulatory revamp with $984 million fine
Germany heading to Women’s World Cup full of confidence
Nearly half of US drinking water may contain toxic ‘forever chemicals’

NATO flexes muscle to protect Vilnius summit near Russia, Belarus
Lithuania wants more NATO troops along its border with Belarus, Russia’s main ally
Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 8
Gilas Pilipinas uses strong 3rd quarter run to rout Lithuania World Univ Games squad
Two days off and Putin invited to birthday party – how Riga prepared for NATO summit 17 years ago
Latvia: President Edgars Rinkēvičs takes oath of office
‘We sing for our freedom’: Estonians still find strength in choirs during difficult times
NATO summit host Lithuania is a small country with a loud voice, especially when it comes to Russia
Study: Electric vehicles accelerate road deterioration
Despite tensions, Vilnius–Minsk buses shuttle at full capacity
Latvia swears in Edgars Rinkevics as EU’s first openly gay president
Bitcoin Trading System Impacts on the Businesses of Estonia
Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics sworn in
Riigikogu committee objects to EU initiative on consumer product law
Latvia’s new President Edgars Rinkevics sworn in
Dutch government collapses over immigration policy dispute
Why a US-style megachurch is thriving in rural Northern Ireland
Syrian refugee sworn in as mayor of German town
UK to Sign Pacific Trade Deal, Shifting Focus to China
The Future of Catholic Universities in the AI Age
German County Elects Far-Right Candidate for First Time Since Nazi Era
Gibraltar leader slams Vox ‘political rhetoric’ and says Spain will not ‘get a finger’ on the Rock
Understanding Serbia: Five essential reads
Two Options to Prevent the Next Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Greece PM vows to legalise same-sex marriage: ‘Society is much more ready’
Exports of cherries from Moldova exceeded expectations with higher share going to the EU
Wagner fighters preparing to move to Belarus, commander says
From Kazakhstan to Odessa: Meet the new minister at New Life Church
Uzbekistan to go to early presidential elections on Sunday
500 days after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian stars are playing at Wimbledon
Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Zelenskyy and says Ukraine deserves membership in NATO
Days Before Vilnius Summit, Biden Won’t Budge on Ukraine Joining NATO
China’s Confucius Institutes may face German restrictions
What Biden needs to accomplish with his NATO trip
Biden to tout NATO’s unity at summit, but it’s getting complicated
Ukraine risks losing initiative at war’s critical stage – and time may not be on Zelenskyy’s side
Wildfires ‘off the charts’ in Canada as temperatures climb
Australia’s huge impact on world’s most isolated country Bhutan
Ukraine war: Eight killed in Russian strike in Lyman, say authorities
Ukraine war: Pressure builds on South Korea to send arms to Kyiv
China charges ahead of Japan’s auto exports
Japan marks a year since Shinzo Abe was gunned down
China sends warships and jets near Taiwan as top US official visits Beijing
New Zealand prepares to embrace NATO

1816 July 9: Argentine Independence Day
2011 July 9: South Sudan Independence Day
Week of July: Captive Nations Week
1973 July 10: Bahamas Independence Day
1995 July 11: Srebrenica Massacre
1975 July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe Independence Day
1979 July 12: Kiribati Independence Day
1789 July 14: Bastille Day, French National Day
1410 July 15: Battle of Grunwald/Žalgiris
1933 July 15: Darius and Girėnas’ transatlantic Lituanica flight
1945 July 16: Trinity nuclear bomb test