Estonian Government in Hot Water

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia
Romanian PM hopes 60% of Ukrainian grain exports will go through Romania

Latgalian language in Latgale’s schools lacks funding
Lithuania Public Bus System State of the Art
President Karis: Freedom is the Estonian State’s Character and Strength
Panevėžys residents protest plans to demolish their homes for Rail Baltica track
Contest looks for most energy-efficient house in Latvia
Estonia: Producer Price Index down 3.2 percent on year to July
Latvia: Train delays could result in EU money loss
EU demands substantial fines for late directive implementation in Estonia
Latvian Defense Minister: closing Belarus border must be joint Baltic decision
US urges citizens to leave Belarus as neighboring Lithuania shuts border
European Energy to build 115 MW Latvian solar project
Defence minister hopes Lithuania will withdraw from Convention on Cluster Munitions
Estonian climate minister proposes changes to Forest Management supervisory board
Complete closure of Lithuania’s border with Belarus unnecessary at present – advisor
Ukraine still needs our help
Massive reactor delivered to Orlen plant in Lithuania
Estonian Methodist Church quits United Methodist Church over LGBT rights
Šimonytė, Nausėda, Landsbergis ranked as Lithuania’s most influential politicians – survey
Eesti 200 founding member Liina Normet quits party, remains city councilor
Latvia: Political parties get down to fresh round of coalition negotiations
Estonia: Kaja Kallas hosts annual meeting of former prime ministers
Latvia: Nearly 300 bus trips canceled last week due to lack of drivers
U.S. Embassy in Belarus: Social Security Services Available in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 27-28
Latvia: Youth station Radio 5 readies a reboot
Mineral water extraction on the rise in Estonia
Latvia: Producer prices down in July
13th Global Estonian Cultural Days to take place in Stockholm, Tallinn, Narva in 2025
Latvia: Corruption cops fine Minister Čudars for conflicting work positions
Petition asks Grybauskaitė to run for Lithuanian presidency again
Margus Tsahkna: G7 statement interim stage on Ukraine’s path to NATO
Cleanest and dirtiest beaches of Latvia named
Belarusian activist Karach cooperated with Russian special services – Lithuanian intelligence
Estonia: 34 candidates seek position of Ida-Viru County Special Representative
Lithuania increases Land Force capability with 200 JLTVs from US
Work continues to modernise Rīga tram lines
Over 300 Estonian companies still export to Russia
EU commissioner: Lithuania’s efforts will not solve Ukraine’s grain export problem
Expert: Avian flu situation in Estonia as critical as in Finland
The Ambassador of Great Britain visits JSC Olainfarm
Estonia: Car registration tax is not enough, annual tax is also needed
Lithuania’s KN posts 18% y-o-y increase in revenue
Estonian rail freight volumes collapse as state operator obeys sanctions
Lithuania Urges Its Citizens to Refrain From Travelling to Belarus Due to Safety Reasons
Lithuania’s army chief sees no immediate threat from Belarus
How Russian hackers targeted NATO’s Vilnius summit
[Lithuania] LGBT community voices disappointment: I will not live long enough to see the desired changes
Germany, Switzerland, Austria join call for return to budgetary discipline
Andorra: RTVA confirms non participation at Eurovision 2024
Ukrainian Children Brought to Camps in Belarus, Exposed to Pro-Kremlin Propaganda
Zelenskiy Arrives In Athens After Securing Promises On F-16s From Denmark, Netherlands
Soaring demand for Ozempic and Wegovy is altering Denmark’s economy
Israel Warns Citizens to Avoid Crowded Places — in Sweden
Sweden to lift parliamentary ban on uranium mining
Poland is becoming Washington’s gateway for regional energy diplomacy
Belarus welcomes over 300,000 visa-waiver travelers since 1 January 2023
Ex BMW Auto Plant In Russia Begins Production of Chinese Vehicles
Believes Norway’s Cautiousness Toward Russia to Be Outdated
Finland considers swastika ban
Pro-Putin youths block Polish delegation from cemetery of Stalinist victims
Ukrainian drone destroys Russian supersonic bomber
Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years smashes into the moon in failure

Estonia’s Nordica, Xfly deny report of imminent insolvency
Norwegian microlending app Lendwill chooses Lithuania for strategic operations hub
Filming for 1930s cross-channel swim movie starts in Estonia
Knottingley’s Fairburn Singers to host joint concert with Latvian choir next month
Location managers of Hollywood blockbusters visit South Estonia
Covid still takes a life a week in Latvia
FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Paulius Juočeris, Managing Director of Lithuanian Iron Cat
Border Guard: we are ready to defend Latvian-Belarusian border
Estonia has no plans to handle hazardous waste collection centrally
‘Robbed of childhood’: Overcoming trauma in Lithuanian exile
Latvia: Šlesers’, Rosļikovs’ parties stand against New Unity as coalition driver
Estonia’s Bigbank sees H1 profit soar 21% y/y
Large solar park set for Saldus region, Latvia
Lithuania backs North Macedonia’s efforts to become EU member sooner – formin
Army could be involved in building Latvia-Belarus border
Ambassadors of France, Mexico, Bangladesh and Bahrain present credentials to Estonian president
Latvia: ‘Cutting edge entrepreneurship’ course on offer
Lithuania’s withdrawal from Convention on Cluster Munitions would raise questions – adviser
Dozens more wind turbines to be added to Estonia’s 150 in next few years
European Energy’s ambitious 115 MW solar park set to fuel Latvia’s green energy revolution
Ongoing effects of Ukraine war leave S&P Estonia rating unchanged at AA-
US tells citizens to leave Belarus immediately
‘Rīga TechGirls’ offer six-month mentorship program
Lithuanian analyst’s comments about ‘weak’ Latvian defence ‘obviously untrue’ – Pabriks
Summer jobs in big demand in Latvia this year
Lithuania: ‘Send me to Belarus and see what happens’ – Belarusian activist denies working with Russian intelligence
Estonia: Regional affairs minister wants share of corporate tax for municipalities
Another warning shot fired near Latvia-Belarus border
It’s surprising what you find in a Baltic bog
Estonia: PRIA starts €60,000 rebranding tender process
Latvia, Czech Republic voice readiness to continue active bilateral political and security dialogue
Estonia: Historic Keri lighthouse restoration work nears completion
Language watchdog chief reprimanded for comparing Vilnius region with Ukraine’s occupied territories
Estonian ministry: Impact of car tax on low wage earners needs to be examined in-depth
Teachers in Lithuania to go on strike
Latvia suffers from flaws in border infrastructure, but has strongest support of armed forces – Kucinskis
Lithuania beat Latvia ahead of the 2023 FIBA World Cup
Estonia: Sum needed to renovate National Library grows to €91 million
Open International Architectural Competition for the New Ministries Quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania
Estonia: Foreign ministry sets aside €10 million to EISA, intended to boost exports
Latvia Post: the active modernisation of services has led to “even higher results”
Estonia: Ministry wants auxiliary officer training to closer resemble that of police
AK23-6 kicks off in Lithuania
Estonia: Prosecutor in key corruption cases quits
Indrek Kiisler: Estonia on the road to becoming a dead-end station
Finland may participate in Baltic air policing
Grants for Co-Financing of Development Cooperation and Global Education Projects (Latvia)
Lithuanian invention at the forefront of solar technology breakthrough
Montenegro’s big debt to China over contentious new highway
Serbia Riles Neighbours with Harsh Warning About Kosovo Recognitions
Serbia poses a threat to NATO allies
NATO-trained Ukrainian troops contribute to offensive to push out Russian forces
Polish opposition candidate defends communist past
South Italy will become richer than Germany and France – Meloni party
TotalEnergies buys 40% stake in Norway CO2 storage exploration licence
Polish President Says Russia’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons In Belarus Shift Regional Security
Denmark boosts defence ministry in government reshuffle
Russia army in panic as morale collapses and Ukraine gets new missiles that can hit Crimea
Belarusian exiles are running out of hope
Poland cleared for $12B attack helicopter deal with US
Ukraine’s Forces and Firepower Are Misallocated, U.S. Officials Say
Finland plans to cut development aid to countries that support Russia
Edward Lucas: Ukraine paying a heavy price for Western procrastination
Denmark begins F-16 flying training of eight Ukrainian pilots
Germany misses its own climate targets set for 2030
Opinion: Americans are making Sweden nervous

August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
1939 August 23: Nazi–Soviet Treaty of Non-Aggression, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
1979 August 23: Baltic Appeal to the UN
1989 August 23: Baltic Way
Estonia Building Imager To Intercept Pristine Long Period Comet
Latvia cuts Janis Timma, announces final FIBA World Cup squad
Food prices stabilize in Estonia, rise in VAT will bring further increase
Russians might get more time to pass Latvian language exam
Another outbreak of swine fever detected in Latvia
‘Buses are packed’: Ignoring warnings, Lithuanians flock to Belarus spa resorts
Survey shows worst public ratings of Latvian Saeima in 20 years
No legal obstacles to registering companies at any address in Estonia
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Lithuania’s SME Finance to Provide €40 Million to SMEs
Political scientist predicts future four-party coalition for Latvia
Lithuania marks Baltic Way Day
Latvia Post unveils plans to expand its parcel locker network
Industry association head ranked Lithuania’s most influential businessman
Illegal border crossing attempts still on the rise in Latvia
Lithuanian president arrives in Kyiv for unannounced visit on Ukraine’s independence day
Lt. Gen. Johannes Kert memorial unveiled in Võru, Estonia
34 years since legendary Baltic Way
Lithuanian, Portuguese presidents arrive in Kyiv
Wendy Elliott: Learning about Latvia
Estonia Plans To Increase Electronic Surveillance On Border With Russia
Latvia Backs Away From Rules to Expel Thousands of Russians
Furnishings to Putin’s yacht delivered via Lithuania – Navalny Foundation
Estonia continues development cooperation with states neutral to Russia war
Vilnius–Riga train service may be launched next year – Lithuanian minister
Estonia: Company part-owned by PM’s husband continues deliveries to Russia
Two Belarusians cut down Lithuanian border surveillance camera poles
Five-party coalition model still unlikely to fly in Latvian politics
Ukraine to receive NASAMS air defense systems from Lithuania in September 2023
Cash-strapped Rēzekne will likely need ministry oversight for future spending
Estonia: Climate Council gets to work under leadership of Tõnis Arjus
Lithuania considers banning some officials from travelling to Russia, Belarus
Bobsleigh pilot Oskars Ķibermanis from Latvia announces retirement
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre urges people not to go to the theatre
Over 7,000 tickets sold for Estonia’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Sweden
Lithuanian mountaineers name peak in Kyrgyzstan after Baltic Way
Estonia: Vice-president of Riigikogu Toomas Kivimägi meets his Japanese colleague
Estonia: Victims of totalitarianism remembered in Maarjamäe
Estonia to raise compulsory education age to 18
Lithuania Hasn’t Forgotten the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Estonia: Metaprint sold $17 million worth of goods to Russia during war
Geologists study ‘shallow-sea’ mining of valuable metals in Gulf of Finland
Netherlands to supply Ukraine with a thousand chargers for remote demining
Welcome to Guernsey’s Island Games
American Bombers on Iceland
Poland and Malta: EU capitals for legal harassment of journalists
Italian tourists flock to Albania in key boost for economy
Serbia joins Ukraine’s Crimea platform, vows friendship with Kyiv
Serbia and the New Silk Road
Bulgaria in talks for early end to Russian crude imports for Lukoil refinery
Ukraine calls Bulgaria to help in Black Sea security efforts
Hungary frees more than 1,400 foreign convicts, angering the EU
China To Accelerate Tajikistan Investments To Speed Up Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China Gas Pipeline
Hollow Visit: Gorno-Badakhshan Not In Welcoming Mood For Tajik President On First Visit Since Bloody Clampdown
US says it does not support Ukrainian strikes inside Russia
Russia moving nuclear weapons to Belarus, Poland confirms
Putin spends $32 million in 2022 on renovating his new yacht, investigation shows
Zelensky announces 18th defense aid package from Finland
Wagner chief Prigozhin listed as passenger on plane that crashed with no survivors, Russian authorities say
5 symbols of Ukrainian independence

1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day
Dailies: Estonian prime minister’s actions contradict her words
Ventspils launches pilot project for bio-waste sorting
Estonia: Kallas compromised by Russian business connection
Invasive fungus takes over Latvian forests
Decathlon to make life difficult for Estonian sporting goods stores
Latvia: Strict monitoring planned of school transition to Latvian only
MPs slam Estonian prime minister’s husband’s Russia business links
Sārts: Latvia should expect Belarus to increase pressure on border
Change of rules may make it harder for international students to come to Lithuania
Estonia: President Karis expects PM Kaja Kallas to provide more detailed explanation
High interest in joining National Guard in Latvia
Fates Interconnected: Ukraine and Estonia Should Be Guarantors Of Each Other’s Security
Latvia: Uncovered shipwreck sunk again due to lack of suitable museum
Businessman who allegedly supplied parts for Putin’s yacht received grants from Estonia
Latvia taps centre-right candidate to form government
Prigozhin’s death will divert Wagner’s attention away from Baltics, Poland – Lithuanian MP
Ministry: Closing of Koidula border crossing point would damage Estonian transit sector
Lithuania starts consultations on 1,452-1,492 MHz bands for 5G
Estonia: State agencies to be given right to sue for compensation for consumers
Lithuania’s busiest railway line electrification reaches halfway milestone
Estonian researcher: Hard to explain lynxes’ increasing proximity to humans
Latvia: President entrusts government formation to PM candidate Siliņa
Estonian PM on husband’s Russia business: I promise I have nothing to hide
Litvinism not a threat to Lithuania, but may stoke tensions – intelligence
Estonian PM Kaja Kallas urged to clarify husband’s Russian business ties
Everyone Who Threatens Lithuania’s Security Will Be Stripped of Citizenship, Minister Says
Latvian ‘Twitterconvoy’ auction raises EUR 72,000 for Ukraine’s support
The 7th Baltic Film Days Underway in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
Latvia: ‘Modern Craft Market’ will set out its stall at open-air museum
Liberals commemorate 34 years since the Baltic Way
Business fundraising as a woman in Latvia – what’s it really like?
Lithuania is no safer after Prigozhin’s death, says president
State Security Service launches far-right terrorism case against Latvian citizen
Estonia Leader Has ‘Nothing to Hide’ on Spouse’s Russia Activity
Open call: Tallinn Music Week 2024 in Estonia
Nordic Investment Bank opens new Rīga ‘regional hub’
Sports shooter Peeter Olesk takes world championship silver
Lithuania announces new €41m military aid package to Ukraine
Estonia: First shipload of shredded tires to be used as shale oil substitute arrives
Estonia: Government goes for new try with whistleblower protection bill
Presumed death of Wagner boss Prigozhin makes ‘little difference’: Lithuania
Viljandi gets new outdoor youth skateboard park
Metaprint sold to Russian market €30m worth of goods after war started
Croatia mulls increase of Ukrainian grain transit
West Appeases Serbia’s Bullying
Can Basque, Catalan and Galician really become EU languages?
Iraq to import gas from Turkmenistan
BRICS Summit: Kazakhstan’s Keen Interest in Deepening Partnership
Let Finland and Sweden champion transatlantic economic security
Rape of Polish teen in Germany “a consequence of open borders policy”, says Poland’s PM
Russian pilot defected to Ukraine in his helicopter, says Ukrainian official
Chandrayaan-3 rover rolls onto moon’s surface as ecstatic India celebrates
Polish opposition removes candidate over support for unlimited abortion access
Finland, Patria explore option of manufacturing armoured vehicles in Ukraine
Germany says Russia to continue its ‘cynical’ plans ‘with or without Wagner’
Ukraine says it launched ‘special operation’ in Russian-occupied Crimea
Sweden Gives ‘Bleak’ Outlook for Economy Dogged by Inflation
Finland is officially the happiest country in the world
Sweden should send Gripen fighter jets to Ukraine, opposition leader says
Fukushima wastewater released into the ocean, China bans all Japanese seafood
USG DiCarlo reiterates the UN’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity
Lazard chair in Sweden charged with aggravated bribery
Ukraine picks up momentum, retakes second town in a week
Insight: China quietly recruits overseas chip talent as US tightens curbs
Norway gives F-16 jets to Ukraine, joining Denmark, Netherlands
Blood and billions: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine
Ukraine claims Crimea landing for ‘special operation’ on Independence Day
BRICS welcomes new members in push to reshuffle world order
Repression in Belarus escalates
Scholz pushes expansion of geothermal energy in Germany
Satellite Images Show Wagner Camp In Belarus Being Dismantled
U.S. rabbis back Poland’s claim over WWII reparations from Germany

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day
1967 August 25: Guarani Language Day, Paraguay
September to start with key by-election in Lithuania
Kallas’ husband’s firm made €1.5m from Russia business since February 2022
Latvia launches HIV prevention project
[Estonia] Erik Gamzejev: Ida-Viru County waiting for a wizard
Daugavpils–Rīga trains full to the brim
Edtech: Estonia’s emerging USP
Video: How the Soviet monument in Rīga was toppled
[Estonia] Postimees and EPL: Kaja Kallas, resign
Latvian melons grow ever more popular
The first 400 kW EV chargers are arriving in Estonia
Latvia: Tukums airport hopes for renewal of activity
Q2 2023 mean monthly wage in Estonia €1,873, median wage €1,524
Lithuania’s SBGS chief says he is surprised by flows of irregular migrants to Latvia
Waterspouts seen off Estonian coast Thursday
Latvia: Four detained on suspicion of working with Russian special services
Lithuania rebuilds kindergarten near Kyiv
Narva mayor: Streets to be renamed by mid-September
Latvia lights out in impressive World Cup debut victory
Estonia: Center launches talks for Kaja Kallas no-confidence motion
Belarusian activist Karach challenges Lithuania’s asylum decision in court
Latvia beats Lebanon on first day of Basketball World Cup
Lithuania worst in EU in terms of HIV-related mortality
Maris Sild elected Tallinn city council chair
Where is Domantas Sabonis? Why Kings star isn’t playing for Lithuania at FIBA Basketball World Cup
Holocaust gravesites identified in Latvia and Netherlands using contemporary technology
Arvo Hallik to sell Stark Logistics shares and retire from company
Latvian Television pulls the plug on Orthodox prayers
[Estonia] Surveys: Majority of respondents in favor of Kaja Kallas’ resignation
Wagner troops are leaving Belarus, says Lithuanian defence minister
Estonia: Riigikogu select committee summons Kallas over Stark Logistics scandal
Valanciunas, Lithuania reward traveling fans with a win
Estonia: Problems in Finland behind recent electricity price hike
Value of non-cash payments executed in Latvia grew notably during the first half of 2023
Turmoil hits Estonian Prime Minister Kallas over husband’s Russia ties
EUR 4 mln worth of smuggled cigarettes found in Poland-bound truck in Lithuania
Local differences could stop Estonia’s ERR channels being shown in Finland
Lithuanian stage director accused of sexual harassment in Moldova
Rising Estonian stars Eskobros prepare to wrap principal photography on their debut feature, Two of Me
Baltic and U.S. defense industries will get together in Vilnius
Belarus’ Lukashenko slams Baltics for closing borders: ‘They’re only hurting themselves’
You shall not pass: military runs ‘anti-mobility’ training in Latgale
‘Brutal fight’ breaks out in central Kaunas
Latvia sends another helicopter to Ukraine
Calls For Estonian PM To Resign Over Husband’s Links With Russia
Latvia PM: Let EU countries with no colonial past lead diplomacy with BRICS+
Estonian-Finnish poet Reijo Roos publishes bilingual book in Estonian, Võro
U.S. Department of State allocates $1.86 million to Latvian NGOs and international organizations to assist Ukrainian refugees in Latvia
Estonia: Doctors worry, but Medicines Agency says drug crisis is unlikely
Lithuania sends ammo and anti-drones to Ukraine in new military aid package
Estonia PM Kaja Kallas: I have no plans to resign
[Estonia] Ossinovski: Coalition will not fall apart
Estonia: Soviet-era theme park in Sillamäe raises eyebrows
Corpus Christi 2023: Lutheran young adults gather in Latvia
Monaco Ends Corruption Probe of Lebanon’s Mikati for Lack of Evidence
France says Niger’s junta has ‘no authority’ to ask ambassador to leave
Virtual tours of the Isle of Man’s glens offer wider disabled access
Flood damage in Slovenia estimated at €5 billion
US official voices hope North Macedonia will be able to proceed with EU membership bid
Masked man beats journalist Mirza Dervišević in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Óbidos, Aveiro, Porto: Take advantage of Portugal’s €49 rail pass with this cross country route
India’s PM visits Greece eyeing Piraeus port for exports
Slovakia has most consistent economic growth in the EU
Westinghouse Will Supply Nuclear Fuel for Russian-Designed Reactors in Slovakia
EU Parliament Member Urges Kyrgyz Compliance With Sanctions Against Russia
Uzbekistan’s Supreme Court Exonerates 240 Members Of Basmachi Movement
NATO ramping up R&D spending, Part III: NATO industry partnerships
Israel far-right minister spars with supermodel Bella Hadid over Palestinian rights
Reindeer don’t stop at passport control — and that’s costing Norway money
China has no pain-free solutions for its slowing economy
Denmark to ban burning of holy texts, Sweden to follow ?
Ukrainian forces appear to widen breach of Russian defenses on southern front lines
Norway to spend $6 million a year stock-piling grain, citing pandemic, war and climate change
Exclusive: With Tesla push, India mulls import tax cut if EV makers build locally
“Young generations are waking up. They are worried as they realize something important could be gone”. Karelian language revival project gets more funding in Finland.
Chris Dziadul Reports: Eutelsat’s Russian problems
Authorities investigate Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Poland
Uganda bans imports of used clothing from ‘dead people’
Milley: Ukrainians break through Russian defense line on southern front
Sweden is Europe’s Right-wing success story
Finland announces military aid for Ukraine worth $101.5 million
Milan records hottest day since 1763
Former Founding Chairman Of Belarusian Culture Society In Siberia Detained In Belarus
Wagner channels say Russian arrested in Finland is top fighter with neo-Nazi background
Lukashenka Says ‘Core’ Of Wagner Fighters Will Remain In Belarus
Gloomy Ifo fuels fears of second German recession in a year
Finland needs to borrow €10bn next year, finance minister Purra says
EBRD supports LifeSpot to address acute housing need in Poland
Spain team quits as federation boss refuses to resign in kiss scandal
Poland records second lowest unemployment rate in EU: Polish PM

2006 August 26: Murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation
World Leaders, Academicians, Researchers, Business Tycoons and Politicians Set to Debate Open Innovations at VI International Economic Forum at Riga, Latvia
Estonia PM Kallas under pressure to quit over husband’s Russia ties
The Foundry features 3 generations of Latvian art
European Energy Unveils Baltic’s Largest Solar Farm In Lithuania
With new technology, researchers find mass grave of Jews murdered by Nazis in Latvia
Cuteness overload: Corgis gather to a race in Vilnius
If you don’t like mushroom-picking, try mushroom-spotting
Lithuanian museums see rebirth with record attendance
Azerbaijan taekwondo team wins another silver at European Championships in Estonia
Reinsalu: Isamaa wants Kaja Kallas to resign
Taiwan collaborates with Lithuania to rebuild Kyiv nursery
Estonian PM refuses to resign over husband’s Russia ties
Solar park created on oil shale mining waste platform in Ida-Virumaa
Latvian director Viesturs Kairišs depicts a small Estonian island community
Lithuanian couple dominates wife-carrying championship in Hungary
Estonian Vocalist and Songwriter Mari Kalkun
Azerbaijani community in Lithuania appealed to UN
Niger junta gives French envoy 48 hours to leave
Do tourists know Cyprus is divided?
Shelling kills civilians in Ukraine’s northeast as fears grow of a second Russian takeover
Fugitive Billionaire Surrenders in Bulgaria After Years in UAE
Norway rebuilds fence to stop reindeers wandering across border into Russia
‘Ukraine Has Retaken The Initiative From The Enemy,’ Says Former Top NATO Officer Di Paola
Chinese police experts arrive in Vanuatu amid political crisis
Australia, Philippines hold military drills, plan South China Sea patrols
Sweden, Quran burnings, NATO and why it’s a big deal
The US and allies clash with North Korea, China and Russia over failed satellite launch and tensions
Poland investigates hacking attack on state railway network

1991 August 27: Moldova Independence Day
August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
1957 August 31: Hari Merdeka, Malaysia Independence Day
1962 August 31: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day
1963 August 31 Sabah Day
1991 August 31: Kyrgyzstan Independence Day
1939 September 1: Nazi Invasion of Poland and Beginning of WW2
1991 September 1: Uzbekistan Independence Day
1885 September 2: Rock Springs massacre of immigrant Chinese, USA
1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day
1960 September 2: Tibetan Democracy Day
1980 September 3, Tokehega Day, Tokelau
2010 September 3: Belarus Journalist Aleh Biabenin Found Hanged