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The 21st century-style of presidency in Estonia – Kaljulaid in action - The Baltic Times.

Since last autumn, Estonia has a new president – Kersti Kaljulaid - the first female president in the history of the nation. Her first spe......

- The Baltic Times - US

Wine & Dine Guide - The Baltic Times.

Korsaar, TallinnThe unique pirate ship-style gourmet restaurant Korsaar offers delicacies with a Nor......

- The Baltic Times - US

Event Guide - The Baltic Times.

ESTONIAMarch 21-25, World Film Festival 2017, Estonian National Museum, Tartu&#......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonian justice chancellor: Ban on political outdoor advertising is unconstitutional - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - According to Estonian Chancellor of Justice Ulle Madise, the ban on outdoor advertising of political candidates on personal movables d......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonian foreign minister: Visit of parliament panel to Russia is unthinkable - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - According to Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser Estonia's foreign political course has not changed and he considers unthinkable......

- The Baltic Times - US

Hoteliers in Diani seek upgrade of Ukunda Airstrip.

Ukunda Airstrip's inability to handle bigger aircraft has dimmed tourism in Diani, Kwale County.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Estonia: Nordica to fly to Hamburg, Goteborg and St. Petersburg - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN – The three new destinations that the Estonian state-owned airline Nordica is about to start flying to this year are Hamburg, Gote......

- The Baltic Times - US

French Marines deploy to Estonia under NATO's Baltic presence mission.

Three-hundred French troops started to join their British counterparts at a base at Tapa, eastern Estonia on 20 March as part of NATO's Baltic Enhanced Forward Presence . The Joint Tactical Sub-Group comprises sections of the 2nd Marine Infantry Regiment , usually based in Le

- Jane’s - US

Media: USD 1.6 billions of Russian money laundered through Estonian banks - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - An international group of investigative journalists has revealed how banks laundered 20.8 billion U.S. dollars of Russian money of ill......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia: Crazed psychiatric patient injures 12 in Valga hospital - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - A crazed psychiatric patient attacked staff and patients at the Valga hospital in southern Estonia on Sunday night, leaving 12 people ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Baltic foreign ministers to meet with Tillerson in Washington next week - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers are to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington next week....

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonian Inbank launches services in Poland

Estonian Inbank has launched its operations in Poland and hopes to give PLN 100 million worth of loans this year. “Poland is a big market, open to new technologies in banking. We see positive trends and big growth dynamic when it comes to consumer loans,” Priit Põldoja, Inbank's co-founder sai...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

U.K. sends 120 troops to Estonia for NATO mission

Around 120 soldiers from Britain's 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup arrived in Estonia as part of an effort to boost NATO's presence in the region.

- UPI - US

Estonia has 1.3 million people: Here's how it plans to get 10 million e-residents by 2025

Just over two years into its plan to offer people who are not Estonian citizens or residents a digital identity, Estonia sees fintech and blockchain services as the way to achieve its ambitious goals.

- ZDNet - UK

Families reluctant to take bodies of dead Sitakunda 'militant' couple

Two of the suspected militants killed during the Mar 15 raid on a Chittagong hideout have been identified, but their families are reluctant to receive the bodies.

- BDNews24 - BD

Think tank slams Mogherini for not taking Russian disinformation seriously

A Czech think tank has slammed EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini for spending two years avoiding taking the Russian disinformation threat seriously. The appeal has been signed by high-profile personalities such as Russia's Gary Kasparov and a former president of Estonia.

- EurActive - UK

Gazprom Changes Policy Over Natural Gas Deliveries to Bulgaria

Moscow and Brussels shook hands in agreement to fundamentally change the gas policy of Russia in relation to certain former satellite countries to the Soviet Union, now part of the EU, according to BNR. The good news was announced by European Commission responsible for competition, Margrethe Vestager. She said that Russian ...

- Novinite - BG

British troops arrive in Estonia - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - On Friday night close to 130 British troops, part of the 1,200-strong NATO battle group to be stationed in Estonia this spring, arrive......

- The Baltic Times - US

Associated Press: British troops land in Estonia for NATO mission to deter Russia

British troops have arrived in Estonia as part of a major Nato mission in the Baltic states to deter Russian aggression. Around 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles landed at the Amari airbase on Friday, 25 miles south-west of the capital, Tallinn. The post Associated Press: British troops land in Estonia for NATO ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UK troops in Estonia is 'defensive deployment' against Russia, says Sir Michael Fallon

800 troops from the 5th battalion The Rifles have been sent to boost Nato defences.

- - UK

Flash Physics: Trump budget worries scientists, strain finds quantum dots, Estonia to join CERN

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

- PhysicsWeb - UK

UK troops in Estonia to deter 'Russian aggression'

The biggest UK deployment to Europe since the Cold War ended is a bid to deter "Russian aggression".

- BBC - UK

Sitakunda militant suspects are relatives, say police

Two suspected militants who died inside a hideout in Chittagong were relatives of a suspect captured earlier from another terror shelter in the municipal area of Sitakunda Town, police say.

- BDNews24 - BD

Sitakunda 'militant' couple remanded for 12 days in two cases

Police have been granted 12 days of remand in two cases to grill the 'militant' couple arrested from a 'hideout' at Amirabad in Chittagong's Sitakunda.

- BDNews24 - BD

U.K. Troops Arrive In Estonia To Bolster NATO Force

The Estonian military says 130 British soldiers are arriving in the country as part of NATO's efforts to bolster its forces near the alliance's eastern border with Russia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Sitakunda militant suspects are relatives, say police

Two suspected militants who died inside a hideout at Sitakunda were relatives of a suspect captured earlier from another terror hideout in the municipal town, police say.

- BDNews24 - BD

Former President Ilves: Estonia's cyber security experience is trusted - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Estonia is one of the world leaders in cyber security and therefore its views are taken into consideration very seriously, former Pres......

- The Baltic Times - US

MTG sells Baltic broadcasting businesses to Providence Equity Partners for EUR 115 million - The Baltic Times

RIGA - The Swedish media holding Modern Times Group has sold its broadcasting businesses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Providence Eq......

- The Baltic Times - US

Blockchain Will Help Us Prove Our Identities in a Digital World

It's already working in Estonia.

- Harvard Business Review - US

Jordan Secures Funding To Build $2.1B Oil Shale Plant

Jordan's Attarat Power Company has secured financing from Chinese banks to proceed with its plan to build a $2.1-billion power plant in Jordan that would be fired by oil shale – a sedimentary rock that can be burned directly for electricity generation. The financing-closure agreement will now allow APCO to begin ...

- - US

Nearly 130 British troops to arrive in Estonia on Friday - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – On Friday nearly 130 troops of the United Kingdom are to arrive in Estonia on Friday which is the first bigger group to be stati......

- The Baltic Times - US

Child’s body found after raid on Sitakunda militant hideout

A child’s dead body has been found inside a militant den raided by police at Chittagong's Sitakunda on Thursday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Militant suspects ‘posed as relatives’ to rent Sitakunda flat

The owners of a building that housed a militant den at Sitakunda said two men rented the flat claiming to be relatives.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bombs galore inside Sitakunda flat, 'Neo-JMB bomb experts’ among dead militants  

Several types of explosives have been found inside a militant hideout in Sitakunda where four suspects were killed during a 19-hour police raid.  

- BDNews24 - BD

Two militants die in 'suicide explosions after police assault on Sitakunda hideout

Two suspected militants were killed when they set off 'suicide explosions" after police attacked their hideout in Chittagong's Sitakunda on Thursday morning.

- BDNews24 - BD

Four suspected militants killed, 20 people rescued after raid on Chittagong 'terror den'

The 19-hour stand-off between police and militants holed up in an apartment at a two-storey building at Chittagong's Sitakunda Upazila town has ended with a suicide blast and gun firings leaving four suspected terrorists, including a woman killed.

- BDNews24 - BD

How terror suspects at Sitakunda blew cover

A fake national ID submitted by a terror suspect to his landlord led to the discovery of two ‘militant hideouts’ at Chittagong’s Sitakunda.

- BDNews24 - BD

Secretary General welcomes Estonia's Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters

The Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, had talks about the current security situation in Europe with Estonia's Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, and he thanked Estonia for the strong contribution it makes to NATO.


Antitrust: Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets – Benefits for the Estonian gas market

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 March 2017 The European Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address the Commission's competition concerns as regards gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The commitments will enable cross-border gas flows at ...

- EU - EU

A GOP Congressman Just Spent 6 Minutes Defending Vladimir Putin

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia from 2006 to 2016, had a crisis on his hands in September 2014. Russian security service agents crossed the border and kidnapped and detained Eston Kohver, an agent with Estonia's equivalent of the FBI. The Russian government accused Kohver of being a spy and sentenced him to ...

- Mother Jones - US

Traders flock Mak to study languages

Dr Edith Natukunda Togboa, the head of department Oriental and English languages, attributed the spike in numbers to regional integration

- Daily Monitor - UG