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Local firm at forefront of detecting radiation.

DISASTERS such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have highlighted the need for devices to detect harmful radiation. Jiading-based Simmax Technology Co Ltd recently invested 10 million yuan to establish a lab for the development of a device used in detecting nuclear radiation—a technology currently owned only by three ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

1 killed, 1 hurt in grenade blast in Iriga City.

LEGAZPI CITY — One person was killed while another was wounded after a rifle grenade exploded on Friday evening in Iriga City in Camarines Sur province, police said Saturday. The post 1 killed, 1 hurt in grenade blast in Iriga City appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

More than 200,000 people wait in limbo as the Philippines fights Islamic State's allies in Mindanao.

In an evacuation center filled with parents running after scampering children and adults huddled together on mats, Saipoding Mariga stood alone. He spent his days wandering aimlessly, trying to pass time while waiting for word about his wife, Geraldine. She was trapped in their home in the city...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Lithuania invests in defence modernisation.

Lithuania spends 32% of its defence budget on equipment, well above the 20% NATO guideline, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Jane's . NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference during Exercise 'Iron Wolf 2017' on 20 June that Lithuania and Latvia would achieve NATO's

- Jane’s - US

ISRO's PSLV-38 blasts off with 31 satellites.

Other than the Cartosat-2 series satellite, the PSLV is carrying 29 nano satellites from 14 countries - Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a nano satellite from India.

- - IN

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study.

The number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tornado that ripped through Judazi measured as F2 on Fujita scale - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - Thetornadothat ripped through Judazi village in the central Latvian region of Sigulda on Tuesday, measured as F2 intensity&nb......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latvia considering increasing the number of soldiers participating in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - During a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting today, Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/......

- The Baltic Times - US

Lithuanian MPs propose to ask Poland, Latvia, Estonia to join blocking of Belarus N-plant - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS - A group of Lithuanian lawmakers proposes that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Secretary General marks deployment of NATO battlegroups during visit to Latvia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Allied forces during a ceremony on Monday to mark the deployment of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia. It is one of four now fully deployed to the eastern part of the Alliance in response to the changed security environment. Canada is leading the NATO ...


Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO's battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday . Mr. Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf. Germany leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, and for the first time it trained with the US-led ...


Azerbaijan, Latvia sign protocol

- Today.Az - AZ

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study

THE number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released?Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Partnership of countries of NATO battalion to be more than military cooperation - The Baltic Times

RIGA – Partnership of the countries engaged in the multi-national NATO battalion in Latvia will be more than just military cooperation, sa......

- The Baltic Times - US

Shareholders approve new supervisory board of RB Rail; Lithuania replaces its representatives - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Shareholders in RB Rail, the Baltic joint venture in charge of Rail Baltica railroad project’s implementation, have approved ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Event Guide: The Three Osokins in Jurmala - The Baltic Times

An important event in music life of Latvia - the Three Osokins are joining their forces on the stage of the legendary Dzintari Concert Hall on J......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latvia boosts defence spending

Latvia will meet the NATO target of defence spending of 2% GDP in January 2018, President Raimonds Vejonis announced on 19 June. After a ceremony to mark the completion of the deployment of NATO's multinational battlegroups at Camp Adazi, Latvia, Vejonis told Jane's that this spending level was more

- Jane’s - US

Canada and other NATO members continue pressing Putin

The presence of troops from all over the NATO map reminds Putin that an attack on Latvia or other member countries would be treated as an attack against all, including Canada

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Azerbaijan,Latvia pledge to increase trade turnover

Azerbaijani-Latvian economic relations were discussed at the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation in Baku on June 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan,Latvia pledge to increase trade turnover

- Today.Az - AZ

NATO deploys 4 battalions in Baltic states, Poland

BRUSSELS - NATO has finalized the deployment of four multinational battalions on its eastern flank under the program of Russia's deterrence. “Today NATO fulfils the promise we made at our summit in Warsaw only a year ago. A promise to deploy four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and right here ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions could form basis for multinational brigade

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania could eventually form the basis for a multinational brigade, British Army General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has suggested. The general told Jane's the battalions, led

- Jane’s - US

Canada's mission to scare off Russia

Paul Wells visits Camp Adazi, Latvia, where a Canadian-led battlegroup marked its first official day on the job The post Canada's mission to scare off Russia appeared first on

- - CA

Borg in second round after Selby withdrawal

Alex Borg has moved into the second round of the Riga Masters without potting a ball as his opponent Mark Selby, the world no.1, has decided to pull out of the tournament. The Malta champion was due to face the current world champion in the opening round of the first ranking event of the season in the Latvian capital of ...

- - MT

President Vejonis calls NATO Enhanced Forward Presence a historic affirmation of solidarity - The Baltic Times

RIGA - In Latvia, NATO Enhanced Forward Presence is a historic event, strongly reaffirming the solidarity of the Alliance's member states, P......

- The Baltic Times - US

NATO's Stronger Baltic Force Riles Russia

NATO declared that its deterrent force is fully in place in the Baltic area with the addition of a Canadian-led battle group in Latvia, enhancing deployments criticized by Russia.

- Wall Street Journal - US

If Latvia leaves the EU, it would come completely under Russia's zone of influence - The Baltic Times

RIGA - If Latvia leaves the European Union, it would completely and very quickly come under Russia's zone of influence, European Parliament ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Burgers: A poolside affair

Merchants of Hamburgn port, Germany through centuries of trade with Estonians, Latvians and Finns, had acquired the Baltic taste for scrapped raw beef.

- Daily Monitor - UG

NATO chief Stoltenberg to visit Latvia next Monday - The Baltic Times

RIGA - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will arrive in Latvia next Monday, June 19, to attend the welcoming ceremony for the NATO multina......

- The Baltic Times - US

Baltic special units practice detaining armed criminals - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – Members of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian fast-response units and special forces practiced detaining armed criminals on Thursd......

- The Baltic Times - US

Reviving Indo-European Engagement in the Baltic

India must focus on Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania if it wishes to shape Eurasia's geostrategic transformation.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

On the tragedy of Abiriga and cult of mediocrity

On May 19, the indomitable Agnes Nandutu of NTV featured Abiriga in her weekly satirical piece, Point Blank' which was the talk of the town in Arua

- Daily Monitor - UG