Posts published in Day: May 9, 2018

‘Drunk’ woman interrupts breakdancing street performers and steals the show with series of incredible backflips

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This is the amazing moment a ‘drunk’ woman interrupted a group of breakdancing street performers – and stole the show with a series of incredible backflips. The hilarious scenes were captured on mobile phone on a street in Pattaya, Thailand, which begins with a group of men showing off their moves in the street. After a few performances, the woman staggers into the middle of the watching crowd to showcase…

ACO Legal Conference held in Greece

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The 11th Allied Command Operations (ACO) International Legal Conference is underway in Greece bringing together senior military and civilian legal advisors from across NATO and Non-NATO nations from May 7 – 10, 2018. The aim of the conference is to develop an understanding of special aspects of International Law while offering a unique opportunity to engage with experts and debate the legal approach to current challenges. “When I look at…

Armenian opposition leader elected head of government

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Armenian National Assembly has in the second vote on the candidacy of Nikol Pashinyan to the post of the Prime Minister elected him to head the government after weeks of mass protests against the current Armenian ruling elite. British-Canadian news agency Reuters reports that Russia, which operates its military base in Armenia, is wary of an uncontrolled change of power which would pull the country out of its orbit,…

Kim-Trump summit: is the world expecting too much from it?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With the date and location of the first ever summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea about to be announced, the two sides are jostling to make their positions on key issues clear and both governments are suggesting that they could walk away from the best opportunity for a diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years. An official of the North Korean…

Macron’s 1st year: World fame, Trump hugs, French anger

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In just one year as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a key world player, speaking up for Europe and Western democratic values and striking a surprise friendship with Donald Trump. But Macron has made his biggest impact — and his biggest enemies — at home. Strikes and protests over his economic reforms have dominated the French landscape in recent weeks, and tens of thousands held a “party” Saturday…

NATO: Russia uses Syrian war to boost Mediterranean presence

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NATO’s southern Europe commander says Russia has taken advantage of its military role in Syria to bolster its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean, making the region “very crowded.” U.S. Navy Adm. James Foggo told The Associated Press that Russian President Vladimir Putin had used the desperation of Syrian President Bashar Assad to expand Russian military power beyond Syria’s borders. Noting some “unsafe or unprofessional” incidents involving Russian aircraft, Foggo…

Met Gala 2018: Celebrities share divine looks on red carpet

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Met Gala, the benefit event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is considered the highlight of New York’s social calendar, attracting fashion designers and stars from around the world. It is known for its expensive tickets, exclusive guest list, and extravagant outfits that are based around a different theme each year. This year, the theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, which showcases how Catholicism…

Prime Minister: I invite the UAE to open up an embassy in Lithuania

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori and has discussed bilateral relations. The UAE is the major partner of Lithuania in the Arab world. The Prime Minister has stressed that Lithuania is highly interested in its export growth in the UAE and that export volumes have been expanding constantly. The Head of Government has presented development…

MEP: government’s lobbying ability will play major role in talks about EU multi-year budget

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In talks regarding the next multi-year budget of the European Union, the ability of Latvia’s current and future government to lobby its interests in Brussels and with governments of the largest donor member states, allows member of the European Parliament Artis Pabriks. Commenting on European Commission’s proposals for the EU budget after 2020, the MEP underlines that the big fight has begun. At the same time, he is sceptical that…

Lithuania court upholds ban on Russian TV channel

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Lithuania Supreme Administrative Court has upheld a decision from the national broadcast regulator banning the re-transmission of Russian TV channel RTR Planeta in Lithuania for a year. This followed an appeal from the cable operator Init. Earlier this February, the regulator banned the channel on suspicion of instigating hate and war in its programming. The regulator imposed a EUR 150,000 fine on Init for the re-transmission of the channel after…