Posts published in Day: October 9, 2018

Yokota airman, a recent ‘Airlifter of the Week,’ found dead in off-base home

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Air Force is investigating the death of a noncommissioned officer found unresponsive in her off-base residence in western Tokyo. Staff Sgt. Eliction Chan, 27, assigned to the 374th Mission Support Group at Yokota Air Base, Japan, died Oct. 1, according to an Air Force statement issued last week. Chan had recently been named “Airlifter of the Week” by the 374th Airlift Wing, which encompasses the support group. “Chan started…

Inside Sex Island parties: What REALLY happens in secretive drug raves with unlimited booze and prostitutes

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Operated by Good Girls Co, Sex Island trip consists of four days at a secret location, where guests are allowed to take drugs and have access to unlimited booze, sex and meals. A sex-fest holiday offering ‘unlimited’ sex with a choice of 60 ‘drug-friendly’ prostitutes is returning after sparking outrage last year. But what REALLY happens inside the drug-fuelled extravaganza? Operated by Good Girls Co, the trip consists of four…

Brussels urges to investigate swiftly murder of Bulgarian journalist

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The European Commission called on Bulgaria to carry out a swift inquiry into the killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Tuesday, October 9, that Bulgarian prosecutors announced the 30-year-old TV journalist had been raped, beaten and suffocated. Marinova’s body was discovered in a park near the Danube river in Ruse on Saturday October 6. «There is no democracy without a free press … We expect…

Expert: Latvia has given Russia a signal that its activities will be openly discussed

By Andris Sprūds on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The objective of the statement released by Constitution Protection Bureau regarding the attacks performed by Russian GRU on Latvia’s cyber space was giving Russia a signal that its activities will be discussed openly, said director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs Andris Sprūds. He explained that this statement was for residents – to remind them of risks. This statement has a major role for opinion formation among residents domestically and…

Australia mulls blocking migrants from moving to major cities

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Australian government on Tuesday said it was looking to correct an “imbalance” in population growth by forcing some new migrants away from major cities, and toward less populous areas. In a speech outlining the policy, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge told an audience that the strain on infrastructure in Australia’s eastern cities had cost the country 25 billion Australian dollars ($17.7 billion, 15.4 billion euros)…

Auf Wiedersehen Oktoberfest: Munich beer fest a success

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone. Festival organizers say good fall weather contributed to the fact that 100,000 more people visited this year over last: in all, 6.3 million from about 70 countries. That’s despite the fact this year’s Oktoberfest, which ended Sunday, was only 16 days long — two…

Estonian parlt committee starts handling next year’s state budget

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The finance committee of the Estonian parliament at a sitting on Monday started handling the draft legislation of next year’s state budget, the committee sent the bill for first reading at the parliament’s plenary sitting on October 17. Finance Minister Toomas Toniste said that the basis for next year’s state budget is an economic growth of 3 percent. Compared with 2018, the income along with transferable taxes will increase 639.5…

Russia challenges US compliance with nuclear arms treaty

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Russia on Monday challenged the U.S. claim that it has fulfilled its obligations under a pivotal nuclear arms deal, a new argument that could further fuel tensions between Moscow and Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it “can’t confirm” the latest U.S. State Department data indicating that the U.S. has complied with the thresholds set by the 2010 New START treaty. It limits each country to no more than 1,550…

Jurmala Mayor Truksnis survives vote of no confidence

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmers) survived a vote of no confidence during an extraordinary Jurmala City Council meeting today. As reported, Jurmala municipality’s opposition proposed a motion of no confidence against Truksnis on October 2, shortly after the media reported that the State Police had fined him for the possession of narcotics. However, at the start of the meeting Truksnis told his colleagues that information the media reported on September…

Army’s top leaders optimistic about service’s future even as it struggles to recruit

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Army’s failure in 2018 to meet its recruiting goal of enlisting 76,500 soldiers was not a major setback for the service, which is considering major changes to how it attracts, trains and outfits its troops, top leaders said Monday. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the service’s chief of staff, downplayed concerns about the Army falling 6,500 recruits short of its fiscal year 2018 goal, missing its…