Posts published in Day: November 5, 2018

The lion bought in Harrods who prowled the Kings Road in an open-top Bentley

Monday, November 5, 2018

Almost half a century ago, John Rendall and Ace Bourke bought a lion cub at Harrods, named him Christian and raised him on London’s King’s Road, before returning him to the African wild. A new book illustrated with stunning photographs taken by Derek Cattani, one of Christian’s ‘human pride’, retells the moving story of London’s unlikeliest pet, his new life in Africa and the heart-warming reunion between man and lion…

Utah mayor, father of seven, was US servicemember killed in Kabul insider attack

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Department of Defense identified the U.S. servicemember killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack Saturday as Maj. Brent Taylor, a member of the Utah National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah. Taylor leaves behind a wife and seven children, according to the Deseret News of Salt Lake City. Taylor is the first known sitting mayor in state history to leave for wartime service in Utah, the report…

Successful cooperation discussed at the Baltic-Korea political consultations

Monday, November 5, 2018

On Friday, Vilnius hosted the third political consultation between the Baltic States and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The parties addressed the topics of bilateral cooperation, developments and security policy issues in Asia and Europe, as well as cooperation for tackling global problems, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. The parties discussed the ongoing cooperation between the Baltic States and South Korea, as well as prospects for cooperation…

Commonwealth nationals will be able to join the British Army without having ever lived here

Monday, November 5, 2018

Foreign nationals will be eligible to join the Armed Forces in greater numbers as British residency requirements for service are set to be scrapped. The Ministry of Defence will remove the need for Commonwealth citizens to have lived in the UK for five years before applying for service, it will be announced on Monday. An extra 1,350 personnel from oversees are hoped to be enlisted to the Navy, Army and…

Lithuania marks 100 years of women’s vote amid calls for tackling violence, pay gap

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lithuania on Friday marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. Activists and experts hope that this occasion will encourage authorities to pay more attention to gender equality policies. Unique traffic lights featuring a women’s silhouette were switched on in Vilnius’ Konstitucijos Avenue, and special postcards were handed out outside the Central Post Office. “Today marks 100 years since Lithuanian women became one of the first in Europe to…

Estonian defense forces conclude participation in NATO-led Kosovo mission

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Estonian flag was lowered at a ceremonial line-up held at the headquarters of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission Kosovo Force in Pristina this week, marking the end of Estonia’s 19-year participation. “I thank Estonia for being a part of our long-term commitment to building a better future for Kosovo,” commander of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission Kosovo Force (KFOR) Maj. Gen. Salvatore Cuoci of the Italian armed forces was quoted by…

Victoria Beckham builds son Romeo, 16, a £30,000 artificial grass court at £6million Cotswolds home…

Monday, November 5, 2018

Victoria Beckham has built her 16-year-old son Romeo a £30,000 artificial grass court at their £6million family home in the Cotswolds. Plans were submitted back in May by Soho House architect Michael Ergatoudis, who designed the Oxfordshire country pile and five months later aerial photos show the project has almost been completed. The former Spice Girl, 44, is reportedly determined to make Romeo ‘the David Beckham of the tennis world’,…

Bodø Air Base – backbone of Trident Juncture’s Air Component

Monday, November 5, 2018

Bodø is a small Norwegian town, just north of the arctic circle with approximately 51,000 inhabitants. It is also the home of NATO’s northernmost operational Air Base in Europe. From 25 October to 8 November 2018 the base is playing a significant role for Exercise Trident Juncture 18, NATO’s largest exercise in recent years. Bodø Air Base looks back at a long and proven history in NATO. For many years…

At least 11 Lithuanian MPs hit by massive spam attack

Monday, November 5, 2018

At least 11 Lithuanian lawmakers received 50,0000 spam emails in a massive spam attack on Thursday, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Friday. “This incident involving spam emails has already been resolved,” Rytis Rainys, head of NCSC, told BNS. “(Spam) filters have been fixed, and the Seimas members won’t receive such emails anymore,” he said. According to the center, the spam that reached the systems of the Seimas…

Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner dies from acid attack

Monday, November 5, 2018

Ukraine’s anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandzyuk, who was attacked with acid in summer 2018, has passed away in hospital, in another example of the dangers faced by civil society activists in the country. French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, November 4, that Gandzyuk, 33, who worked as an adviser to the mayor of Ukraine’s southern city Kherson, suffered burns on 30% of her body on July 31 when a man…