Posts published in Day: December 11, 2018

Turkey Begins Construction Of Naval Base In Black Sea

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

11th December, 2018) The Turkish Defense Ministry has begun the construction of a naval base in the Black Sea near the Turkish city of Trabzon located in the country’s northeast, local media reported on Tuesday. According to the NTV broadcaster, the base will become the country’s ninth naval facility. It is planned that 400 military and 200 civilian staff will be working at the base, the tv channel added. So far, Turkey has eight naval forces installations: Mersin…

Blind mystic Baba Vanga’s 2019 predictions – after foreseeing 9/11 and Brexit

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Baba Vanga – known as the ‘Nostradamus of the Balkans’ – claimed Vladimr Putin will be the target of an assassination attempt while Europe will see an economic collapse next year. A blind mystic who predicted Brexit, the Twin Tower attacks and the rise of ISIS has given her forecast for 2019. Baba Vanga has been dubbed the ‘Nostradamus of the Balkans’ for her predictions, which seem to strike with eerie…

Inside Lionel Messi’s £12million private jet that includes incredible details

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Barcelona and Argentina superstar has made sure he can travel in style with his new luxury jet. The 31-year-old Barcelona icon has reportedly leased the incredible plane so his family and friends can travel around in comfort. And the £12million vehicle, being leased from an Argentine company, includes some incredible attention to detail. The exterior sees the tail branded with his signature number 10, whilst the names of him his wife,…

‘Stable’ glaciers in East Antarctica ‘beginning to melt’

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Glaciers in East Antarctica have begun to melt which could “reshape coastlines around the world”, NASA scientists have warned. Satellite imaging has shown that a group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica — long considered more stable than its western neighbour — have begun to lose ice. “East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world,” NASA said in a blog post on Monday. The loss of ice…

Kremlin calls U.S. criticism of Russian military flights to Venezuela wrong

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of Russian military flights to Venezuela, saying it had been inappropriate and wrong for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to condemn the flight of two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Caracas. Two Russian TU-160 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons landed in Venezuela on Monday in a symbolic show of support for the government there. Pompeo condemned the deployment on Twitter. “The…

Latvia submits report to UN on elimination of discrimination of women

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The United Nations Organization has been presented with Latvia’s report on compliance with Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, as reported by Foreign Affairs Ministry. In accordance with Section 18 of the convention, member states are to submit reports on adoption of measures of the convention. «The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh consolidated reports of the Republic of Latvia on compliance with the convention offer…

Lithuania expands Russian blacklist over Kerch incident

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lithuania has on Friday expanded its blacklist of Russian citizens over the recent incident in the Kerch Strait when Russia seized three Ukrainian ships. The decision was made by the Migration Department in response to a proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The decision has been made,” Evelina Gudzinskaite, head of the Migration Department, told BNS Lithuania. Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Migration Department refrained from…

More effective rules to solve cross border parental responsibility issues agreed on EU level

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A more effective regulation to solve cross border parental responsibility issues was agreed at a meeting of the European Union’s (EU) justice and interior ministers in Brussels on Friday, LETA was told at the Latvian Justice Ministry. Justice Ministry state secretary Janis Iesalnieks (National Alliance), who led the Latvian delegation at the meeting, thanked the Austrian presidency of the Council of the EU and expressed support for the draft regulation…

UK planning landing operations exercise in Estonia in summer 2019

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The United Kingdom is planning a combined landing operations exercise in Estonia in summer 2019 that will involve the army as well as the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The British Army will also increase the amount of armoured equipment of the battle group present in Estonia, bringing in more tanks and later in the year replace much of its armour in a large-scale equipment transfer. The UK…

Baltic, neighbouring ministers undecided on summer, winter time choice

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Representatives of the transport ministries of the Baltic states, Finland and Poland who met in Tallinn on Monday were of differing opinions regarding whether to remain in summer or winter time once the practice of changing the clocks twice per year comes to an end. A recent survey indicates that more than half of Estonians would prefer permanent summer time. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Poland jointly acknowledged that the…