Posts published in Day: December 15, 2018

Briton jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges flees bail back to UK

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A former British soldier jailed in Turkey for more than seven years after joining a Kurdish group fighting Islamic State has secretly fled the country and returned home. Joe Robinson, 25, was on bail pending an appeal against his sentence on terrorism charges after he volunteered for the People’s Protection Units of Syrian Kurdistan (YPG), which Turkey considers a terrorist organisation. He fled the country and returned to the UK without the permission of…

Ex-lawyer Cohen says Trump knew hush payments were wrong: ABC

Saturday, December 15, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to become involved in these matters,” Cohen, who was sentenced to prison this week over campaign finance and other charges, told ABC News. Trump…

The price of electricity dropped more than a third in Lithuania in November

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Weather conditions mainly affected power prices last month, Martynas Giga, director of independent power supplier Elektrum Lietuva. “The water level at hydropower plants in the Nordic countries rose slightly last month but remains far below the long-term level, therefore, their production volumes were restricted. However, wind farms produced high volumes of power at the start of the month but production decreased due to cold weather. As a result, power demand grew and…

Estonia joins declaration of climate friendly forest management

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Estonia has joined the Ministerial Declaration on Forests for the Climate accepted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. States endorsing the document confirm that forest management plays an important role in attaining the objectives of the Paris Agreement, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of the Environment said. “As Estonia is rich in woodland, adopting the declaration is of great importance to us. We have stepped into a…