Posts published in Day: December 26, 2018

Martial law expires in Ukraine

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Martial law, imposed on Nov. 25 in some Ukrainian areas after Russia captured three Ukrainian ships, expired on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko told the country’s security council. Poroshenko said earlier this month he did not plan to extend martial law beyond the one month initially foreseen unless there was a large scale attack from Russia. The Ukrainian navy ships were captured in the Kerch Strait, between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern…

The New Year’s sex resolutions

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sex expert Pamela Supple shared five New Year’s resolutions for your love life. She recommends widening your dating mindset broader than apps if single. Pamela also believes you need to prioritise both being affectionate and passion. With the year coming to an end, many will be turning their mind to New Year’s resolutions and what they want to achieve in 2019. But rather than opting for the traditional ‘get fit, lose…

EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

On 21 December 2018, the Council prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2019. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 13-14 December 2018 on the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements, to which the sanctions are linked. Given that no progress has been made, the European Council took the political decision to…

Seimas specified the procedure for organising a referendum

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Seimas adopted amendments to the Referendum Law (draft No XIIIP-2559(2)), specifying the provisions for the procedure for organising a referendum, a referendum campaign, and vote counting; increasing the number of polling stations abroad; and providing for payment of salaries to members of voting commissions. According to the amended Law, the services of the public enterprise Lietuvos paštas (Lithuanian Post) will no longer be used and the postal functions will…

First in the Baltics military innovations centre to be opened in Klaipėda

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

First in the Baltic States Centre for Military Marine Technologies will be opened in Klaipėda, according to the institutional agreement signed by Lithuanian Navy, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, and Baltic Institute of Advanced Technologies, Baltic Technology Park and Institute of Digital Technologies. “This cooperation is the first precedent of cooperation between military, science and business in order to advance innovative military technologies not only in…

Kevin Spacey’s reputation trashed

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kevin Spacey was thought to be hiding with rich friends or laying low in a Pacific paradise mud hut as sex assault claims swirled – but now he’s back in his most menacing, malevolent and creepiest scene of all, writes Tom Leonard. He’s made a glittering career by playing villains — with serial killers and psychopaths a speciality — but this was surely his most disturbing performance yet. After more…

The 4 stages of life

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The 4 stages of life: 1. You believe in Santa Claus 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus 3. You dress up as Santa Claus 4. You look like Santa Claus  

Turkey invites Trump for talks on Syria after US announces troop pull-out

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ankara is one of the few countries to have backed the withdrawal as it clears the way for a possible offensive against the Kurds. Turkey has invited President Trump for talks in Ankara after his announcement last week that US troops would be leaving Syria. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested the visit in a phone call to the US leader over the weekend. The White House confirmed the invitation…

Kaimins offers Karins to form government without Gobzems and politicians from ”old parties”

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

KPV LV leader Artuss Kaimins believes that prime minister candidate Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) should not accept Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV) for interior minister in the new government, but at the same time also exclude from the government persons ”from the old political parties” who have previously served as ministers or have held top posts. ”I propose to Karins, as the potential prime minister candidate, to exclude Gobzems from a…

Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

There are still a few things that you can’t do electronically in Estonia: Marry, divorce or transfer property — and that’s only because the government has decided it was important to turn up in person for some big life events. This Baltic nation of 1.3 million people is engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. As more…