Posts published in Day: December 29, 2018

American “Trojan horse” in Poland and Baltic states

By Jonas Dringelis on Saturday, December 29, 2018

The confrontation between East and West threatens potential war between the United States and Russia. In this case, the Baltic countries, Poland can become a battlefield between West and East. Most NATO planners and independent experts think that if any fighting breaks out between Russia and its neighbors to the West, the likely battlefields will be Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. And the question today is not whether NATO will fight, but…

Harry Kane thought “something was wrong” when his fiancee Kate told him about MBE award

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Harry Kane was fully in match mode when he discovered he had been awarded an MBE. The 25-year-old received messages from his fiancee Kate urging him to get in touch just prior to Tottenham’s Premier League game against Southampton on December 5. The Spurs and England striker receives the accolade at the end of an incredible year for club and country in which he won the World Cup Golden Boot…

Russell Grant’s 2019 horoscope predicts the next 12 months for every star sign

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19 You’re too imaginative to get stuck in routine but your Aquarian urge for excitement and adventure comes to the fore as the year begins. Find something completely different to get your teeth into. The stars give you momentum to put thoughts into words and act on your ideas. Turn your world upside-down from spring to build a better world for yourself. Combining business…

Can medical marijuana for veterans move forward in 2019?

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rep. Lou Correa thinks 2019 could finally be the year that medical cannabis becomes legal for veterans nationwide. “What do you tell a veteran who has brought back invisible scars and those opioids aren’t doing a darn thing for them?” the California Democrat said in a recent interview with Military Times. “They say cannabis works for them. How do you argue against that? I don’t think there is a legitimate…

Food fight: Festival in Spain holds a flour-and-egg battle

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Every year since Roman times, it’s been a pitched battle for control of the Spanish town of Ibi. Friday’s events included a chaotic fight using thousands of mostly rotten eggs and packages of flour, topped off by hundreds of wildly exploding fireworks. This is the topsy-turvy world of the “Enharinados” (the “floured”) where for one day a year the underdogs are in control of this town in the eastern region…

Experts recommend beefed up US military force in Poland for protection of Baltics

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Experts with the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council have warned in a study that NATO forces in Poland and the Baltic states could be overrun if attacked by Russia, the American military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported. The study by a task force of US security experts says that “a determined Russian conventional attack, especially if mounted with little warning, could defeat these forward-deployed NATO and US forces in a…

Latvian residents had healthier diets this Christmas than last year

Saturday, December 29, 2018

During this year’s Christmas season, shopping baskets have become healthier – people have bought significantly more fish, mandarins, and other fruits and vegetables for their Christmas meals. Demand has also increased for Christmas cookies and a range of festive products, according to Maxima Latvija sales figures. «During this year’s Christmas season, demand has risen significantly for our premium products such as salmon and caviar, whose sales grew by 75% and…

Estonian minister: Democracies have not been able to deal with post-truth world

Saturday, December 29, 2018

One of the reasons behind the wave of populism that has engulfed countries of the West is the inability of democracies to deal with the post-truth world and an information space functioning in a new way, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser told BNS in an end-of-year interview. “I believe that the complete change in the information space that we live in plays a very big role in this,” Mikser said…

Syrian troops enter key Kurdish city in wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops

By Nabih Bulos on Saturday, December 29, 2018

Syrian army units on Friday were reported to have entered Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled city that has become a major flashpoint in the country’s civil war and an operating base for hundreds of U.S. troops. The government’s entry came at the request of Kurdish militias, who were concerned about the imminent threat of attack by Turkey in the wake of President Donald Trump’s abrupt order last week to withdraw all U.S.…

Latvian parties yet again promise to pick a prime minister candidate in one week’s time

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Four potential core parties of the new government promise to offer Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis a prime minister candidate supported by all of them by 4 January next year. This was agreed upon by representatives of New Unity, New Conservative Party, Attīstībai/Par! and National Alliance ‘All for Latvia’-‘For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK’ on Friday, 28 December. Parties have decided they are ready to submit the new government to the Saeima for…