Posts published in Day: January 21, 2019

Prince Philip car crash debris listed on eBay

Monday, January 21, 2019

Pieces of smashed debris purportedly from Prince Philip’s car crash near Sandringham have been listed for sale on auction site eBay.Ghoulish memorabilia up for sale includes fragments of plastic allegedly belonging to the Land Rover Freelander which the Duke of Edinburgh was driving when he collided with a Kia hatchback on the A149 near the royal estate on Thursday. Scraps of plastic and metal can be bought for starting bids…

Polish and Lithuanian defense cooperation

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Polish Territorial Defense Forces (WOT) and the Lithuanian National Defense Volunteer Forces (KASP) have signed a training cooperation agreement. This is the first agreement between the Polish WOT and that of a different country. The commander of the Polish WOT, general Wiesław Kukułka and KASP colonel Dainius Pasvenskas signed the document in the Lithuanian parliament in Vilnius on the 28thanniversary of establishing KASP. The spokesman of WOT Marek Pietrzak…

Manny Pacquiao suffered eye injury his camp fears could be a potentially devastating detached retina

Monday, January 21, 2019

Manny Pacquiao had a big night on Saturday, easily defeating Adrien Broner in a 12-round decision at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas that he hoped would lead him to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.But Sunday morning, Pacquiao was hit by a potentially-devastating 1-2 punch. He discovered he had suffered an injury to his left eye in the bout that caused him to tell friends he had lost some…

Ben Hodges of CEPA and James Sherr Join the ICDS Team

By ICDS on Monday, January 21, 2019

Ben Hodges, former commander of the US Army in Europe and Pershing chair in strategic studies at CEPA, has joined the team of non-resident fellows at the International Centre for Defence and Security Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition, internationally renowned expert on Russia and Ukraine James Sherr has become a senior research fellow at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute of the ICDS. Hodges served as commanding general of…

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Monday, January 21, 2019

There is to be much attention dedicated to the Eastern Partnership Programme and the country’s integration with the EU and NATO. After a war in 2008, Moscow recognised the separatist South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent, while the West still holds these to be occupied Georgian territories. Moscow has thousands of troops deployed in bases there. Due to this, Georgia’s chances of entering the EU and NATO remain dubious.

Former defence chief to work for Estonian defence industry company Milrem

Monday, January 21, 2019

Former Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Gen. Riho Terras will take over the defence division of Estonian unmanned vehicles manufacturer Milrem Robotics. Gen. Terras’ main responsibilities will include establishing Milrem Robotics’ international business development and program support teams, leading the process of gaining a strong foothold in the defence market and bringing end user-specific know-how to the company’s strategic research and development activities, Business Wire said. “Gen. Terras’ strong…

Weather to remain chilly for most of this week in Latvia; snowfall expected on weekends

Monday, January 21, 2019

Weather will remain stable under influence of an active anticyclone in Latvia – no major precipitation is expected, days and nights will be rather chilly. At the end of the week, as a cyclone nears the country, some precipitation is expected. Air temperature will increase slightly and the sky will be covered by clouds, as reported by Latvian State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre. Some snowing will occur in central…

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

Monday, January 21, 2019

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused…

Message to NATO: Don’t forget the Black Sea and the Balkans

By Stephen Blank on Monday, January 21, 2019

In February, NATO’s Defense Ministers will convene a ministerial conference and in April they will do so for Foreign Ministers. These meetings should reassess the importance of the Black Sea and the Balkans’ strategic importance, especially in light of recent events.  These events comprise the recent Kerch Strait incident, the revelations of Russian-backed coups in Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro, to prevent the governments in Podgorica and Skopje from joining NATO…

Israel Makes Rare Move After Syria Airstrikes

Monday, January 21, 2019

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport raid. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said.…