Posts published in Day: April 22, 2019

In Latvia during military exercises shells fell 150 metres from private houses

Monday, April 22, 2019

In Latvia, Ādaži County, during military exercises anti-tank shells flying outside of the ground and fell 150 metres from residential houses. It is reported by LSM. No one suffered in the accident, but about 600 square meters of burn-out burned out. A service investigation has been started in the national armed forces. “… the projectile flew outside the polygon and fell 150 metres from adjacent houses. The fire burned about…

Latvia plans to increase its Armed Forces

Monday, April 22, 2019

The National Armed Forces (NAF) plans to enlist 710 new soldiers into the armed forces this year, LETA found out from the Defense Ministry. Last year, 640 new soldiers joined the NAF, which was the largest number of new enlistments since 2007, when the armed forces transitioned to a professional army.

NATO’s fate is uncertain

Monday, April 22, 2019

The fate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that has for decades kept us safe from the former Soviet Union and more lately from Russia hangs in the balance. NATO turned 70 earlier this month; how much longer it survives depends largely on two people — President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As NATO celebrated its anniversary, Russia doubled down on its efforts to undermine the military alliance already…

Scandinavia, Baltic Set to Become China’s Newest Playground

Monday, April 22, 2019

On a map, they appear so close together: Helsinki and Tallinn, the capitals of Finland and Estonia, sit just 50 miles from each other across the Gulf of Finland. Yet in practice, they couldn’t seem farther apart, especially given their close cultural, linguistic and, increasingly, economic ties. On a good day, it takes about two hours by ferry to cross the often choppy waters. But not for long, if an ambitious…

Prince William wants Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘as far away as possible’

Monday, April 22, 2019

The royal rift may be deeper than anyone knew. A new report claims that Prince William wants Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle “as far away as possible.” Prince William reportedly wants the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to go overseas and ensure that he and wife Kate Middleton stay in the spotlight. KATE MIDDLETON, MEGHAN MARKLE HAVE ‘UNUSUAL SHOW OF AFFECTION’ AMID FEUD RUMORS Insiders claim that Kensington Palace considered sending Harry, 34, and Markle, 37, to Canada or Australia. “There have been…

Sri Lanka attacks: Who are the victims?

Monday, April 22, 2019

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks. About 500 people are injured and at least 35 foreigners are among the dead. The Easter Sunday bombings were the deadliest violence Sri Lanka has witnessed since…

Latvia’s President Vējonis to visit Italy

Monday, April 22, 2019

From 23 to 24 April 2019, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will visit Italy on an official visit, along with First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone. During his official visit, the President of Latvia will meet with President of Italia Sergio Mattarella. During the meeting, they plan to discuss opportunities for further strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, cooperation within the European Union (EU) and NATO, as well as…

Don’t Tell Russia: U.S. Forces in Europe Lack Firepower

By David Axe on Monday, April 22, 2019

U.S. forces in Europe are getting smarter and more flexible. But they still lack firepower. That’s one problem that U.S. Air Force general Tod Wolters, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, described in a wide-ranging interview that Air Force magazine published in April 2019. U.S. president Donald Trump has nominated Wolters to head U.S. European Command, taking over from U.S. Army general Mike Scaparrotti. Wolters said EUCOM’s mobility…

Russia Reiterates Rejection of Confrontation after Talks with Estonia

Monday, April 22, 2019

Russia has reaffirmed on Sunday its rejection of confrontational policies and its willingness for dialogue with other countries, commenting on Lithuania”s criticism for the recent visit of Estonian President Kersti Kaliulaid to this country. All reasonable politicians understand the importance of re-establishing talks with Moscow, said Anton Morozov, member of the Duma (Russian Lower House) International Relations Committee, referring to statements by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkiavichius. He considered that…