Posts published in Day: May 18, 2019

Rail Baltic’s ticket from Tallinn to Riga to cost EUR 38

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rail Baltic’s high-speed train journey from Tallinn to the city center of Riga will take an hour and 42 minutes and the estimated ticket price is EUR 38. There will be a total of four departures per day from Tallinn. “The estimated schedule and ticket price will make the train a serious alternative for plane passengers as well, especially if the destination is the city center of Riga and there…

Estonian formin reminds Council of Europe of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Georgia

Saturday, May 18, 2019

In his remarks at a dinner on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called upon the Council of Europe to remain resolute in continuing the dialogue on Russia fulfilling its obligations as a member state. “We must remain unwavering when confronting blatant violations of human rights and the rule of law, such as the ones Russia is carrying out in…

Tribunal of European «Islamic State» fighters to be discussed in Sweden

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Seeking an international tribunal of the fighters of the «Islamic State» terrorist group following its defeat in Syria, Sweden has invited other European countries to discuss ways to persecute fighters from Europe. Swedish news portal The Local reports on Thursday, May 16, that the Swedish Interior Minister Mikael Damberg has invited several countries, including France, the Netherlands and the UK, to a meeting on a possible international tribunal to investigate…

12 treated after F-16 crashes through warehouse roof in California

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A fire official says a dozen people have been treated for exposure to debris after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a Southern California warehouse without causing major injuries. Authorities say the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety Thursday afternoon when his California Air National Guard jet developed hydraulic problems while landing at March Reserve Air Force Base east of Los Angeles. The jet plowed through the roof of a…

F-35B bird strike at Marine air station in Japan does $2 million in damage

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A bird strike has caused more than $2 million damage to a Japan-based Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fighter, according to a U.S. military spokesman. “On May 7, 2019, an F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing aborted take-off due to a bird strike at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and safely taxied off the runway,” Capt. Marco Valenzuela, a spokesman for the Iwakuni-based Marine Aircraft Group…