Posts published in Day: October 10, 2019

Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to tabloid newspaper after social media sting operation

Thursday, October 10, 2019

COLEEN ROONEY HAS accused fellow footballer’s wife Rebekah Vardy of selling stories about her life to the Sun newspaper in the UK after a five-month social media investigation.  Rooney, who is married to former Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney, says she became suspicious after a series of posts on her private social media account appeared in the media.  Today she publicly accused Vardy, wife of England footballer Jamie Vardy, of feeding stories…

Lithuanian intelligence investigated MP with Russia-links for years

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament’s security committee (NSGK) has received enough information from the State Security Department (VSD) to conduct a parliamentary investigation into MP Irina Rozova’s alleged ties with Russia, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday.  “The information we have now received is certainly sufficient to launch an investigation,” Dainius Gaižauskas told reporters after the first part of the committee’s meeting that was held behind closed doors. According to him, NSGK members…

Zelensky to meet with Latvian officials and Ukrainian diaspora, visit Occupation Museum and unveil memorial plaque

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The agenda of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Latvia includes meetings with top Latvian officials and the local Ukrainian community, a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, unveiling a memorial plaque, as well as other engagements, LETA was told at the Latvian president’s office. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska will be accompanying the Ukrainian president on his visit to Latvia, which is scheduled for October…

Estonian ministry: More cooperation needed for ensuring food safety

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The food safety council met for the first time in the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs on Wednesday to devise further steps to promote broad-based cooperation in the field of food safety. “In today’s world, where food products move in global networks, ensuring food safety is of paramount importance. That is why we convened a food safety council, which included representatives from a variety of other administrative areas, universities, business federations…

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behavior. Apple Inc. became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing’s side against anti-government protesters when the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said Wednesday the HKmap.live app “facilitates illegal behavior.” The newspaper asked, “Is Apple guiding Hong…

Lithuania to choose new search and rescue ship from 7 offers

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Seven shipbuilders have submitted bids for a contract to build a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry said.  The new vessel will carry out anti-pollution, and search and rescue tasks in the Baltic Sea. The public procurement process has attracted bids from Lithuanian and foreign companies. The offers will be evaluated based on a set of criteria such as the ship’s price and speed, delivery time,…

2 Nobel literature prizes to be awarded after 2018 scandal

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy. The chemistry prize went Wednesday to three scientists for their work leading to the development of lithium-ion batteries. That was a day after the physics award was given to a Canadian-American and two Swiss, and on Monday the Physiology or Medicine award went to two…

Estonian formin calls on Turkey to end unilateral military action in northeastern Syria

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu expressed concern on Wednesday in relation to Turkey launching military operation in northeastern Syria, which according to the minister may undermine the United Nations’ joint efforts in the region and reinvigorate Islamic extremists, spokespeople for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. “We are concerned about Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria, which further damages stability in the whole region. We are calling on Turkey to…

US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross slammed China’s trade practices and trumpeted America’s economic relationship with Australia amid the festering trade war with Beijing. Ross told a business gathering in Sydney on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not want to use tariffs to get China to change its ways but felt it was necessary. The comments came as U.S. and Chinese officials prepared to resume trade talks in Washington…

Lithuanian PM proposes top state award to Poland’s controversial leader Kaczyński

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has proposed awarding a top state award to Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party. The Lithuanian Cabinet endorsed the proposal on Wednesday, four days before the general election in Poland. The final decision on awarding the Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great to Kaczyński will be made by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. Skvernelis proposed conferring Lithuania’s third…