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Sailor accused of bringing hundreds of grams of ecstasy on base to distribute

Monday, August 12, 2019

A USS Champion sailor from New Jersey has been accused of ordering hundreds of grams of MDMA — also known as ecstasy — and LSD intending to distribute them in San Diego late last year, a newspaper report said. Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel van Dijk, an information systems technician assigned to the mine countermeasures ship, faces “multiple drug charges” for allegedly possessing more than 380 grams of ecstasy and…

Police to investigate Norway mosque shooting as ‘possible act of terrorism’

Monday, August 12, 2019

Norwegian police will investigate Saturday’s shooting at a mosque as “a possible act of terrorism,” they announced on Sunday. The man suspected of a shooting at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital may have also killed a relative before the attack, police said on Saturday. A young woman was found dead at the suspect’s address,” assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news conference, adding that the…

The energy transition in the European political context

Monday, August 12, 2019

There is a real need to connect two debates that are happening simultaneously in the European political space: the discussion around the 2050 decarbonization strategy and the issue of guaranteeing the daily energy security of our continent. The timeframe, pace and outcome of the energy transition – perhaps better called a revolution – are complex issues around the world, often framed by an ideological clash between passion and reality. Many…

Police chief named Ukraine EU mission advisor

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to send an expert to Ukraine, as part of an EU initiative assisting in civil sector reform in that country. Märt Palo is to join the European Union mission in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) as senior advisor on organized crime, according to a ministry press release. EUAM Ukraine was created in 2014 and advises relevant agencies in the country on developing and implementing updated…

Progress made identifying remains returned from North Korea last year, defense agency says

Saturday, August 10, 2019

More than a year after North Korea returned 55 cases of remains, 11 American troops have been identified and more are expected in coming weeks, according to the agency overseeing the process. The remains were flown to Osan in late July, fulfilling part of the agreement reached by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their first summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. The cases…

Estonia, 5 other Western countries urge Russia to withdraw from Georgia

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The United States and five European countries, including Estonia, on Thursday marked the 11th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with an appeal to Moscow to implement agreements reached in 2008 to withdraw its military forces to positions held before hostilities began. After closed UN Security Council consultations, the ambassadors of Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Britain and the United States issued a statement supporting Georgia’s independence, sovereignty…

Paper: Amazon establishes subsidiary in Estonia

Saturday, August 10, 2019

U.S. retail giant Amazon has established a subsidiary, Amazon Data Services Estonia OÜ, fueling speculation that the company is seeking to establish a data center or start providing cloud services in Estonia, daily Postimees reports. While the online retail operator is currently keeping its activities in Estonia confidential, the subsidiary, which was founded on July 11, has registered data processing and web hosting services as its primary areas of activity.…

Victoria’s Secret models urge CEO to protect them from sexual abuse

By Michael Rothman on Thursday, August 8, 2019

More than 120 of the biggest names in fashion have signed an open letter to Victoria’s Secret, expressing their “concern for the safety and wellbeing of the models and young women who aspire to model for Victoria’s Secret.” The likes of Doutzen Kroes, Christy Turlington Burns, Milla Jovovich and more all signed the letter from The Model Alliance and addressed it to Victoria’s Secret CEO John Mehas. “In the past few weeks, we…

Fair taxation: new European rules would resolve tax disputes quicker and easier

By Eugene Eteris on Thursday, August 8, 2019

The same revenue is not going to be taxed twice by two states: when it happens, the problem should be solved swiftly and efficiently; from this July, resolving tax disputes is going to be a lot easier thing to do. The eagerly awaited new system will help to find solutions for tax disputes between Member States that can arise from the interpretation and application of international agreements and conventions providing…

Philippines declares epidemic after dengue fever kills more than 600

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

An outbreak of dengue fever in the Philippines has been declared a national epidemic after causing hundreds of deaths this year in the wake of a government ban on the vaccine. The country has recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through to 20 July this year, 98% more than the same period in 2018, the department of health said. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of 622 people.…