Posts tagged as damage

Storm kills woman, causes power disruptions across Lithuania

Friday, March 13, 2020

A storm that began Thursday night killed a woman and inflicted damage across Lithuania. Over 100,000 households remained without power on Friday morning, most of them in the country’s western and northern regions. The Fire and Rescue Department has received 471 calls by Friday morning over the consequences of the storm. These included damage to power lines, buildings and trees having fallen on cars, the service has told BNS. Most…

Serbia continues to seek 11.35 million euros in damages from Alita Group

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Serbia continues to seek 11.35 million euros in damages from Alita Group, a Lithuanian company owned by MG Baltic, over its alleged failure to meet its commitments under a 2007 deal on the privatization of the Serbian brewery Beogradska Industrija Piva (BIP). The Serbian Privatization Dispute Resolution Agency, which earlier sought recognition and enforcement in Lithuania of a Serbian arbitration tribunal’s ruling favorable to the agency, is now seeking an…

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

Friday, July 19, 2019

A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) about 26…

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…

Snoras probe puts damage at around EUR 500 mln

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Damage caused by suspected criminal activity by two former managers and main shareholders of Lithuania’s bankrupt bank Snoras are estimated at around 500 mln euros, prosecutors said LETA/BNS after completing their pre-trial investigation in the bank asset misappropriation case. They said sufficient evidence was collected during the pre-trial investigation to prove the suspects’ guilt in committing the crimes. Prosecutor Darius Stankevicius of the Organized Crime and Corruption Investigation Department at…

Defence Forces are ending the active search for the missing AMRAAM missile

Friday, August 17, 2018

Today Estonian Defence Forces decided to end the active searches for a missing AMRAAM missile accidentally shot from Spanish fighter in Estonian airspace last Tuesday, but will stay ready to react and continue the search if new information arises. “All theoretical ground hitting points of the missile are now carefully searched. During the past two weeks, we employed three helicopters, five ground patrols and fifty men large units for the…

Court finds guilty police officer who forwarded state secret, surveillance info

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Parnu County Court in a compromise procedure on Tuesday found guilty Ilmar Vahi, police captain of the West prefecture of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, who was accused of leaking a state secret, forwarding surveillance information and arbitrarily creating and eliminating evidence. The prosecutor’s office in collaboration with the internal control department of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board detected altogether 12 episodes in which Vahi illegally…