Posts tagged as End

Foreign Ministry warns of end of current repatriation flight arrangements

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning Latvians abroad that flights to Rīga over the next few days will likely represent their last chance to return home for quite a while. “In the interests of public health and under conditions of the state of emergency, no state-organised repatriation flights are scheduled to take place after 27 March. At the same time, to enable travellers who are currently in far removed regions with irregular…

‘The most serious crisis’ – Lithuania among countries calling to end Syrian offensive

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lithuania was among 14 countries to sign an open letter calling on Russia and the Syrian regime to halt its offensive in rebel-held Idlib in northwestern Syria. “It’s the most serious crisis throughout the […] Syrian conflict,” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told LRT.lt. “Syrian regime with Russian support is continuing aggressive military action,” he said, adding that hundreds of thousands of people are enduring cold and hunger amid a…

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…

$5 billion fine doesn’t mark the end of Facebook’s troubles

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company. The FTC fine is by far the largest the agency has levied on a technology company. The settlement also comes with restrictions and government oversight. Facebook for a decade had largely been trusted to regulate itself and keep its…

Ventspils Musical High School ends up in bribery scandal

Monday, June 3, 2019

A bribe of EUR 7 000 was reportedly given to ensure Ventspils Musical High School is declared compliant with fire safety requirements, as reported by public broadcaster TV3 programme Nekā personīga. Construction of Ventspils Musical High School cost EUR 25 million and the building itself is to be commissioned at the end of June. Internal Security Bureau has acquired information about an attempt to bribe the fire-fighters committee. Investigators waited…

North, South Korean Leaders in Fact Proclaimed End of State of War

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North Korea and South Korea signed an agreement in defence sector as well as a joint statement following the results of the summit in Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have in fact proclaimed the end of the state of war, the South Korean presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday.“Leaders of the South and the North have in fact announced the end of the…

Seoul Hopes for Announcement of Formal End of Korean War in 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

The South Korean government has set a goal to achieve the formal end of the Korean War that took place in 1950-1953 before the end of the year, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday. “The goal of our government is to strive for [a formal end of the war] this year,” Kang said, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency. In April, Kim Jong-un held a historic summit…