Posts tagged as family

MP ordered to pay €11,800 to murdered lawyer’s family over slander

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Vidzeme District Court in Rīga has ordered controversial Saeima MP Aldis Gobzems to pay €11,833 to the family of Mārtiņš Bunkus, a lawyer who was murdered in broad daylight in Rīga two years ago . The Bunkus family went to court after Gobzems, appearing on a TV show in the election campaign, called the murdered lawyer a ‘bandit’. Initially, the family sued Gobzems for €111,000 over moral damages. The…

Friends, family and fools-funded Al platform gets traction

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Behind the fintech startup Alpha Visum that has created the first US stock market analysis platform using AI pattern recognition as methodology for the fundamental data analysis stands a money-savvy man, Artis Zablockis, PhD candidate in business management with more than 13 years’ experience in the financial sector. Along with his business partner, Vadims Bogusko, the new-generation businessmen look to double revenue on the Al-employing platform in the New Year…

After brutal killing in Lithuania, family demands life sentences for three men

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The prosecution and the victim’s family are seeking life sentences for three men standing trial for the murder of a young woman in 2017, Prosecutor Gintas Ivanauskas told reporters on Thursday. Ieva Strazdauskaitė was reported missing in March 2017 after she disappeared on her way from her parents’ home in the northwestern town of Plungė to Vilnius. After several days of intensive search, her body was found in the central…

Same-sex Family Wins in Estonian Administrative Court

Monday, September 23, 2019

Estonia had refused to give health insurance to Jelena, a member of a family of same-sex partners and their son. The couple turned to courts and in September, the court decided that the state’s action was unconstitutional. In Estonia, married people who stay at home to look after their children generally have their health insurance covered by state. But in June, Estonia refused to give health insurance to Jelena, one…

Estonia has joined the SPIKE missile Family

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a ceremony last week in Tallinn, Estonia, the Estonian MoD signed a 40M Euro Framework agreement with Eurospike (a European Joint Venture between Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Diehl Defence and Rheinmettal Defence) for the supply of SPIKE LR ATGM’s, launchers and associated maintenance and training.  The contract included ICLU (Integrated Control Launch Units) launchers and live SPIKE rounds. SPIKE is a cutting-edge precise, multi-platform, multi-mission and multi-range electro-optical missile Family,…

Latvian minister shocked over situation with orphans in the country

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča is unpleasantly surprised with institutions’ and municipalities’ opposition towards orphaned children ending up in a family-like environment, saying it’s an «inconceivable situation». According to the politician, during her regional visits and meetings with foster families she got the impression that the situation is only getting worse in Latvia. The minister is especially worried about this because the state invests considerable resources to make sure orphaned…

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

By Jake Koyle on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China. Wang, whose family…

Christian family details crackdown on church in China

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had worshipped publicly since authorities shut down his church in China seven months ago. The 49-year-old arrived in Taiwan last week after fleeing China with five family members. He and his 23-year-old daughter, Ren Ruiting, described living under constant surveillance for the past seven months after…

German family finds bullet from Telliskivi shooting in their luggage

Saturday, July 6, 2019

A German family who visited Tallinn in June discovered a bullet among their possessions which had been fired in the course of a shooting spree which led to the murder of a taxi driver. The family did not find the bullet until after they had returned home, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports. In the small hours of Friday, June 21, 30-year-old Raivo Jürimäe approached two taxis on Telliskivi street…

Journalists track down Slovakian property belonging to family of FSB officer with ties to Russia’s corrupt funeral industry

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The family of Russian Federal Security Service Lieutenant Colonel Marat Medoev owns villas and companies in Slovakia, according to a new investigation by Novaya Gazeta and the Investigative Center of Jan Kuciak (ICJK). Sources previously told the website Proekt that Medoev “could be a stakeholder in funeral business projects” about which Meduza special correspondent Ivan Golunov has reported. Journalists learned that Marat Medoev’s mother and father have owned a country…