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Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

By Hilary Fox on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred by a man in power. Wu found herself closely following the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and…

Trump to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’

Friday, June 28, 2019

With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Russia extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign. The tone of the president’s comment, which came after a reporter asked if he would warn Putin, was immediately open to interpretation. But it would seem to do little to silence questions about…

Comprehensive EU strategy to target urgent regional challenges

Monday, June 10, 2019

Modern European challenges are becoming closer to sustainability: no wonder, the EU Baltic Sea regional forum’s 10-year jubilee takes circular and sharing economy issues as its main agenda. They have already become an integral part in some EU states’ governing aspects. Besides, ideas of “reduce, reuse and rethink” (the so-called “4T” issues) would be of interest too… The EUSBSR forum will take place in Gdansk, Poland during 12-13 June. In…

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas to discuss security issues at tripartite assembly in Ukraine

Friday, June 7, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis and his Ukrainian and Polish counterparts will open the 10th session of the tripartite parliamentary assembly in Ukraine on Friday. This year, the session’s participants will focus on expanding cooperation in the area of security and democracy, the Lithuanian Seimas’ press service said. Established in May, 2005 in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine will hold…

Foreign Minister Klimkin to visit Lithuania

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will pay a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania on January 10-11, the ministry’s press service reports. “The purpose of the visit is to participate in the annual discussion club Snow Meeting that is a platform to discuss topical issues related to current challenges to European and world security,” the report says. The topics of the current Snow Meeting will be the strengthening of…

More effective rules to solve cross border parental responsibility issues agreed on EU level

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A more effective regulation to solve cross border parental responsibility issues was agreed at a meeting of the European Union’s (EU) justice and interior ministers in Brussels on Friday, LETA was told at the Latvian Justice Ministry. Justice Ministry state secretary Janis Iesalnieks (National Alliance), who led the Latvian delegation at the meeting, thanked the Austrian presidency of the Council of the EU and expressed support for the draft regulation…

Estonian prosecutor general: Priorities are children, economy, security

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The priorities of the Estonian Prosecutor’s Office are still children, the economy, security and international cooperation, Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said on Tuesday when giving an overview of the office’s last year’s activities at the parliamentary constitutional committee. Chairman of the committee Marko Pomerants said that while at present the prosecutor general only reports to the constitutional committee, it would be better if the annual overview would be given to…