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Estonia promises to keep Ukrainian issue on UN Security Council agenda

Friday, January 3, 2020

The issue of the occupation of Ukraine will constantly be on the UN Security Council agenda. “The issue of the occupation of Ukraine, in particular of Crimea, is of utmost importance now, and we will try to keep it on the agenda constantly. This is the most pressing issue,” Sven Jürgenson, the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, said in a commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent. When asked…

Lithuanians keep old national currency worth €124m as ‘souvenirs’

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Almost five years after Lithuania adopted the euro, some 428 million litas were kept as souvenirs or simply ignored, according to the Bank of Lithuania. These are mostly low-denomination coins, according to Vitas Vasiliauskas, the central bank governor. “Most of these are one, two and five-centas coins. We assume they are kept as souvenirs or simply ignored,” he said at a news conference. Coins worth 113.9 million litas and notes…

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria – that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops. Esper’s Asia visits illustrate the central feature of a revamped U.S. defense strategy: Focus first on China as a threat…

First African swine fever case of 2019 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 8, 2019

This year’s first African swine fever (ASF) infection for domestic pigs has been registered in Latvia. The illness was uncovered in an enclosure in Durbe Parish, Vecpils County. A total of 49 pigs have been terminated to halt the spread of the disease, as reported by Food and Veterinary Service (FVS). The affected farm has been put under quarantine – a protection zone in a three kilometre radius and an…

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

By Tim Ross on Saturday, August 18, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in her party. According to people familiar with the situation, the U.K. is working on options to avoid a hard border with Ireland, the issue that’s become the biggest obstacle to an orderly divorce. One idea…

State Department: US Keeps ‘Door Open’ to Dialogue With Russia

Friday, August 17, 2018

The United States is maintaining contacts with Russia on a range of issues, from Syria to arms control, a State Department official told. “This administration has been clear that the door to dialogue is open. We maintain channels of communications with Russia on Ukraine, Syria, arms control, strategic stability, and many other bilateral matter,” the official said. Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing a US administration official that US National Security…