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Finland, Estonia, Poland to help mark centenary of Latvian-Russian peace treaty

Thursday, August 6, 2020

On 11 August 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, will arrive in Riga in response to an invitation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and take part in events to mark the centenary of signing the Treaty of Peace between Latvia and Russia, the Latvian…

Global COVID-19 cases pass the 15-million mark

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic passed the 15-million case mark on Wednesday, with more than half of them in the United States and Latin America, according to an AFP tally. The pandemic continues to accelerate, the data showed, and many countries are being forced to step up their prevention measures. In less than five days, one million new cases have been recorded worldwide. While in the past week, more than 230,000 cases…

Lithuania marks national Holocaust remembrance day

Monday, September 23, 2019

The traditional March of the Living to Paneriai, a suburb of Vilnius where tens of thousands of Jews were killed during to Holocaust, will be held and the names of the victims will be read out at the Choral Synagogue of Vilnius as part of events marking the Day of Remembrance for Jewish Victims of Genocide in Lithuania on Monday.  A commemoration will also take place in the capital’s Rudininku Square.   The March…

$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…

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Five years after a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above eastern Ukraine, relatives and friends of those killed gathered Wednesday at a Dutch memorial to mark the anniversary. Hours before the start of a memorial ceremony, families began arriving, many holding hands and clutching bunches of sunflowers. The names of all 298 passengers and crew killed on July 17, 2014, will be read out at…

Sudan’s protesters claim victory for their ‘revolution’

Friday, July 5, 2019

Leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement welcomed on Friday the power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council as a victory for their “revolution,” raising hopes for an end to the three-month standoff with the generals and deadly violence. “Today, our revolution has won and our victory shines,” read a statement posted early Friday on the Facebook page of the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has spearheaded the protests. The emerging deal could…

Seven countries’ defense ministers, chiefs to mark JEF anniversary in Klaipeda

Friday, June 28, 2019

Defense ministers and chiefs of defense of seven NATO member states are meeting in Klaipeda on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). The force is led by the United Kingdom and its partner nations are Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The meeting will take place aboard the HMS Albion, the British Royal Navy flagship that is currently leading the…