Posts tagged as threatens

Baltic-Black Sea Canal Threatens Russia’s “Existence”

By Paul Goble on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Staunton, September 14 – The construction of a canal between the Black Sea and the Baltic that has been proposed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Aleksey Goncharuk would not only have negative consequences for the Russian economy but threaten Russia’s very existence, according to St. Petersburg political analyst Andrey Okara. “The idea of linking these seas has existed since the beginning of the 20thcentury,” he says. “It is quite popular in…

Turkey threatens to open gates for Syria refugees to go West

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to allow Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western countries unless a so-called “safe zone” inside Syria is established soon. Erdogan made the threat in a speech to his ruling party officials on Thursday. He also said Turkey was determined to create the safe zone and would do it alone if there’s no deal with the U.S. by the end of the month.…

Paris sizzles, London boils as record heat threatens Europe

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hot, hotter, hottest! Paris, London and points across Europe are bracing for record temperatures Thursday as the second heat wave this summer bakes the continent. Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal. But temperate Europe — where air conditioning is rare — isn’t equipped for the kind of temperatures frying the region this week. So tourists are frolicking in fountains to seek relief and authorities are fanning out…

China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations — and Tonga may end up paying the price. In the capital, Nuku’alofa, government…

The Baltic States are on the brink of destruction

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 5, 2019

Why does the United States need the Baltics and what threatens these countries with an increasing of the American military presence? So, the United States have opposed Russia in one form or another in this region since the 1940s, when the Baltic States were not recognized as part of the USSR. This region has always been in the focus of American attention. The United States believed that it was more…

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate to shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more than $100 million, saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran after…

What threatens Lithuania in 2019

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, February 14, 2019

As we know, National security Threat Assessment by the state security Department of the Republic of Lithuania (VsD) and the second investigation Department under the Ministry of national Defence (AOTD) has been presented to the public last week in accordance with the Articles 8 and 26 of the law on intelligence of the Republic of Lithuania. The document provides consolidated, unclassified assessment of threats and risks to national security of…

Winergy wind farm developer threatens legal action against Latvia over plan to scrap MPC

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winergy board chairman Igor Rozanov has sent Saeima and all parliamentary groups a letter warning that left without government support and private capital, without a sustainable energy strategy and policy, the renewable energy industry is under threat in Latvia. According to the letter, the initiatives of Latvian lawmakers and government aimed at phasing out mandatory procurement component (MPC) in electricity tariffs, which were proposed during election campaigns, and to end state support to…