Top 10 countries having highest tax percentage on cigarettes

These countries have the highest percentage of total tax on the final price of cigarettes. The data is taken from the latest available year - 2014.

 

Quran is unscientific, ideas that can't survive criticism, ridicule must be weak: Taslima Nasreen

Quran is unscientific, ideas that can't survive criticism, ridicule must be weak: Taslima Nasreen

The Bangladeshi author claimed that religion is incompatible with human rights and particularly women's rights. “People say Islam is a religion of peace, but my life experience is the opposite,”she said.  

Hindu fundamentalists becoming dangerous in India, says Taslima Nasrin

Hindu fundamentalists becoming dangerous in India, says Taslima Nasrin

In a series of tweets, the Bangladeshi author also said that India needs one law for all.  

Russia jets make ''simulated attack'' passes near US destroyer: US

 Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the US military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

Facing slowing growth in the global economy, the International Monetary Fund called today for policies that support research and development to promote innovation.

Russia could overrun two European nations in 60 hours, warns US think tank

Russia could overrun two European nations in 60 hours, warns US think tank

In the event of such a development, NATO forces would suffer severe damage including loss of human lives. 

England players celebrate perfect 10th Euro qualifying victory

England players celebrate perfect 10th Euro qualifying victory

England achieved a new feather under manager Roy Hodgson after winning their 10th match in a row at the 2016 Euro qualifying campaign.

UK to send troops to Baltic region to deter Russian aggression

Around 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Baltic region, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Two US warplanes land in Estonia amid Russia tensions

Two of the US Air Force's most advanced planes, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, made a landmark visit to Estonia today, the first time the state-of-the-art aircraft have visited former Soviet territory.

EU urges Russia to free `immediately` jailed Estonian policeman

 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Russia to free an Estonian policeman sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in jail on espionage charges, denouncing his "abduction" as a violation of international law.

US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine.

US to `pre-position` heavy weapons along NATO`s eastern flank

The US will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia`s capital Tallinn.

Estonian construction workers dig up medieval ships

The capital of Estonia is perhaps not the place where one would expect to find the remains of medieval ships, but that is exactly what happened to a group of construction workers in Tallinn this week.

NATO flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

US-led NATO drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia`s nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.

Baltic countries request permanent NATO troop presence

The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia.

Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Poland, Estonia in June

 US Republican Jeb Bush will travel to Germany, Poland and Estonia in early June, his office announced Monday, a sign he could be solidifying plans to enter the 2016 presidential race.

Estonia forges pro-West coalition amid Russia jitters

 Estonia`s pro-NATO Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on Wednesday completed formation of a ruling coalition after a March re-election overshadowed by tensions with neighbouring Russia.

Nerves over Russia overshadow Estonian election

Estonians vote Sunday in an election marked by nerves in the vulnerable NATO member over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, but opinion polls suggest the centre-left coalition is poised to return to power. 

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country`s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Lithuania

 Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country`s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.