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Mike Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia, vows US support

The Patriot is a mobile, ground-based system designed to intercept incoming missiles and warplanes.
 

Jul 31, 2017, 06:37 AM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Last week's loss, delivered by a novice political group, spotlights Abe's potential vulnerability after nearly five years in power, with many blaming voter perceptions of arrogance on his part and that of his powerful Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
2018 World Cup Qualifier: Belgium win 2-0 despite stubborn Estonian resistance

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Belgium win 2-0 despite stubborn Estonian resistance

Mertens had the visitors ahead just past the half hour mark but there was to be no repeat of the 8-1 hammering that Belgium handed Estonia in Brussels in November.

Jun 10, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

Some 38 of 84 killed in Nice truck attack were foreigners: Ministry

Some 38 of the 84 people killed on the seafront in Nice by a truck-driving man as they celebrated Bastille Day on July 14 were foreigners, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Jul 20, 2016, 09:46 AM IST

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.

 

May 08, 2016, 16:22 PM IST
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.  

Apr 24, 2016, 18:24 PM IST
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.  

Apr 24, 2016, 18:08 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:37 AM IST
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.

Apr 01, 2016, 02:05 AM IST
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. 

Feb 05, 2016, 22:35 PM IST
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.

Oct 13, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

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.

Oct 08, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 15:30 PM IST
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.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

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.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

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.

May 14, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 02:33 AM IST