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PM Kvirikashvili: Estonia Serves as Role Model for Georgia

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PM Kvirikashvili: Estonia Serves as Role Model for Georgia

- “Estonia is one of the steadfast supporters of Georgia's European integration,” said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili while in Tallinn paying an official visit to Estonia over the weekend. At a press conference, held after the meeting with his Estonian counterpart, Juri Ratas, Kvirikashvili congratulated Ratas on his upcoming European Union Council Presidency. Kvirikashvili noted that this year Georgia and Estonia celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations

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Estonian accused of conspiring to murder friend of Hutch family further remanded in custody

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Estonian accused of conspiring to murder friend of Hutch family further remanded in custody

- Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau supported by members of the Special Crime Task Force, Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit raided a premises in west Dublin on the morning of April 4. Three men were arrested as part of an investigation into the Hutch-Kinahan feud. Imre Arakas (58), with an address at Sopruse, Tallinn, Estonia, was charged on April 6 last and then remanded in custody

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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
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Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

- TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen. The unanimous decision by lawmakers was made in recognition of Baryshnikov's civic involvement and his "voicing of political beliefs in support of democratic values and human rights

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Tags: Dance |  Dancers | 
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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

- TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday. Ryan spoke at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, during a visit by a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Baltic NATO member and staunch Washington ally

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Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections |  House Speaker | 
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US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

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US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

- TALLINN, Estonia — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies. Ryan spoke Saturday at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas during a visit by a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Baltic NATO member and staunch Washington ally

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Estonian national (58) remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to murder

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Estonian national (58) remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to murder

- Imre Arakas (58), who is unemployed with an address in Tallin, Estonia was brought before a special sitting of Dublin District Court this evening charged under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. He is charged with conspiring to murder James Gately, along with others not before the court, between April 4 and April 5 in Northern Ireland. Mr Arakas was brought to court number three of the Criminal Courts of Justice from Blanchardstown garda station amid a heavy garda escort including members of the Armed Support Unit

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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
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In Estonia, robots make food deliveries

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In Estonia, robots make food deliveries

- TALLINN (ESTONIA) — A knee-high, black-and-white buggy rolls down a snowy pavement in Estonia’s capital Tallinn and, carefully avoiding pedestrians, stops obediently at the red traffic light of a large road junction. The six-wheeled robot, on its way to deliver lunch to a client, knows to cross only when the pedestrian light is green, but, armless, it cannot press the traffic light button. Inventors Starship Technologies have taught their robots

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A state that pays software devs' tax bills? Here's how Latvia is aiming to lure startups

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A state that pays software devs' tax bills? Here's how Latvia is aiming to lure startups

- In the past decade, the Baltic region has enjoyed a boom in startups and technology investments. So far, Estonia has been the frontrunner in the region, driven by the successes of Skype and TransferWise, among others. But now its southern neighbor, Latvia, birthplace of Ask.fm and Infogr.am, is taking big steps to reduce the gap. Eastern Europe is building up a head of steam as a software outsourcing powerhouse, as

Categories: Technology | 
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SA beat Estonia in Davis Cup tie

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SA beat Estonia in Davis Cup tie

- Pretoria - Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse came from set down to win the doubles rubber on Saturday to give South Africa victory over Estonia in their Davis Cup Euro Africa Group 2 tie at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria. After a slow start which saw South Africa lose the opening set in the tiebreaker 7-6 (7/4), Klaasen and Roelofse regrouped to beat Kenneth Raisma and Mattias Siimar of

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Influential Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis dead at 86

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Influential Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis dead at 86

- HELSINKI | Veljo Tormis, a prolific Estonian composer whose innovative choral works helped propel his Baltic nation’s drive to restore independence, has died at the age of 86. Tormis died Saturday from long-term illnesses in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, Mariliis Rebane of the Estonian Composers’ Union told the AP. Tormis was considered a national icon in Estonia where choral music has been central to the culture going back to hundreds

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Influential Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis dead at 86

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Influential Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis dead at 86

- HELSINKI: Veljo Tormis, a prolific Estonian composer whose innovative choral works helped propel his Baltic nation’s drive to restore independence, has died at the age of 86. Tormis died Saturday from long-term illnesses in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, Mariliis Rebane of the Estonian Composers’ Union told the AP. Tormis was considered a national icon in Estonia where choral music has been central to the culture going back to hundreds of

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Tags: Death & Dying |  Obituary | 
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Estonians join paramilitary forces to face Russia fears

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Estonians join paramilitary forces to face Russia fears

- NARVA: A machine guns rattles as pale and exhausted teams of Estonian weekend warriors struggle to climb a final obstacle: the wall of Narva Castle facing their country’s powerful neighbour Russia. The bullets fired on the snowy banks of the Narva river separating Estonia from Russia are blanks, but the steely determination of volunteers participating in Utria Assault, the NATO member’s biggest annual military competition, is palpable. Ruth Maadla, a

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  • SA beat Estonia in Davis Cup tie
    SA beat Estonia in Davis Cup tie

    , sport24.co.za

    Pretoria - Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse came from set down to win the doubles rubber on Saturday to give South Africa victory over Estonia in their Davis Cup Euro Africa Group 2 tie at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria. After a slow start which saw South Africa lose the opening set in the tiebreaker 7-6 (7/4), Klaasen and Roelofse regrouped to beat Kenneth Raisma and Mattias Siimar of

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  • Genes responsible for cardiometabolic disease risk identified
    Genes responsible for cardiometabolic disease risk identified

    , sciencedaily.com

    In a study being published in the August 19 issue of Science, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with scientists from Tartu University Hospital in Estonia, the Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden, and AstraZeneca, have identified a profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases, including

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  • Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov
    Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen. The unanimous decision by lawmakers was made in recognition of Baryshnikov's civic involvement and his "voicing of political beliefs in support of democratic values and human rights

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  • Estonian national (58) remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to murder
    Estonian national (58) remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to murder

    , independent.ie

    Imre Arakas (58), who is unemployed with an address in Tallin, Estonia was brought before a special sitting of Dublin District Court this evening charged under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. He is charged with conspiring to murder James Gately, along with others not before the court, between April 4 and April 5 in Northern Ireland. Mr Arakas was brought to court number three of the Criminal Courts of Justice from Blanchardstown garda station amid a heavy garda escort including members of the Armed Support Unit

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    Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
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Science & Nature

  • Genes responsible for cardiometabolic disease risk identified
    Genes responsible for cardiometabolic disease risk identified

    , sciencedaily.com

    In a study being published in the August 19 issue of Science, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with scientists from Tartu University Hospital in Estonia, the Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden, and AstraZeneca, have identified a profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases, including

    Categories: Science & Nature |  Health | 
    Places: Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Sweden |  Baltic |  Estonia |