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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference with Lithuania's President (not in picture) in Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 10, 2024. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP)

Zelensky in Estonia on tour aimed at boosting support

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Estonia Thursday on the second leg of a Baltic tour aimed at boosting flagging support for his country's fight against Russia.
6 months ago
[FILES] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo by Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

European heads condemn Russian annexations in Ukraine

The presidents of nine NATO countries in central and eastern Europe declared on Sunday they would never recognise the annexation by Russia of Ukrainian territory.
2 years ago
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the international friendly football match between Argentina and Estonia at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona on June 5, 2022. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)

Messi conjures up five-timer in Estonia friendly

Lionel Messi scored all the goals in Argentina's 5-0 friendly win over Estonia in Pamplona, Spain on Sunday.
2 years ago
Kaja Kallas, leader of the Reform Party, speaks with journalists as she leaves the presidential office Kadriorg in Tallinn, Estonia, on January 14, 2021. - Estonia's pro-business opposition leader Kaja Kallas was nominated to become the Baltic eurozone member's first woman prime minister, pending the support of parliament. Kallas is a staunch europhile and the daughter of former Estonian prime minister Siim Kallas. (Photo by Raigo PAJULA / AFP)

Europhile nominated to be Estonia’s first woman PM

Estonia’s pro-business opposition leader Kaja Kallas was nominated Thursday to become the Baltic eurozone member’s first woman prime minister, pending the support of parliament. Kallas, leader of the Reform Party, is a
4 years ago
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on April 24, 2019, Juri Ratas (Center Party) leaves the venue after being reappointed as Prime Minister of Estonia in Tallinn. - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said January 13, 2021, that he was stepping down after his Centre Party came under investigation for corruption linked to a property development company. His resignation brings down the Baltic eurozone nation's centre-right coalition government that also includes a far-right party, but new elections are unlikely. (Photo by Raigo PAJULA / AFP)

Estonian PM resigns over corruption probe

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas resigned on Wednesday after his Centre Party came under investigation for corruption, raising the prospect of a new ruling coalition in the Baltic eurozone nation.
4 years ago
A passenger of a truck with a face mask waves at the Ikla crossing point between Estonia and Latvia on March 14, 2020 as the government has declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Raigo PAJULA / AFP)

Estonia rolls out hacker innovations in virus fight

Estonia has begun piloting tech innovations designed to help handle the coronavirus crisis after the government asked hackers to join the fight against the pandemic.
4 years ago
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 13, 2017 a person shows an App that will allow to vote for a referendum in Italy's northern region of Lombardy to request more autonomy from central government, in Milan. - West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears. Rising interest in electronic voting has heightened concerns among security experts who fear these systems are vulnerable to hacking and manipulation that could undermine confidence in election results. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Smartphone voting stirs interest and security fears

West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year
4 years ago
[FILES] Argo Raak from Estonia won the 2019 edition of the Ondo Auto Rally, which ended in Ilara-Mokin… at the weekend.

Estonia’s Raak wins 2019 Ondo Auto Rally

Estonia-born Argo Raak over the weekend won the third edition of Ondo State Auto Rally organized by Motorsports group ‘Work and Play’ at Ilara - Mokin.
5 years ago
A woman lays flowers at a memorial during a ceremony in Tallinn to mark 25 years since the sinking of the ferry MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea, leaving 852 people dead, on September 28, 2019. Raigo Pajula / AFP

‘Estonia’ ferry disaster: call for new inquiry, 25 years on

Survivors and relatives of those who died in the Estonia ferry disaster called Saturday for a fresh inquiry into what happened, at memorial ceremonies marking...
5 years ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 18, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / POOL / AFP)

Estonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years

Estonia's president met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here Thursday for talks on trade and global relations, during the first such Russian visit in eight years.
5 years ago