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US policy ‘not America-alone,’ US Vice President Mike Pence says in Estonia

July 31, 2017 3:46 am
US policy ‘not America-alone,’ US Vice President Mike Pence says in Estonia

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence disembark their plane after arriving at the airport in Tallinn, Estonia, on July 30, 2017. (Photos by AFP) US Vice President Mike Pence claims that Russia is resorting to “destabilizing” measures in Eastern Europe and that Washington expects Moscow’s “behavior […]

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UK troops arrive in Estonia to counter ‘Russian aggression’

March 18, 2017 8:39 pm
UK troops arrive in Estonia to counter ‘Russian aggression’

The United Kingdom has sent its first group of troops to Estonia as part of a NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe to deter the “Russian aggression.” The 120 soldiers are the first of a total of 800 British troops to be stationed in Estonia for NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence […]

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US completes upgrading NATO base in Estonia

December 15, 2016 10:30 pm
US completes upgrading NATO base in Estonia

This undated file photo shows US and Estonian troops at the NATO military base in Tapa. The US military has completed a $11.2 million project to upgrade an Estonian military base belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), amid ongoing tensions between the US-led military alliance and Russia. Washington […]

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Estonia navy chief resigns over alcohol, cigarettes smuggling scandal

November 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Estonia navy chief resigns over alcohol, cigarettes smuggling scandal

Sandown-class minehunter EML Sakala (Photo via the Estonian navy) The Estonian navy’s commander has resigned after a warship engaged in active NATO operations was found to be smuggling alcohol and cigarettes in the Baltic Sea. On Wednesday, Sten Sepper announced that he was taking full responsibility for the 56 crates […]

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Estonia’s Prime Minster Taavi Roivas loses confidence vote

November 9, 2016 9:10 pm
Estonia’s Prime Minster Taavi Roivas loses confidence vote

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas speaks to reporters as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, October 20, 2016. (Photo by AP) Estonia’s Prime Minster Taavi Roivas has lost a confidence vote in the parliament after coming under fire for a lack of leadership by some political parties in […]

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The expansionism of Russia could pose ‘existential threat’: NATO Gen. Adrian Bradshaw

February 21, 2015 6:29 pm
The expansionism of Russia could pose ‘existential threat’: NATO Gen. Adrian Bradshaw

Russia could try to seize territory from NATO states off the back of fighting in Ukraine, the military alliance’s deputy commander in Europe said Friday. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, spoke as Germany and France pushed for the crumbling cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels […]

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Estonia

December 10, 2012 2:10 am

Estonia, country in northeastern Europe, located on the eastern end of the Baltic Sea. Estonia is the northernmost and smallest of the Baltic states, which also include Latvia and Lithuania. The low-lying land of Estonia features wetlands and ancient forests teeming with wildlife. Islands abound in the country’s coastal waters. Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, […]

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