Latest Baltic Sea News

Russia says construction of Nord Stream 2 completed

Sep. 10, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state-controlled gas giant said Friday it has completed the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a contentious project that Ukraine and the United States have strongly opposed. Gazprom said in a statement on the messaging...

Private expedition to dive into wreck of M/S Estonia ferry

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A privately-funded expedition, commissioned by relatives of the victims of the M/S Estonia ferry that sank into the Baltic Sea nearly 27 years ago, will dive into the vessel’s wreckage this month. It's the latest attempt to gain more insight into one...

China recalls Lithuania ambassador in row over Taiwan office

Aug. 10, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic nation’s top representative to Beijing over the country’s decision to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in Lithuania under its own name. Beijing claims Taiwan...

Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea

Jul. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days. The Danish Defense Ministry posted...

Fighter jets scramble, interrupt leaders in Lithuania

Jul. 08, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A news conference at a NATO air base in Lithuania featuring Lithuania's president and Spain's prime minister got abruptly cut off Thursday when the pair of Spanish fighter jets serving as the leaders' backdrop were scrambled to monitor errant military aircraft in the skies...

Finland: Dane acquitted of 1987 ferry attack on backpackers

Jun. 30, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In one of the oldest unsolved criminal cases in Finland, a Finnish court on Wednesday acquitted a 52-year-old Dane of murder and attempted murder over an attack on two young German backpackers on a Baltic Sea ferry more than 30 years ago. Klaus Schelkle,...