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Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

Aug. 15, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the...

Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile

Aug. 9, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country's airspace by a Spanish fighter jet on a military exercise this week. The air-to-air missile that was erroneously launched...

Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

Aug. 9, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia says it favors an idea floated by neighboring Finland to abolish the practice of advancing the clock an hour during the summer within the European Union but is undecided yet which time it prefers to stay in permanently. Economics Minister Kadri Simson said Thursday the practice of...

Danes investigate bank's money laundering out of Estonia

Aug. 6, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecution authority says it has opened a criminal investigation into the country's largest bank for "possible violation in connection with money laundering." Morten Niels Jakobsen, the prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime, says the probe would...

Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising

Jul. 30, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

The travel publisher Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising. The three new books out this summer are "Cruise Ports Alaska," ''Cruise Ports Caribbean" and "Cruise Ports Scandinavia & Northern Europe." The books include color maps, reviews, recommendations for activities and outings in...

Estonia alleges 2nd air violation by Russian plane this week

Jul. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Estonia says a Russian military aircraft violated its airspace near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, the second such alleged incident this week and the third in a month. The Estonian military said the IL-76 plane spent less than one minute in the country's air space Thursday...

The Latest: Nurkic staying with Portland on 4-year deal

Jul. 7, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. Portland has announced the signing of Jusuf Nurkic, who agreed earlier Friday to a four-year deal worth $48 million. Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said Nurkic "is an integral part of the core of this roster." "He has been an...

Pope to reach out to other Christians during Baltics trip

Jul. 5, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis will have two ecumenical meetings during his trip to the Baltics in September. The Vatican on Thursday released details about the previously announced Sept. 22-25 pilgrimage. In Lithuania, where Catholics are the majority, the pope will visit a Marian...

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments

Jun. 30, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies. In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was 'set up to...

Estonia to buy South Korean howitzers in 46M-euro deal

Jun. 26, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has agreed to buy South Korean artillery in a 46 million-euro ($54 million) deal that officials say will substantially boost the small Baltic country's defense capacity. The Estonian military procurement agency says the contract with Seoul-based weapons producer Hanwha Land Systems...