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No more paperwork: Estonia edges toward digital government

Dec. 26, 2018 12:56 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with gravity as he...

10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering

Dec. 19, 2018 10:31 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been detained in connection with a probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved money from Russia and former Soviet states. Estonian Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said Wednesday the employees were...

Russian guards not in a Christmas mood on Estonian border

Dec. 18, 2018 1:07 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Travelers beware: Russian border guards are not in a Christmas mood. They demanded that a cameraman from a pro-Kremlin broadcaster explain in writing why he was filming a meeting of Jouluvana, the Estonian version of Santa Claus, and Russia's alter ego, Father Frost, on the Estonian-Russian...

The Latest: Trump, Erdogan talk about Russia-Ukraine dispute

Nov. 28, 2018 1:34 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 9:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have spoken on the phone to express their concerns about the Russia-Ukraine clash in the Kerch Strait and Russia's detainment of three...

The Latest: Trump fails to single out Russia in Ukraine spat

Nov. 26, 2018 4:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. doesn't approve of escalating violence "either way" between Russia and Ukraine. Speaking publicly for the first time after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed...

England rises again, Belgium slumps in Nations League drama

Nov. 18, 2018 6:35 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat when...