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French court rejects claim over 1994 Estonian ferry disaster

Jul. 19, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court rejected a compensation claim Friday related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court ruled on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims of the accident in which a car ferry connecting...

Estonia: Moscow's marking of Tallinn retake 'provocative'

Jul. 10, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has protested Russian plans to hold festivities marking the 75th anniversary of the seizure of the Baltic nation's capital by the Soviet Red Army in 1944. The Estonian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday a Russian embassy representative had been summoned and was told that staging a...

Massive choir a place for Estonians to find identity, solace

Jul. 7, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Estonians joined in singing folk songs Sunday on the 150th anniversary of a music festival that inspired resistance to Soviet control and later received recognition from the U.N. cultural agency. The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration attracted 35,000 singers,...

UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planes

Jun. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft. The ministry said Wednesday that the missions brought the number of incidents involving Russian planes to 11 since taking over the Baltic Air...

Saved from icy river, Estonian wolf "probably" shot

Jun. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said. The Environment Agency told local broadcaster ERR late Wednesday the wolf's GPS tracking collar hasn't transmitted...

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

Jun. 17, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft. The RAF said the incidents brought the number of intercepts of Russian planes to eight since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission in...

Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses

Jun. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. But Saturday was not an entirely good night for European powerhouses. In the biggest upset, Turkey contained France's offensive power to hand the world champion a shock...

2 first-timers among 5 nations elected to Security Council

Jun. 7, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, marking the first time the countries will hold seats on the U.N.'s most powerful body. Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam also won two-year terms, and the five...

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

May. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28...