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Nordic stock markets suspended by technical problem

Nov. 1, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nasdaq Nordic, which owns most stock exchanges in the Nordics and Baltics, twice suspended its equity trading Friday throughout the region for hours because of unspecified "connectivity issues." The problems affected equity markets in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,...

Huawei lashes out at Estonia for 'unfounded' security claims

Oct. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Chinese telecom company Huawei on Tuesday criticized the Estonian government and media for spreading what it says are "arbitrary and unfounded" allegations about cybersecurity risks related to the company's mobile phones. Hong Yang, head of Huawei's Baltic consumer business, said in a...

Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Croatia must wait

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale's goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute. Robert Lewandowski set up both goals for Poland as Chicago Fire midfielder Przemyslaw...

The Latest: German Kaul wins decathlon world championship

Oct. 3, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Niklas Kaul of Germany has won gold in the decathlon after a strong finish in the javelin and 1,500 meters. Kaul, who entered the meet No. 8 in the world, stormed into the lead by winning the...

Estonian bank enters liquidation over money laundering case

Oct. 1, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Denmark's largest bank says its Estonian branch, which was involved in a 200 billion-euro ($220 billion) money laundering scandal, has entered liquidation after winding down banking activities in the Baltic country. Frederik Bjoern, Danske Bank's chairman of the liquidation committee, said...

Anniversary of Baltic Sea ferry wreck that killed 852 marked

Sep. 28, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The sinking of a Baltic Sea ferry that killed 852 people has been observed 25 years after one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The MS Estonia was damaged by high waves and sank while traveling from Estonia's capital to Stockholm early on Sept. 28, 1994. The wreck had 137 survivors....

Finns probe if robot illegally explored Estonia ferry wreck

Sep. 25, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police said Wednesday they are investigating whether a German ship sent down a diving robot into an area of the Baltic Sea where the wreck of one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters rests. They said the incident could be a violation of the law protecting the M/S...

Banker tied to money laundering found dead in Estonia

Sep. 25, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonian police said Wednesday they found the body of the former head of Danske Bank in Estonia who was at the center of a 200 billion-euro ($220 billion) money laundering scandal and had disappeared two days ago. Police said Aivar Rehe, 56, went missing Monday, fueling speculation...

Russian aircraft violates airspace of NATO member Estonia

Sep. 24, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Moscow's ambassador to Estonia has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry after a Russian military aircraft again briefly violated the airspace of the Baltic NATO member. Estonia's military said Tuesday that a Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34 fighter spent less than one minute in...