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US allocates $175 million in military aid to Baltics in 2020

Dec. 23, 2019 10:21 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The United States has allocated $175 million in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 2020, the Estonian defense ministry said Monday. The three countries are NATO members and all of them border Russia. The Estonian defense ministry said that along with...

FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2019 file photo, Chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme speaks at the headquarters after parliamentary elections in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia's interior minister and gaffe-prone nationalist party leader survives Parliament's confidence vote triggered by a big uproar in the Baltic country after his mocking the new female prime minister of close neighbor Finland and her Social Democratic party. (AP Photo/Tanel Meos, file)

Vote to remove Estonia minister over jab at Finnish PM fails

Dec. 17, 2019 9:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's nationalist interior minister narrowly survived a no-confidence vote Tuesday that was triggered by his mocking of neighboring Finland's young new prime minister and her party. Members of the 101-seat Riigikogu voted 44-42 to remove Estonian Conservative People's Party Chairman...

The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

Dec. 8, 2019 3:26 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 late Sunday to name Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over...

NATO seminar canceled as US objects to anti-Trump speaker

Dec. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Danish Atlantic Council says it has canceled a U.S. government-sponsored seminar on NATO and transatlantic relations after the U.S. Embassy in Denmark allegedly banned an American academic known for being critical of President Donald Trump from speaking there. The Danish...

Convicted Estonian official in NATO spy scandal released

Dec. 5, 2019 8:07 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — An Estonian court has decided to release on parole a former security official who was found guilty of treason for passing on top NATO secrets to Russia in a case widely considered to be one of the worst spy scandals within the military bloc. The Tartu County Court said Thursday that Herman...