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.
BERLIN (AP) — European heavyweights Germany, Italy and Belgium maintained their perfect records in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while world champion France bounced...
Germany routs Estonia 8-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Germany signed off for the summer holidays with an 8-0 rout of Estonia on Tuesday, keeping the side on track for qualification for the 2020 European Championship with its...
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...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew will miss the side's upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia to recover from a sporting accident.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and...
HELSINKI (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put on the defensive Tuesday while visiting Estonia to unite Europe's right-wing populists, calling persistent questions about whether her...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Sweden says Russia expelled two Swedish diplomats after Stockholm turned down Moscow's request to extend a Russian diplomat's visa.
HELSINKI (AP) — The new interior minister of Estonia on Thursday called the country's first female president an "emotionally heated woman" for walking out during the swearing-in of a Cabinet...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and other nations marked the 15th anniversary of their membership in the European Union with a leaders' summit in Warsaw, while far-right critics celebrated the...
HELSINKI (AP) — An Estonian government minister resigned Tuesday after just a day in the job when authorities launched a domestic violence investigation into him.
Nationalist party enters Estonia’s government
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party were sworn in Monday as Estonia's interior and finance minister.
Presidents of Russia, Estonia meet after nearly a decade
MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Estonia held talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade Thursday, a step toward reversing an absence of high-level contacts that Russian...
Estonia likely to see euroskeptic party brought to power
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's outgoing prime minister has been designated to form a government in a decision that likely will bring a populist, eurosceptic party to power for the first time in the...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Nearly 70 soldiers from Maine National Guard's 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are going to spend the next several months conducting training with strategic...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's intelligence agency says a Russian state-controlled television station has been portraying members of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Estonia in "a hostile and...
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right populist party known for anti-immigration and euroskeptic views sealed a deal Saturday to be one of three coalition partners in Estonia's next government.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A populist lawmaker has been elected as speaker of Estonia's parliament as the Baltic country's legislature convened for the first time since March 3 general...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Voters in Finland have begun casting their ballots for the April 14 general election to renew the country's 200-seat parliament.
Estonian populist party lists chairman for EU election
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right Estonian populist party now in talks to form a government in the small Baltic nation has listed its chairman as the party's top candidate in the European Union...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of one of Sweden's largest banks was fired Thursday in the wake of allegations that the bank was connected to a massive money laundering scandal in...
Swedish bank’s offices raided in money laundering probe
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities were raiding the headquarters of one of Sweden's largest banks on Wednesday as part of an investigation into whether Swedbank was connected to a...
HELSINKI (AP) — A senior Estonian politician has resigned from the Center Party's leadership to protest a decision to start government formation talks with a euroskeptic populist party that made...
Estonian ski coach faces investigation in doping ring
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Prosecutors in Estonia say they have opened criminal proceedings against a veteran ski coach linked to a doping ring.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Nearly 70 soldiers from Maine National Guard's 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are being deployed to Poland.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tiny Estonia has become the latest European country with a political landscape reshaped by a populist party promising national survival in an age of globalism, a...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade won the Baltic country's general election Sunday, while a far-right populist party...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Latest on Estonia's general election (all times local):
Preliminary results from Estonia's parliamentary election show a center-right party that...
What to know about Estonia’s general election
TALLIN, Estonia (AP) — Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia's 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted...
What to know about Estonia’s March 3 general election
HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia's 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted against the...
Sweden probes bank in money laundering case
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor has launched an investigation into one of Sweden's largest banks in connection with a sprawling money laundering scandal at Danish bank Danske...
Conservationists fight oil shale plan in eastern Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups objected Tuesday to the U.S. government's approval of the early stages of an oil shale project near the Utah-Colorado border by a company...
Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf.
Estonians kick off online voting for March election
HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to...
Estonia orders Danish bank to close unit over alleged fraud
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian authorities said Tuesday that the local branch of Danske Bank must close after the financial group admitted that massive amounts of money from Russia and former Soviet states had been laundered through the subsidiary.
The Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority said the activities of Denmark's largest financial institution must cease in Estonia within eight months.
Estonia: Ex-army officer, father guilty of spying for Russia
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Estonia on Monday found a former Estonian military officer and his father guilty of treason for spying for Russia, Baltic media reported.
Sildaru, Blunck win gold in ski halfpipe at worlds in Utah
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Teenager Kelly Sildaru of Estonia is quickly making up for lost time in her return from a knee injury, winning the women's ski halfpipe competition at the world championships.
With a big final run Saturday, Sildaru surpassed Cassie Sharpe of Canada for gold. American Brita Sigourney of Carmel, California, earned bronze.
Estonia extradites to US man suspected of heroin trafficking
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has extradited to the United States a man suspected of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the New York area and using the profits to fund the Taliban.
The Baltic region's main news agency BNS said Thursday that Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf, who was detained in Tallinn on Oct. 9, was extradited to the U.S. on Wednesday.
Polish envoy to Slovakia summoned over tainted meat scandal
BRATSLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's agriculture minister summoned the Polish ambassador to Bratislava on Friday over a scandal in which meat from sick Polish cows that were slaughtered illegally was exported to 11 other European Union countries.
Polish authorities have previously acknowledged the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia.
Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.
Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia..
Meat from sick cows also went to 20 sales locations in Poland but has since been recalled, he said.
Gun maker’s move to eastern Iowa brings big contract
ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A gun-making group moving to eastern Iowa is bringing with it a $25 million contract to make rifles for a European nation's military.
No more paperwork: Estonia edges toward digital government
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 inserts his ID card into the card reader. His wife, Olga, looks on proudly.
And just like that, Oskar is Estonia's newest citizen. No paper. No fuss.
10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering
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 mainly Danske Bank client managers suspected of knowingly assisting large-scale money laundering that involved Azerbaijan and Georgia, two former Soviet republics.
Russian guards not in a Christmas mood on Estonian border
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 border.
The Baltic News Service says Igor Abramson of Russian state-owned broadcaster Channel One Russia apparently "seemed suspicious."
The Latest: Trump, Erdogan talk about Russia-Ukraine dispute
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):
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 Ukrainian ships and 24 crew members.
Greece investigates display of Nazi symbols at Estonia game
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor is investigating the display of a Nazi symbol by home fans during a Greece's match against Estonia in Athens in the UEFA Nations League.
The investigation by a prosecutor for racist violence was ordered Tuesday following a complaint by Greece's Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis.