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The World’s Most Family-friendly Rich Countries, According To The Un

If you’re an expectant parent open to relocation, you might want to consider Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, and Portugal. These are the wealthy countries that offer the strongest overall family-friendly policies, according to a new analysis...
Related topics: Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Portugal

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Funderbeam, The Funding And Trading Platform For Private Companies, Scores $4.5m Series A

Funderbeam, the funding and trading platform for private companies founded by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by U.K.-based Accelerated...
Related topics: Nasdaq, US Equity Markets, Tallinn

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Germany Maintain Perfect Record In Euro 2020 Qualifying

Mainz (Germany) (AFP) – Marco Reus warned Germany not to get ahead of themselves after they maintained a perfect record in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a thundering 8-0 victory over Estonia in Mainz on Tuesday. Underdogs Estonia...
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Gnabry Fuels Sane Rumours Ahead Of Estonia Clash

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry said on Monday he would ‘love’ to see Germany teammate and Manchester City star Leroy Sane join him at Allianz Arena.  “I would love to have him at Bayern. I am having fun...
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St. Vincent And The Grenadines Breaks A Record, As Smallest Ever Security Council Seat Holder

Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet...
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Ulreich Gets First Germany Call-up As Leno Pulls Out

Berlin (AFP) – Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has pulled out of Germany’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia due to injury, the German Football Association announced on Saturday.  The 27-year-old will be...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin, Belarus

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Us Navy Ship Enters Baltic Sea For Drills As Nato Beefs Up Activities

The US-led BALTOPS exercises are set to take place in Russia’s backyard. NATO has demonstrably beefed up its presence in the Baltic region despite Russia’s concerns. Apart from the Spring Storm drills in Estonia, with 10,000 troops from over a...
Related topics: Nato, Russia

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Estonian President To Eu Centrists: Be A Voice For Disenfranchised

As far-right nationalists look to expand their power in European Parliamentary elections taking place this weekend, Estonia’s president has some advice for politically embattled centrists: don’t blame Brussels for waning political support at...
Related topics: Belgium, Brussels

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Bolt Won’t Beat Uber By Copying It – It Needs To Forge Its Own Path

Bolt, previously known as Taxify, is a ride-sharing app and one of Estonia‘s four unicorns (AKA startups valued at over $1 billion). On a visit to Talinn, TNW met with Martin Villig, the company’s co-founder, to hear about Bolt’s plans to...
Related topics: Startup

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High-tech Estonia Votes Online For European Parliament

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 it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire...
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Cyber Attacks Are Rewriting The 'rules' Of Modern Warfare—and We Aren't Prepared For The...

Governments are becoming ever more reliant on digital technology, making them more vulnerable to cyber attacks. In 2007, Estonia was attacked by pro-Russian hackers who crippled government servers, causing havoc. Cyber attacks in Ukraine targeted...
Related topics: Hackers, Ukraine

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Putin Portrays His Expansionist Vision As The Counterweight To Neo-nazism

Russian President Vladimir Putin used Russia's annual Victory Day parade on Thursday to threaten NATO members Estonia and Lithuania. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Nato, Lithuania

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‘nation As A Service’ Is The Ultimate Goal Of For Digitized Governments

Kaspar Korjus, the Founding Managing Director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, shared his futuristic vision on how to get nation states to digitize with attendees of TNW2019 today. The private sector has set the pace for technological...

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Nationalist Party Enters Estonia's Government

The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party were sworn in Monday as Estonia's interior and finance minister.   Prime Minister Juri Ratas presented his 15-member coalition Cabinet on Monday at the 101-seat Riigikogu assembly...

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Uk Deploys Helicopter Gunships As Deterrent To Counter "very Credible Threat" From Russia

Contributing to NATO's latest increased presence in the Baltic states, five Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters of the British Royal Force were recently deployed to the Amari Air Base in Estonia, reported the Irish Examiner. The AH-64s are...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Russia, Nato, Boeing

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France Sends Troops, Tanks To Russian Border

The French unit will be deployed in Estonia, just 140 kilometres away from Russia. The deployment is Paris’ contribution to the increased NATO presence in the Baltic States and Poland. Russia has long voiced alarm over the alliance’s activities...
Related topics: France, Russia, Paris, Nato, Poland

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Leaders Of Russia, Estonia Sit Down For Talks

The presidents of Russia and Estonia have sat down for talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid arrived in Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin. Putin told...
Related topics: Russia, Kremlin, Moscow, Vladimir Putin

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World's Largest Cyber Drills Locked Shields 2019 Begin In Estonia

TALLINN (Sputnik) - Locked Shields 2019, the world's biggest and most advanced international cyber drills, which are organized by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE), are beginning in Estonia on Monday.
Related topics: Tallinn, Nato

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Nato Strategist: Die Hard 4 Is The Perfect Way To Describe Real Cyberwarfare

When I entered a snow-covered military base in Tallinn, Estonia, on a crisp winter morning to do interviews on cyberwarfare, I didn’t expect the fourth Die Hard movie to be part of my research. “The movie came out more than 10 years ago, so...
Related topics: Nato, Military, Tallinn

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Can Ai Be A Fair Judge In Court? Estonia Thinks So

Enlarge / An honorable Estonian future judge, presumably. (credit: Getty Images | Charles Taylor) Government usually isn’t the place to look for innovation in IT or new technologies like artificial intelligence. But Ott Velsberg might change...

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