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News Estonia: Radioactive waste from Estonia may soon be coming to San Juan County mill

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Radioactive waste from Estonia may soon be coming to San Juan County mill
News source: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/21/radioactive-waste-estonia/

The Silmet rare metals processing plant in Estonia is more than 5,000 miles from San Juan County, but the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding could soon be receiving radioactive waste from the eastern European facility.

News Estonia: Estonia Already Lives Online—Why Can’t the United States?

Published on: Tuesday 26 May 2020
Estonia Already Lives Online—Why Can’t the United States?
News source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/05/estonia-america-congress-online-pandemic/612034/

The pandemic’s geopolitical aftershocks are coming Estonia recorded its first case of COVID-19 on February 27, and by March 12, the government approved emergency measures to combat its spread. The ...

News Estonia: Estonia launches one of the world's first immunity passports

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Estonia launches one of the world's first immunity passports
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/05/21/estonia-launches-one-worlds-first-immunity-passports/

The Baltic state is hoping the technology will help revive its economy as lockdown restrictions ease Estonia has begun testing one of the world's first digital immunity passports in a bid to restart ...

News Estonia: Estonia starts testing digital immunity passport for workplaces

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Estonia starts testing digital immunity passport for workplaces
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/estonia-starts-testing-digital-immunity-150441011.html

Estonia has started to test one of the world's first digital immunity passports, created by a team including founders of global tech startups Transferwise and Bolt, seeking a safer return to workplaces following the coronavirus lockdown. A digital immunity passport collects testing data and enables

News Estonia: US students scored behind Estonia and Poland on this financial literacy exam—try 2 questions for yourself

Published on: Thursday 14 May 2020
US students scored behind Estonia and Poland on this financial literacy exam—try 2 questions for yourself
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/us-students-scored-behind-estonia-on-this-financial-literacy-exam.html

Every three years, the Program for International Student Assessment, tests 15-year-olds' literacy in reading, math and science as well as an optional financial literacy section.

News Estonia: Opinion: Estonia leaves digital mark on UN

Published on: Sunday 10 May 2020
Opinion: Estonia leaves digital mark on UN
News source: https://news.err.ee/1088235/opinion-estonia-leaves-digital-mark-on-un

Nearly 80 countries in the UN responded to Estonia's invitation to discuss the lessons of World War II but... this meeting didn't even take place, writes journalist Toomas Sildam.

News Estonia: Estonia's President Kajulaid Address to the United Nations 2019: "Grassroots Movement to Save the Planet"

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Estonia's President Kajulaid Address to the United Nations 2019: "Grassroots Movement to Save the Planet"
News source: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Estonia-s-President-Kajula-by-Stephen-Fox-Estonia-President-Kersti-Kajulaid-200511-64.html

In 2014, the Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association became suspicious of the vaccines they were receiving from Gates and sent multiple batches to be tested. Researchers discovered that the vaccines that ...

News Estonia: Estonia receives drug from Japan for participating in coronavirus study

Published on: Sunday 10 May 2020
Estonia receives drug from Japan for participating in coronavirus study
News source: https://news.err.ee/1088192/estonia-receives-drug-from-japan-for-participating-in-coronavirus-study

Estonia became the first country in the world to receive the medicine Avigan, the active pharmaceutical ingredient of which is favipiravir, which can potentially be used in the treatment of the illness caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The drug is received as a trial, and Estonia, which is one of 80 countries requesting it from Japan, is obliged to share the results of the trial with the Japanese authorities.

News Estonia: Neo-Nazi ‘commander’ unmasked as 13-year-old kid in Estonia

Published on: Friday 17 April 2020
Neo-Nazi ‘commander’ unmasked as 13-year-old kid in Estonia
News source: https://globalnews.ca/news/6831754/neo-nazi-commander-13/

Members of the Feuerkrieg Division reportedly didn't know their leader was a 13-year-old keyboard warrior living with his parents.

News Estonia: Bootstrapped Entrepreneurship From Estonia

Published on: Friday 17 April 2020
Bootstrapped Entrepreneurship From Estonia
News source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bootstrapped-entrepreneurship-from-estonia-sramana-mitra

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born and raised? What is the background? Lauri Kinkar: I grew up and am based in Estonia, which is ...

News Estonia: Estonia far right ousts third trade minister amid infighting

Published on: Friday 17 April 2020
Estonia far right ousts third trade minister amid infighting
News source: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-pmn/estonia-far-right-ousts-third-trade-minister-amid-infighting

TALLINN — Estonia’s far-right EKRE, part of the ruling coalition, has ousted the EU-member state’s third trade minister since last year’s elections amid political infighting as it battles the coronavirus outbreak.

News Estonia: Open Source AVs: The Story Of AV Development In Estonia

Published on: Saturday 04 April 2020
Open Source AVs: The Story Of AV Development In Estonia
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rahulrazdan/2020/04/04/open-source-avs-the-story-of-av-development-in-estonia/

Can you build an AV shuttle in one year using open-source methods. The TalTech Team in Estonia took on this challenge, and the results were eye opening.

News Estonia: Readers write: Estonia’s cyber warriors

Published on: Saturday 04 April 2020
Readers write: Estonia’s cyber warriors
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/readers-write-estonia-cyber-warriors-100005438.html

Letters to the editor for the April 6, 2020 weekly magazine. Readers discuss the Feb. 10 cover story, “Estonia’s cyber warriors.” ...

News Estonia: Estonia sees 2020 budget deficit at 10.1%/GDP

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Estonia sees 2020 budget deficit at 10.1%/GDP
News source: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/estonia-sees-2020-budget-deficit-at-10.1-gdp-2020-04-02

Estonia's 2020 nominal state budget deficit will be 10.1% of gross domestic product after coronavirus-linked additions to budget, its finance minister said on Thursday. Adds quotes, details TALLINN, ...

News Estonia: U.S. delivers 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia

Published on: Thursday 02 April 2020
U.S. delivers 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia
News source: https://www.startribune.com/u-s-delivers-128-anti-tank-javelin-missiles-to-estonia/569313672/

The United States says it has delivered 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia as part of a larger contract with the Baltic NATO member and the U.S. Department of Defense.

News Estonia: Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women'

Published on: Monday 30 March 2020
Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women'
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/rural-decline-threatens-estonias-ancient-isle-women-031223572.html

For centuries on a small, forested island in the Baltic Sea, women in headscarves and striped red skirts have done most of the work: from farming to lighthouse keeping, leading church services and even dressing up as Santa at Christmas. The men of Kihnu island, 10 kilometres (six miles) off the coast

News Estonia: Estonia’s top military officer on putting aside national interests for regional defense

Published on: Monday 16 March 2020
Estonia’s top military officer on putting aside national interests for regional defense
News source: https://www.defensenews.com/interviews/2020/03/16/estonias-top-military-officer-on-putting-aside-national-interests-for-regional-defense/

WASHINGTON — As one of the three Baltic nations, Estonia represents NATO’s front line in any potential conflict with Russia. And while each of the Baltic states has its own individual defense ...

News Estonia: Hack-The-Crisis: 6 Lessons From Estonia’s Coronavirus Crisis Response

Published on: Monday 16 March 2020
Hack-The-Crisis: 6 Lessons From Estonia’s Coronavirus Crisis Response
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwolcott/2020/03/15/hack-the-crisis-6-lessons-from-estonias-coronavirus-crisis-response/

Estonia's Hack-the-Crisis initiative-- a collective response to the coronavirus crisis launched in 1 day— has much to teach us about how digitally-enabled societies can respond more flexibly and effectively to crisis situations-- and possibly emerge stronger.