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    The Baltic nation of Estonia has yanked an invitation for Steven Seagal to headline at blues festival "Augustibluus," because of the American action star's vocal support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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    The president of Estonia speaks at St. Olaf College in Northfield this weekend.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2013, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton huddles with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain and Clinton share a friendship forged in the Senate, on fact-finding trips around the globe and over vodka shots in Estonia. He's a former Republican presidential nominee. She could be the next Democratic presidential nominee. And lately, the Clintons and McCains seem to have embraced each other, offering up their families' working relationship as an example of wlkays political leaders can overcome the partisan divide. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    McCain-Clinton bond crosses partisan waters

    Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton share a friendship forged in the Senate and on fact-finding trips around the globe. And then there were those vodka shots in Estonia.

  • US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions

    Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

  • Rafael Nadal (R) and Roger Federer of Switzerland hold their respective trophies after Nadal beat Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7, in the Men's Singles Final during the 2008 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis Club in south-west London, July 6, 2008. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.

  • U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was 'act of force,' NATO study found

    The 2009 cyberattack by the U.S. and Israel that crippled Iran's nuclear program by sabotaging industrial equipment constituted "an act of force" and was likely illegal under international law, according to a manual commissioned by NATO's cyberwarfare center in Estonia.

  • ** FILE ** A Nissan Leaf charges at a station in Portland, Ore. (Associated Press)

    Electric cars go full steam ahead in Estonia with national charging system

    The Northern European nation of Estonia has made world history.

  • People line up Nov. 6, 2012, outside the Jackson Township Municipal Building in Lebanon, Pa., at about 6 p.m. to cast their vote in the 2012 election. (Associated Press/Lebanon Daily News, Jeremy Long)

    Estonia showcases way to fix long voting lines

    President Obama acknowledged millions of voters' frustration when he said that it was time to fix the long lines at voting stations that have become an Election Day blight in America. For inspiration, Obama may want to turn to Estonia, a tiny East European nation and staunch U.S. ally that allows its citizens to vote in the comfort of their homes — via the Internet.

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  • Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives his ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Abja, Estonia, on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Estonia voted in its first election since becoming a eurozone member, with the center-right government hoping to be rewarded with an unprecedented second term for steering one of Europe's most depressed economies back to growth. (AP Photo/Timur Nisametdinov, NIPA)

    EDITORIAL: Emulating Estonia

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  • Estonia to open maritime museum in seaplane hangar

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  • A film by ARU TV says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has made a lot of money, while the country has not benefited. (ARU TV)

    Joke is on dictator in Belarussian dissident media

    In a galaxy far, far away, storm troopers surrender their spaceship to the Belarussian president, as he defeats their leader Darth Vader with one impressive karate kick. So runs the plotline of a satirical cartoon casting President Alexander Lukashenko as a galactic emperor that's broadcast on the Internet site, ARU TV, by a Belarussian dissident in Estonia.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Estonia'

    Some of the most interesting travel books happen by accident. If Alexander Theroux's wife had not gone to Estonia on a Fulbright Scholarship, it is unlikely that he would have spent an extended period in the tiny Baltic republic, an experience that impelled him to write this book.

  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    NATO extends Baltic air patrols

    NATO has decided to extend an operation to protect the airspace of Baltic members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with fighter jets, officials said Wednesday.

  • Police officers prepare to storm the building of the Defense Ministry in Tallinn, Estonia, Aug. 11, 2011. A gunman opened fire inside Estonia's Defense Ministry and tried to take hostages on Thursday, but he apparently was shot and killed by police who stormed the building, an official said.(AP Photo/Timur Nisametdinov/NIPA)

    Estonian gunman echoed Russian propaganda

    Estonia is investigating whether a gunman who stormed the Defense Ministry last week was inspired by Russia's "massive propaganda attack" against the Baltic nation, a top Estonian official told The Washington Times.

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