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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Estonia
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.
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.
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.
The Northern European nation of Estonia has made world history.
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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Europe is in big trouble. Unemployment remains sky-high, and economic growth averaged a mere 1.2 percent in 2011, with some economies continuing to shrink. Estonia is a remarkable exception to the depressing trend.
Estonia will open the Baltic states' largest maritime museum in a hangar once used by Charles Lindbergh.
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.
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 has decided to extend an operation to protect the airspace of Baltic members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with fighter jets, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Most Eastern European countries that were controlled by the communists have had successful political/economic transitions and are far more prosperous than they were two decades ago, but none has come as far as Estonia. The Estonians are closely related to the Finns, and their languages are close as well. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is only about 50 miles from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and they are in commuting distance by hydrofoil across the Gulf of Finland.
Estonia's center-right government took a commanding lead Sunday in the Baltic country's first election as a eurozone member, winning well over half of the advance ballots.
A fire raced through an orphanage for disabled children in western Estonia on Sunday, killing 10 of them, a rescue service spokesman said.