Baltic Sea

Germany Does Not Have One Working Submarine

On October 15, the submarine <i>U-35</i> was performing a diving maneuver off the Norwegian coast when one of the four fins on its X-shaped rudder struck a …

Military History

Poland's PM: Nord Stream 2 would be harmful to region

Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says a planned gas pipeline to link Russia with Germany that bypasses Poland threatens central …

Business

Berlin was ready to sacrifice Nord Stream 2 in deal with Poland: report

Such a deal was until recently considered in Berlin, but may no longer be an option with a possible return to government in Germany of the Social …

Poland

Alaskan Baltic Porter back in Pilot Series after five-year hiatus

<i>** Intricate flavors and complexity abound in a dark classic</i><p>(Juneau, AK) – Alaskan Baltic Porter is a fan favorite from previous years, and it’s back …

Craft Brewing

The Best Road Trips of the World - Part Three

There is no better way to explore the world than to have the freedom of moving at your own pace and having the flexibility to change your itinerary …

Road Trips

China Snubs Trump, Says Russia Ties Best and Most Important In World

China's envoy to Russia has praised the increasingly powerful relationship between the two countries as both the strongest and most important ties …

Russia

Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island

HELSINKI — Sweden says it is establishing the nation’s first new military regiment since World War II — a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on …

War

How China’s “sharp power” is muting criticism abroad

OVER the past year Australia has been gripped by a tale of suspicion, subversion and spooks. In the latest chapter Sam Dastyari, a Labor Party …

China

Gas supply from Austrian gas hub back to normal after deadly blast

VIENNA (Reuters) - The operator of Austria’s main pipeline hub focussed on Wednesday on finding the cause for a deadly blast after successfully bringing gas supplies to neighbouring countries back to normal.<p>A column of fire is seen after an explosion ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub …

Italy

A guide to Europe’s most underrated country

In the 1992 film “Encino Man,” Brendan Fraser plays a caveman unearthed from a suburban California backyard. When he attends the local high school, …

Europe

U.S. looks to Germany to stop Baltic undersea Russian gas pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian pipeline project that would boost Moscow's ability to manipulate European energy markets can be slowed by Denmark …

Russia

Ice ‘pancakes’ appear overnight on the River Tees

<b>Shrove Tuesday came early last night, with dozens of pancakes appearing in ice on the River Tees.</b><p>Wait, what?<p>This weather phenomenon is usually seen …

Breakfast

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon

The Donald Trump administration has taken a soft line on Russia in many areas of contention, except when it comes to Moscow’s use of energy exports …

Russia

The likelihood for mixed breeding between two songbird species lessens with warmer springs

Collared flycatchers are small passerine birds that are expanding their European breeding range towards the north in response to global climate …

Climate Change

Two men die of electric shock after climbing on top of German train

Two men have died in northeastern Germany after suffering electric shock on top of a train. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.<p>…

World News

Helsinki – The Northern Princess

-This post is written by Kevin from Kevin’s Travel Diary –<p>Many people do not know or simply forget about one amazing country in Northern Europe. …

Europe

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland

The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland.<p>The state agency says …

Refugees

Dates and Teams set for Nord Stream Race 2018

<b>The seventh edition of Nord Stream Race takes place in 2018 from June 24th to July 7th in the Baltic Sea. The five competing teams are set for the</b> …

Sailing

6 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Season to Visit Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral. Dennis Ngan/FlickrFinland has a reputation for being a land of extremes. In fact, the country just released a symphony by …

Europe

If you can only eat three meals in Stockholm, make sure they’re here

Given a day in Sweden’s capital, one would be best advised to step away from the meatballs. Save those for a trip to Ikea. It’s not that the rise of Nordic cuisine or Stockholm’s abundance of Michelin stars — eight restaurants in the city have one star and one has two stars — have made …

Lifestyle

Nature

NEWS<p>Investigation finds Swedish scientists committed scientific misconduct<p>Probe centered on controversial paper that claimed microplastic pollution …

PubMed

Russia-NATO Cold War Leads Finland to Build Military 100 Years After Independence

The increasingly militarized conflict between Western military alliance NATO and Russia has compelled Finland to boost its own defenses and acquire …

Russia

Eyes east: the next wave of classical talent will come from the Baltic States

8:00, 6th December 2017<p>On 6 December, Finland will remember the day a century ago when it gained independence from Russia, thanks to its own …

Russia

Gourmet Beef Stroganoff Recipe from Viking Cruises - Food Fun & Faraway Places

This gourmet beef stroganoff is so easy, you won’t believe how amazing it tastes! Don’t you hate it when a recipe looks delicious and then you …

Beef

Is Russia ready to host the 2018 World Cup?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Football fans will have their work cut out traveling between host cities at the 2018 World Cup.<p>The geography is vast, stretching almost 3,000 kilometers -- from the city of Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave which meets the Baltic Sea, to Yekaterinburg, north of the Kazakh border.<p>To save …

FIFA

5 restaurants serving Russian cuisine with a Baltic Sea flavor - Russia Beyond

<b>1. Russian Vodka Room #1</b><p>Russian Vodka Room #1, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year, recreates the atmosphere of a 19th century aristocratic restaurant. “Discreet and genteel, this restaurant is a venue straight out of one of Chekhov's stories,” said Roque Hernandez, a San …

Restaurants

15 Essential Finnish Ingredients That Belong in Your Pantry

All the fresh, dried, and canned goods you need to eat like a proper Finn<p>Many Finnish people recall being traumatized by boiled potatoes as children …

Creamy

Israel, Greece, Italy, Cyprus & EU to sign gas pipeline deal Tuesday

Gas pipeline will be world’s largest and to be completed by 2025; Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and EU to sign MOU at energy summit in Nicosia …

Italy

Finland should stay militarily non-aligned: prime minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland should remain militarily neutral because it helps ensure security in the Baltic Sea region, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said in an interview ahead of celebrations of the country's 100 years of independence.<p>The EU member state was part of the Russian Empire and won …

Russia

Finland suspects Russian aircraft violated airspace

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's defense ministry said on Tuesday it suspected a Russian aircraft had violated Finnish airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier in the day.<p>The ministry said a Russian Tupolev TU-154 plane had been detected south of Porvoo and that the border guard was investigating the …

Russia