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Sudan’s protesters claim victory for their ‘revolution’

Friday, July 5, 2019

Leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement welcomed on Friday the power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council as a victory for their “revolution,” raising hopes for an end to the three-month standoff with the generals and deadly violence. “Today, our revolution has won and our victory shines,” read a statement posted early Friday on the Facebook page of the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has spearheaded the protests. The emerging deal could…

Speed cameras are very bad idea for Pennsylvania: Letters to the editor

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The safety argument for speed cameras has been debunked. Studies have shown speed camera areas having an increase in crashes or the cameras had no effect. In the United Kingdom, a substantial increase in crashes was seen due to panic braking. Act 86 of 2018 puts speed cameras on interstates, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, federal-aid highways and U.S. Route 1, and gives the state police radar guns. That part is not…

Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town

Saturday, January 19, 2019

According to local media, some 1,300 of the inhabitants of Valka, the Latvian border town just across from Valga on the Estonian side, are already registered as Estonian residents. And their number is increasing. The strategy of the residents in question is to register in Estonia and go on living in Latvia. This allows them to claim Estonian benefits and makes looking for work, while they can go on living…

Tech enthusiasts want to take Lithuania’s flag into space

Monday, August 13, 2018

Several technology enthusiasts will try to take Lithuania’s flag into the stratosphere on the occasion of the country’s independence centenary. Under the project, called “The Tricolor in the Space”, a weather balloon filled with hydrogen gas would take the flag up some 30 kilometers on Sep. 1 and the balloon will later collapse and safely land with the help of a parachute. The organizers plan to put photo and video…