The Balts or Baltic people (Lithuanian: baltai, Latvian: balti) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group who speak the Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family, which was originally spoken by tribes living in area east of Jutland peninsula in the west and Moscow, Oka and Volga rivers basins in the east. One of the features of Baltic languages is the number of conservative or archaic features retained. Among the Baltic peoples are modern Lithuanians, Latvians (including Latgalians) — all Eastern Balts — as well as the Old Prussians, Yotvingians and Galindians — the Western Balts — whose languages and cultures are now extinct....LESS
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Estonia prime minister has said he will step down as deputy speaker of the Baltic country's parliament after a scandal involving sexual harassment by members of an Estonian trade delegation during a visit to Malaysia last month.
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow could deploy more state-of-the-art missiles in its westernmost region in response to the U.S. military buildup in Poland. The head of the Russian parliament's defense affairs committee, Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, said Thursday that Russia could take retaliatory steps in response to the U.S. increasing the number of its weapons in Poland.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Estonian court has sentenced a Syrian refugee guilty to 10 years in prison for setting his wife on fire. The Baltic News Agency says a court in Tallinn ruled Friday that the 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad was guilty of grievous bodily harm when committing the crime on March 7.