Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and Deputy Editor at Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain, the UK and all around the US, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves to write and besides working at Estonian World and doing some occasional blogging, he writes books and contributes to other outlets in Estonia, Israel and elsewhere. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can follow him on Twitter, like his page on Facebook or check out his personal blog. You can write to Sten at sten@estonianworld.com.

Estonian Andres Metspalu selected as a member of the pan-European cancer research initiative

Andres Metspalu, the head of the Estonian Biobank, has been selected as one of the members of the mission board for cancer of Horizon Europe, a European Union scientific research initiative. The European commissioner for research, science and innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced the names of the experts who have been …

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British Typhoon aircraft intercept a Russian military transport aircraft near the Estonian air space

British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets operating from Ämari Air Base in Estonia launched on 28 July to intercept a Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft that was flying close to Estonian airspace. This is a routine NATO mission for the Typhoons which provides reassurance that the UK is here …

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Estonian technology to be part of the European Space Agency’s mission for the first time

Researchers from the University of Tartu are participating in an international space mission with the European Space Agency to intercept a comet; it’s the first time Estonian technology is to be part of the ESA’s mission, the university said in a statement. The objective of the mission, named Comet Interceptor, …

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US SecState Pompeo wants to increase cooperation with Estonia

The United States secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, wishes to increase cooperation with Estonia, he confirmed in a letter to the Estonian foreign minister. At a meeting that took place recently in Tallinn, Estonia, with the US undersecretary of state, David Hale, the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, delivered a …

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Estonian technology park to host a large high-performance computing centre

Estonian Enefit Technology Park is to host a high-performance computing centre that the company says is the largest in Northern Europe. Burfa Tech, an IT company operating in Estonia mainly in the field of equipment for cryptocurrency mining, will develop the largest high-performance computing centre in Northern Europe, the company …

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Five Estonian soldiers hurt after terrorists attack a military base in Mali

Five Estonian soldiers were hurt after suicide terrorists attacked a military base in Gao, Mali, where the Estonians serve together with the French and Mali servicemen. Suicide terrorists attacked the military base in Gao on 22 July with an improvised explosive device placed in a car, the Estonian military said …

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An Estonian student company wins the second place at a European competition

Brand, an Estonian student company, won the second place at the JA Company of the Year Competition 2019 in Lille, France, where young entrepreneurs from 40 countries competed for the main title. Brand, founded by the students of Hugo Treffner High School in Tartu, is the first Estonian company that …

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The Estonian Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary with an F-35 flypast

The Estonian Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary on 13 July with an air show that featured a flypast by a United States Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Estonian Air Force opened the doors of the Ämari Air Base to everyone on 13 July and put …

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The Estonian sailboat, Admiral Bellingshausen, about to set sail to Antarctica. Photo by the Estonian Maritime Museum.

An Estonian sailboat is sailing to Antarctica to celebrate its discovery

On 11 July, the Estonian sailboat, Admiral Bellingshausen, set sail from Kronstadt, St Petersburg, Russia, to Antarctica to celebrate 200 years from the discovery of the continent by the Russian admiral, Fabial Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who was born in the Estonian island of Saaremaa. The more than six-month long popular …

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The UK embarks a Challenger 2 battle tank during an exercise in Estonia

The British Army and the Royal Marines embarked a Challenger 2 main battle tank from an Estonian beach onto HMS Albion as part of a military exercise. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the embarkment took place during the Baltic Protector exercise that was held from 24 May to 9 July …

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