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Women are increasingly going professional military in Estonia. Why?

An increasing number of young women are voluntarily enrolling in Estonia’s conscription service, which is required for men, and then choosing to enter military service professionally. And with the world’s spotlight on the volatile situation in nearby Belarus, and the continuing fraught relations between the Balts and Moscow, the Estonian military appears to be embracing […]

Progress: Zimbabwe bans mining in national parks, and more

1. United States Jane Fraser will become the chief executive of Citigroup in February, making her the first woman to lead a major Wall Street bank. The Scottish American businesswoman currently serves as president of Citigroup and head of its consumer banking division, and will take the reins from Michael Corbat when he retires next […]

Women are increasingly going professional military in Estonia. Why?

An increasing number of young women are voluntarily enrolling in Estonia’s conscription service, which is required for men, and then choosing to enter military service professionally. And with the world’s spotlight on the volatile situation in nearby Belarus, and the continuing fraught relations between the Balts and Moscow, the Estonian military appears to be embracing […]

Pandemic gives surprise boost to corner stores in Britain

For many years, there has been real concern that the heart and soul of Britain’s traditional towns and villages have been disappearing. Superstores expanded into almost every neighborhood, competing heavily on price and offering the convenience of everything under one roof. Now, the pandemic has shoppers abandoning the big supermarkets and out-of-town stores that had […]