The UK and its NATO allies began deploying thousands of troops in the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on a rotational basis in 2017, with London recently promising to beef up its Estonian presence.
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Maybe the Cold War never really ended?
Since 2014, NATO strategists have focused much of their attention on a forty-mile-wide stretch of border between Poland and Lithuania called the Suwalki Gap (pronounced...
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Just 30 years ago, if you wanted to publish something in Soviet Lithuania, it meant clearing the censor first. Articles, books, films, music — everything was censored. Even school essays could get you in trouble. One of my recollections from...
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Tourism slogans come in all forms, from the high-minded (Thailand’s “Open to the New Shades”), to the self-effacing (Nebraska’s “Honestly, it’s not for everyone”), to the designed-to-go-viral...
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The Chinese Embassy in Lithuania issued a statement expressing outrage at recent accusations of espionage. Lithuanian intelligence has released the annual National Threat Assessment 2019 report this week, published by the Department of State...
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Germany will invest a total of 110 million euros until 2021 in improving military bases in Lithuania, its defense minister said on Monday, underlining Berlin's continued commitment to the defense of its NATO allies in the Baltic region.
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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warm welcome to Lithuania’s prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of the...
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MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian border guards have detained two French nationals early on Monday when the latter accidentally illegally crossed from Lithuania, the Belarusian State Border Committee's press service said on Wednesday.
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Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the regulatory tunnel with a license in hand.
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Earlier, such states as Austria, Australia, Israel, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Lithuania abandoned their plans to sign the agreement over concerns that the pact might put certain restrictions on their national...
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Not content with designating a uninhabited island to host migrants pending deportation, Denmark is mulling over building special prisons abroad. Lithuania is one of the East European nations that Denmark is currently negotiating with in order to...
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When President Donald Trump met with Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania, Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and Raimonds Vējonis of Latvia earlier this year, he started with a criticism. At the White House in April, Trump opened by chastising the...
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The activity of foreign criminals in Sweden, particularly those from Poland and Lithuania, has reached a disturbing level, prompting the police to issue a special warning to fellow Swedes.
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VILNIUS (Sputnik) - Washington did not give Lithuania the information on alleged illegal transfer of people across the border to be kept in secret jails run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Lithuanian Prosecutor's Office said on Monday.
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VILNIUS (Sputnik) - A German soldier died as a result of an incident that occurred during military drills held by the Lithuania-based NATO battalion on Saturday, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
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Multilateralism and cooperation must be the focus of dialogue between United Nations Member States as Lithuania’s President warned against ‘nationalism and division’ at the General Assembly on Thursday.
Pope Francis warned Sunday against any rebirth of the "pernicious" anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War...
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