Lithuania

Uk Special Forces Spying On Russian Border To 'monitor Potential Enemy' - Report

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.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Nato, Estonia, Latvia, London

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The Suwalki Gap: The 40-mile Line Nato Is Ready To Go To War With Russia Over

Sebastien Roblin Security, 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...
Related topics: Nato, Russia, Poland

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Growing Up In The Soviet Union Made Me Fear The Eu Copyright Reform

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...
Related topics: Censorship

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The Tourism Slogan “be Taken By Albania” Intentionally References Kidnapping

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...
Related topics: Albania, Thailand, Vilnius

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Why Anti-china Spy Wave Started In Europe?

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 Vows To Keep Troops In Lithuania, Invest More In Barracks

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. Germany...
Related topics: Germany, Military, Berlin, Nato

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Benjamin Netanyahu Blasted For Wooing Holocaust-distorting Allies

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...
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Jerusalem

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Belarus Border Guards Detain 2 French Citizens For Accidentally Crossing Border

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.
Related topics: Belarus, Minsk

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Revolut Gets European Banking License In Lithuania

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. As expected,...
Related topics: Startup

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Un Members Adopt Non-binding Global Migration Pact - Moroccan Foreign Minister

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...
Related topics: Austria, Australia, Israel, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia

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Denmark Mulls Sending Criminal Foreigners To Prison Abroad In 'important Signal'

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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Woman Thought To Be World's Oldest Nun, Who Rescued Jews During The Holocaust, Dies At 110

Sister Cecylia Roszak was one of several nuns who set up a new convent near Vilnius, today in Lithuania, sheltering Jews who had escaped the ghetto there.        
Related topics: Vilnius

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Trump Accused Baltic Leaders Of Starting Wars In Yugoslavia – Reports

US President Donald Trump reportedly made the mistake during a White House meeting with his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in April.
Related topics: Donald Trump, White House, Latvia, Estonia

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Is Anyone Surprised Trump Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Baltic States And The Balkans?

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...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Estonia, Latvia, White House

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Police Urge Swedes To Stay Vigilant As 'foreign Burglar Gangs' Terrorize Country

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.
Related topics: Police, Sweden, Poland

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Us Unable To Submit Info To Vilnius On Cia Secret Prisons - Prosecutor's Office

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.
Related topics: Vilnius, CIA

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German Soldier Dies During Nato Battalion Drills In Lithuania -defense Ministry

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.
Related topics: Nato, Vilnius, Military

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Reject Passivity And Embrace ‘responsibility For Our Future,’ Lithuania’s President Tells Un...

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.

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Digging Up Lithuania's Jewish History

Archaeologists unearthed the central prayer platform of the main synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II.
Related topics: Archaeology, Vilnius

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Pope Warns Lithuanians To Guard Against Anti-semitism

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...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion

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