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Freed Norwegian Spy Frode Berg Returns Home - Reports

MURMANSK (Sputnik) - Convicted Norwegian spy Frode Berg, who was released from Russia into Lithuania earlier this week, arrived at Oslo airport in the early hours of Sunday, Norvegian tabloid VG reported.
Related topics: Russia, Norway, Oslo, Airports

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Russia To Study Plea For Mercy Of Norway's Berg In 'not-so-far Perspective' - Official

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The office of Lithuanian President said on Friday that he had pardoned two Russian citizens, convicted of espionage. Lithuanian media have claimed that Norway, Lithuania and Russia are preparing an exchange of espionage-charged...
Related topics: Russia, Norway, Moscow

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Ronaldo Hat-trick Fires Portugal To Brink Of Euro 2020 Qualification

Faro (Portugal) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick as Portugal moved to the brink of qualifying for Euro 2020 with a 6-0 thrashing of Lithuania in Faro on Thursday. The reigning European champions were made to...
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‘g-spot Of Europe’ Ad Wins International Tourism Golden Award

A controversial tourism marketing campaign for the city of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was launched in 2018 ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to the country. The polarizing ad met various reactions and many complaints for its “exploitative...
Related topics: Marketing, Vilnius, Pope Francis, Religion

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Lithuania Alarmed By Belarusian Nuclear Plant Near Border

HELSINKI — Lithuania’s president says a nuclear power plant that is due to start operating soon in neighbouring Belarus poses “a huge threat to the safety and security” of countries in the region due to insufficient security...
Related topics: Finland, Helsinki, Belarus

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A Nato Ally Next To Putin's Baltic Fortress Is Welcoming The Arrival Of Us Troops And Tanks

Some 500 US troops and tanks are heading to Lithuania to use new training facilities and eventually take part in the Defender 2020 exercise next year.
Related topics: Nato, Vladimir Putin

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Rick Perry In Lithuania: “i’m Here”, Not Planning To Resign

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is in Lithuania. During a news conference he tamped down speculation about possible plans to resign by the end of the year. “No. I’m here, I’m serving,” he said when asked about the Politico report from...
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Us: Nord Stream 2 To Boost Russian Influence On Eu

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry warned Monday that the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would increase Russia's political influence on European Union foreign policy.On a visit to Lithuania to promote US energy ties with Eastern...
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Us Troops, Tanks Headed To Lithuania For "extended Mission" Meant To "deter...

US Troops, Tanks Headed To Lithuania For "Extended Mission" Meant To "Deter Russia" Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, Lithuania’s Defense Ministry has announced a new deployment of US troops to their country. The deployment...
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This Is What Happened When Two Companies Swapped Offices—and Countries

This summer, two design studios—one in Vilnius, Lithuania, and one in Florence, Italy—swapped offices to find inspiration in a new environment. Getting away on vacation can help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated, but it’s also...
Related topics: Vilnius, Italy

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'best Player In The World' Cristiano Ronaldo Plays Down Ballon D'or Chase

Cristiano Ronaldo 's four-goal performance against Lithuania on Tuesday is " clear and irrevocable proof that he is the best player in the world," according to Portugal manager Fernando Santos...
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Lithuania: Chinese Diplomats Interfered At Pro-hong Kong Protest

Lithuania said on Monday it had lodged an official protest to the Chinese embassy after some of its diplomats became involved in disruptions at a pro-Hong Kong demonstration in the capital Vilnius last month.Lithuania's Foreign Ministry said in a...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Protests, Vilnius

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Lithuania Stocks Up On ‘millions Of Iodine Pills’ Fearing Radiation Leak At Belarus Nuclear...

Vilnius, which abandoned nuclear energy a decade ago, has repeatedly voiced opposition to the construction of a nuclear power plant close to its border, branding it a threat to national security. Belarus calls these concerns groundless, citing...
Related topics: Belarus, Vilnius

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Thirty Years On, Hong Kong Is Emulating A Human Chain That Broke Soviet Rule

On this day in 1989, some two million people formed a giant human chain that stretched 600 kilometers (372 miles) across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to protest against Soviet rule. The Baltic states had become part of the Soviet Union about 50...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Estonia, Latvia, Protests

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Nato Jet That Tried To Approach Plane Carrying Russian Defence Minister Belongs To Spain - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A NATO combat jet that attempted to approach the aircraft carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea belongs to the Spanish Air Force and is currently based in Lithuania, El Pais...
Related topics: Nato, Spain, Russia, Moscow

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The Return Of Doomsday

The year is 2020. The Russian military is conducting a large exercise in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea that borders the NATO member states Lithuania and Poland. An observer aircraft from the Western alliance accidentally crosses...
Related topics: Military, Kaliningrad, Nato, Poland

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Archaeologists Find Napoleon's Traces In "northern Jerusalem" Synagogue

The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was one of the largest centres of Jewish culture, it was even called the “Northern Jerusalem,” emphasising its significance. Built in the 16th century, it was burned during the battles for Vilnius in 1944 and...
Related topics: Archaeology, Israel, Jerusalem, Vilnius

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Germany Resolves Its Latest Military Aviation Glitch As It Airlifts Troops To Lithuania

The past few years have seen a spate of German military aviation mishaps; the latest such incident took place last Saturday when a Bundeswehr transport wing kept an Airbus A310 at its base near Cologne due to a suspected engine malfunction.
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Fireworks Dedicated To Anniversary Of Vilnius Liberation From Nazis Illuminate Moscow Skies (video)

The fireworks will be displayed in the cities of the former USSR that were liberated during World War II as part of the preparations for the celebrations dedicated to the upcoming 75 th anniversary of Victory day.
Related topics: Anniversaries, Vilnius, Russia, Moscow, World Videos

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Sputnik Lithuania Says Court In Vilnius Rules To Block Its Website

Earlier, Sputnik Lietuva said that the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) ordered to ban access to its website over alleged copyright breach.
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