Lithuania

Russian Ambassador Slams Detention Of Sputnik Lithuania Head

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The detention of Marat Kasem, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik Lithuania, which is part of the Rossiya Segodnya International News Agency, is a shameful incident that demonstrates Lithuania's hostility toward Russian journalists,...
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Sputnik Lithuania Chief Editor Says To Appeal Entry Ban Issued By Vilnius

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sputnik Lithuania senior editor Marat Kasem said on Tuesday that he would appeal the five-year entry ban after the Baltic nation deported him for allegedly being a national security risk.
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Lithuania Presidential Run-off Pits Novice Against Ex-minister

An economist and political novice, Gitanas Nauseda, took a thin lead in the first round of Lithuania's presidential election on Sunday and will face Ingrida Simonyte, a conservative ex-finance minister, in a May 26 run-off set to focus on inequality...

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Lithuania Pm To Resign After Presidential Election Defeat - Report

Lithuania held its presidential election on Sunday, with nine candidates running for the country's highest office.

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Putin Portrays His Expansionist Vision As The Counterweight To Neo-nazism

Russian President Vladimir Putin used Russia's annual Victory Day parade on Thursday to threaten NATO members Estonia and Lithuania. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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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...
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Lithuania Recalls Ambassador To Russia Over E-mail Threats - Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lithuania's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus Motuzas has been recalled from Moscow over the threats that targeted him and members of embassy staff, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Allies Of Jim Mattis React To The Secretary Of Defense's Resignation

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Lithuania's Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis about how allies are taking the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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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,...
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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...
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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.        
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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.
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Delegation From Baltic Countries Set To Visit Crimea Economic Forum

About 20 politicians, businesspeople and public figures from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are planning to attend the Fifth Yalta International Economic Forum next spring, notwithstanding the countries' poor relations with Moscow and their...
Related topics: Crimea, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Moscow

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