Lithuania

Lithuania Bans Russian Broadcaster Rt Over Kremlin Ties

Lithuania took Russian broadcaster RT off-air on Wednesday, citing the channel's ties to EU-sanctioned Russian media executive Dmitry Kiselyov.   The move follows a similar ban on RT in Latvia last week, where regulator called RT "propaganda" and...
Related topics: Kremlin, Latvia

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Cities Are Turning To Outdoor Dining To Ease Back Into Normal Life

Al fresco dining is about to make a comeback.In a bid to reopen their economies while respecting physical distancing guidelines to avoid a scary second wave of Covid-19 infections, city officials are having to get creative. Vilnius, the capital of...
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Washington Mayor Says Members Of Congress Are 'essential Workers': Live Updates

Washington Mayor Says Members Of Congress Are 'Essential Workers': Live Updates Summary: Iran sees another drop in deaths Russia reports another record batch of new cases, deaths Vilnius launches novel 'outdoor cafe'...
Related topics: Iran, Russia, Vilnius

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Confederates And Communists: Virginia Monument Debate Could Learn From Lithuania

As I peered through the cold, damp leaves at Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin’s foreboding scowls, I was reminded of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s determined gaze from high atop his horse. I was walking through the shadowy gray forest of Gruto Parkas,...
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Two Croatian Troops On Nato Mission In Lithuania Face Discharge For Taking Opioids

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Croatian personnel serving in Lithuania under NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence initiative will be discharged for using drugs, the Croatian Defence Ministry said Monday.
Related topics: Nato, Russia, Moscow

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Subdued Recognition In Japan For Sugihara Chiune On 75th Anniversary Of Auschwitz Liberation

As a diplomat in Lithuania in 1940, Sugihara helped save thousands of Jewish livesSignage in from of the “Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum” (人道の港 敦賀ムゼウム) in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture. Sugihara Chiune pictured in...
Related topics: Japan, Anniversaries, Museum, World Photos

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Eddy Travels Closes Pre-seed Round Led By Techstars To Scale Its Ai Travel Assistant

Eddy Travels, an AI-powered travel assistant bot which can understand text and voice messages, has closed a pre-seed round of around $500,000 led by Techstars Toronto, Practica Capital and Open Circle Capital VC funds from Lithuania, with angel...
Related topics: Canada, Toronto

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Found In Translation

Tyler Foggatt on a Lithuanian cartoonist and translator who travelled to New York to find missing sections of young Jews’ autobiographies, hidden in Vilnius during the Second World War.
Related topics: Autobiographies, Biographies, Vilnius

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Airport Workers Have The Last Laugh With Passengers' Confiscated Security Items

One airport in Lithuania is getting into the holiday spirit in a very unique way. Read more...
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A Contraband Christmas Tree

Officials at Lithuania's Vilnius airport confiscated banned items from passengers. But instead of throwing them out, the airport decided to put them to use for the holiday.
Related topics: Christmas, Vilnius, Airports

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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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Eder Recalled As Holders Portugal Target Euro 2020 Finals

Lisbon (AFP) – Lokomotiv Moscow forward Eder, whose goal won Portugal Euro 2016, earned a recall to his country’s squad Thursday for their upcoming qualifiers for next summer’s finals against Lithuania and Luxembourg. The...
Related topics: Portugal, Lisbon, Russia, Moscow, Luxembourg

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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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Russia's Kaliningrad Territory Is Armed To The Teeth. Nato Wants To Crush It In A War.

David Axe Security, The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which lies between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea and is geographically separate from the rest of Russia, practically bristles with S-300 and S-400 air-defense missiles, Oniks...
Related topics: Russia, Kaliningrad, Nato, Poland

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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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