Vilnius

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'...
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Russian Journalist Detained In Lithuanian Capital's Airport

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - Correspondent Yulia Shatilova of Russia's Zvezda channel has been detained at the airport in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.
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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.
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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, Lithuania, Airports

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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, Lithuania, Pope Francis, Religion

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, Lithuania, 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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Lithuanian Broadcasting Watchdog Bans Access To Sputnik Lietuva Website

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) has ordered to ban access to the website of Sputnik Lietuva news agency over alleged copyright breach, the agency reported on Wednesday, citing the watchdog's press service.
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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, Lithuania

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Lithuania To Refrain From Signing Un Migration Pact - Prime Minister

VILNIUS (Sputnik) – Vilnius will voice approval for the UN Global Compact for Migration, but will not sign the agreement, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday.
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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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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.
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Moscow Decries 'russia Without Putin' Conference As Meddling In Internal Affairs

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy to Lithuania on Friday denounced an upcoming conference in Vilnius, which will discuss prospects of Russia under a new leadership, as another act of the Baltic state’s interference in Russia's internal...
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Lithuania’s European Energy War

Theodore Karasik Security, Europe Vilnius wants a new "energy iron curtain." But do its security concerns check out? President Donald J. Trump loudly opposes the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, quoting the threat of European dependency on Russian...
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Baltic States Ask Us To Enhance Nato Battalions With Air, Naval Forces - Reports

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian foreign ministers have asked the United States to strengthen NATO battalions, deployed in the three Baltic countries, with air and naval forces, the LRT broadcaster reported on Thursday.
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Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is today one of the most renowned figures of the Russian opposition and was the organizer of the recently concluded Free Russia Forum in Vilnius. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America's Russian...
Related topics: Armenia, Russia, Lithuania

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