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Lithuania signs on to host US troops

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. The agreement will facilitate the deployment of U.S. forces and ...

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Lithuanian spending on purchases lowest in Baltics but catching up with Latvia

Lithuanian spending on purchases lowest in Baltics but catching up with Latvia The spending of Lithuanian households on essential goods remains the lowest in the Baltic states, however, is rapidly catching up with Latvia, shows an index of household spending published by the research company Baltic Market Insights (Baltmi). According to the survey, Lithuanians spend an average of nearly 2 euros more than Latvians during a single visit to the store, however, are still behind Estonia.

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CIA declassifies document on Lithuania's post-WWII guerrilla fighting

CIA declassifies document on Lithuania's post-WWII guerrilla fighting A report about guerrilla fighting against the Soviet occupation after World War II is among hundreds of thousands of declassified documents published online by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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First troops of intl battalion expected in Lithuania next week

First troops of intl battalion expected in Lithuania next week The first troops of the international Allied battalion should arrive in Lithuania next week, army officials said in Rukla on Wednesday.

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Survey finds Lithuanians to be happiest in Baltic states

Survey finds Lithuanians to be happiest in Baltic states Residents of Lithuania are happier than Latvians and Estonians, however, all in all, people of all three Baltic states are not as happy as the world population, shows a World Barometer published by Win/Gallup International and Baltic Market Insights.

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EC: Lithuania may fall short of Stability, Growth Pact standards

EC: Lithuania may fall short of Stability, Growth Pact standards Lithuania's 2017 draft budget plan may fall short of the provisions of the Stability and Growth Pact, however, this could be avoided by way of an exception, if the social model is listed as a structural reform, the European Commission has said.

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President congratulates Tajani on election as EP president

President congratulates Tajani on election as EP president Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has extended congratulations to the newly elected president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

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Tele2 becomes Vodafone partner in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania

Tele2 and Vodafone have announced a new agreement to work together to serve multinational customers in Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania. Tele2 will become a Vodafone partner in the three markets, offering network and services and acting as key account ...

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Lithuania given political breathing space until May to address deficit

Lithuania given political breathing space until May to address deficit Lithuanian new government (including) Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka (2-L), Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis (3-L), Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius (5-L) and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis (7-L) during the Lithuania's Seimas (Parliament) session in ...

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Estonia, Lithuania to allow US troop deployments

Estonia, Lithuania to allow US troop deployments Trump has called the NATO alliance that binds Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania with the United States and 24 other countries "obsolete." but "important". The comments caused a stir in the Baltic states, which have expressed concerns about the assertiveness ...

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Agreement on the status of the US troops deployed in Lithuania

Agreement on the status of the US troops deployed in Lithuania On Tuesday, Lithuania and the United States signed an agreement on the status of the US troops in Lithuanian territory.

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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia's Kaliningrad

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has announced it will begin construction on a fence on its border with Kaliningrad, the small Russian exclave bordering the Baltic Sea. The 130-kilometer (80-mile) barrier will stand 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and ...

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Lithuania & Estonia sign 'milestone' deals on status of US troops on their soil

Lithuania & Estonia sign 'milestone' deals on status of US troops on their soil A similar agreement was signed between Lithuania's Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis and the US ambassador to the country, Anne Hall. “Let me congratulate everyone with what I see as a milestone in the strategic Lithuanian-US security and defence ...

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Lithuania to build fence along its border with Russia to protect itself from 'provocations'

Lithuania to build fence along its border with Russia to protect itself from 'provocations' Eimutis Misiunas, Lithuania's interior minister, also said the barrier would help prevent “provocations”. The minister cited the example of Eston Kohver, an Estonian internal security agent whose seizure by Russian forces in disputed circumstance in ...

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The Extinct Town of Schirwindt

The Extinct Town of Schirwindt However, if you wander to the neighboring town of Kudirkos Naumiestis in Lithuania, most every inhabitant will point to a disused bridge over the Šešupė river, on the other side of which is a meadow of large bushes and trees. It's hard to believe that ...

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  • Lithuania plans to erect fence near border with Kaliningrad

    January 17th

    Lithuania plans to use the EU funds to build a fence on the border with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. Construction of the 130-kilometre (80-mile) fence will start this spring and will be finished by the end of the year.

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  • Identity trapped in tar

    January 5th

    Looks like the Kingdom of Tar People, but these are sculptures from black tar made by Lithuanian artist Tadas Vosylius.

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  • Symbol of Vilnius under threat

    December 8th

    The historical Gediminas Castle Hill in Lithuanian capital Vilnius is rapidly disintegrating, and there will be no traditional on this New Year’s Eve around central Gediminas Castle. Parliamentary Committee of Culture held a special meeting yesterday to find solution for the problem.

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  • Lithuania sold M14 rifles donated by the US

    November 17th

    Due to miscommunication between the state institutions Lithuania sold at a bargain the M14 sniper semi-automatic rifles handed over to the Lithuanian army disregarding the signed agreement (in 1999 and in 2002) banning re-sale of the donated weapons.

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  • The new Lithuania’s Seimas starts work

    November 15th

    After years on the margins of the Lithuanian politics, having only one member in the old Parliament, Peasants and Greens won a decisive victory in the October elections, and today among 141 parliamentarians who made their oaths 54 represent the Peasants and Greens party.

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  • ‘Peasants’ and SocDems sign the ruling coalition treaty

    November 9th

    After years on the margins of Lithuanian politics, having only one member in the old Parliament, Peasants and Greens won a decisive victory with 54 out of 141 mandates and today signed a coalition deal with former governmental Social Democratic party, which lost the elections, but agreed to join the coalition with their 17 mandates leaving in opposition Conservatives and Liberals, who put up a solid performance in the elections.

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  • LRT crew at the Trump supporters’ house in Pennsylvania

    November 4th

    On Wednesday, the Lithuanian Television reporters visited the Trump house in Pennsylvania, where his supporters try to swing voters into Trump’s camp.

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  • US presidential elections: LRT journalists report from Ohio

    November 3rd

    LRT journalists visited Youngstown in Ohio swing State, on Tuesday. Supporters of Democrats outnumbered Republicans by several times, but this time they are slipping towards Trump.

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  • Peasants-Greens start talks on formation of the ruling coalition

    October 25th

    Leaders of the winning Peasants-Greens Union, Karbauskis and Skvernelis, met the President Dalia Grybauskaitė. Later she met the leaders of the conservative Homeland Union Kubilius and Landsbergis.

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  • Peasants and Greens win the 2016 Seimas Elections

    October 24th

    SAULIUS SKVERNELIS, leader of Peasants-Greens electoral list, former chief of police and former Minister of Interior: Political parties that declared and still declare their wish to initiate changes in the state and to implement them, especially at the time that we face demographic challenges, poverty, so if all this is not just words, then clearly it is a possibility to agree and work together. But if the question is only about political posts and election results, then probably there will be less of those possible coalition partners.

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  • The Extinct Town of Schirwindt

    January 17th

    However, if you wander to the neighboring town of Kudirkos Naumiestis in Lithuania, most every inhabitant will point to a disused bridge over the Šešupė river, on the other side of which is a meadow of large bushes and trees. It's hard to believe that ...

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  • Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

    January 17th

    Vilnius, Lithuania • Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. The agreement will facilitate the deployment of U.S. forces and ...

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  • Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

    January 17th

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. The agreement will facilitate the deployment of U.S. forces and ...

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  • Prisoner should have Lithuania internet access

    January 17th

    A Lithuanian man in jail was unjustly denied access to the internet by authorities, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. The court said he had a right to freedom of expression, enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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  • Prisoner should have Lithuania internet access

    January 17th

    A Lithuanian man in jail was unjustly denied access to the internet by authorities, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. The court said he had a right to freedom of expression, enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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