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President Grybauskaitė tells US vice-president Baltic air defence expectations

President Grybauskaitė tells US vice-president Baltic air defence expectations Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says she updated US Vice-President Mike Pence on the expectations in connection to addition US military instruments to ensure air defence of the Baltic states.

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Expect more fake news from Russia: top NATO general

Expect more fake news from Russia: top NATO general The first German troops have arrived in Lithuania; where Berlin is leading a battalion of some 1 000 troops. From around April, Britain will head the deterrent force in Estonia, while Canada is deploying in Latvia and US troops are arriving in Poland ...

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Hoax about offence by German troops came from outside EU

Hoax about offence by German troops came from outside EU The false report to parliamentary speaker and the police about an alleged rape of a small girl by German troops in Lithuania came from outside the European Union, says chief Kaunas prosecutor Darius Valkavčius.

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US role 'necessary' in Baltic air defence: Lithuania

US role 'necessary' in Baltic air defence: Lithuania Lithuania wants US President Donald Trump's administration to help beef up air defence in the Baltic region as security concerns grow over Russia, President Dalia Grybauskaite said Saturday. She also warned that measures adopted last year by NATO to ...

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Lithuania Eurovizijos Heat 7 Aistė Pilvelytė's Wolf takes top marks again

Lithuania Eurovizijos Heat 7 Aistė Pilvelytė's Wolf takes top marks again While some countries struggle to find a song for Europe, Lithuania held its first quarter final tonight, with eight songs, all good enough to represent the country. It seems though, at this stage, that nothing is going to stop Aminata being back, as ...

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Lithuania: Aistė Pilvelytė, Sasha Song reach semi final

Lithuania: Aistė Pilvelytė, Sasha Song reach semi final The long preselection in Lithuania is getting closer to its conclusion. Aistė Pilvelytė and Sasha Song have qualified themselves for the semi final of Eurovision after the seventh heat this Saturday. Aistė Pilvelytė has been a force to be reckoned with ...

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Pence reaffirms support for NATO, says US will hold Russia accountable

Pence reaffirms support for NATO, says US will hold Russia accountable In a day of meetings and photo ops, Pence was sitting down with the leaders of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and separately with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko — whose countries are all dealing with the threat of Russian ...

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NATO: Debunking of Rape Claim Shows Need for Critical Press

NATO: Debunking of Rape Claim Shows Need for Critical Press MUNICH (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the rapid debunking of a claim that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission to Lithuania raped a teenage girl "underlines the importance of a free and independent media.".

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Expect more fake news, says NATO general

Russia is behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior general says. And Europe should expect more such "fake news", NATO military committee head Petr Pavel warned ...

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German defence minister announces massive increase in military budget

Germany leads a multinational battalion, which signals not only its readiness to defend the alliance, but is also training intensively with the Lithuanian armed forces. If the partner troops arm themselves with German technology, this is also in our ...

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Russian Aggression Spurs Lithuania to Prepare for Possible Invasion

Russian Aggression Spurs Lithuania to Prepare for Possible Invasion RUKLA, Lithuania -- Many thought the fall of the Soviet Union would bring a new era of peace and stability to Europe. But the Soviet Union was replaced by something potentially far more dangerous—Vladimir Putin. And many nations on Russia's border are ...

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Lithuanian authorities launch investigation into fake German rape story

Lithuanian authorities launch investigation into fake German rape story Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense, said on Friday that a probe had been launched into the incident amid growing concerns over the spread of so-called "fake news" meant to sow distrust ...

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Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claim

Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claim Lithuanian prosecutors said Friday they had opened a probe into who was responsible for spreading false allegations of a rape committed by German troops ...

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Lithuania posts EU's biggest qoq construction growth

Lithuania in the fourth quarter of 2016 registered the largest quarterly increase in construction output in the European Union, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Friday. 170214_eurostat.png. Production in the construction sector ...

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The Baltic Times: German defense minister in Munich: Lithuania deserves our defense

The Baltic Times: German defense minister in Munich: Lithuania deserves our defense "With courage and pride, the people of Lithuania prevailed against an adversary that seemed impossible to defeat. Since then, Lithuania has been part of a unified Europe of democracy and freedom. It is a respected member of EU and NATO, as are Estonia, ...

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