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Meilutyte on Lithuanian mission after UK stint

Meilutyte on Lithuanian mission after UK stint Ruta Meilutyte spent eight years in Plymouth winning a shock Olympic gold medal along the way – but for the Lithuanian the chance to prove she can succeed in her home country was too hard to resist.

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Lithuania and Poland: together apart

My advice for Lithuania regarding Poland: keep close NATO partnership ties with Poland and, at the same time, go into the EU core without any doubts, regardless to Poland as well as Sweden and other non-Eurozone countries. Lithuania and Poland – which ...

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British Airways gives no comment on future flights to Vilnius

British Airways gives no comment on future flights to Vilnius After the Vilnius administration on Wednesday decided to earmark about 2.1 million euros within the next three years for marketing of flights to one of London's key airports in hopes of attracting the United Kingdom's largest airline British Airways, the latter has not given any comments on its plans in this respect.

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Amid concerns in Brussels, Lithuanian president hails US Congress sanctions for Russia

Amid concerns in Brussels, Lithuanian president hails US Congress sanctions for Russia Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday welcome the plans of the US Congress to introduce new sanctions on Russia, which can have an impact on the energy sector.

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Farmers now definitely to take up what the voters have most been awaiting

Farmers now definitely to take up what the voters have most been awaiting

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Vilnius City Council okays bid to earmark EUR 2.1 mln for marketing of flight to London

Vilnius City Council okays bid to earmark EUR 2.1 mln for marketing of flight to London Vilnius City Council has given a green light to the proposal of the ruling parties to earmark about 2.1 million euros within the next three years for marketing of flights to one of London's key airports, hoping to attract the biggest UK airline, British Airways.

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Lithuania moving culture attache to US from Washington to New York

Lithuania moving culture attache to US from Washington to New York Lithuania's government has given a green light to having its cultural attache to the US reside in New York rather than in Washington D.C.

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Lithuanian govt writes off 8 SUVs used by troops in Afghanistan

Lithuanian govt writes off 8 SUVs used by troops in Afghanistan Lithuania's government has decided to write off eight armored cross-country vehicles Toyota Land Cruiser used by the country's soldiers in the operation in Afghanistan, as they are not worth repairing.

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Telia Lithuania sets headquarters price at EUR 3 mln

Lithuanian company Newsec, which is carrying out an auction of property belonging to the operator Telia Lithuania, announced that the initial price of the operator's Vilnius headquarters is EUR 3.03 million, reports Vz.lt. The operator will rent the 5 ...

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Hibs sign Juventus and Lithuania star Vykintas Slivka on a three-year deal

Hibs sign Juventus and Lithuania star Vykintas Slivka on a three-year deal The 22-year-old is a full international and has played for Lithuania against Scotland and England during the current World Cup qualifying campaign. Slivka joined Juventus in 2012 before heading out on loan to Modena, Ascoli and Den Bosch. He told Hibs' ...

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Insurgent Sierakauskas important to Lithuania as symbol of freedom - historian

Insurgent Sierakauskas important to Lithuania as symbol of freedom - historian Zigmantas Sierakauskas, the leader of the Lithuanian 1863 uprising against the tsarist Russia, is important to Lithuania as a symbol of freedom, historian Zita Medišauskienė says.

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Boen Lithuania raises 2016 revenue to EUR 156.8 mln

Boen Lithuania raises 2016 revenue to EUR 156.8 mln Boen Lietuva, a Lithuanian parquet flooring manufacturer operated by Norway's Boen, posted consolidated revenue of 156.83 million euros last year, which is an increase by 12.2%, from 139.834 million euros, in 2015, informs LETA/BNS.

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Revolut users in 42 countries to have Lithuanian country code Iban accounts

Revolut, a financial technology start-up, has started to use IBAN format for account numbers that can be used by financial institutions to credit funds into the beneficiary's account in 42 European countries, announced company. Lithuanian IBAN account ...

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Lithuania's Belintertrans Baltic posts 2016 turnover of EUR 28 mln, recoups losses

Lithuania's Belintertrans Baltic posts 2016 turnover of EUR 28 mln, recoups losses VILNIUS – Belintertrans Baltic, the Klaipeda transport and expedition company operated by Belarus' state-run railway transport and logistics center Belintertrans, posted 27.934 million euros in revenue for 2016, down by 3.8 percent, from 29.041 million ...

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Haunted Graves

Haunted Graves A grave of a 45–50 year-old woman, dating back to the 14th century, was unearthed by archaelogists in the Kernavė burial site. The woman‘s skull was turned round and laid in the chest area. The bones of her arms, severed at the elbows, were found between the legs of the deceased woman. The bodies of deceased persons whose heads were decapitated or limbs severed should be related not to burial rites but to exhumation and defiling of corpses, caused by the deceased person in person. In this particular case, archaeologists are likely to have discovered a grave of an apparition or a “vampire”.

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  • Lithuanian grain carriers to compete for freight in 2017

    July 24th

    Lithuanian grain producers planning to export about 4 million tons of grain this year say that the process of grain haulage to the Klaipeda port should go smoothly, however, competition for the freight should be more fierce, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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  • Lithuanian devils and witches

    July 18th

    Devils' Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, is included in the list of the most unique museums in the world. Three floors have horned creatures from around the world coming in different shapes, sizes, colors and made from different materials.

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  • Vilnius Airport to be closed for a renovation until Aug. 17

    July 13th

    Lithuanian aviation officials say that hundreds of thousands of airline passengers will be diverted for more than a month as the country's main airport near the capital will be shut for a major renovation. Vilnius International Airport, with a single 2.5-kilometer runway, will close Friday until Aug. 17. Some 4,350 flights will be diverted - affecting 400,000 passengers - to two smaller airports, one in Kaunas, 100 kilometers west of Vilnius airport and the other in remote Palanga, 300 kilometers away.

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  • Klaipeda port's cargo traffic hits new record high in H1

    July 13th

    Cargo traffic at the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda rose by 2.9% in the first half of 2017 from a year ago to 20.6 million tons, with loadings in June alone up by 1.4% year-on-year to 3.365 million tons, the port authority said, cites LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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  • Hungary Doubles Down on Russia Gas Route as Poland Looks to U.S. 25 minutes ago

    July 7th

    Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's foreign minister, poses for a photograph following an interview in London, U.K., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Hungary considers that a new pipeline project that would carry Russian gas via Turkey and the Balkans is the "only realistic" step toward energy diversification now, Szijjarto said, the same day that regional peer Poland announced during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump that it plans to wean itself off Russian energy.

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