Conservatives' leader slams fellow MP's Holocaust remarks as 'inadequate'

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the ruling conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, on Wednesday expressed outrage at his fellow MP Valdas Rakutis' remarks on the Holocaust.

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Lockdown and movement restrictions extended until March

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday extended the coronavirus lockdown and the ban on non-essential travel between municipalities until March.

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1278 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 1 278 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 179 212 coronavirus cases.

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Heavy snowfall leaves 25,000 households in Lithuania without power

Up to 25,000 households in Lithuania, mostly in its southern part, were without electricity on Tuesday noon due to heavy snowfall.

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Lithuania may face EU sanctions over cap on forest land acquisitions

The European Commission may launch an infringement procedure against Lithuania if the parliament does not remove a cap of 1,500 hectares on forest land acquisitions per person, the Environment Ministry has warned.

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686 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 686 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 177 934 COVID-19 cases.

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Nausėda calls Russia's crackdown on opposing 'throwback to Stalin's era'

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has condemned Russia's brutal actions against the opposition and its supporters, calling them a throwback to Stalin's era.

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Government panel proposes extending lockdown until March

The Lithuanian government's commission on extreme situations is suggesting extending the existing lockdown until March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Arrivals from almost all foreign countries will need to self-isolate

Arrivals from practically all foreign countries will need to have a negative COVID-19 test and be required to self-isolate in Lithuania from Monday.

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541 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 541 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already recorded 177 166 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Justice minister to push for regulation of sex change procedures

Lithuanian Justice Minister Evelina Dobrovolska is planning to submit a bill to regulate gender reassignment procedures in the country.

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R. van Voren. Trump, and his curious Russian support

Now that Trump has settled in his opulent “palace” on the Florida coast and, consequently, the world instantly became a safer place, there is one element that I cannot resist to raise, at the risk of evoking angry reactions and ostracism by some.

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Lithuanian researchers propose a combination of methods to improve the efficiency of anticancer medication

Application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in combination with microbubbles might enhance the delivery of chemotherapy medication used for treating cancers. In their study, a team of Lithuanian researchers from three universities – KTU, LSMU and VMU – claim that the rate of microbubble survival time is the best indicator for determining the efficiency of sonoporation, i.e. ultrasound-induced laceration of the cancer cell membrane.

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Paluckas resigns as chairman of Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

MP Gintautas Paluckas is resigning as chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), the party’s spokesman, Justinas Argustas, has confirmed to BNS.

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Dulkys: lockdown could be extended until early March

Lockdown in Lithuania could be extended until early March and the relaxation of restrictions will depend on the number of new infections, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has said.

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Nauseda: EC chief assures Lithuania it can vaccinate 70 pct of people by summer

President Gitanas Nauseda says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has assured him that Lithuania will be able to vaccinate about 70 percent of its adult population against COVID-19 by the summer.

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Another 3 Belarusians to ask Lithuanian law-enforcement to probe regime violence

Another three Belarusians are planning to turn to Lithuanian law-enforcement bodies in the near future, asking them to investigate violence by Belarusian police, a member of the team of Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has said.

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Border guards warn: Latvia requires negative corona test from travelers

People travelling to Latvia must produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to their journey, the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service warned on Friday.

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1032 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 1 032 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, the country has already recorded 174 846 coronavirus cases.

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Election watchdog refuses to cancel MP Guoga's mandate

The Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission on Thursday did not granted Antanas Guoga's request to cancel his mandate as a member of the Seimas after the parliamentarian refused to attend its meeting in person.

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