Dutch judge loses driver's license and gets fined for DUI driving

A Dutch judge under the influence of alcohol was on Sunday stopped by police in Lithuania's western district of Klaipeda.

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"Sakartvelas" growing in popularity in Lithuania but "Gruzija" still dominates

Georgia's alternative name Sakartvelas is slowly growing in popularity in Lithuania but the country's old name Gruzija still dominates in the media, according to data collected by BNS Lithuania from media monitoring and survey company Mediaskopas

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German leaders tell Lithuanian president sanctions on Russia to continue

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says he has received assurances from Germany's leaders that sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Moscow stops its aggressive behavior in Ukraine.

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State and municipalities receive EUR 190 mln in unplanned revenue

Lithuania's state and municipal budgets received 6.247 billion euros in revenue in January-July, 3.1 percent, or 189.8 million euros, more than it was planned, and 2č.7 percent more than a year ago, the Finance Ministry said.

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Indian vice president to visit Lithuania

Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is to meet with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda during his visit to Vilnius on Saturday.

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President sacks corruption-suspected judge and turns to parliament over two other

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has on Friday dismissed Henrichas Jaglinskis, a judge of Vilnius Regional Court who is a suspected in a corruption case, and also turned to the country's parliament over the dismissal of two other judges, including Egidijus Lauzikas of the Supreme Court and Konstantinas Gurinas of the Court of Appeal.

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President rejects government's nominee for EU judge Valancius

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has rejected the government's proposal to re-appoint Virgilijus Valancius for another term as judge at the EU General Court.

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Merkel: EU must watch to ensure Belarus' N-plant meets safety standards

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must watch to ensure that Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border meets safety standards.

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Merkel: German troops will stay in Lithuania

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will continue to lead NATO's multinational battalion in Lithuania and to perform the Baltic air policing mission.

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Transport Minister sees no chance for Vaitkus to lead any state enterprise

Lithuania's outgoing Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis sees no possibility for Arvydas Vaitkus, the former chief executive officer of the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, to return to head any strategic state enterprise.

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President's visit to Germany: five key topics

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is leaving for an official visit to Germany on Wednesday. BNS Lithuania presents the visit's five key topics.

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Former basketball player on trial for accessing ex-wife's accounts

Former Lithuanian basketball player Rolandas Alijevas is standing trial for illegally accessing his ex-wife's social media and email accounts.

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Prime Minister underwent surgery on 1st day of leave

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said he underwent a surgery on Monday, the first day of his vacation, but gave no details apart from noting that the procedure was successful.

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Panel chair doesn't see Rozova participation in IAO event as security threat

The chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas' Committee on National Security and Defense (NSGK) does not think that MP Irina Rozova's participation in an event of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) in Georgia in June may have compromised national security.

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Karbauskis hails dialog with new president

Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, the biggest parliamentary party, praised on Monday the new president, Gitanas Nauseda, for his openness to dialog.

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Nauseda: memory of Lithuania's 1st president should be duly honored in Vilnius

The memory of Lithuania's first President Antanas Smetona should be duly honored in Vilnius, President Gitanas Nauseda says.

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Vilnius hosts gathering in support of Russian opposition protesters

A gathering was held in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius on Saturday in support of Russian opposition supporters who have been holding protests in Moscow, demanding free and fair election and permission for independent candidates to stand for election, the Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reported on Saturday.

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Invisible weapons: why radio communication was crucial in many battles?

It may sound unexpected, but war is a key driver of the technological advancement,” says associate professor Andrius Ušinskas from the Department of Electronic Systems at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). Recently, the researcher participated in a project on secret communication technologies, which are especially popular in the military.

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Rozova says she had no warning from security body against IAO event in Georgia

Lithuanian MP Irina Rozova says the State Security Department (VSD) did not warn her against attending an event of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) that sparked protests in Georgia in June.

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Long-time diplomat Pranckevicius dies after illness

Darius Pranckevicius, a long-time Lithuanian diplomat and former ambassador to Canada, died on Friday at the age of 52 following an illness.

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