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Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania.

French president arrives in Lithuania

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on an official visit to Lithuania on Monday.

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Chinese data firms tracks people in Baltics who may be 'friendly to Beijing'

Independent researchers revealed last weeks that a Chinese firm was collecting information on 2.4 million people worldwide, including over a thousand individuals in the Baltic states.

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Eighty-four schools in Lithuania affected by coronavirus

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed at 84 schools in Lithuania since the start of the academic year on September 1, Daiva Razmuvienė of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) said on Monday.

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Protect Poland's LGBT community, urge diplomats from 50 countries including Lithuania

Ambassadors from 50 countries including Lithuania wrote the appeal in an open letter amid a worsening situation for the LGBTQ+ community in the country. A Polish lawmaker hit back, claiming all were protected under Polish law.

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Lithuania's GDP dip among smallest in Europe

Even though Lithuania will likely finish the year with a drop in its annual GDP, the contraction is among the smallest in Europe, according to the chief of the country's central bank.

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Macron in Lithuania: search for allies, dialogue with Putin, turning point in Belarus

French President Emanuel Macron arrives in Lithuania on Monday – the first state visit of a French leader in 19 years. LRT.lt gives an overview of the main issues surrounding the visit.

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Macron in Lithuania: search for allies, dialogue with Putin, breakthrough in Belarus

French President Emanuel Macron arrives in Lithuania on Monday – the first French leader to visit the country in 19 years. LRT.lt gives an overview of the main issues surrounding the visit.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 105 new cases, 22,147 people in isolation

Lithuania confirmed 105 new coronavirus cases, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said on Monday morning. One person died of Covid-19 on Sunday.

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Lithuanian FM talks with Armenia, urges both sides to stop military action

On Sunday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to seek a peaceful resolution of their disagreements after heavy fighting erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Baltics agree on methodology to boycott Belarusian nuclear energy

In preparation to boycott Belarusian electricity after the country launches its Astravyets nuclear plant, the Baltic states have drafted a common methodology for electricity trade that includes a system of certificates of origin, as sought by Lithuania.

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Washington may announce sanctions on Belarus officials this week, says US diplomat in Vilnius

The United States may announce sanctions for Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against peaceful protesters on Tuesday, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent.

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Lithuania adds Germany, Iceland to travel blacklist, Poland and Estonia granted exceptions

Germany, Iceland and San Marino have been added to Lithuania's list of coronavirus-affected countries, meaning that travellers from these countries are required to go into 14-day quarantine after arriving in Lithuania.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 201 new cases over weekend

Ninety new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Sunday, in addition to 111 infections reported on Saturday. Two people died of Covid-19 on Saturday.

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Soviet spirit on basketball court: how did the VTB league become a political tool?

In 2008, Russia founded an international VTB United basketball league that eventually undermined the country’s national tournament. But the league that attracted teams from mainly post-Soviet countries has been on the decline in recent years because of its political side.

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Who was Lithuania’s coronavirus patient X?

How did coronavirus reach Lithuania? Who was its patient X that brought the disease to the country? LRT and the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) investigate the spread of coronavirus in Lithuania.

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Baltic states expand sanctions against Belarusian regime

On Friday, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia expanded sanctions against Belrusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against peaceful protesters.

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Lithuanians to make electric vans more powerful than Teslas

The Lithuanian automotive company Elinta Motors has built an electric minibus engine equipped with a battery twice as powerful as that of Tesla, the engineers say.

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Over half of Lithuania’s Booking.com rentals operate illegally

Around 900 Lithuanian short-term rentals advertised on the Booking.com platform are operating illegally, according to the country’s Economy Ministry.

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Lithuania ‘cooperating’ with Denmark in Danske Bank money laundering investigation

Lithuania's central bank is cooperating with Denmark's law enforcement in an investigation into potential money laundering at Danske Bank in the country.

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After criticising president, three Lithuanian reporters barred from moderating conference

Three Lithuanian journalists have been barred from moderating a high-level conference due to their criticism of the president.

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