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Lithuania's Russians torn between two countries: 'I need to prove that I belong here'

History and geopolitics has put Lithuania's Russian-speaking citizens in a difficult position. Not only do they have to work out their national identity, but they also get blamed for the actions of the Russian government.

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Lithuania likely to extend quarantine over holidays, declare emergency

The quarantine in Lithuania is likely to be extended until the end of the year, acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has said, adding more restrictions on retail businesses are in sight.

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Lithuanian Dream Podcast – now on LRT English

LRT English is partnering up with Lithuanian Dream to bring you a weekly English-language podcast. Visitors will be able to find a wrap-up of the week's episode and also listen to it directly on LRT.lt.

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Current quarantine measures ‘insufficient’, says Lithuanian health minister

The government plans to further tighten quarantine restrictions, as the current measures are not enough to suppress the pandemic, according to Acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

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Lithuania to vet Chinese firm in airport contract bid over security fears

A governmental commission that vets strategic deals has launched a review of Nuctech, a Chinese company bidding for an aviation security equipment contract in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian president rejects two candidates for would-be minister cabinet

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has rejected two candidates proposed for ministerial positions in the would-be government.

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Does Lithuania need a tunnel under the Baltic?

This year, Germany and Denmark have started the construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link tunnel beneath the Baltic Sea. Could Lithuania build a similar construction to link the Curonian Spit with Klaipėda?

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania hits another daily record with 2,514 cases

Lithuania reported 2,514 new coronavirus infections on Friday – a record high for a second day in a row – and another 26 deaths from Covid-19.

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Lithuania to review national security strategy: more focus on China, Belarus

Lithuania's parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence is launching a review of the country's National Security Strategy.

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LRT English Newsletter: Putin wants to talk?

LRT English Newsletter – December 4, 2020.

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Lithuania third in Europe by coronavirus infections

With 2,450 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Lithuania on Thursday, the country is now third in the EU/EEA by coronavirus infection rate, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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Why it is taking so long to appoint new Lithuanian government – opinion

It's been three weeks since the new parliament, Seimas, was sworn in, but Lithuania still does not have a government. Why is it taking so long? Political scientist Vytautas Dumbliauskas unpacks the constitutional power games between the parliament and the president.

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Russia remains ‘chief threat’ amid Baltic build-up, NATO report says

Russia will continue to be one of the main threats to NATO in the next decade, according to a high-level report by the alliance published on Tuesday.

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English remains most popular exam among Lithuanian school graduates

English exam remains the most popular among Lithuanian school-leavers, even if 552 fewer graduates will take it next year, the country's National Education Agency says.

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Lithuania's Farmers party MP appointed deputy speaker

Jonas Jarutis, a member of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), has been elected the seventh deputy of Parliament Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen.

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Wind and cold craft ice sculptures on Lithuanian coast – photos

Frost and water created some breathtaking sights in Lithuania's Nida.

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Wind and cold crafts ice sculptures on Lithuanian coast – photos

Frost and water created some breathtaking sights in Lithuania's Nida.

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Lithuania registers fourfold surge of Covid-19 cases in November

Coronavirus infections in Lithuania surged fourfold in November compared to October, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said on Thursday.

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Belarus admits need to ‘correct operations’ at nuclear plant after reported incident

A day after an NGO reported about an incident at the Belarusian nuclear plant, the country's Energy Ministry admitted that a “need has been identified" to fix the steam covers of the emergency cooling system.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania’s daily count jumps to record 2,450

On Thursday, Lithuania registered 2,450 new coronavirus cases, a new record daily increase since the start of the pandemic.

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