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

Lithuania to purchase Covid-19 drug

Lithuania plans to purchase remdesivir, an antiviral drug used to treat Covid-19, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Lithuanian president in social media storm for not sharing umbrella with soaked boy

On July 6, heavy rains soaked the Statehood Day celebrations in the Lithuanian capital. The country’s president Gitanas Nausėda, however, found himself in a social media storm instead.

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Pandemic exposes need to coordinate with Poland, says Lithuanian foreign minister

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says he will seek closer cooperation between Lithuania and Poland at their shared border to better deal with common security threats.

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Lithuanians in Paris celebrate Statehood Day under Arc de Triomphe

In an historic first on July 6, a sunny Monday, the Lithuanian ambassador in France rekindled the Eternal Fire on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier underneath the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Lithuanian Railways launch rebrand after 'biggest transformation' in history

The state-owned railway company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) and its subsidiaries are rebranding and will collectively be known under the abbreviated name LTG.

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Lithuania sends €50,000-worth of coronavirus aid to Belarus

Lithuania is sending a shipment of humanitarian aid to Belarus to help the neighbouring country combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said.

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EU to help Baltics resolve dispute over Astravyets NPP, Latvian president says

The EU will present an offer to the Baltic states in an effort to find a common position in the ongoing dispute over Belarusian nuclear energy imports, according to Latvian Present Egils Levits.

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Coronavirus update: 3 new cases, including returnee from Sweden and a monk

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,844, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 3 new cases

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,844, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Lithuanian medics return from Armenia after combating coronavirus

A team of eight Lithuanian medical workers and three experts returned home on Saturday after completing their two-week humanitarian mission in Armenia to combat the coronavirus epidemic.

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Vilnius cuts car traffic in Old Town

On Tuesday, Lithuanian capital Vilnius implemented new traffic rules, which ban cars from traversing across the Old Town.

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Lithuania bans arrivals from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel ‘blacklist’ that bars arrivals – except Lithuanian citizens and residents – from countries with a high number of coronavirus cases.

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AirBaltic launches flights from Vilnius to Dubrovnik

The Latvian airline AirBaltic launched flights between Vilnius and the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik on Monday.

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Coronavirus: new infection traced to a train ride, 30 people in self-isolation

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning by the National Public Health Centre.

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Coronavirus update: new infection traced to a train ride, 30 people in self-isolation

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning by the National Public Health Centre.

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Lithuania to mark Statehood Day with traditional singing of anthem

Lithuania is commemorating Statehood Day on July 6, also marking the 1253 coronation of the nation's only king, Mindaugas.

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Russian troops in Belarus would be an ‘early warning’ for Baltics

Russian troops traversing Belarus could be an “early warning” of Moscow’s military aggression against the Baltics, according to a report by Chatham House analyst commissioned by Vilnius Policy Analysis Institute.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 8 new cases over weekend, including a murder suspect

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Sunday morning, in addition to three infections confirmed by Saturday. One of the new Covid-19 cases is a woman who is suspected of having killed a man who was also diagnosed with the virus posthumously.

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Stumbling stones. Clara Rockmore, the Vilnius-born pioneer of electronic music

Stumbling Stones, a series of stories by LRT RADIO, pays tribute to some of the most accomplished Litvaks born in Lithuania.

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LRT FACTS. Are Lithuanian leaders politicising memory?

A beach set up by Vilnius municipality in Lukiškės square has ignited a moral panic among the country’s politicians. They claim that frivolous festivities are unsuitable in the square, since anti-Tsarist uprising leaders were executed there.

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