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

Lithuania receives record number of asylum requests

A record number of 646 people asked for asylum in Lithuania last year, according to the country's Migration Department.

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Mass turnout at parade in Minsk despite coronavirus fears

Lithuanian officials have previously said Belarus could be an uncontrolled hotspot of the virus. Despite the ballooning number of infections, the Belarusian authorities proceeded to hold the usual May 9 parade commemorating the end of the Second World War. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports from the country's capital, Minsk.

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Lithuania's labour market shows ‘positive signs’

Over 6,000 more people were hired than fired in early May, a Lithuanian government official says, calling it a sign of recovery in the labour market.

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Baltic states call on Brussels to adjust EU budget

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have called on Brussels to establish the EU Recovery Fund and adjust the bloc's multiannual budget to tackle the impact of the coronavirus in Europe.

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Lithuania turns to IAEA in protest against Belarusian nuclear plant

Lithuania has turned to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after nuclear fuel was delivered to the Astravyets NPP without an agreement on early notification of a nuclear accident between Vilnius and Minsk.

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Air Baltic postpones relaunch of Vilnius–Riga flights

The Latvian airline Air Baltic has pushed back the relaunch of flights between Vilnius and Riga, cancelling the flight scheduled for this Wednesday.

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Lithuanian Navy to acquire used mine hunter from UK

Lithuania's Navy is gearing up for the acquisition of a used HUNT-class mine hunting, search and rescue vessel from the United Kingdom, according to the Lithuanian Defence Ministry.

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Quarter of shops fail to comply with Lithuania's quarantine rules

A quarter of retail businesses inspected by Lithuanian authorities fail to observe coronavirus prevention rules, with small grocery shops the most common offenders.

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Lithuanian embassy in China published EU letter redacted by Beijing

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry confirmed that a letter redacted by Beijing was published by mistake on the website of the Lithuanian embassy in China.

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Coronavirus: Lithuania confirms 6 new cases, including child arriving from Moscow

Six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania, the Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 6 new cases, including child arriving from Moscow

Six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania, the Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 6 new cases following weekend spike

Six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania, the Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

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After pollution scandal, Lithuania’s Grigeo Klaipėda to suspend operations

After a large-scale environmental scandal earlier this year, Grigeo Klaipėda, a paper manufacturer based in Lithuania’s port city, will be forced to suspend operations in mid-May, the CEO has confirmed to BNS.

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Domestic killings double in Lithuania during quarantine

The number of homicides more than doubled in Lithuania since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, with most of the crimes reported at home.

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Lithuania recognising Taiwan is akin to poking a tiger through a fence – opinion

Although some have called for Lithuania to recognise Taiwan, it would be akin to poking a tiger through the enclosure fence and ultimately, dishonest, writes Sergey Radchenko, a historian and a professor at Cardiff University.

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Coronavirus: 43 new cases since Friday after ministry revises figures

On Sunday morning, the Lithuanian Health Ministry confirmed 43 new cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, revising its previously reported figure of eight new infections on Saturday.

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Coronavirus update: 43 new cases since Friday after ministry revises figures

On Sunday morning, the Lithuanian Health Ministry confirmed 43 new cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, revising its previously reported figure of eight new infections on Saturday.

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LRT FACTS. Five Covid-19 feel-good stories that were too good to be true

Since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge of fake news intended to spread panic or give false health advise. Some, however, aimed at lifting the spirits, but were too good to be true.

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Saving businesses will not save the people – opinion

The coronavirus has brought to the surface the issues of our economy – those who do the most important work for the society are doing so under the poorest conditions and receive the smallest wages, writes May 1 Labour Union (G1PS).

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Coronavirus: 8 new cases, all in care homes and hospitals

The Lithuanian Health Ministry reported eight new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday morning, bringing the total to 1,444. A 50th person has also died from causes linked to the virus.

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