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

Moscow claims Lithuania ‘affecting’ Belarus’ Tikhanovskaya

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed Lithuania is “affecting” the statements of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition candidate in the August 9 Belarusian presidential election, who has fled to Vilnius.

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Lithuanian president calls for EU sanctions on Lukashenko – interview

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is calling on the European Union to impose sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and provide economic support to Belarus if the authoritarian leader steps down.

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Under 3 percent of Lithuanian population had coronavirus – study

Under 3 percent of the Lithuanian population have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a preliminary results of a serological survey, which tested people for Covid-19 antibodies.

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Twenty-two millionaires run for Lithuanian parliament

Twenty-two millionaires are running for Lithuania’s parliament, Seimas, in the October election, according to an analysis by the Central Electoral Commission.

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Lithuania raises quarantine threshold for European travelers

Lithuania is raising the threshold for a country to be considered affected by the coronavirus. Travelers coming from countries with fewer than 25 new cases per 100,000 people will not need to self-quarantine as of next week, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said.

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Coronavirus update: 44 new cases in Lithuania

Forty-four new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Thursday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) reported on Friday morning.

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France's Tchad Regiment prepares for deployment to Lithuania

Some 200 troops from the French Tchad Regiment are deploying to Lithuania at the end of September to join the German-multinational NATO battalion.

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Ties with UK strong due to diaspora, says Lithuanian FM

Vilnius’ ties with London will remain strong due to the large Lithuanian diaspora in the UK, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said during a meeting with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, in London on Thursday.

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Revolution will be Telegrammed. Covert social media channels drive Belarus protests

The protests in Belarus have been organised using Telegram, an encrypted social media app able to side step internet bans. With the biggest channels now followed by millions of subscribers, the few people managing them are wielding unprecedented, and largely unchecked, power.

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LRT English Newsletter: Picking mushrooms, smoking hookah, watching a game

LRT English Newsletter – September 11

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If Russia swallows Belarus, what would happen to Lithuania?

Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko refused to have Russian military bases in the country. But despite past differences, the turmoil following the August 9 presidential election is pushing Minsk closer to Moscow. What does it mean for Lithuania’s security?

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French President Macron to visit Lithuania this month

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to visit Lithuania on September 28–29, well-informed sources told BNS.

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Twenty-one schools in Lithuania affected by coronavirus

Twenty-one schools across Lithuania have had at least one student or staff member diagnosed with the coronavirus, a public health official said on Thursday.

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Lithuania offers Latvia, Estonia to up self-isolation threshold

Lithuania is offering Latvia and Estonia to raise the self-isolation threshold within the Baltic states, Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga told reporters on Thursday.

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Lithuanian president on BBC: 'We feel the pain' of Belarusians

On Thursday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda spoke on BBC HARDtalk where he said Lithuania "feels the pain of those people in the streets" of Belarus.

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Coronavirus update: 36 new infections in Lithuania, peak number of active cases

Lithuania reported 36 new coronavirus infections on Thursday morning. The country currently has 1,070 active cases of Covid-19, the biggest number since the start of the pandemic.

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Children in Lithuania speak more about suicide – NGOs

While Lithuania has not seen a hike – nor a drop – in suicides during the coronavirus pandemic, emotional helpline workers say it still took an emotional toll on people.

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Lithuania to shorten self-isolation time next week

Lithuania will cut self-isolation time for people returning from abroad to 10 days, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Thursday.

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Lithuanian mushroom pickers enjoy best season in years

Mushroom picking is one of the most popular autumn activities in Lithuania. Although gathering delicacies could be a long and tiring process, this season’s yield is the most generous in years.

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Lithuania’s chronic problem – tuberculosis rate still among EU’s highest

While the coronavirus has monopolised public attention, another disease, tuberculosis, remains one of the biggest unsolved health problems in Lithuania.

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