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Lithuania says Chinese diplomats interfered at pro-HK protest

Two Chinese citizens were detained and fined US$17 each after people waving Chinese flags agitated pro-Hong Kong demonstrators at the protest.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Lithuania, which like Ukraine is a former Soviet republic, began decommissioning Ignalina in December 2009.

Facebook-Google scammer pleads guilty in US$121 million theft

The scheme netted about US$23 million from Google in 2013 and about US$98 million from Facebook in 2015.

Danske Bank to close branches over money laundering scandal

Kilvar Kessler says that the scandal is a serious blow to the transparency, credibility and reputation of the Estonian financial market.

Act against ‘any whiff’ of resurgent anti-Semitism, pope says

Francis was using the anniversary of the wartime liquidation of a ghetto in Vilnius to make a broader appeal beyond Lithuania.

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

Francis will honour victims of Soviet-era persecution during a visit to a museum in the former KGB building in Vilnius, where regime opponents were tortured and killed.

Netanyahu warns Jews still under threat

The Israeli leader identified what he termed new existential threats facing the Jews, with Iran and the Islamist movement Hamas.

Team finds sacred part of Vilnius synagogue razed by the Nazis

An international team of archaeologists announced the discovery of the most revered part of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius.

Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in Finland

Vytautas Kirkliauskas and Neringa Kirkliauskienė won the competition held in the town of Sonkajärvi.

Lithuania urges EU to pressure Belarus over nuclear safety

Belarus denies the Astravyets plant has any safety problems.

Lewandowski at the double as Poland rout Lithuania ahead of World...

Poland took the lead after 19 minutes when Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski, preparing for his first appearance at a World Cup, finished a team move with a precise strike.

Lithuania identifies remains of anti-Soviet guerrilla hero

The remains belong to Adolfas Ramanauskas, also known as Vanagas.

Lithuania’s Pieno žvaigždės denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

Had Pieno žvaigždės done so, it would have circumvented a Russian-imposed ban on certain food imports.

Abe to pay tribute to Japan’s Schindler in Lithuania

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe will honour World War Two hero Chiune Sugihara, who saved 6,000 Jews from being killed in the Holocaust.