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Country on the shore of the Baltic Sea

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Lithuania: Country on the shore of the Baltic Sea
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Lithuania is one of the Baltic states. Situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the southeast of Sweden and Denmark, Lithuania is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019. The capital and largest city is Vilnius and other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Balts. The official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, the other being Latvian.

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Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders [Video]

Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders

A U.N. investigator warned of the possibility of "another Iron curtain" descending in Europe during an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus in Geneva on Friday. It comes as President..

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Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania [Video]

Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania

"We are forced to ... close the state border on the West, primarily with Lithuania and Poland," Lukashenko said.View on euronews

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Students protest in Belarus, opposition squabbles [Video]

Students protest in Belarus, opposition squabbles

Thousands of students boycotted the start of the school year in Belarus on Tuesday and signs of a possible rift appeared in an opposition alliance that has led weeks of rallies and protests against..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:00Published
President Lukashenko claims NATO has aggressive plans against Belarus [Video]

President Lukashenko claims NATO has aggressive plans against Belarus

Belarus' authoritarian leader has accused NATO of aggressively poisitioning forces along its Polish and Lithuanian borders.

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Huge human chain in Lithuania to show support for Belarus protesters [Video]

Huge human chain in Lithuania to show support for Belarus protesters

Around 50,000 people in Lithuania expressed their solidarity with those demanding democratic reforms in neighbouring Belarus.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Belarusian protesters, defying army, flood Minsk [Video]

Belarusian protesters, defying army, flood Minsk

Tens of thousands of protesters demanding Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down defied a warning from the military on Sunday and flooded into Minsk, briefly gathering near the president's..

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Belarus leader says new election to be held [Video]

Belarus leader says new election to be held

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said a new presidential election would be held after the country adopts a new constitution, according to the Russian media. Joe Davies reports.

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Thousands attend anti-government protests in Belarus [Video]

Thousands attend anti-government protests in Belarus

Anti-government protests were held in towns all over Belarus on Sunday (August 16). David Doyle reports

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Belarus opposition leader urges new protests [Video]

Belarus opposition leader urges new protests

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Friday called for new protests and an election recount, piling pressure on strongman president Alexander Lukashenko as he faces the biggest..

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Belarus election challenger Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania [Video]

Belarus election challenger Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left Belarus after a second night of street clashes left a protester dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published
Belarus opposition leader leaves country [Video]

Belarus opposition leader leaves country

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya has joined her children in neighboring Lithuania, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko...

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Poland to open borders with Baltic states next week, Lithuania says

Poland and the Baltic states will open their borders to each other next week in an easing of coronavirus travel restrictions, Lithuanian Prime Minister said on Friday after a video conference with his..
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Lithuania sings its thanks for quick virus containment

Lithuania celebrated its emergence from the coronavirus pandemic on Monday with a series of live musical performances across the country.
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Baltics open Europe's first pandemic 'travel bubble' as curbs ease

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their borders to each other at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by..
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Baltic states to create 'travel bubble' as pandemic curbs eased

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will open their borders to each others' citizens from May 15, creating a Baltic "travel bubble" within the European Union amid an easing of pandemic restrictions, their..
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Baltic states to open borders to each others' citizens: Latvian PM

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will open their borders to each others' citizens from May 15, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said on Tuesday.
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Lithuania and Latvia close schools, ban large public gatherings over coronavirus

Lithuania and Latvia on Thursday temporarily closed schools and kindergartens and banned large public gatherings in the Baltic countries to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Lithuania confirms first coronavirus infection

Lithuania reported its first coronavirus infection on Friday, in a woman who returned this week from a visit to Italy's northern city of Verona, the government said, as the disease spreads rapidly..
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Turkey made no demands in backing NATO's Poland, Baltic plans: Lithuania president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not issue demands in return for an agreement to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
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Turkey agrees to back NATO plans for Baltic: Lithuania

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
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Lessons of leadership: 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum

Participants in this discussion at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania (2009-2019), Chair Emerita of the Council of Women..
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Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.
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Lithuania pardons Russians sentenced for espionage, paving way to spy swap

Lithuania's president on Friday pardoned two Russians jailed for espionage and Russia said it would reciprocate the move by releasing two Lithuanians, paving the way for a possible three-way spy swap..
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Lithuania pardons Russians spies, may pave way for swap with Russia and Norway

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Friday pardoned two Russian citizens sentenced for spying in a move that could pave the way for a three-way spy swap between Russia, Norway and Lithuania.
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Lithuanian parliament amends laws to allow for possible spy swap

Lithuania's parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could pave the way for a possible three-way spy exchange between Russia, Norway and Lithuania.
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Lithuania raps Chinese diplomats for role at pro-Hong Kong protest

Lithuania said on Monday it had lodged a protest to the Chinese embassy after some of its diplomats were involved in disruptions at a pro-Hong Kong protest in the capital Vilnius last month.
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Lithuanian PM being treated for lymphoma, will keep working

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday he had been diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma but would continue working while undergoing cancer treatment that was expected to run..
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Hong Kong protesters form human chains across city

Protest was inspired by The Baltic Way, where 2 million people held hands across Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in 1989 to push back against the Soviet Union
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Lithuanian human chain links anti-Soviet and Hong Kong protesters

As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania's capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the event which inspired them.
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New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and..
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Lithuania's Prime Minister wins parliamentary confidence vote

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis won a confidence vote in the parliament on Tuesday, a procedural step following the July 12 presidential election.
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Russian tainted oil suspect seeking political asylum in Lithuania

Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on..
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Lithuania's Skvernelis to stay on as PM, scrapping vow to quit

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday he will remain in his post, going back on a pledge to resign after his defeat in his bid to win election as president in May.
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