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Gudzius earns stunning discus triumph for Lithuania

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Gudzius earns stunning discus triumph for Lithuania

- LONDON: Lithuanian Andrius Gudzius, a one-time junior prodigy, finally fulfilled expectations to shock the big names in the discus and take gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 26-year-old, who had won the world junior title back in 2010 but had never since come close to threatening the elite in his event, prevailed with a second-round throw of 69
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Last-second shot comes up short as Tall Blacks lose to Lithuania by one point

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Last-second shot comes up short as Tall Blacks lose to Lithuania by one point

- A youthful Tall Blacks outfit have shown signs of improvement, but not quite enough to secure a win as a shot on the buzzer came up just short in a 67-66 defeat against Lithuania at the Kunshan International Championship on Monday morning (NZT). Coming off a heavy loss to China, New Zealand led for the majority of the game, looking much more comfortable on the ball and being patient with their offence, keeping their composure even when shots weren't falling
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Pope Francis salutes Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr

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Pope Francis salutes Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr

- 2017-06-25 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent special greetings to Lithuanian Catholics on Sunday as he recalled the Beatification, in Vilnius, of the nation’s first Soviet-era martyr. “Today in Vilnius, Bishop Teofilius Matulionis, who was murdered because of hatred towards the faith in 1962 when he was almost 90-years-old, will be Beatified” the Pope said to the pilgrims gathered in St
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'Lietuvos Rytas' prezidenta rasistiskie izteikumi rada sašutumu arī ASV

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'Lietuvos Rytas' prezidenta rasistiskie izteikumi rada sašutumu arī ASV

- Runājot par aizvadīto sezonu, ceturtdien Vainausks izteicās, ka komandā nedrīkstētu būt vairāk par diviem melnādainajiem spēlētājiem, jo citādi sākoties problēmas: "Vienmēr esam uzskatījis, ka komandā nevar būt vairāk kā divi melnie spēlētāji. Trenerim Tomam Pačēsam patīk spēlēt ar melnajiem spēlētājiem - lai viņus kontrolētu, mācītu viņus privāti. Tā mums radās jau četri spēlētāji ar melnu ādas krāsu. Pēkšņi viņi sapulcējās, lai izveidotu
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Maltese man fighting extradition to Lithuania loses protracted court battle

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Maltese man fighting extradition to Lithuania loses protracted court battle

- It observed that the judicial process surrounding the man’s extradition had been drawn out to such an extent solely due to his filing of Constitutional cases The extradition to Lithuania of Maltese citizen Angelo Spiteri is set to go ahead after the Constitutional Court dismissed three cases yesterday against both his detention pending his extradition to Lithuania to face trial for fraud, and the extradition itself
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Slovakia rapati England selepas jinak Lithuania

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Slovakia rapati England selepas jinak Lithuania

- VILNIUS, Lithuania: Marek Hamsik meledak gol cantik menerusi sepakan percuma untuk membantu Slovakia meraih kemenangan 2-1 ke atas Lithuania dan terus kekal di tangga kedua Kumpulan F untuk merapatkan jurang dengan pendahulu, England. Menerusi kemenangan itu, Slovakia kini mengumpul 12 mata daripada enam perlawanan, ketinggalan dua mata di belakang England yang terikat 2-2 menentang Scotland dalam satu lagi aksi kelayakan Piala Dunia 2018
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Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks - survey

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Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks - survey

- VILNIUS: Politically-motivated cyber attacks from Russia pose the biggest threat to Lithuania's financial system, a survey of financial institutions conducted by the Baltic country's central bank showed on Tuesday. The survey comes amid accusations of Russian hacking activity in other countries, including during the presidential elections in the United States and France. Russia denies the accusations. Lithuania, once ruled by Moscow but now in NATO and the European Union, is on the political frontline of tensions between the West and Russia
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Lithuania crowns fastest crawling toddler

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Lithuania crowns fastest crawling toddler

- VILNIUS: Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory on Thursday (Jun 1) to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Proud father Vytautas told AFP the last half metre of the race, held annually in the capital Vilnius on International Children's Day, was touch-and-go. "We thought we wouldn't make it to the finish line
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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

- VILNIUS, Lithuania — U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday declined to confirm the specific deployment, but said, "We are here in a purely defensive stance
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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

- By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday declined to confirm the specific deployment, but said, "We are here in a purely defensive stance
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US approves heavier weapons for Syrian Kurds

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US approves heavier weapons for Syrian Kurds

- VILNIUS, Lithuania — The Trump administration will provide heavier weapons to Syria's Kurds as they and their allies move closer to an attack on the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation, but it clashes with the Turkish government's view that the Syrian Kurdish group known as the YPG is an extension of Kurdish terrorist organization that operates in Turkey
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Top Kinahan associate arrested by armed police in Lithuania - Independent.ie

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Top Kinahan associate arrested by armed police in Lithuania - Independent.ie

- James Mulvey (40), who had been seen in the company of cartel figures in Dublin on a number of occasions before the capital’s gangland feud broke out last year, was arrested yesterday in Kaunas. The Birmingham thug is facing charges in relation to a major conspiracy to import a huge haul of drugs into Ireland a decade ago. Mulvey is wanted in connection with the 2007 seizure in Belgium of 20 kilos of cocaine, 365 kilos of cannabis and ten kilos of phenacetin, according to the European arrest warrant
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Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

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Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

- LONDON (Reuters) - England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday. Veteran Defoe, making his first appearance for nearly 3-1/2 years, fired lacklustre England ahead in the 21st minute at Wembley but Gareth Southgate's team struggled to finish off a Lithuania side who are 93 places lower in the FIFA rankings
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Armed police stand guard at Wembley to protect 90,000 fan descending on London

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Armed police stand guard at Wembley to protect 90,000 fan descending on London

- ARMED police have thrown a ring of steel around England’s clash with Lithuania at Wembley in the wake of Wednesday’s terror attack. Up to 90,000 fans are descending on the capital for the World Cup qualifier amid heightened security in the capital. And the Met confirmed a strong presence as armed police were pictured on guard before the Group F match
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Seeking attention, Lithuania builds Tesla virtual factory

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Seeking attention, Lithuania builds Tesla virtual factory

- VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game. Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania "has plenty of skillful" people as well as
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Basket, Eurocup: il Lietuvos vola con Logan. Lo Zenit castiga Pianigiani

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Basket, Eurocup: il Lietuvos vola con Logan. Lo Zenit castiga Pianigiani

- David Logan, ex Sassari, in maglia Lietuvos Rytas . Eurocup. Dopo tre gare di Top16 di Eurocup sono tre le squadre ancora a punteggio pieno: Bayern Monaco, Lokomotiv Kuban e Valencia. Lo Zenit San Pietroburgo con una prova offensiva senza sbavature batte nettamente l’Hapoel Gerusalemme di Simone Pianigiani. Colpo del Lietuvos sul campo del Nizhny: decide l’ex sassarese David Logan, mvp di giornata. LA PARTITA DELLA GIORNATA — Per la
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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia’s Kalinigrad

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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia’s Kalinigrad

- Kalinigrad is a Russian exclave between Lithuania and Poland Lithuania has said it plans to use EU funds to erect a fence on its border with Russia’s highly militarised Kalinigrad exclave to boost security and prevent smuggling. The government plans to start construction of the 130-kilometre fence will start this spring and be finalised by the end of the year, Lithuanian interior minister Eimutis Misiunas told AFP
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  • Lithuanian court upholds extradition to U.S. of man in $100 million fraud case
    Lithuanian court upholds extradition to U.S. of man in $100 million fraud case

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    VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's top appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million. According to a U.S. indictment made public in March, Evaldas Rimasauskas is charged with wire fraud and money laundering, which each carry a maximum prison sentence of 20 years
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Politics & Government

  • More Russia sanctions needed as current ones not working: Lithuanian minister
    More Russia sanctions needed as current ones not working: Lithuanian minister

    , indianexpress.com

    Western nations should add sanctions against Russia as the current ones are not working well enough to resolve the Ukraine crisis, Lithuania’s foreign minister said on Saturday. The 28-nation European Union and the United States imposed sanctions on Russia after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and then backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The EU has so far kept a united front in keeping sanctions until a ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk in 2015 is implemented, despite criticism from some leaders of the bloc
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Sports

  • Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football
    Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    LONDON (Reuters) - England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday. Veteran Defoe, making his first appearance for nearly 3-1/2 years, fired lacklustre England ahead in the 21st minute at Wembley but Gareth Southgate's team struggled to finish off a Lithuania side who are 93 places lower in the FIFA rankings
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Business

  • Finance Minister: Lithuania seeks to become Fintech leader in Baltic, Nordic region - The Baltic Times

    , baltictimes.com

    RIGA/VILNIUS - Lithuania, which features favorable conditions for the development of innovative financial services, seeks to become the leader of financial technologies in the Baltic and Nordic region, Finance Minister Vilnius Sapoka says before presenting the intentions at the international financial technologies conference Innovate Finance Global Summit in London on Monday. "We take the responsibility and leadership for the possibilities. I am saying clearly – we seek a status as the regional leader in financial technologies," Sapoka said in a press release
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Technology

  • Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks - survey
    Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks - survey

    , channelnewsasia.com

    VILNIUS: Politically-motivated cyber attacks from Russia pose the biggest threat to Lithuania's financial system, a survey of financial institutions conducted by the Baltic country's central bank showed on Tuesday. The survey comes amid accusations of Russian hacking activity in other countries, including during the presidential elections in the United States and France. Russia denies the accusations. Lithuania, once ruled by Moscow but now in NATO and the European Union, is on the political frontline of tensions between the West and Russia
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Health

  • Hacked plastic surgery photos published online
    Hacked plastic surgery photos published online

    , bbc.co.uk

    than 25,000 private photographs have been posted online following a data breach at a plastic surgery clinic in Lithuania in March. Passport and credit card details were also stolen from the Grozio Chirurgija clinic, Lithuanian police said. After the release of hundreds of photos from the clinic in March, the rest of the database was published on Tuesday. Patients in Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK have received demands for ransoms of up to 2,000 euros (£1,737)
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Family & Parenting

  • Mom's Heartwarming Photos Show The Love Between Kids And Grandparents
    Mom's Heartwarming Photos Show The Love Between Kids And Grandparents

    , huffingtonpost.com

    Photographer Ivette Ivens’ gorgeous new series puts the bonds between kids and grandparents on display. For her new photos series titled “Generations,” Ivens took photos of her sons, 5-year-old Kevin and 2-year-old Dilan, with her parents, Romualdas and Jadvyga. The Lithuanian-born photographer moved to the United States and splits her time between Hawaii and Chicago with her family. Her parents, who still live in Lithuania, usually come to the United States to see their grandkids just once a year
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Society & Culture

  • Change of judge for Lithuanian’s drug trafficking case

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Arusha. A panel of three judges of Tanzania’s Court of Appeal has ruled that a drug trafficking case facing a Lithuania national, Ms Christina Biskavskaja, be heard by another judge. In their ruling, judges Mbarouk Salim Mbarouk, Richard Mziray and Sivangilwa Mwangesi said they reached the decision following an appeal presented last Friday in Arusha Region by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
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Entertainment & Arts

  • ‘Piano Aristocrat’ averse to rules and settled in solitude

    , baltictimes.com

    The International M. K. Ciurlionis Music Festival is a highlight of the social calendar of all piano music lovers in Lithuania. From year to year, it does not cease to indulge its audiences in exquisite performances of the best pianists of the world. On Oct. 20, the festival will open its doors to all classical music fans for the fourth year in a row. One of the highlights of this
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Education

  • Beijing Education Exhibition 2017 kicks off in Lithuania

    , ecns.cn

    Beijing Education Exhibition 2017 kicked off Wednesday in Lithuania, aiming at attracting talented local students to Beijing for higher education. With the participation of 16 Beijing's universities and schools, the exhibition attracted over 500 local students and representatives of local educational institutions searching for studying and cooperation chances in Beijing. "I think China is an exotic and interesting country, and Chinese language and culture just fascinate me, and I would like to study the international relations in Beijing, "said Juste, a 16-year-old high school girl from Vilnius
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Travel & Recreation

  • Boss of Lithuania's state tourism agency quits after campaign blunder
    Boss of Lithuania's state tourism agency quits after campaign blunder

    , stuff.co.nz

    A tourism agency has been left red-faced after using stock images of other countries to lure visitors to Lithuania. The head of the country's state tourism agency has resigned after admitting her agency promoted the Baltic country in an international social media campaign by using landscape photos taken in Slovakia and Finland. Jurgita Kazlauskiene resigned on Friday after local media had blasted the State Tourism Department for its campaign "Real
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Law & Crime

  • Constitutional Court orders immediate release of man due to be extradited to Lithuania
    Constitutional Court orders immediate release of man due to be extradited to Lithuania

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Overcrowding, unhygienic conditions, frequent outbursts of violence and lack of prison staff all meant that Spiteri would be at a real risk of suffering a violation of his fundamental rights if extradited Malta's highest court has ordered the immediate release of a man who was due to be extradited to Lithuania, just over one month after it rejected three constitutional challenges that he had filed against his continued detention
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Media & Information

  • NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press
    NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    MUNICH (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the rapid debunking of a claim that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission to Lithuania raped a teenage girl "underlines the importance of a free and independent media." The claim was made Tuesday in an anonymous email to a Lithuanian lawmaker and media outlets, but it was quickly investigated and found to be fake. Rasa Jukneviciene, a
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Science & Nature

  • Lithuania's wind power output soars 54 pct in H1 y/y

    , baltictimes.com

    Wind power generation in Lithuania experienced a significant rise of 53.5 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared with the same period last year, figures from the electricity transmission system operator Litgrid indicate. Experts credit new wind turbines going online with the substantial growth. "The launch of new large wind power farms accelerated the sector's stable growth this year. (The new wind farms) will boost electricity generation by
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Life & Style

  • Lithuanian ministry, trade unions to work out fixed pay model for teachers - The Baltic Times

    , baltictimes.com

    VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry, together with trade unions, plans to work out by March a fixed pay model for school teachers. "We are committed to developing such a pay model by March jointly (with trade unions)," Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene told reporters after meeting with the heads of trade unions. This means that teachers' pay will not fluctuate based on their workload, but will
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Motoring

  • Seeking attention, Lithuania builds virtual Tesla factory

    , fox5vegas.com

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game. Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania "has plenty of skillful" people as well as
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