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Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Cold War-era espionage files that were handwritten by Lithuanians who spied for the Soviet Union are being made available online thanks to a state-funded research institute. Terese Burauskaite, director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania, said Friday the documents ordinary citizens prepared for the KGB reveal "interesting details about how agents worked and reported   Read More ...
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Landsbergis has always been Lithuania's first head-of-state - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania's first post-independence leader, has always been the first head-of-state and will always have the status, which cannot be changed by any laws or machinations, says President Dalia Grybauskaite. "The professor is a historic personality, a symbol of our independence and the freedom era. He is a person with world recognition and a world-famous name. He has always been the first head-of-state and will continue to be that   Read More ...
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Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Russia's president has awarded the Medal of Alexander Pushkin, a state decoration, to Valerij Tretjakov, editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly newspaper Litovskij Kurjer. The decree on awarding nearly 30 individuals was signed on Oct. 9. Tretjakov said the award came as a surprise, pledging to accept it. "I believe I was granted it for preservation of the Russian culture and language, as I am the editor-in-chief of Litovskij Kurjer, which has been in circulation for already 25 years   Read More ...
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If Constitutional Court doesn't allow dual citizenship, Lithuania'll need referendum - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – If the Constitutional Court does not pave way for dual citizenship for Lithuanians who have left for other countries of the European Union (EU) and NATO, politicians will have the duty of holding a referendum on amendments to the country's main law, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. "The ruling by the Constitutional Court will possibly give more clarity to the politicians on what they should do next," Skvernelis in an interview to the national radio LRT on Tuesday morning, a few hours before the opening of the court's hearing   Read More ...
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Lithuania starting publishing reports of KGB agents - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center (LGGRTC) is starting publishing agency reports by agents of the Soviet special service KGB. According to the press release, they are the most detailed reflection of the operations KGB agents did in Lithuania. "A rather significant number of such documents exists in the Lithuanian Special Archive, and publishing them should give the society a more detailed image of the work of the KGB agents," said the center   Read More ...
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Lithuania officially admits border guards violated Belarusian border - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania has officially admitted that its border guards had violated the Belarusian border, pledging to take measures to prevent such incidents in the future. A note in return to an analogous Belarusian step was Friday handed to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry by Lithuania's Ambassador to Minsk Andrius Pulokas, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said. "The note expresses regret over the incident and assures that the State Border Guard Service of the Republic of Lithuania would take all the necessary measures to prevent analogous incidents from happening in the future," reads the press release   Read More ...
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Jurgen Klopp fumes over Jordan Henderson's involvement in England's dead rubber against Lithuania
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised Gareth Southgate's decision to play Reds skipper Jordan Henderson for England on an artificial pitch in Lithuania last weekend. Klopp believed that Henderson's injury history of heel problem plantar fasciitis should have meant he was not involved in Sunday's game given that the Three Lions had already secured qualification for the World Cup, report the Liverpool Echo   Read More ...
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Lithuania's 2018 defense budget should be 2.06 pct of GDP - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania's defense budget for 2018 should be 2.06 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis cited the latest calculations on Tuesday. In his words, the budget draft under discussion at the government this week envisages a defense budget increase by 149.2 million euros to 873 million euros. "The budget draft submitted to the Seimas corresponds to the objective we have announced – the 2018 needs of the defense system are satisfied and we reach the NATO requirement on budget financing   Read More ...
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Lithuania to pay additional compensation to refugees - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania's government decided to pay another benefit for asylum beneficiaries, this time for renting accommodation. The Social Security and Labor Ministry said the compensation will ease the financial burden during the integration in a specific municipality. "The size of support paid to persons who have been granted asylum is not sufficient to cover their basic needs," the ministry emphasized   Read More ...
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Gazprom should compensate Lithuania for costly gas - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Russia's gas concern Gazprom should compensate Lithuania and other countries of the European Union (EU) affected by its monopoly, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite stated after meeting with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Vilnius on Tuesday morning. Last week, Vestager said that Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG) had breached competition rules and would have to pay a fine of nearly 28 million euros   Read More ...
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Lithuania's year after parlt elections: 5 reforms, 5 scandals, 5 challenges - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Monday marks a year since the first round of Lithuania's parliamentary elections. BNS provides an overview of the key decisions taken by the new parliament, as well as the scandals it faced and the challenges it will still have to cope with. Reforms. In July, the parliamentarians paved way for restructuring or the forestry sector – management of state forests will be centered in a single company   Read More ...
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Lithuania's government opens debates in 2018 budget draft - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania's government is this week opening debates into the 2018 budget draft, with the document to be presented to ministers on Monday before being discussed at the government's meeting on Wednesday. The plans for ministers to discuss the budget draft on Monday was confirmed to BNS by Tomas Berzinskas, spokesman for Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka last week restated that the next year's budget would be a surplus one, however, did not specify plan of revenue and spending, saying that specific numbers would be available this week   Read More ...
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Lithuanians want Skvernelis, Nauseda, Matijosaitis for president - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuanian voters would cast most votes for Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, SEB bank president's adviser Gitanas Nauseda and Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijosaitis in presidential elections, shows an opinion poll published on delfi.lt news portal on Monday. According to the poll by Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys), Skvernelis would secure 13.5 percent of votes, Nauseda would get 9.9 percent and and Matijosaitis would be supported by 9 percent of respondents, if elections were held on the nearest Sunday   Read More ...
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Scotland: Craig Gordon admits Lithuania draw cost side dearly in qualifying
Craig Gordon admits spilling two points at home to Lithuania is a huge source of regret for the Scotland squad after their failed bid to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia. James McArthur's goal salvaged a point against the minnows, but it ultimately proved costly as Scotland missed out on a play-off berth on goal difference following a 2-2 draw in Slovenia   Read More ...
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Get England at 20/1 to beat Lithuania as a new Betfair customer
England are going to Russia. The 1-0 win over Slovenia wasn't impressive, it wasn't flashy, but it did the job and the Three Lions can start preparing for next summer's tournament in earnest. Before then though, there is the small matter of a trip to Lithuania in their final group game and Gareth Southgate's side are just to win the match   Read More ...
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Lithuania 0 England 1: Kane penalty enough as Three Lions finish campaign unbeaten
England claimed an underwhelming 1-0 win in Lithuania on Sunday, as Gareth Southgate's men wrapped up World Cup qualifying unbeaten. Harry Winks and Harry Maguire both impressed on their debuts, but it was Kane who made the difference with a first-half penalty as England claimed the three points, three days after securing their passage to Russia with victory over Slovenia. And, with neither side having anything but pride to play for, the match petered out towards the end, with England doing just about enough to secure a rather tepid win   Read More ...
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England fans brave the elements as they get drenched in ponchos watching Three Lions in Lithuania
England fans were kitted out in yellow and green ponchos as they braved the elements watching the Three Lions in Lithuania. The rain lashed down in Vilnius as Gareth Southgate's side played their final qualifier before next summer's World Cup in Russia. Despite having already secured their place at the World Cup, a customary sell-out following made its way to Lithuania to cheer on in England in what is their last competitive fixture between now and the end of the season   Read More ...
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Lithuanian, German ministers sign agreement on 1918 Independence Act - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Germany signed in Berlin on Thursday an agreement on handover of the February 16, 1918 Independence Act to Lithuania for five years. "The agreement has been signed," Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, told BNS. Starting next year, the Independence Act should be exhibited in the House of the Signatories in downtown Vilnius where it was signed almost 100 years ago   Read More ...
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Lithuania's Prime Minister to meet with Pope Francis - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday. Before leaving for the visit, the head of the Lithuanian government said the meeting with the pope would address cooperation between the state and the Church, the role of the state in preserving sacredness of religious places and interests of believers. Skvernelis also pledged to invite Pope Francis to visit Lithuania   Read More ...
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Lithuania vs England live score and goal updates as Three Lions end World Cup qualifying campaign in Vilnius
Greetings Gareth Southgate has told his England stars: You’re not the big players you think you are. The Three Lions boss made his stark assessment after his men were slammed for their poor display securing their World Cup place against Slovenia on Thursday. Told that fans expect more from players in the Champions League, Southgate, whose men face Lithuania on Sunday, said: “Well, are they big players until they win?” Dual Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Marcus Rashford are among the most coveted players in Europe   Read More ...
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Lithuania vs England live stream details, TV channel information, team news and more
England will look to end their World Cup qualifying campaign with a win over Lithuania in Vilnius. Gareth Southgate's men secured their spot in Russia thanks to Harry Kane's late goal against Slovenia in midweek. With friendlies against Germany and Brazil coming up, the Three Lions boss will be given the chance to look at some of his fringe players before the tournament   Read More ...
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Betting Spy on England's World Cup qualifier in Lithuania
Something doesn’t smell quite right about England at 1/3 to win today’s World Cup qualifier in Lithuania . Is it the daunting prospect of a Baltic outpost you can only reach by yak, with turnips for goalposts, and hordes of misshapen yokels in Judas Priest T-shirts making kissy-kissy noises at the perfumed ponces from The Best League In The World? No, that’s just some xenophobic piffle I'm putting about in my bid to become the next Foreign Secretary - though the Three Lions ARE always nicely turned out, with a pleasant citrus scent   Read More ...
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Jack Butland sends warning to Joe Hart over England No.1 spot ahead of Lithuania clash
Jack Butland insists he has got enough time to establish himself as England’s No1 before next summer’s World Cup. Butland, 24, will start against Lithuania and does not hide from his ambition to succeed Joe Hart as first choice even if the clock is ticking. Stoke keeper Butland, who made his competitive debut for England in Lithuania two years ago, is desperate to show tonight and in the next eight months that he should be first choice in Russia   Read More ...
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England vs Lithuania live stream details, TV channel information, team news and more
England will look to end their World Cup qualifying campaign with a win over Lithuania in Vilnius. Gareth Southgate's men secured their spot in Russia thanks to Harry Kane's late goal against Slovenia in midweek. With friendlies against Germany and Brazil coming up, the Three Lions boss will be given the chance to look at some of his fringe players before the tournament   Read More ...
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Gareth Southgate considering handing Harry Winks and Harry Maguire England debuts against Lithuania
Gareth Southgate is considering giving Harry Winks and Harry Maguire their England debuts in Vilnius. England boss Southgate will use a 3-4-3 system and included both Spurs midfielder Winks and Leicester defender Maguire in their final training session on Saturday. Winks, 21, was only promoted to the senior squad last week but Southgate is keen to give him a chance as he is desperate to add a player with good passing ability into his midfield   Read More ...
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England brave the chilly weather in Lithuania as Three Lions train ahead of final World Cup qualifying clash
England have been getting acclimatised to chilly Vilnius ahead of their final World Cup qualifying fixture. Gareth Southgate's side are aiming to complete their unbeaten qualifying campaign in Group F when they face Lithuania on Sunday night. The Three Lions booked their place in next summer's showpiece tournament in Russia with a narrow 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Friday. Their clash with Lithuania is a dead rubber with the hosts only taking six points from their nine games in the group so far   Read More ...
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Butland handed England start against Lithuania
London - Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will replace Joe Hart for England's final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday. Hart has been England's first-choice goalkeeper under Gareth Southgate, but with England now qualified for the World Cup, Butland has been handed the shirt for the last match of the campaign. England beat Slovenia 1-0 at Wembley on Thursday to wrap up qualification, giving Three Lions boss Southgate the opportunity to make changes in Lithuania, with Butland among the beneficiaries   Read More ...
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Jack Butland to start for England in Lithuania as Gareth Southgate hails Three Lions' goalkeeping options
Jack Butland will start in goal for England in their final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. Manager Gareth Southgate announced his decision on Saturday, a day ahead of the game. Butland replaces Joe Hart, England's regular first-choice goalkeeper, for the last match of England's campaign. England have made sure of their place at the Russia 2018 finals, taking the pressure off the trip to Lithuania and giving Southgate the opportunity to make changes   Read More ...
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Two Libyans injured in fight with Lithuanian in St Julian’s
Two Libyans injured in fight with Lithuanian in St Julian’s Two Libyan men were injured, one of them seriously, in a fight with a Lithuanian man in St Julian’s early this morning, the police said. The police said a 26-year-od Lithuanian attacked the two Libyan men with a bottle. The 26-year-old and 37-year-old Libyans, of Birzebbuga and St Paul’s Bay, were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries   Read More ...
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England's World Cup starts on SUNDAY as Gareth Southgate rethinks plan to rest stars for Lithuanian dead rubber
Gareth Southgate is ready to begin England's World Cup preparations in Lithuania — by resting the temptation to make wholesale changes. Boss Southgate considering giving chances to Jack Butland, Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard in Sunday evening's dead-rubber final qualifier. However, he also wants a strong line-up to try to maintain the Three Lions' unbeaten record in the group — and is determined to finish the campaign with an eighth win out of 10   Read More ...
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Pope Francis receives PM of Lithuania
2017-10-06 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Saulius Skvernelis, on Friday. A communiqué from the Press Office of the Holy See issued following the meeting says the Pope and the Prime Minister had cordial discussions, during which appreciation was expressed for the good state of bilateral relations and the positive contribution of the Catholic Church in Lithuanian society throughout the centuries   Read More ...
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Migration Department need restructuring, not scrapping
VILNIUS – Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has voiced disagreement with Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas' proposal to scrap the Migration Department. In her words, problems of the migration system should be solved by restructuring the institution rather than dividing its functions among other institutions. "The Migration Department should be restructured by purifying its functions to make it a European center of competences living up to today's challenges, not closed down," said the president   Read More ...
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EUR 1 million worth of smuggled cigarettes busted in coal in Lithuania - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuanian customs officers have busted more than 1 million euros worth of smuggled cigarettes in sacks of coal transiting the country from Belarus to Poland. Some 360,000 packs of smuggled cigarettes were discovered aboard a Scania truck in early hours of Tuesday, the Customs Criminal Service said. After checking a total of 1,300 sacks of coal, customs officers found cigarettes in 800 of them, while the remaining 500 contained the legitimate freight of coal   Read More ...
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Lithuania will have to rebuild dismantled railway to Latvia - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) will have to rebuild the dismantled railway stretch to Latvia after the removal caused the European Commission to impose a 28-million-euro fine, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis . "It seems like we will have to rebuild it," Pranckietis told Ziniu Radijas news radio on Wednesday morning. The parliamentary speaker said he had noted back in spring that rebuilding the railway stretch could be cheaper than paying a fine, however, "the train had already left the station and we already knew that we might be imposed the fine   Read More ...
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Cabinet approves signing of an extradition treaty between India and Lithuania
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of an extradition treaty between India and Lithuania to provide for a mutual legal framework for seeking deportation of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals. "The treaty would help in extradition of fugitive criminals, including terrorists, from Lithuania who may have committed crimes against India. It will bring the criminals to justice, with a view to ensure peace and tranquillity to public at large," an official statement said   Read More ...
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Lithuanian Finance Minister thinks progressive taxes would do more harm than good - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS - Progressive taxes in Lithuania would do more harm than good as there are too few people who earn enough to be subject to higher rates, Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka said on Tuesday. "I am referring to my team of analysts, who are of the same opinion as the OECD. If progressive taxes were introduced now, the harm would likely outweigh potential benefits, which is programmed into our revenue structure," Sapoka said during a presentation of SEB Lithuania's economic forecasts   Read More ...
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Lithuanian lawyers see appeal against fine on railway co possible - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lawyers say that the Lithuanian government should give serious thought to the possibility of filing an appeal against the European Commission's (EC) fine against the state-run company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), however, admit that the available information does not give reasons to strongly expect a successful outcome. Lithuania's aspirations to go to court may be spurred by potential claims from the Latvian railway company or Orlen Lietuva, if the competition breach is not contested   Read More ...
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Russian court rejects Zamolskis' request to serve his sentence in Lithuania - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS - A Russian court has rejected a request by Romas Zamolskis, one of the most notorious Lithuanian criminals, to service his prison sentence in Lithuania, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Tuesday. The court in Yekaterinburg turned down Zamolskis' request to deport him to his homeland, saying that the Lithuanian will remain in jail in Russia until he compensates Alexander Kasyanov and his wife for damages   Read More ...
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Lithuanian girl, 10, takes women’s football by storm
Lithuanian girl, 10, takes women’s football by storm VILNIUS: In basketball-obsessed Lithuania, women’s football is gaining new fans after the sensational debut of 10-year-old Zemyna Lekaviciute as the Baltic state’s youngest-ever scorer in a second-division match. After just five minutes on the pitch, Zemyna took a pass and sent the ball past goalkeeper Agne Ratkeviciute, who is more than twice her age, handing her Zalgiris Vilnius reserves team a 10-0 lead over Sesupe   Read More ...
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Lithuanian girl, 10, takes women's football by storm - Capital Sports
In basketball-obsessed Lithuania, women’s football is gaining new fans after the sensational debut of 10-year-old Zemyna Lekaviciute as the Baltic state’s youngest-ever scorer in a second-division match. After just five minutes on the pitch, Zemyna took a pass and sent the ball past goalkeeper Agne Ratkeviciute, who is more than twice her age, handing her Zalgiris Vilnius reserves team a 10-0 lead over Sesupe   Read More ...
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