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Pittston Knights of Lithuania Council 143 met at Pittston Memorial Library on Friday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lithuania's independence. The ceremony began with the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," followed by a rendition of the Lithuanian national anthem, "Lietuvos Himnas," sung in ...
Ratas said he was glad to be able to congratulate Lithuania on this occasion together with his friend and colleague, Latvian Prime Māris Kučinskis. "This shows the special relationship of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania," Ratas said at the centenary reception on Friday. According to Ratas, the Baltic countries ...

Lithuania's success as a democratic state that has not only survived but thrived in a region historically prone to conflict should be recognized and celebrated by its allies in Washington, NATO, and the European Union. The Baltic countries serve as beacons to Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and many ...
Creative agency Folk has designed a typeface to mark the centenary of Lithuania's independence - basing it on the handwritten lettering used to create the country's independence declaration in 1918. Today, 16 February 2018, marks 100 years since Lithuania - now with a population of almost 3 million ...
Church bells tolled across Lithuania on Friday to mark 100 years of independence regained after World War I by the Baltic nation, which is now firmly anchored in the West but experiencing tension with powerful neighbour Russia. "At the start of the last century, we looked forward with great hope to any sign ...
VILNIUS - Lithuania's former president Valdas Adamkus has emphasized the importance of continuity in public life and unity of the nation, inviting youth to take active interest in history. Speaking on the country's centennial anniversary, he urged politicians to act in a way to make sure that the youth is not ...

Just like its fellow Balts, Lithuania's century of independence was, of course, brutally interrupted by half-a-century of occupation. And even after restoring its sovereignty from Moscow's domination more than a quarter of a century ago, Lithuania, in the words of Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, "can never ...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- European leaders and royals gathered Friday in Lithuania, which is celebrating the centenary of its independence declaration with festivities and church bells tolling across the small Baltic nation. President Dalia Grybauskaite says "we got our statehood back," adding Lithuanians ...
Lithuania's Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has decided to suspend the reception of the Russian channel RTR Planeta for a period of 12 months. In a statement, the regulator says that this is due to repeated violations of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive and Lithuania's Law on Public ...
The "indescribable beauty" of this geographical oddity, a Skinny stretch of land curving from Lithuania's west coast to what is today the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, so enthralled the German author and his wife during a holiday in 1929 that they decided to build a summer house on its coast. The best part ...
[VILNIUS] Britain's divorce with the European Union is paying off for Lithuania as it strives to become a northern European hub for financial technology, or "fintech" firms, and blockchain-based start-ups. Jostling with Denmark and Sweden as well as fellow Baltic eurozone states Estonia and Latvia for the ...
That's key, because for some the connection "proves that Lithuanian or Baltic culture is as old as India's old spiritual traditions," says Egle Aleknaite, a researcher at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunus, Lithuania, who was herself part of the Romuva community as a teenager. Sanskrit and Lithuanian are ...
The nation of Lithuania has launched its own online playlist to mark the country's upcoming centenary celebrations. The centennial Spotify playlist features tracks from Lithuania's best up-and-coming artists in a bid to launch the country into its next 100 years. It also includes a mix of top Lithuanian folk, rock, ...
An EU study has revealed which member states have the highest proportion of female scientists and engineers. Three countries have more female than male scientists and engineers - Lithuania (58%), Bulgaria (54%) and Latvia (52%). Less than one third of scientists and engineers are women in ...
Here's proof that getting shipped over to play pro hoops in Lithuania is NOT A BAD THING AT ALL ... TMZ sports presents -- the Vytautas cheerleaders!! If you've watched any of LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball's games over the past few weeks, you know exactly what we're talking about. If you haven't ... take a ...
Favorable business conditions, highly qualified and talented people, experience in the most innovative digital, communications and financial technologies - this was Lithuania's strength already discovered by such companies as Barclays, Nasdaq, Uber, Continental, and others. They may prove to be useful ...
"We have as many as nine Athletes who will spare no effort in competing for Lithuania. Whatever are the results, we have always supported and will continue to support our Olympic team. The opening of the Winter Olympics in this region is a celebration of peace and friendship. Only clean and honest sport ...

All of them spent more than 19,315,294 EUR in Lithuania in 2017. Total admissions increased by 10.6 percent in 2017 and total gross increased by 15 percent. Admissions to domestic films increased by 22.9 percent and domestic gross by 28.5 percent. The Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) adopted a new ...
Among the services that foreigners avail of from Vilnius City Administration are declarations of place of residence, business licenses etc. According to statistical data, Vilnius is the most multi-ethnic city in Lithuania. There are some 20,000 foreign residents, representing over 128 nationalities living in the city.
This week, Invest Lithuania released the Lithuania Fintech Report 2017, which revealed that a total of 117 fintech companies were operating in the country in 2017, with 35 of them being registered last year. According to Invest Lithuania, which is the co-author of the new report, the reasons behind choosing ...
VILNIUS, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania recorded 43 percent increase of newly registered startups in 2017 compared to the previous year, more than half of them offering innovative digital payments, Invest Lithuania, the country's investment promotion agency, announced on Thursday. "Lithuania can offer ...
VILNIUS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania's defence ministry does not rule out compulsory military service for all men in their 19's as of 2024, however, significant additional state's funding is needed in order to achieve this goal, Raimundas Karoblis, the country's minister of defence, said on Wednesday.
Russia has said it has the sovereign right to deploy weapons anywhere within its own borders after sending nuclear-capable missiles to its territory between Poland and Lithuania. The Kremlin deployed advanced Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic Sea, within striking distance of large ...
CWN Editor's Note: Lithuania's State consumer rights Protection Authority fined a clothing company for its irreverent treatment of Jesus and the Blessed Mother in a 2012 advertisement. The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news ...
VILNIUS - Lithuania's government will Wednesday discuss the proposal of cutting the number of posts of government officials. The Interior Ministry has suggested scrapping the positions of public servants and employees that have been vacant for more than a year. Calculations suggest there are currently ...
Lithuania's president said Monday Russia has deployed additional nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on a permanent basis, calling ... From Kaliningrad, which is sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland, Iskander missiles can reach targets in both countries as well as Baltic ...
VILNIUS - Last week's nationwide protests in Russia initiated by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny were covered online by his associates who were in Lithuania at that time. Ruslan Shaveddinov, a spokesman for Navalny's campaign, and Kira Yarmysh, who works for the opposition leader and his ...
The Civil aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan announced the date of launch of a new direct flight from Astana to Vilnius. "Kazakhstan's airline company SCAT starts flights on a new Astana-Vilnius (Lithuania) direction on May 27, 2018. Flights will be carried ...
Vilnius, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 01st Feb, 2018 ):Lithuanian authorities on Thursday said they had arrested three citizens of the Baltic state on suspicion of spying for Russia, the latest in a string of espionage cases on NATO's eastern flank. The men were arrested in December and have since ...
The ballet shows how joint heritage, instead of uniting the two countries, actually divides them and puts Lithuania on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, it would like Belarus to transform into a Western democracy. But on the other hand, it recognizes that the Western identity of Belarus challenges ...
Lithuania must become an important link in the global blockchain industry", Sinkevičius said during the signing ceremony. Four years after the first Blockchain Centre was set up in Melbourne, Martin Davidson - the Global Director and CEO of Blockchain Centre Melbourne - said Lithuania was a natural fit ...
"Among more than 650,000 unique Smart-ID users in the Baltic states, more than 300,000 are from Latvia, more than 200,000 from Lithuania, and more than 150,000 from Estonia," Smart-ID business development director Liisa Lukin said. According to SK ID Solutions, the biggest increase in Smart-ID user ...
Currently, along with alcohol retailers big and small, the owner of a bar in Lithuania's capital Vilnius is learning to only advertise non-alcoholic brands on his social network accounts. As of this year, any positive association between alcohol and positive emotions, along with advertising alcohol on social ...
... today the Adam Mickiewicz Middle school, and served as the deputy chief of Vilnius police before joining the Financial crime Investigation Service. Poles are Lithuania's largest ethnic minority, making up more than six percent of the country's population. Most of Lithuania's Poles live in or around Vilnius.
Tonight, the third week of Lithuania's Eurovizijos Atranka was broadcast. Six more acts proceeded to the next round, with some past fan favourites making an early exit. The eventual winner of Eurovizijos Atranka 2018 will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The List of Future LaVar Ball Headlines did not predict this one: per an appearance during his father's bit in a Lithuanian awards ceremony, Lonzo Ball will perform his first ever rap concert in Lithuania during the summer of 2018. Soon they are going to just rename Lithuania "Balluania" and get it over with.
Watch: In Lithuania, a futsal player slips to score a stupidly lucky goal. FK Spartakas drew 6-6 thanks to Artur Semasko slipping over to claim a last-gasp goal. Share0Tweet0Email0Share0. Published. 6 hours ago. Spartakas were 6-5 down in their exciting league clash against FK Sirvintos and were desperately in search of ...
Dalia Grybauskaitė has been president of Lithuania since 2009. She spoke to EURACTIV Editor-in-Chief Daniela Vincenti on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. President Macron and Chancellor Merkel both gave a very upbeat speech on Europe yesterday. Europe is back, France is back ...
BERLIN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) began sending additional military equipment to Lithuania on Thursday as part of a wider initiative to increase the presence of NATO forces in the Baltics. The Bundeswehr told press that 13 "Boxer" light-wheeled tanks and one "Buffalo" ...
They balled out for 60 on Monday, now LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball followed up to combine for 36 points in Wednesday's game in Lithuania!! Both Balls got starting nods for their 4th pro Lithuanian game -- their BC Vytautas squad took on Šakių Vytis as part of the 3rd game in the Big Baller Brand Challenge.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has a reputation of being a hawk toward Moscow, and even among hawkish-to-Russia leaders of other Baltic states, including Poland. On Panorama of the Week, a Lithuanian news program, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis described Lithuania as a ...
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are on fire as they lead Vytautas into Wednesday's encounter with Sakiu Vytis in Lithuania, the third of five games in the Big Baller Brand Challenge. Vytautas and the Ball brothers drubbed Lietuvos Rytas Tuesday, 130-93, with LiAngelo and LaMelo teaming up for almost half of ...
Lithuania has issued its first blacklist of 49 Russians banned for allegedly violating human rights or engaging in corruption and money laundering under its new Magnitsky law. The blacklist was published by Lithuania's Interior Ministry on January 15 and included Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia's ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Japan's former consulate in Lithuania on Sunday to honor Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who defied orders and helped save an estimated 6,000 Jewish refugees during the Second World War. "The courageous humanitarian act of Mr. Sugihara is highly ...
KAUNAS: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday (Jan 14) visited a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the holocaust by issuing visas from war-torn Lithuania, in defiance of Tokyo. Abe visited the two-storey building, now a museum, that housed the consulate ...
KAUNAS, Lithuania - A Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the holocaust by issuing visas so they could escape war-torn Lithuania will be hailed by Japan's prime minister decades after defying Tokyo to help the refugees. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to Chiune ...
BC Prienu Vytautas's LaMelo Ball in action during the Big Baller Brand Challenge friendly tournament match between BC Prienu Vytautas and BC Zalgiris-2 at the BC Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas arena, in Prienai, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball, sons of former basketball ...
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have now officially made their pro basketball debuts in Lithuania, combining for 29 points for Prienai Vytautas on Tuesday. The brothers' much-anticipated pro debut capped off an eventful week as the Ball family landed in Lithuania and got acquainted to life in Eastern Europe.
It seems like "Welcome To Lithuania" is InCulto's signature song, because it was also the go-to refrain for this Lithuanian basketball announcer when news broke that the Balls would be playing there.
It's go time ... 16-year-old LaMelo Ball has announced he's leaving for Lithuania today to begin his new career as a pro basketball player! Guessing his 19-year-old brother, LiAngelo, will join him on the flight -- they're both expected to make their debut for Prienu Vytautas on January 9. Unclear if their father ...


 

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