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Lithuania: Country in Northern Europe
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. It is one of three Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania shares land borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwest. Lithuania covers an area of 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi), with a population of 2.8 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius; other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts and speak Lithuanian, one of only a few living Baltic languages.

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Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia [Video]

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia

US intelligence officials say Russia has amassed 70,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and is preparing for a possible invasion early next year. Moscow has denied any intention to attack.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:06Published
Brussels accused of 'weakening asylum rights' to deal with Belarus border crisis [Video]

Brussels accused of 'weakening asylum rights' to deal with Belarus border crisis

The European Commission is facing backlash after it proposed to give Poland, Latvia and Lithuania more flexibility to process asylum applications.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:07Published

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Northern Ireland moved back up into third in their World Cup qualifying table with a comfortable and much-needed 1-0 home win over Lithuania.
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Italy, Latvia and Lithuania to resume rollout of Oxford jab after regulator says it's safe

Italy, Latvia and Lithuania have said they will resume using the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine after the European medicines regulator declared it was "safe and effective".
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Lithuania mints 'coin of hope' to remember year of pandemic

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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

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Baltic states to create 'travel bubble' as pandemic curbs eased

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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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