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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. The country is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It 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, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Baltic people. 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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Lithuania puts pink soup on the map [Video]

Lithuania puts pink soup on the map

Refreshing, savoury and bright pink, cold beetroot soup, or 'saltibarsciai' has been a favourite dish in Lithuanian kitchens for hundreds of years. Now, in a bid to drive up tourism after coming out of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published
The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success [Video]

The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success

Estonian sauna companies started to see orders flying in shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, as consumers focused increasingly on their wellbeing, industry executives said on Thursday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published
Baltics open Europe's first 'travel bubble' as curbs ease [Video]

Baltics open Europe's first 'travel bubble' as curbs ease

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia opened their common borders at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:20Published

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Charter flight set to depart to Lithuania weeks after UN Network on Migration warned forced removals during pandemic pose health risks
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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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Coronavirus: Baltic states open a pandemic 'travel bubble'

Residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can now travel freely between the three nations.
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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

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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How the world welcomed the start of a new decade

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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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Russians pardoned in Lithuania paving way for spy swap

Lithuania's decision means the pair could be exchanged for a Norwegian and two Lithuanians in Russia.
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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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Ronaldo hat-trick takes international tally to 98 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo takes his tally to 98 international goals as his hat-trick against Lithuania moves Portugal to within one win of a place at Euro 2020.
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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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Hong Kong protesters form human chains across city

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German police operation shuts down bomb-making website

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Hong Kong residents to form 20-mile human chain to protest authoritarian rule, mimicking baltic way against USSR 30 years ago

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