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UPDATE 1-Suspect in Russian tainted oil scandal seeks political asylum in Lithuania

19 Jul 2019

* Lithuania has history of refusing Russian extradition requests

Lithuania's Skvernelis to stay on as PM, scrapping vow to quit

09 Jul 2019

VILNIUS 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.

Lithuania's Nauseda wins presidential election

26 May 2019

VILNIUS Former central banker Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania's presidential election on Sunday after opponent Ingrida Simonyte conceded.

Front-runners Simonyte, Nauseda to meet in Lithuania presidential runoff, prime minister to resign

13 May 2019

VILNIUS Pre-election favourites Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda will face off in the second round of Lithuania's presidential election as Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis conceded defeat in Sunday's vote and said he would resign his post.

Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

12 May 2019

* Former deputy cbank governor and economist the top candidates

Lithuania PM says he would quit if unsuccessful in presidential vote

07 May 2019

VILNIUS Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told Reuters on Tuesday he would resign if he came third or lower in presidential elections as this would signal his government had lost the public's trust.

Lithuania PM seeks c.bank probe over interbank rate during financial crisis

15 Apr 2019

VILNIUS, April 15 Lithuania's government said on Monday it would ask the prosecution service to investigate whether the central bank failed in its oversight of the banks that set the local interbank rate during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, when rates spiked.

Lithuania finds ex-Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes

27 Mar 2019

VILNIUS A Lithuanian court found former Soviet defense minister Dmitry Yazov guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Wednesday for his role in a 1991 crackdown against the Baltic state's pro-independence movement.

Lithuania sees flood of fintech firms apply for licences ahead of Brexit

08 Feb 2019

VILNIUS About 100 financial companies and start-ups from Britain and elsewhere are applying for a licence in burgeoning fintech hub Lithuania to ensure they have access to the European Union after Brexit, the country's central bank told Reuters.

Lithuania fears Russia will attempt to sway its elections

05 Feb 2019

VILNIUS Lithuania's intelligence agencies fear Russia will interfere in its forthcoming elections, including one in May to find a successor to the staunchly anti-Kremlin president, Dalia Grybauskaite.

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