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Pope warns nations against defining power as military strength

26 Sep 2018

TALLINN Pope Francis said on Tuesday as he wound up a trip to the Baltic states, all nervous about what they see as a newly aggressive Russia next door, that nations should not measure their strength by their military capability to prevail over others. | Video

Pope pays tribute to victims of Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania

23 Sep 2018

VILNIUS Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuania's history. | Video

Use lesson of oppression to promote tolerance, Pope urges Lithuania

23 Sep 2018

VILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe.

Pope to preach solidarity on Baltics visit in shadow of hostile Russia

21 Sep 2018

VATICAN CITY/VILNIUS Pope Francis will carry a message of solidarity to the Baltic nations on a visit starting on Saturday, nearly 30 years after they broke away from the Soviet Union and as they look warily towards a newly aggressive Russia.

Spymaster dispute won't fell German coalition - Merkel

14 Sep 2018

VILNIUS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

Spymaster dispute won't fell German coalition: Merkel

14 Sep 2018

VILNIUS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

Spymaster dispute won't fell German coalition: Merkel

14 Sep 2018

VILNIUS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz. | Video

Lithuania commits to spending 2.5 pct of GDP on defence by 2030

10 Sep 2018

* Lithuania to be one of the few NATO nations to go beyond goal

Baltic states to decouple power grids from Russia, link to EU by 2025

29 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS/VILNIUS The leaders of the Baltic states and Poland signed a long-awaited deal on Thursday to connect their power grids to the European Union by 2025 and break their dependence on Russia, a Soviet legacy.

Lithuania sees fake news attempt to discredit NATO exercises

13 Jun 2018

KULAUTUVA, Lithuania Lithuania's defence minister said on Wednesday a report about a U.S. armoured vehicle supposedly killing a boy there was fake news and an attempt to discredit NATO exercises in the Baltics.

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