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Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

15 Nov 2019

VILNIUS/OSLO 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.

Lithuanian parliament amends laws to allow for possible spy swap

07 Nov 2019

VILNIUS Lithuania's parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could pave the way for a possible three-way spy exchange between Russia, Norway and Lithuania.

U.S. to deploy 500 troops to Lithuania in fresh signal to Russia

25 Sep 2019

VILNIUS, Sept 25 The United States will move 500 troops to Lithuania in October for a six-month deployment, returning to the Baltic region where it first sent soldiers after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

Lithuania raps Chinese diplomats for role at pro-Hong Kong protest

03 Sep 2019

VILNIUS 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.

Lithuanian human chain links anti-Soviet and Hong Kong protesters

23 Aug 2019

VILNIUS As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania's capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the event which inspired them.

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

31 Jul 2019

IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, LITHUANIA The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and helplessness felt by many of the Lithuanians forced to clean up the contamination.

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.

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