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Lithuania extends lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

25 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Lithuania on Wednesday extended its coronavirus lockdown until Dec. 17, when the new government is expected to take over.

UPDATE 1-Lithuania extends lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

25 Nov 2020

VILNIUS, Nov 25 Lithuania on Wednesday extended its coronavirus lockdown until Dec. 17, when the new government is expected to take over.

Lithuanian parliament sets week-long recess as COVID-19 cases spike

23 Nov 2020

VILNIUS, Nov 23 Lithuania's parliament goes into a week-long hiatus from Tuesday to help contain the spread of COVID-19 among its members.

Belarus opposition leader calls for sanctions on Lukashenko supporters

17 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on European leaders to impose targeted economic sanctions on supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko after police stepped up violence against protesters.

Lithuania to turn exhibition centre into makeshift hospital as COVID-19 cases soar

11 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Lithuania's capital Vilnius is preparing to set up a 700-bed makeshift hospital in its largest exhibition centre, as the city fears its health system may soon get overloaded by coronavirus cases.

Lithuania to support 'those fighting for freedom' in Taiwan

10 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Lithuania's new ruling coalition agreed on Monday to commit the incoming government to support "those fighting for freedom" in Taiwan, threatening to hurt the small EU member's relations with China, a potential investor in its main port.

Far-right Estonian cabinet minister quits after criticising Biden

09 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Estonia's far right Interior Minister Mart Helme quit on Monday, while his son Martin survived a no-confidence vote to remain in government, after both men came under fire from coalition partners for criticising U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

UPDATE 1-Lithuania to enter three-week COVID lockdown on Saturday

04 Nov 2020

VILNIUS, Nov 4 Lithuania's government on Wednesday declared a three-week lockdown starting on Nov.7, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus which has accelerated in recent weeks in the Baltic nation.

Lithuania stops Baltics power trade with Belarus, Russia over nuclear plant

03 Nov 2020

VILNIUS Lithuanian transmission system operator Litgrid has ceased all power trading with Belarus, saying on Tuesday it had detected the start of production at Belarus' Astravets nuclear power plant which Vilnius deems unsafe.

Lithuanian election winner pledges more women in government

28 Oct 2020

VILNIUS Lithuania's new government will have more women than ever, election winner Ingrida Simonyte said on Wednesday, in a bid to change traditional gender attitudes in the Baltic Sea state.

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