Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Lithuania News

European court rejects appeal by Lithuania, Romania on CIA prisons

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights said Tuesday that it had rejected appeals lodged by Lithuania and Romania over its ruling they were complicit in a controversial programme of secret CIA detention centres on their territories.

Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania

Vilnius - Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania.

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

Vatican City - The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country.

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

Vilnius - Pope Francis began a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday, honouring victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church scrambles to contain the fallout from fresh clerical abuse scandals.

Pope to honour Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

Vilnius - Pope Francis kicks off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals.

Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Vilnius - Latvian and Lithuanian neo-pagans have called on Pope Francis to end local Catholic opposition to their quest for religious recognition in the Baltic states, ahead of the pontiff's visit to the region Saturday.

Lithuanian Soviet, Nazi victims await pope's 'never again'

Vilnius - Thirty-five years ago, Father Sigitas Tamkevicius was detained and repeatedly interrogated at a KGB prison for protesting Soviet religious discrimination.

Pope to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis

Vilnius - Pope Francis will start a Baltic tour in Lithuania on Saturday during which he will pay homage to the history of a region that still bears the scars of its Nazi and Soviet occupations.

German troops face Russian 'hybrid war' in Lithuania: Merkel

Rukla - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday Berlin was boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian hybrid warfare that is targeting its troops deployed on NATO's eastern flank.

Lithuania urges Walmart to drop Soviet-themed shirts

Vilnius - Lithuania on Friday urged American retail giant Walmart to stop selling T-shirts and hoodies with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols, insisting that the image insults victims of often deadly Soviet-era persecution.

Lithuania to appeal European ruling on secret CIA jail: PM

Vilnius - Lithuania's prime minister said on Wednesday that his Baltic EU nation would appeal a European court ruling that found it was complicit in a secret and illegal CIA programme to hold terror suspects on its soil.

Lithuanian media sign pact with govt to counter hackers

Vilnius - Lithuania's major online media outlets on Tuesday signed an agreement to work with the defence ministry as they try to fend off a growing barrage of cyber attacks, largely blamed on Russia.

Netanyahu warns Jews still under threat

Vilnius - Israel's prime minister said on Sunday that Jews were still at risk even decades after the Holocaust as he wrapped up a groundbreaking visit to Lithuania, a Baltic state once home to his forefathers.

Netanyahu honours Holocaust victims, ancestors in Lithuania

Vilnius - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday paid tribute to Holocaust victims and Lithuanians who saved Jews during a historic visit to the Baltic EU state, the homeland of his ancestors.

Netanyahu courts Baltics as EU slams settlement plans

Vilnius - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a groundbreaking visit in Lithuania on Thursday, saying he hoped to deepen ties with eastern EU nations as Brussels blasted Israel's plans for fresh settlements in the West Bank.

Netanyahu in Baltics in search of European allies

Vilnius - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Lithuania on Thursday for a Baltic summit through which he said he hoped to deepen ties with eastern European nations to counter the EU's "not always friendly" relations with his country.

Netanyahu to hold Baltic talks in first visit by an Israeli PM to Lithuania

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu will on Thursday become the first Israeli prime minister to visit Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the leaders of the three Baltic countries, his office said.

Lithuania says will not appeal European court ruling over CIA jail

Vilnius - Lithuania on Wednesday said it would not appeal a European court ruling that the Baltic state had been complicit in a clandestine CIA programme by holding terror suspects at a secret detention site on its territory.

Netanyahu to hold Baltic talks in first visit by an Israeli PM to Lithuania

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu will on Thursday become the first Israeli prime minister to visit Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the leaders of the three Baltic countries, his office said.

Lithuania capital launches provocative 'G-spot' tourism ads

Vilnius - Lithuania's capital is pressing ahead with controversial plans for a raunchy international advertising campaign that refers to the city as the "G-spot of Europe", despite opposition from the church and central government.

Russian dissidents find haven in Lithuania

Vilnius - Journalist Yevgeny Titov, reporting from Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, understood the risk he was taking.

Team finds sacred part of Vilnius synagogue razed by the Nazis

Vilnius - For decades, little did the principal of a kindergarten in Lithuania's capital realise that his office stood on top of a sacred part of Vilnius' 17th century Jewish temple, once famous across Europe.

US judge OKs extradition of Lithuanian anti-corruption politician

Chicago - A US judge declined Thursday to prevent the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and political party founder, who accuses her home country's government of corruption in the alleged cover-up of a pedophilia case.

100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania's 100th birthday

Kaunas - One hundred hot air balloons floated over Lithuania's second city of Kaunas on Saturday to mark 100 years of the Baltic state's independence.

Lithuanians seek identity in their pagan roots

Vilnius - Dancing around a blazing fire with garlands of wildflowers in their hair, members of Lithuania's Romuva neo-pagan community mark the summer solstice, as the Baltic state undergoes a revival of its pre-Christian beliefs.

Dutch King, Lithuanian president honour unsung Holocaust hero

Kaunas - Lithuania's president and the King of the Netherlands on Friday unveiled a special light installation dedicated to a Dutch diplomat credited with saving over 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

Lithuania, Romania complicit in secret CIA prisons: European court

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in a controversial CIA programme to hold suspects caught after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in secret detention centres on their territories.

Baltic nations warn US not to underestimate Russia threat

Washington - Foreign ministers from the Baltic states, three exposed allies on NATO's eastern flank, visited Washington on Monday to urge Western leaders not to respond naively to Russian threats.

Baltic presidents to visit Trump on April 3

Tallinn - US President Donald Trump will welcome his counterparts from the Baltic states in Washington on April 3 to discuss security and economic ties, the Estonian presidency said Thursday.

Lithuania celebrates 100 years of independence

Vilnius - Church bells tolled across Lithuania on Friday to mark 100 years of independence regained after World War I by the Baltic nation, which is now firmly anchored in the West but experiencing tension with powerful neighbour Russia.
  1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Lithuania


Lithuania Image

Vilnius  Lithuania winter evening 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania winter evening 2015
Mantas Volungevicius
The president of Lithuania
The president of Lithuania
European Council
Lietuvi┼│: Kraft Foods
Lietuvi┼│: Kraft Foods
Bearas