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  1. Winter roars in like a polar bear: Year in Review January 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cleveland.com

    Jan. 1: About 50 hardy souls take a dip in Lake Erie for the Polar Plunge at Huntington Beach in Bay Village. The Cleveland Foundation celebrates its 100th birthday , with more than $1.7 million in grants awarded since the philanthropic organization was founded in 1914 by Cleveland banker and lawyer Frederick H. Goff .

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  2. Nizhny and Zalgiris seal Euroleague Top 16 berthsRead the original story

    Friday | Reuters

    Euroleague debutants Nizhny Novgorod and 1999 champions Zalgiris Kaunas booked the last two berths in the competition's second group stage on Friday. Nizhny overpowered more fancied fellow Russians Unics Kazan 78-74 thanks to an outstanding performance by forward Tarence Kinsey and Zalgiris progressed after a dramatic 80-79 defeat of Italians Dinamo Sassari.

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  3. Lithuanian Seimas ratifies Treaty establishing European Stability MechanismRead the original story

    Friday | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    On the basis of the Constitution, and having regard to the decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, the Seimas has ratified the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism signed by the euro area countries in Brussels in 2012 and amended in 2014, and the documents relating thereto.

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  4. Lithuanian Seimas set to approve Vilnius - Utena highway PPP project in spring 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    ... ian Parliament for approval in spring 2015. The project will be the largest ever PPP project in the road sector in Lithuania, reported BC chief project manager at Invest Lithuania Irmantas Butkauskas.... Read more...

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  5. Lithuanian naval ship Jotvingis completes active duty and to continue standby in Klaipeda SeaportRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    Upon completion of the active duty in the NATO Response Force Lithuanian Naval ship LNS Jotvingis, a flag ship of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One , is returning to Klaipeda, Lithuania .

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  6. Russia says U.S., NATO increased spy flights seven-foldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Thanh Nein News

    Portuguese Air Force fighter F-16 and Canadian Air Force fighter CF-18 Hornet patrol over Baltics air space, from the Zokniai air base near Siauliai November 20, 2014. Photo: Reuters Russia has reported a seven-fold increase in reconnaisance missions by U.S. and NATO aircraft near its border on the Baltic Sea since April as tensions flared over the crisis in Ukraine.

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  7. Louisiana business: IBM, Clarkson, WTCNO, Visa waiver, insurance rates dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | BayouBuzz.com

    Ten days before Christmas but the business scene in Louisiana is still showing plenty of life, even between those holiday parties. Here are the highlights: Jackie Clarkson becomes an Honorary Consul, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal tops off IBM, Visa waiver ad shows $, World Trade Center of New Orleans readies for a big event and Commissioner of Insurance Donelon says workers compensation rates are dropping: Former City Councilmember and State Representative Jacquelyn "Jackie" Brechtel Clarkson has been named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania for the State of Louisiana.

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  8. Jackie Clarkson becomes honorary consul to LithuaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | NOLA.com

    She's back. Former New Orleans Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson was inducted Monday as the honorary consul of Lithuania.

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  9. Jackie Clarkson Becomes Honorary ConsulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | WYLD-FM

    Former New Orleans City Council member Jackie Clarkson has been named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania for the state of Louisiana. In addition to getting a special license plate, Clarkson will play a role in encouraging trade, commerce and tourism between Louisiana and the nation of approximately 3 million people.

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  10. TransferGo helps Lithuanians transition to EuroRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Pressat

    Lithuania is joining the Eurozone on 1st January 2015 and TransferGo, the digital money transfer service, is offering new improved pricing for money transfers from the UK to Lithuania. TransferGo are easing the transition to Euro for transfers between the UK and Lithuania by removing transaction fees from 15th December to 15th January.

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  11. President of Lithuania Gets Punk'd After Declaring Russia a "Terrorist State"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | The New York Observer

    President Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania's "Iron Lady," waits for the results of the presidential election in Vilnius on May 25, 2014. The last time Lithuania's leader, Dalia GrybauskaitA- , talked to Vladimir Putin personally was in 2010, when he was still Prime Minister of the Russian government.

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  12. Two NordBalt transformers unloaded at port of KlaipedaRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    On 11 December, the first two transformers for the power interconnection NordBalt to link Lithuania with Sweden have been successfully unloaded from the vessel by a floating crane, reports BC Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator.... Read more...

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  13. U.S. Torture Report Reverberates in Eastern Europe, Australia Might Send Coals to KyivRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Transitions Online

    Fallout from the release of the U.S. Senate report on the CIA's detention practices continues to roil countries across Eastern Europe. Although Lithuania's name is not visible in the heavily redacted report released 10 December, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius called on Washington to reveal whether it housed inmates in a CIA facility outside Vilnius in the 2000s, Reuters reports .

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  14. Lithuania presses Washington to say whether it tortured prisoners thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Daily Times

    ... a Saudi now held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, says he was kept in the secret CIA site in Lithuania and has asked the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights to rule that Lithuania acted illegally. Lithuania's former ...

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  15. Notification about the intention to submit a mandatory tender offerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | GlobeNewswire

    16F, Vilnius, LT-03163, Lithuania, intends under part 2 of Article 31 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Securities to submit a mandatory tender offer to acquire the remaining 1,019,955 ordinary registered shares of ANYKA A IA2 VYNAS AB with the par value of LTL 1 each, constituting 5.1% of shares and votes carried by them at the general meeting of shareholders of ANYKA A IA2 VYNAS, AB. UAB "MINERALINIAI VANDENYS" acquired the control of person shares in ANYKA A IA2 VYNAS, AB) on 5 December 2014, after closing of the transaction regarding acquisition of shares of Company group ALITA, AB according to the Agreement on Sale-Purchase of shares, dated 25 September 2014.

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  16. Estonia imports first natural gas from Lithuania via LatviaRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    Estonia imported the first load of natural gas from Lithuanian Klaipeda LNG, via Latvia, last week, this way reducing its energy dependence on Russia, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Reuters.... Read more...

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  17. A Lesson in Propaganda?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Transitions Online

    Lithuania's Russian-language schools are under a microscope after students attend a boot camp for kids from ex-Soviet republics. Like kids the world over, lots of young Lithuanians are interested in guns.

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  18. "Foreigners won't help you. You need your own will"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Day

    ... Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (1981-97). - Author] and later became president of Lithuania. That is, even a country as successful as the US is had first-generation immigrants occupying high offices." We are ...

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  19. Over 70,000 debtors come forward to settle arrearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | EKathimerini

    The state can expect to receive 770 million euros from 71,000 debtors who have applied for entry into a new payment plan designed by the Finance Ministry for debt to tax authorities. Already 43,000 debtors have paid the first tranche, bringing 11 million euros into state coffers, money it probably would not have seen without the new regulations, which allow for debt repayments in up to 100 installments.

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  20. Burger King plans to rule over GreeceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | EKathimerini

    Burger King, AmericaA's second-biggest fast food chain, with a presence in over 100 countries worldwide, has announced its intention to enter the Greek market through the joint venture Burger King Southern and Eastern Europe SA, set up to promote activities in Italy, Poland, Greece and Romania. Burger King SEE will have sub-franchise rights for all of those markets, where with the exception of Greece, Burger King is already present.

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