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  1. Lithuania discovers power substation's dark secret buried in Nazi and Soviet pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Fox News

    ... where they came from: Across the street there used to be a Jewish cemetery that was demolished in the 1960s when Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union. Sakalauskas posted pictures of his discovery on social media, setting off an emotional ...


  2. The Bownsy wave will be back for Devils fans at the Big Blue Tent in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | IcNetwork

    ... to help Great Britain earn promotion in the World Championships and that went so well until we blew it against Lithuania. Looking back, though, there is a hell of a lot to build on for Devils and GB. Nobody really expected Devils to win a trophy, ...


  3. Lithuania: incompatible laws notified to the European Commission - what next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | JD Supra

    The Republic of Lithuania has notified proposed amendments to its Gambling Law to the European Commission, which limit licences to those entities established in Lithuania. The Government claims that the current law does not "clearly establish that entities which have the right to organise betting may organise said services through means of communication.


  4. Lithuania attracting more Azerbaijani touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Today.Az

    Lithuania, one of the most beautiful countries located on the east coast of the Baltic Sea, made a presentation on its tourism potential in Baku on May 20. Lithuanian Ambassador to Baku Valdas Lastauskas informed the participants about the increasing tourism potential of his country. The ambassador noted that Lithuania wishes to attract more Azerbaijani tourists, so that they can get better acquainted with such a beautiful country.


  5. Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KTMF

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Shmuel Levin, the Chairperson of the Jewish religious Community of Vilnius and Lithuania, leans against a wall of the power substation built of tombstones from a Jewish cemet... . In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a woman looks at a power substation built of tombstones from a Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania.


  6. Lithuanians waiting for buyers from BelarusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Charter97

    ... According to the head of the Vilnius Panorama Mall Birute Kalanovajte , due to import restrictions in Belarus Lithuania may host more Belarusians. "Variety reduction always attracts people to come here, moreover, for them Vilnius is a Western ...


  7. Small plane lost over Baltic Sea found on seafloorRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Lithuania's Defense Ministry says the wreckage of a small plane that went missing three days ago over the Baltic Sea has been found on the seafloor. The ministry said search crews using remote-controlled underwater cameras spotted the Soviet-built An-2 aircraft Tuesday at a depth of 124 meters.


  8. Missing plane found in Baltic Sea without pilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Local

    The wreckage of a civilian aircraft which disappeared en route from Sweden to Lithuania has been found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, authorities have said. However, its two pilots are still missing.


  9. Lithuanian power grid was built with Jewish tombstones in Soviet pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Daily Mail

    A city's dark secret: Lithuanian man discovers that abandoned building in Vilnius was built with stolen Jewish tombstones - after tiny community was wiped out during Holocaust Chilling discovery only made this month and now officials are investigating if any other buildings in Lithuania's capital city were built with gravestones An investigation has been launched after a chance discovery revealed that tombstones from a Jewish cemetery were used to build a power substation in the 1960s. Vilnius city officials now want to tear the structure down and return the desecrated tombstones to Lithuania's tiny Jewish community which was all but wiped out during the Holocaust.


  10. Touring Chippenham world music choir moves listeners to tears in LithuaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | This is Wiltshire

    Lingmara, which sings songs from all over the world and meets on Tuesdays in The Cause, formed a flash mob in Bristol airport's departure lounge while waiting for the plane to Kaunas, Lithuania. Choir member Nigel Linacre, 57, of St Mary Street, said: "People didn't really know what to make of it.


  11. In Q1, the number of building permits issued and buildings completed increased in LithuaniaRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on the data from the Building Permits and State Construction Supervision Information System the Republic of Lithuania Infostatyba, in I quarter 2015, against I quarter 2014, the number of building permits issued increased by 1.6%, of which for the construction of residential buildings - by 2.8%.... Read more...


  12. Information on the resignation of AB Kauno Energija Supervisory Board membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | GlobeNewswire

    AB Kauno Energija has received a notification from Kaunas city municipality administration, informing that members of AB Kauno Energija Supervisory Board Andrius Kupcinskas and Gediminas Zukauskas asked for resignation from the Supervisory Board of AB Kauno Energija on the 7th of May, 2015 and on the 8th of May, 2015 respectively, considering Chapter 11 of Article 31 of the Law on Companies of the Republic of Lithuania.


  13. Russian tourists in Palanga have been replaced by guests from neighbouring countriesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    Forecasts claiming that tourism flows will subside in Lithuania because of the war in Ukraine were not true: Russian tourists have been replaced by guests from neighbouring countries, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.... Read more...


  14. Lithuanian gov't, China Merchants Group sign 3 memoranda on cooperationRead the original story

    Saturday May 9 | People's Daily Online

    ... Railways and Port of Klaipeda, the Lithuanian government said in a statement. Chinese investment possibilities in Lithuania were also discussed during the meeting between Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and the Chinese company. "I ...


  15. Lithuania signs 3 memoranda of understanding with China Merchants GroupRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

    Three memoranda of understanding were signed on Friday with China Merchants Group at the Office of the Government. The memoranda were signed regarding Kaunas Free Economic Zone, Lithuanian Railways and Klaipeda State Seaport, informs LETA/ELTA.... Read more...


  16. Tele2 increases 4G coverage to 70% of LithuaniansRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    ... Eisiskiu in the near future, with population coverage set to increase to around 90% by the end of the year. Tele2 Lithuania's network, which was launched in March 2013, currently consists of more than 330 4G base stations, using the 800MHz frequency ...


  17. Macedonia's Political Crisis Turns Violent, Lithuania Runs Military Drills Around LNG TerminalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Transitions Online

    ... now been blocked by police, but didn't see the same violent ending as the previous day, Balkan Insight reports. Lithuania's military has launched exercises simulating an attack on a liquefied natural gas platform that officials say is aimed at ...


  18. Lithuania signs agreements with EIB to support two major investment projectsRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | PressReleasePoint

    Pim van Ballekom, EIB Vice-President, Finance Minister Rimantas A adA3 4ius and Minister of Environment KA stutis TreA iokas Lithuania and European Investment Bank continue their strong partnership by establishing the EUR 150 million "Jessica II" fund and signing an agreement on a EUR 1,3 billion loan facility. The "Jessica II" fund will continue the support for energy efficiency investments in Lithuania to cut energy bills in hundreds of Lithuanian multi-apartment buildings.


  19. Init to purchase regional cable operator DokedaRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    ... access, cable television and services in the four cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Mazeikiai and Jonava. The company is Lithuania's fifth largest fixed broadband operator, with over 30,000 high speed internet customers at the end of 2014, states ...


  20. Lithuania Stages 'Little Green Men' War Games With Eye on MoscowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The St. Petersburg Times

    Lithuania has launched a military exercise to simulate an attack on its new gas terminal, a move its strongly anti-Moscow president said was intended to show the Kremlin that the tiny country would defend itself. The scenario is modeled on last year's capture of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula by Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms and civilian clothes, who came to be known as the "little green men" when Moscow initially denied their identity.