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10 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

RAF personnel raise cash to build new play area for Lithuanian orphans

PERSONNEL from RAF Leeming were among UK forces who gave young orphans a fund and stimulating place to play while on deployment to Lithuania. Members of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing currently operating out of Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, used their skills and labour in their free time to create the facility featuring a ball pool, colours and textures for children aged up to six years.

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12 hrs ago | City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Lithuania launches modern research vessel in Baltic Sea

On 15 September, a new modern research vessel will be launched in the Baltic Sea.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

AkiPress

10:43 Roshen chocolate factory suspends production

Ukraine's brand Roshen candy and chocolate factory producing in Russia suspends its operations for the period of two weeks starting on Monday, the factory's press service said. This is due to production volumes surpassed the demand.

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Groong

Embassies Build Homes with Fuller Center for Housing Armenia

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia 96 Sarmen St., 0019 Yerevan, RA fcarmenia@fullercenterarmenia.org Tel: +374 10 52 47 12 Contact: Alla Asatryan Philanthropy Has No Borders. Embassies Build with Fuller Center for Housing Armenia September 13, 2014, Vanadzor city, Lori region, RA: Today the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Mr. John A. Heffern, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Armenia, Mr. Erikas Petrikas, more than 20 volunteer members from U.S. Embassy participated in the `'Embassies Build'' event organized by `'Helping Hands'' and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia aimed to help build homes for eight vulnerable families who have been living in metal containers for more than 26 years.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Investment project from Yunitskiy in Siauliai - threat to national security?

Leader of the Seimas Opposition in Lithuania Andrius Kubilius says the investment agreement conducted between Siauliai City Municipality and creators of the so called string transport is a threat to national security, informs LETA/ELTA, referring Siauliu krastas.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A Lubbock-eye view of former Soviet republic Lithuania

Brian Morris is an interesting guy with one of the most interesting hobbies of any of my friends -- competitive defensive pistol shooting. His sharpshooter skills recently took him to the northeastern European nation of Lithuania for a competition.

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The Times of Israel

Israel to open embassy in Lithuania

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks with the press before entering the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman announced on Thursday that Israel would be opening an embassy in Lithuania, in what he called another indication of improving ties between the two countries.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

In August, apartment prices in Lithuania grow most in Vilnius

The Ober-Haus Lithuanian apartment price index , which records the rates of change in apartment prices in five major Lithuanian cities , grew by 0.3% in August 2014, reports LETA/ELTA.... Read more...

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

European Public Health Alliance

Lithuanian candidate Vytenis Andriukaitis nominated to be European...

The government of Lithuania has nominated Vytenis Andriukaitis, former Minister for Health, to be Lithuania's next European Commissioner. He was supported by all members of the ruling coalition, which is the largest political group in the Seimas - the Lithuanian parliament.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Trend

Azerbaijani president receives newly-appointed Lithuanian ambassador's credentials

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Lastauskas. The parties expressed their satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Lithuania and stressed the importance of reciprocal visits in terms of the strengthening of these ties.

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The Baltic Times

VIDEO: Lithuania cruise past San Marino in Euro 2016 qualifier - The Baltic Times

Goals from Matulevicius and Novikovas secured the victory for the Lithuanians in a largely one sided affair. San Marino managed one shot on goal compared to Lithuania's 12 shots.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Newsday

Russia 'reopens USSR draft cases'

Russia appears to be reopening criminal investigations against Lithuanians who refused to serve in the Soviet armed forces after the country declared independence nearly 25 years ago. The Lithuanian prosecutor-general's office says Russia has asked for legal assistance over Lithuanians who defied orders to do their Soviet military service in 1990-91, the Delfi news portal reports .

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GlobeNewswire

Regarding setting of the distribution yield of the Lithuanian governmet securities issue LT0000605131

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014-09-08 11:39 CEST -- The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania has decided to distribute the Lithuanian Government Securities issue No.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

JCN Network

Agreement on Joint Research on Electric Power field with Energy...

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced an agreement on joint research into electric power field with AB LESTO, , the electricity distribution company in the Republic of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology , one of Lithuania's leading universities. In October 2013, Hitachi reached an agreement with Lithuanian energy company Lietuvos Energija to undertake extensive collaboration in the energy sector.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Vilnius seeks for investors to develop multifunctional hub with concession

Vilnius, Lithuania is seeking a private partner for a PPP project to establish and operate a multifunctional hub in a 22.9 ha territory located adjacent to the city's busiest commercial area.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Defence Industry Daily

MANPADS Mix: Lithuania Adds Polish GROM Missiles

At MSPO 2014, Lithuania signed a EUR 34 million contract with Poland for PZR GROM soldier-portable anti-aircraft missiles, along with necessary instrumentation, simulators, and training. The Polish MON says that Lithuania is their 4th export customer after "Georgia, Indonesia, and Japan."

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The White House

Remarks by President Obama to the People of Estonia

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you so much. Hello, Estonia! Tere Eesti! Thank you, Oskar, for your wonderful introduction and for representing the talent and the energy and the optimism of today's Estonia, especially its young people.

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Daily Mail

Lithuanians joining paramilitary group amid claims Ukraine is...

Young Lithuanian civilians are swapping their suits and ties for camouflage and joining a paramilitary group amid concerns that Ukraine is 'only the beginning' for Russia.

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The White House

Fact Sheet: The United States and Lithuania - Nato Allies and Global Partners

President Obama, Lithuanian President Dalia GrybauskaitA-, and Latvian President Andris BA'rziA participated in a joint meeting hosted by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in Tallinn on September 3. Their discussions underscored the close ties between the United States and the Baltic states, which are grounded in our shared values, ideals, ... (more)

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The Baltic Times

Critical of Lithuania's crybaby businessmen - The Baltic Times

Ausra Maldeikiene, an associate professor of economics at Vilnius University, is a much sought-after talk show guest for her blunt and daring remarks, which make the intricate topic of economics sound simple and understandable to all.

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