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Lithuania: Country on the shore of the Baltic Sea
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Lithuania is considered to be one of the Baltic states. The country is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Baltic people. The official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, the other being Latvian.

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Turkey made no demands in backing NATO's Poland, Baltic plans: Lithuania president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not issue demands in return for an agreement to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey agrees to back NATO plans for Baltic: Lithuania

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Lithuania


Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history [Video]Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history

Hildur Gudnadottir has become the first solo female Golden Globe winner for best original score for "Joker", has both Oscar and BAFTA nods for the film, and won an Emmy for TV series "Chernobyl".

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:55Published

Tree of seized scissors, blades and lighters sends festive safety message [Video]Tree of seized scissors, blades and lighters sends festive safety message

Airport officers use items seized at airport security to create a distinctive Christmas tree at Vilnius Airport

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:40Published

Family of 19-year-old Vietnamese victim in British truck deaths receive her body [Video]Family of 19-year-old Vietnamese victim in British truck deaths receive her body

The last of the bodies of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck near London last month were brought to Vietnam on Saturday, bringing to a close a tragic saga that has devastated rural..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

 

Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.
Reuters - Published

Lithuania pardons Russians sentenced for espionage, paving way to spy swap

Lithuania's president on Friday pardoned two Russians jailed for espionage and Russia said it would reciprocate the move by releasing two Lithuanians, paving the way for a possible three-way spy swap..
Reuters - Published

Lithuania pardons Russians spies, may pave way for swap with Russia and Norway

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Friday pardoned two Russian citizens sentenced for spying in a move that could pave the way for a three-way spy swap between Russia, Norway and Lithuania.
Reuters - Published

Lithuanian parliament amends laws to allow for possible spy swap

Lithuania's parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could pave the way for a possible three-way spy exchange between Russia, Norway and Lithuania.
Reuters - Published

Lithuania raps Chinese diplomats for role at pro-Hong Kong protest

Lithuania said on Monday it had lodged a protest to the Chinese embassy after some of its diplomats were involved in disruptions at a pro-Hong Kong protest in the capital Vilnius last month.
Reuters - Published

Lithuanian PM being treated for lymphoma, will keep working

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday he had been diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma but would continue working while undergoing cancer treatment that was expected to run..
Reuters - Published

Lithuanian human chain links anti-Soviet and Hong Kong protesters

As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania's capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the event which inspired them.
Reuters - Published

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and..
Reuters - Published

Lithuania's Prime Minister wins parliamentary confidence vote

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis won a confidence vote in the parliament on Tuesday, a procedural step following the July 12 presidential election.
Reuters - Published

Russian tainted oil suspect seeking political asylum in Lithuania

Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on..
Reuters - Published

Lithuania's Skvernelis to stay on as PM, scrapping vow to quit

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday he will remain in his post, going back on a pledge to resign after his defeat in his bid to win election as president in May.
Reuters - Published

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