North American Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival 2016: What to expectFREE

Thursday, June 2, 2016 16:34
On Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1,800 folk dancers from six countries will perform in the 15th North American Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.

Baltic-American league launches campaign for permanent NATO garrison in BalticsFREE

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 16:29
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The Baltic American Freedom League (BAFL), an organisation in California devoted to supporting the Baltic states, has started an initiative to have the US persuade NATO to permanently station troops in the Baltics.

Lithuanian emigrants return to spend €80m on products in LithuaniaFREE

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 08:28
Lithuanian emigrants return to Lithuania an average of twice a year spending almost €80 million on goods in Lithuania.

American designs app to help Lithuanian stroke victims communicateFREE

Monday, May 30, 2016 16:31
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Brian Sullivan, a technology director at a school in Massachusetts, has created an app called Mano Žodis! (My Word!) that can help Lithuanian speakers who've suffered a stroke communicate better.

‘I put maximum commitment into safeguarding Lithuanian culture’ – Hon Consul NaplesFREE

Friday, May 27, 2016 20:00
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Vincenzo Russo, Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Naples, Italy

Valanciunas comeback can’t save Raptors from Cleveland rout (1)FREE

Thursday, May 26, 2016 17:58
The return of Lithuanian powerhouse Jonas Valanciunas to the Toronto Raptors line-up against Cleveland couldn’t stop the Cavaliers from inflicting a humiliating defeat on Toronto in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

A Lithuanian designed the first USD one cent coin (1)FREE

Thursday, May 26, 2016 08:39
It appears that the designer of the first USD one cent was a Lithuanian Jew Viktoras Baranauskas who was born in 1871 in Šiauliai.

'People know too little about Lithuania and the qualities you have'FREE

Saturday, May 21, 2016 16:00
Espen Selvik, Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Bergen, talks about his links to the country he represents in Norway.

What are Barack Obama’s family links to Lithuania?FREE

Thursday, May 19, 2016 09:15
Following on from Hollywood star Sean Penn, it now appears that US president Barack Obama also has family links to Lithuania.

Dual citizenship referendum pushed back to 2019 - parliament speakerFREE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 13:46
The referendum on dual citizenship will probably have to be moved to a later date, most likely to coincide with the Lithuanian presidential elections in 2019, says Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė. Lithuanian expatriate communities have criticized plans to hold the referendum this October.

Lithuania needs programme to bring expatriates home - Seimas speakerFREE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 17:36
Lithuania must develop a programme to encourage expatriates to return home, Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė believes.

Hollywood star Sean Penn's grandfather came from which town in Lithuania?FREE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:02
The famous US actor Sean Penn, two-time Oscar winner, appears to have Lithuanian roots with his Litvak (Lithuanian Jewish) grandfather born in Lithuania in 1879.

Lithuanian City of London Club becomes official supporter of Baltic PrideFREE

Monday, May 9, 2016 15:54
The Lithuanian City of London Club has become an official sponsor of Baltic Pride 2016, an LGBT event this June in Vilnius.

Lithuania's Coffee Inn opens first coffee shop in FloridaFREE

Monday, May 9, 2016 09:05
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The Lithuanian coffee shop chain Coffee Inn opened its first outlet in the United States.

“They had never met a Mexican National with Lithuanian roots” – Honorary Consul to MexicoFREE

Friday, May 6, 2016 17:27
"Ever since I can remember, my Mother used to tell us where our grandparents and great-grandparents had come from. My grandfather, Isakas Landau, had arrived in Mexico in 1925 leaving his hometown, Kudirkos Naumiestis, behind," says Ronén Waisser Landau, Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Mexico.

Over half of Lithuanian expats don't think about returning home - surveyFREE

Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:00
The majority of Lithuanians living abroad are not thinking of returning to their homeland, a survey carried out for Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry has shown.

The realization your grandfather may have murdered thousands of Jews (1)FREE

Thursday, May 5, 2016 08:23
"There is always someone in a family who pushes against silence," says Rita Gabis, in whose new book Lithuania’s Holocaust skeletons come to light, exploring the 220,000 Lithuanian Jews killed during WWII — and the people who let it happen.

American-Lithuanian sisters to launch Baltic media siteFREE

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:48
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Aistė and Indrė Zalepuga,two American-Lithuanian sisters,are preparing to launch Baltike, an online platform that provides a virtual presentation of the Baltic region by combining journalistic articles, a travel guide, music and products.

Registration opens for Lithuanian expatriate votersFREE

Monday, May 2, 2016 08:49
Lithuanians residing abroad can now sign up at the Central Electoral Commission's website to be mailed ballots for October's general elections.

Lithuanian photographer's edgy work on display in TorontoFREE

Saturday, April 30, 2016 07:00
Vitas Luckus: The Prince of Obscurity is the name of a photo exhibition at a Toronto gallery displaying work of one of Lithuania's edgiest photographers.