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

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'

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?

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 speaker

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 speaker

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?

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 Pride

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 Florida

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 MexicoCORP

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 - survey

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 site

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 voters

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.

'The Lithuanian experience is so important to Ukraine' – Hon ConsulCORP

Friday, April 29, 2016 08:27
The Lithuania Tribune talks to Vitaliy B. Antonov, Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Lviv, Ukraine.

Lithuania’s Drama burger draws applause from Tampa food critics

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 16:30
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Drama Burger’s sizzling reviews continue to pile up as high as its burgers after the Lithuanian burger chain opened its first US restaurant in Tampa, Florida.

‘Impossible for dual citizenship referendum to succeed under current laws’ – Lithuanian diaspora leader

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 09:59
The World Lithuanian Community does not support plans for a referendum on dual citizenship this October because it is virtually impossible to achieve the required results with the current electoral laws governing the referendum, said Dalia Henke, World Lithuanians‘ Community Board chairwoman on Žinių Radijas.

Lithuanian NBA stars shine for Rockets and Raptors in playoffs

Friday, April 22, 2016 16:44
Jonas Valunčiūnas helped the Toronto Raptors pound the Pacers into submission in Toronto on Thursday night for 101-85 win while Donatas Motiejūnas gave the Houston Rockets the grit they needed to overcome NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors by a single point.

Lithuanian in Israel detained in relation to national security threat

Thursday, April 21, 2016 17:28
Lithuanian citizen Gabrielė Tervidytė has been detained in Tel Aviv, Israel, as a threat to national security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BNS on Thursday.

How a band from Chicago became big in Lithuania by accident (1)FREE

Thursday, April 21, 2016 16:46
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Fort Frances, an indie band based in Chicago, recently recounted the curious story of how they “accidentally” became famous in Lithuania and ended up naming their newest album “Alio,” which is how most Lithuanians answer phonecalls.