Society

Lithuanian accused of swindling Facebook, Google handed over to US officials

Thursday, August 17, 2017 16:59
Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of defrauding the US-based IT giants Facebook and Google of over 100 million US dollars via an email fraud scheme, on Wednesday was turned over to American officials, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau confirmed to BNS.

Vilnius council gives nod to 3 national minority schools becoming all-grade schools

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 15:17
Vilnius Adomas Mickevičius Gymnasium
DELFI / Augustas Didžgalvis
The City Council of Vilnius on Wednesday gave the green light for three national minority high schools to become all-grade schools.

PM pledges greater govt support for Lithuanians in Poland

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 09:49
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.

Medieval Lithuanian princesses in foreign countries – diplomacy of men and stories of women

Monday, August 14, 2017 17:59
Around 1250, with the help of great military and diplomatic efforts Mindaugas managed to dissolve a union that posed a serious threat to his power. During political negotiations Mindaugas’ daughter of unknown name was engaged, and later she was married off to Švarnas, a son of Duke Daniel of Galitch-Voluin who was one of the greatest rivals to the Lithuanian King in the region. That was the first marriage of the family of the Lithuanian Rulers, which can be called interdynastic.

Lithuanian Air Force helicopter searches for drowning person in Latvia

Monday, August 14, 2017 17:26
A Lithuanian Air Force helicopter is helping in the search for a drowning person in Latvia, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

Court lists Russian citizen as suspect in huge drugs smuggling case

Friday, August 11, 2017 15:20
Klaipėda city district court
klat.lt nuotr.
A Klaipėda court on Friday listed a Russian citizen as suspect in an investigation of smuggling nearly 49 million euros worth of drugs.

Reformation in Renaissance Samogitia: the family of Skaczewski

Friday, August 11, 2017 15:14
The story of Stanislaw Skaczewski (Lith. Stanislav Skaševskis) (†1579), coming from the gentry and having moved to Samogitia from Masuria in Poland (Szczytno, Zakročin) in the first half of the 16th century, and that of his family is sufficient proof that emigrants from the Polish gentry were well-adjusted to the life in GDL. Furthermore, it adds vivid details to the development of Reformation process in this region and sheds light on the influence of clientele relations in Evangelical movement.

Court rules to extradite Google, Facebook fraud suspect to US (Updated)

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:56
The Lithuanian Court of Appeals on Friday ruled to extradite Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of swindling US tech giants Facebook and Google off 100 million US dollars via an email fraud scheme, to the United States.

Buyer appointed as CEO of ELTA news agency

Friday, August 11, 2017 10:28
Gitana Markovičienė
Asmeninis archyvas
Gitana Markovičienė, former commercial director at Respublikos Leidiniai (Respublika Publications) media group and formerly one of the leaders of the Labor Party who intends to buy the controlling stake in the Lithuanian news agency ELTA, has been appointed as the agency's CEO.

Cards in Medieval Lithuania, or the earliest pop culture in Europe

Thursday, August 10, 2017 14:13
Playing cards
Fotolia
For many centuries, playing cards looked quite different from what they look now. It was not before the second half of the 17th century that the French started producing cards in manufactures by means of printing in response to the growing demand for cards. The green cards (clubs and spades) gradually turned into the black ones because the black colour was more readily available. In addition to that, the French-style pack of cards featured a queen instead of one of the jacks.

Immigration in Lithuania up in June-July y/y (Updated)

Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:59
Immigration in Lithuania up in June-July y/y (Updated)
Kas vyksta Kaune / Rokas Tenys
An immigration boom was recorded in Lithuania this summer, figures published by Statistics Lithuania showed on Thursday. Experts say this is due to the government's decision to facilitate hiring some professionals from abroad and visa-free travels with Ukraine.

Lithuanian customs crack international human trafficking ring

Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:25
Lithuanian border guards and their foreign colleagues have cracked an international human trafficking ring – the investigation found that the plotters aimed to bring Ukrainians currently in Lithuania to the United Kingdom for forced labor.

Polish monks kicking tenants out of Franciscan monastery in Vilnius - portal

Thursday, August 10, 2017 09:00
Tenants are being kicked out of the Vilnius Franciscan monastery by the Polish monks who took over the monastery earlier this year – one of the Lithuanian capital's biggest bars 7 Fridays was closed on Wednesday morning, 15min.lt news portal said.

Lithuanian customs bust 600 kig of cocaine in port city

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:37
cocaine shipment
Policija
A shipment of more than 600 kg of cocaine was busted in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda, one of the biggest cases of drugs smuggling in Lithuania's history, Klaipėda territorial customs said on Wednesday.

Nearly 39,000 support Lithuanians back European initiative on family definition

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 17:07
Nearly 39,000 Lithuanian citizens supported the European initiative on family definition in the Baltic state, the Central Electoral Commission established.

Lithuanian court to rule on fraud suspect's extradition to US Friday

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 14:26
The Lithuanian Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard an appeal filed by Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of swindling US tech giants Facebook and Google via an email fraud scheme, against his extradition to the United States and should hand down a ruling later this week.

Lithuania refuses entry to 26 Ukrainian, Russian sailors without proper documents

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:46
Lithuanian border guards on Monday refused entry to 26 Ukrainian and Russian sailors who had arrived at the Kaunas airport without proper documents.

Court of Appeals to hear Lithuanian fraud suspect's appeal against extradition to US

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:07
The Lithuanian Court of Appeals will Tuesday hear an appeal filed by Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of swindling US tech giants Facebook and Google via an email fraud scheme, against his extradition to the United States.

Nigerian citizens laundered money via Lithuanian post - FNTT

Monday, August 7, 2017 15:35
Nigerian citizens living in Lithuania laundered money via the state-run Lietuvos Paštas (Lithuanian Post), which sacked its CEO Lina Minderienė last Friday, the Financial Crimes Investigation Service (FNTT) confirmed to BNS.

Cardiovascular diseases most frequent cause of death in Lithuania

Friday, August 4, 2017 19:00
Cardiovascular diseases, cancer tumors and external causes were the most frequent causes of death in Lithuania last year, the Hygiene Institute said in aggregate statistics on Friday.

Lithuania's Jewish Community gets new executive director

Friday, August 4, 2017 18:51
Renaldas Vaisbrodas
DELFI / Valdas Kopūstas
Renaldas Vaisbrodas, executive secretary of the Liberal Movement, has been appointed as executive director of the Jewish Community of Lithuania.

Kaunas judge faces bribery suspicions

Friday, August 4, 2017 12:54
Kaunas District Court
DELFI / Paulius Garkauskas
Bribery suspicions have been brought against Kaunas judge Ramūnas Antanavičius, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office said on Friday.

Lithuanian seminaries accept 19 freshmen

Friday, August 4, 2017 11:51
Nineteen young men have been accepted to three Roman Catholic seminaries of Lithuania for the new academic year.

Discovering the Islamic side of Vilnius (3)FREE

Friday, August 4, 2017 10:25
Sunni Muslim Religious Centre – the Muftiate
Ada Vilušis

Lithuanian police asks for help in finding Europe's most wanted criminals

Friday, August 4, 2017 10:22
Lithuanian police asks for help in finding Europe's most wanted criminals
DELFI / Dainius Sinkevičius
International European law-enforcement institutions have called upon the society for help in finding the most wanted criminals, including Lithuanians.

3 cases of Tetanus reported in Lithuania this year

Thursday, August 3, 2017 18:19
Three cases of tetanus were registered in Lithuania this year, the Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS said on Thursday.

New Caledonia's law-enforcement detains 3 Lithuanians on drugs smuggling charges

Thursday, August 3, 2017 15:36
Narcotics shipment
Kas vyksta Kaune
Law-enforcement of New Caledonia, a country in southwestern Pacific Ocean, has detained three citizens of Lithuania on suspicion of drugs smuggling.

Lithuania: Animal rights activists urge for tighter control of poultry farms

Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:30
About 50 protesters gathered outside the office of the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service on Thursday morning, calling for more attention to animal rights.

Klaipėda district resident, 2 Britons charged with human trafficking (Updated)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:07
Law-enforcement officers of the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda have completed an investigation into forced labor in the United Kingdom, filing suspicions against a resident of the Klaipėda district and two British citizens with human trafficking.