Unity is crucial for Jewish community - Israeli ambassador

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:01
Unity is the most important thing to any community, Israel's Ambassador to Lithuania Amir Maimon said ahead of the election of the chairman of the Jewish Community of Lithuania.

Lithuania is world's 'top drinker' - WHO

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 09:47
Lithuanians consume the most alcohol in the world, according to 2016 data presented by a World Health Organization official in Vilnius on Tuesday.

Concert staged in Vilnius to protest against planned alcohol restrictions at mass events

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 09:27
Several hundred people gathered outside the parliament building in Vilnius on Tuesday to watch a show staged to protest against the ruling coalition's plans to restrict alcohol consumption at concerts and other mass events.

Lithuania's emigration rate remains higher than last year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 14:48
Statistics show that Lithuania's official emigration rate did not slow down in April and remained higher than in the same period last year.

Rainbow Bus: protest held next to the Russian Embassy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 14:15
On 13th May, 2017 in order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a protest next to the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Gay League reported in a press release.

Truck carrying 676 kg of hashish busted in Lithuania

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 13:47
Hashish
Muitinės departamentas
Lithuanian customs officials have detained a truck en route from Spain, carrying 676 kg of hashish, the Customs Criminal Service said, noting this was the largest drugs shipment busted in the country this year.

Police drafted conditions for 120 cars for sole supplier

Monday, May 15, 2017 13:52
Police car
DELFI / Dainius Sinkevičius
The Lithuanian Police Department, which is set to buy at least 120 new cars, drafted conditions for the tender for a single supplier, the Public Procurement Agency said.

Šiauliai politicians discuss future of Soviet troops' graves in central square

Monday, May 15, 2017 09:54
Soviet soldiers in Berlin
Corbis / Scanpix
As part of the restructuring of the central square of Šiauliai, a city in northern Lithuania, the city's politicians are deciding the future of graves of Soviet troops located there.

Hackers seeking weak spots in Lithuania's strategic systems

Friday, May 12, 2017 15:03
IBM X-Force
Bendrovės archyvas
Lithuanian officials say that hackers constantly search for seek spots in systems of strategic importance, therefore, executives of companies and institutions should pay more attention to cyber security, top executives of relevant institutions told BNS in comment of a Reuters report about hacker attempts to penetrate with Baltic electricity networks.

Request for Lithuanian scam suspect's extradition to US lacks necessary info

Friday, May 12, 2017 14:05
The US extradition request for Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national who is reportedly suspected of defrauding US-based Internet giants Facebook and Google of 100 million US dollars, fails to provide the necessary information required by Lithuanian laws, the suspect's lawyer said on Friday.

Vilnius court to hear request to extradite USD 100 mln scam suspect to US

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:22
The Vilnius Regional Court is scheduled to hear on Friday a request to extradite Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national suspected of defrauding US-based Internet giants Facebook and Google of 100 million US dollars, to the United States.

Authorities had wiretapped phone of man suspected by US of large-scale fraud

Thursday, May 11, 2017 15:38
In an effor t to detain or receive relevant information about Evaldas Rimašauskas whom the US suspect of very large-scale fraud, Lithuanian authorities had wiretapped his conversations.

Snow affects power supply to 9,000 Lithuanian householdsFREE

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:44
Around 9,000 households in the regions of Vilnius and Kaunas were without electricity on Thursday morning after a heavy snowfall in the eastern and central parts of the country overnight, the power distribution grid operator said.

Prosecutors ask court to extradite fraud suspect Rimašauskas to US

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 17:35
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has asked a court to extradite Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national suspected of defrauding US-based Internet giants Facebook and Google of 100 million US dollars, to the United States.

Hundreds gather in cemetery in Vilnius to mark end of World War Two

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 15:09
Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius' Antakalnis Cemetery on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War Two.

Lithuania covered in snow. Again… (2)FREE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:17
Snowless Christmas, white Easter appears to be a new normal in Lithuania. Still, with a less than three weeks until the official summer kicks off in Lithuania, this morning many Lithuanians woke up feeling that it is the middle of winter.

Poles in Lithuania won't be discriminated against over names, PM Skvernelis tells PM Szydło (1)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 09:40
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydło, on Monday that national minorities in Lithuania would not be discriminated against over the spelling of their names in documents.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 17:30

Government to put university reform plan for public discussion

Thursday, May 4, 2017 09:23
Kaunas Technical University
KTU archyvas
The Lithuanian government was briefed on Wednesday about a reform of universities proposed by a prime minister-appointed working group, but decided to hold a public discussion of the project with the academic community before sending it to the parliament for approval.