Facsimile of Lithuania's 1918 independence act to be displayed at National library

Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:31
A facsimile of Lithuania's 1918 Act of Independence on Thursday will be handed over to the Martynas Mažvydas National Library in Vilnius to be put on display.

Health Ministry disapproves of abortion ban

Thursday, April 6, 2017 09:02
The Lithuanian Health Ministry does not approve of a bill on banning abortions, saying that the number of terminated pregnancies in the country is steadily decreasing and that women will resort to illegal abortions if such a ban is imposed.

Gaon Jewish Museum astonished over plans of Jewish History Museum in Vilnius

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:25
The Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum
DELFI / Augustas Didžgalvis
The Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum has expressed astonishment over the Lithuanian administration's plans of founding a new Museum of Jewish History in or next to the reconstructed Vilnius Concert and Sports Palace.

We are patriots of Lithuania - head of Tatar community

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:09
The majority of Tatars living in Lithuania are patriots of the country who are willing to defend the state, says Motiejus Jakubauskas, deputy chairman of the Union of Tatar Communities of Lithuania.

Emigration from Lithuania no longer impacted by economic growthFREE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:22
Lithuania's economic indicators are no longer having an impact on emigration flows, a new trend that has been observed in recent years, the head of the Vilnius office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

PM sees no need for agreement to curb emigration

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 09:55
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis sees no need for an agreement on curbing emigration, saying that measures aimed at doing so are envisaged in the government's program.

Lithuania's security department under criticism for remarks of 'exclusive rights' for Poles

Monday, April 3, 2017 11:07
Some political experts say that the State Security Department had no reasons to get involved in political discussions about granting "exclusive rights" to Poles living in Lithuania.

Lithuanian customs officers bust 154 kg of hashish

Monday, April 3, 2017 09:26
Lithuanian customs officers discovered 154 kg of hashish in a de luxe BMW cross-country on Tuesday, the Customs Criminal Service said.

American Jewish Committee backs idea of Jewish history museum in Vilnius

Monday, April 3, 2017 09:26
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) supports the idea of setting up a Jewish history museum in Vilnius.

British drugs trafficker suspect detained in Lithuania

Friday, March 31, 2017 12:51
James Mulvey, a suspected British drugs trafficker who was detained in an international operation in Kaunas on Tuesday, owned real property and several companies in Lithuania, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said.

Man who found independence act is meticulous professor, passionate collector

Friday, March 31, 2017 09:34
Liudas Mažylis, the man who on Wednesday found what is believed to be an original copy of Lithuania's Act of Independence of 1918 in Germany's archives, is described by his colleagues and students as a professor who loves details and is a passionate collector.

MG Baltic says lawyers yet to decide on award for Lithuanian independence act discovery

Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:09
The president of MG Baltic says that the business group will keep its promise to pay a million euros to anyone who finds an original copy of Lithuania's Act of Independence of 1918 if the document is returned to the country.

President hails discovery of independence act as 'extremely joyful news'

Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:14
President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the discovery of what is believed to be an original copy of Lithuania's Act of Independence of 1918 is "is extremely joyful news" as the country prepares to celebrate the centenary of the restoration of statehood next February.

Lithuanian ambassador to Berlin to be shown 1918 independence actFREE

Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:16
he long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany
Vokietijos URM
Lithuania's ambassador to Berlin, Deividas Matulionis, on Thursday will visit the German Foreign Ministry's archives to see what is believed to be an original copy of the country's Act of Independence of 1918.

Discovery of Lithuania's original 1918 independence act is very important - LandsbergisFREE

Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:55
Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania's first post-independence leader, says that the discovery of what is thought to be an original copy of the country's Act of Independence of February 16, 1918 is spiritually, morally and politically very important for the nation.

Ccourt issues 3-month arrest warrant for family shooting suspect

Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:34
A court on Wednesday issued a three-month arrest warrant for Egidijus Anupraitis who is suspected of shooting dead his parents, grandmother and uncle.

2 Latvian citizens killed in crash on Via Baltica highway in Lithuania

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:38
The car crash on the Via Baltica
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An automobile and a cargo vehicle crashed on the Via Baltica highway on Wednesday morning, killing two citizens of Latvia, Marijampolė police said.

Prosecutors have doubts in mental state of family shooting suspect

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:21
Lithuanian prosecutors say that they have doubts about the mental state of Egidijus Anupraitis, 26, who has been detained on the suspicion of killing four members of his family.

Lithuanian police detain man suspected of kiling his family

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 13:49
Egidijus Anupraitis
A Lithuanian man suspected of killing four members of his family has been detained, police said on Tuesday.

Lithuania launches international search for man suspected of killing his family

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 09:55
Lithuania's authorities have launched an international search for a 27-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting four members of his family, a spokesman for the Police Department said on Tuesday morning.