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Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virus

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania’s parliament approved Tuesday conservative Ingrida Simonyte as the Baltic country’s next prime minister before shutting down for a week because of a recent COVID-19...

Lithuania swings to the center-right as opposition wins vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A center-right coalition in Lithuania, led by the conservative Homeland Union, is headed back to power after eight years in the opposition after winning the most votes in a w...

Lithuania holds parliamentary vote as pandemic hits jobs

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Polling stations opened Sunday across Lithuania for a parliamentary runoff election in which the winner will have to tackle a growing health crisis and high unemployment due ...

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is the main domestic issue as Lithuania holds a parliamentary runoff election Sunday, and the winner will have to tackle a rapidly deteriorating publ...

Canadian FM to meet Belarus opposition figure in Vilnius

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Canada’s foreign minister met Friday with top Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is currently in exile in Lithuania. Foreign Ministe...

Belarus opposition leader threatens nationwide strike

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The top opposition challenger in the Belarusian presidential election threatened Tuesday to call a nationwide strike unless the country's authoritarian president announces hi...

Lithuanians to choose new parliament amid virus tensions

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian voters will choose a new parliament Sunday for a nation that has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and whose center-right coalition government has faced strong...

Large US political donor in jail in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A dual American and Lebanese citizen charged in the U.S. with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in donations during the 2016 U.S. presidential electi...

Ex-candidate says Belarusians will no longer obey president

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The former English teacher who ran for president as an opposition candidate in Belarus said Tuesday that she thinks the country's authoritarian government will eventually suc...

Lithuanian lawmakers vote for sanctions against Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for economic sanctions against the regime in neighboring Belarus, saying the presidential election there mustn't be int...

Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Europe in the early years of World War II has been extended an economic lifeline by p...

Lithuania lawmakers vote to remove disputed artificial beach

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian lawmakers voted Monday to remove an artificial beach in downtown Vilnius with some hailing the sandy spot as a way to chill out while others were outraged by its l...

Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — J.D. Salinger, the American writer best known for his 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” was honored Friday with a sculpture featuring a rye field near the Lithuanian villa...

Poland, Lithuania vow to resist Russian historical offensive

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland and Lithuania are working together to defend themselves against a Russian historical offensive that seeks to minimize Soviet responsibility for the outbreak of World W...

'Chernobyl' miniseries sends curious tourists to Lithuania

VISAGINAS, Lithuania (AP) — An HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and increased atomic tourism in Lithuania. ...