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. ...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing somet...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president say they want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rheto...

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime mini...

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match ...

Russia looms in background as pope travels to Baltics

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to the Baltic countries this weekend amid renewed alarm about Russia's intentions in the region it twice occupied for decades. Francis' 25...

Stricter liquor rules give Lithuanians a severe hangover

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — One of the heaviest drinking nations in the world is facing a severe hangover. Lithuania's new liquor law has increased the legal drinking age from 18 to 20...

Finally on court in Lithuania, Ball brothers eager to play

PRIENAI, Lithuania (AP) — Flying into a frenzy of camera flashes, cheering fans and funk music, the Ball family discovered in an instant just how much Lithuania has been anticipating its arrival. ...

Plastic surgery clinics hacked; 25,000 photos, data online

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Police in Lithuania say more than 25,000 private photos — including nude pictures — and other personal data have been made public following the hacking of a chain of plastic ...

Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — In a cramped warehouse on the banks of the flooded River Neris in a tranquil part of the Lithuanian capital, Jonas Ohman and his crew are loading unmarked boxes and bags onto...

Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. ...