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Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns

BERLIN (AP) — Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies,...

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...

Lithuania outraged by "act of vandalism" by Chinese tourist

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania officials have condemned the actions of a Chinese tourist who vandalized the Baltic country's top religious heritage site. A video, originally pos...

'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...

AP PHOTOS: Costume-wearing Lithuanians chase winter away

RUMSISKES, Lithuania (AP) — A strange scenario took place in this central Lithuania village this weekend. Chanting devils, goats, witches and others filled the streets to chase winter away. ...

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...

WORLD SPORTS AT 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LIVERPOOL, England — Virgil van Dijk becomes an instant favorite at Liverpool by marking his debut with a late goal to clinch a 2-...

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 ...

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them? The city will receive p...