Stricter liquor rules give Lithuanians a severe hangover

2018-01-30 09:50

Lithuania's new liquor law has increased the legal drinking age from 18 to 20, banned alcohol advertising and drastically curtailed the opening hours of liquor stores.

Lithuania opts for change in poll upset

2016-10-24 18:50

A political minnow fronted by a former police chief pulled off a stunning election victory in Lithuanaia on Sunday on the back of promises to deliver much-needed economic growth.

US report proves Lithuania hosted CIA 'black site' - lawyer

2015-09-18 17:00

A US Senate report proves that Lithuania hosted a secret CIA jail for terror suspects a decade ago, a lawyer for a Saudi-born Guantanamo detainee has claimed.

Lithuania stages 'little green man' war games

2015-05-06 20:56

Lithuania has launched a military exercise to simulate an attack on its new gas terminal, a move its president said was intended to show the Kremlin that the tiny country would defend itself.

Russia 'practically at war with Europe'

2014-08-30 19:43

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has warned Russia is practically at war with Europe and has called for tougher sanctions against Moscow.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

Gazprom puts Lithuania assets up for sale

2014-06-12 13:59

Russian energy giant Gazprom put its stake in two Lithuanian energy companies up for sale, just days after getting a fine for blocking competition in the Baltic state.

Massive wild boar cull targets swine fever

2014-02-11 13:27

It's open season on wild boar after Vilnius ordered a record cull amid an outbreak of African swine fever that has prompted Russia to ban pork imports from across the EU.

London court to extradite bankers

2014-01-21 19:30

A Russian banker and his Lithuanian business partner can be extradited from Britain to Lithuania, a court has ruled.

Norway to SA charity trek

2013-04-23 07:09

A Cape Town couple will embark on a 28 000km journey from the top of Europe to the bottom of Africa to help build the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg.


Soft is out! Putin, Trump force EU to harden its defence

2016-12-27 16:51

With an increasingly bellicose Russia on its doorstep and a capricious ally in US president-elect Donald Trump, the rest of the EU is being forced to acknowledge power needs real military hardware to back it up.

New laws could give Jewish community in SA dual EU citizenship

No longer requiring documented proof of persecution or of imminent threat, the descendants of Lithuanian Jews who left before 1990 can now qualify for Lithuanian dual citizenship - including those living in South Africa. Watch.

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Baltics to ask Nato for thousands of troops

2015-05-14 21:05

The Baltic states will formally ask Nato to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania says.

Obama says Russia a threat to Europe

2014-09-03 19:43

Lashing out at Russia, Obama has assured allies that Nato will defend their independence.

Lithuania, Statoil sign LNG deal

2014-08-21 19:15

Lithuania has signed a deal with Norway's Statoil to supply natural gas to the country's new terminal starting 2015.

Russia circulates new UN resolution on Ukraine

2014-06-17 11:59

Russia has circulated a new UN resolution on Ukraine in a fresh effort to get the divided security council to address the humanitarian situation and escalating conflict in the east.

Euro citizens impose own sanctions on Russia

2014-03-04 18:37

While diplomats in Brussels debate how to respond to the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine, some people on Russia's borders with the European Union are taking matters into their own hands.

Lithuania offers medical aid to Ukrainian protesters

2014-01-25 10:02

Lithuania says it will provide free medical assistance to Ukrainians injured in violent protests in Kiev in a show of support for the pro-EU opposition.

Russia lifts ban on Lithuanian diary products

2013-12-27 17:55

Lithuanian dairy products will be gradually allowed to appear on the Russia market beginning in January after it lifted a ban regarding consumer protection concerns.

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