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United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria November 12-15, 2018. In Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Assistant Secretary String will join senior Department of State and Department of Defense officials on the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with senior government and military representatives from … Continue reading United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

KAUNAS, Lithuania | Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

KAUNAS, Lithuania — Pope Francis is paying tribute to the Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during the Holocaust. Francis began his second day in the Baltics by travelling to Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas, where an estimated … Continue reading KAUNAS, Lithuania | Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope

VILNIUS, Lithuania— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to the Baltic countries (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Lithuania‘s president has expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for paying tribute to Holocaust victims in the Baltic nation. Francis landed Saturday in the capital Vilnius for a four-day visit to the Baltics. He will visit a memorial site … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | The Latest: Lithuanian leader thanks visiting pope

VILNIUS, Lithuania | Lithuania wants Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania has lashed out at retailing giant Walmart for using the letters USSR and Soviet Union emblems on T-shirts and other products for sale online, and is demanding that the goods be removed. The Baltic country was occupied by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1941 and again from 1944 to 1990, … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | Lithuania wants Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

VILNIUS, Lithuania | Netanyahu visits Lithuania, first Israeli PM ever

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in the Baltics for a two-day visit during which he will meet his Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian counterparts, local officials and the Jewish community. Netanyahu, making the first visit to Lithuania by an Israeli prime minister, will be met Thursday by Foreign Minister … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | Netanyahu visits Lithuania, first Israeli PM ever

Lithuania: Russia deploying more missiles into Kaliningrad

HELSINKI/February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Lithuania‘s president said Monday Russia has deployed additional nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on a permanent basis, calling it a threat to Europe. President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters after visiting NATO troops in the central Lithuanian town of Rukla that “Iskander missiles are being stationed in Kaliningrad for … Continue reading Lithuania: Russia deploying more missiles into Kaliningrad

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7. The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their team lost 95-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys. LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the … Continue reading LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with club team in Lithuania

/ December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A basketball club from Lithuania says it has signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball’s two younger sons ineligible for college basketball. The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA , where he was suspended after being arrested for shoplifting during the team’s season-opening trip to … Continue reading LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with club team in Lithuania