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UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote.

The United Nations' General Assembly on Thursday referred Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to the International Court of Justice. Cyprus voted in favour of the referral and 22 EU nations, including Germany, France and Italy, abstained. Only Bulgaria, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Lithuania invests in defence modernisation.

Lithuania spends 32% of its defence budget on equipment, well above the 20% NATO guideline, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Jane's . NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference during Exercise 'Iron Wolf 2017' on 20 June that Lithuania and Latvia would achieve NATO's

- Jane’s - US

Canadian soldiers ‘love’ military training program in Lviv Oblast.

STARYCHI, Ukraine — For six months, some 180 Canadian soldiers have found a new home. It is thousands of kilometers away from their native land, at the Yavoryivsky military training ground near the village of Starychi in Lviv Oblast, some 580 kilometers west of Kyiv. Along with soldiers from the United States, Poland, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

ISRO's PSLV-38 blasts off with 31 satellites.

Other than the Cartosat-2 series satellite, the PSLV is carrying 29 nano satellites from 14 countries - Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a nano satellite from India.

- Rediff.com - IN

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study.

The number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Lithuanian PM sees no signs of crisis - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday that he saw no signs of crisis after Ramunas Karbauskis, chairman of th......

- The Baltic Times - US

Lithuanian MPs propose to ask Poland, Latvia, Estonia to join blocking of Belarus N-plant - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS - A group of Lithuanian lawmakers proposes that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Lithuanian Foreign Minister: China's exercise may contribute to tensions in Baltic Sea region - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS – China's plans of taking part in the Russian war games in the Baltic Sea may contribute to the tensions in the region, says L......

- The Baltic Times - US

Secretary General marks deployment of NATO battlegroups during visit to Latvia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Allied forces during a ceremony on Monday to mark the deployment of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia. It is one of four now fully deployed to the eastern part of the Alliance in response to the changed security environment. Canada is leading the NATO ...

- NATO - INT

Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO's battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday . Mr. Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf. Germany leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, and for the first time it trained with the US-led ...

- NATO - INT

Lithuanians delight in tank parades as NATO forces arrive for military exercises.

Local populations in the Baltic states have seen armies come and go over the decades. As NATO forces gather in the region for military exercises, this time feels different. DW's Teri Schultz reports from Lithuania.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 increases interoperability of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battlegroups

The German-led enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup became operational during Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 in Lithuania, its commander Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Huber said on 20 June. Huber also commands the German Army's 122, which makes up much of the eFP

- Jane’s - US

Twelve films to compete for Odesa Film Festival grand prix

ODESA - The selection committee has chosen 12 films from China, Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Lithuania, Israel, Estonia, France, Brazil, Georgia, Belgium, and Spain to compete for the Grand Prix of the Odesa International Film Festival – the Golden Duke – and other awards of the International Competition. All in all, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study

THE number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released?Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

NATO warplane said to intercept jet carrying Russian defense minister

June 21, 2017, 1:14 PM In the latest sign of growing tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Russian media reported that a NATO F-16 warplane approached a jet carrying Russia's defense minister that was flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday. The F-16 was said to have been chased away by ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

NATO to closely follow Russia, China, Belarus drills near Baltic borders - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS - NATO will closely follow Russia's military exercises near the Baltic countries' borders, including its joint drills with Belar......

- The Baltic Times - US

Shareholders approve new supervisory board of RB Rail; Lithuania replaces its representatives - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Shareholders in RB Rail, the Baltic joint venture in charge of Rail Baltica railroad project’s implementation, have approved ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Lithuania jumps to 16th place on European Innovation Scoreboard - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Lithuania climbed eight positions to the 16th place on the 2017 European Innovation Scoreboard published by the European C......

- The Baltic Times - US

Vilnius cheaper for foreigners than Riga, Tallinn but more expensive than Warsaw - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Vilnius is the cheapest capital among the Baltic states for foreigners, shows the annual survey conducted by the Mercer consulti......

- The Baltic Times - US

Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan Opened in Vilnius - The Baltic Times

25 years ago, on June 12th, friendly relations with Kazakhstan were established. And it coincides so that after these 25 years, the Consulate of......

- The Baltic Times - US

Is Lithuania still homophobic? My girlfriend and I held hands to find out

The Lonely Planet guide warned that for gay and lesbian travelers, "small displays of public affection can provoke some nasty responses". It's midnight somewhere on the greyish outskirts of Vilnius, and my girlfriend has just burst out laughing. Our Uber driver starts laughing too. Nonplussed, I scan the oppressively ...

- New Statesman - UK

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It's midnight somewhere on the greyish outskirts of Vilnius, and my girlfriend has just burst out laughing. Our Uber driver starts laughing too. Nonplussed, I scan the oppressively functional Soviet-era architecture we're driving past for literally anything funny. Then I see them. A series of panels above the stairway to a ...

- New Statesman - UK

Basketball - Lithuanian team president resigns over remarks about black players

The decision by BC Lietuvos Rytas's president Gedvydas Vainauskas to step down comes days after he said in a filmed interview that a team should not have more than two black players because 'that's when bad things start to take place'.

- SBS.com.au - AU

NATO Moves to Shore Up Supply Line

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization brought two battle groups together in a drill meant to demonstrate the alliance's ability to keep open vital supply lines between Poland and Lithuania.

- Wall Street Journal - US

NATO deploys 4 battalions in Baltic states, Poland

BRUSSELS - NATO has finalized the deployment of four multinational battalions on its eastern flank under the program of Russia's deterrence. “Today NATO fulfils the promise we made at our summit in Warsaw only a year ago. A promise to deploy four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and right here ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions could form basis for multinational brigade

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania could eventually form the basis for a multinational brigade, British Army General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has suggested. The general told Jane's the battalions, led

- Jane’s - US

NATO Holds Military Maneuvers In Poland, Near Lithuanian Border

NATO has held its first war games focused on defending a land corridor along the Polish-Lithuanian border sandwiched between Russia's Kaliningrad exclave and Kremlin's close ally, Belarus.

- Radio Free Europe - US

National boxer qualifies for round of 16 of European Championships

Azerbaijani boxer Javid Chalabiyev has progressed to the round of 16 of the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine after defeating Lithuanian Edgaras Skurdelis 4-1.

- AzerNews - AZ

Nato holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor

VILNIUS , June 19 — Nato has held its first war games focused on defending the Suwalki Gap, a land corridor critical to the security of its Baltic allies, officials said today, amid tensions with Russia. The narrow stretch of the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

NATO Secretary General to visit the Republic of Lithuania

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the Republic of Lithuania on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

- NATO - INT

Lithuania-Sweden poer link NordBalt online after repairs - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Planned repairs of the Sweden-Lithuania power interconnection NordBalt have been completed.According ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Reuters: NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

U.S. and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance. The post Reuters: NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time – Reuters

U.S. and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

US and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.

- BDNews24 - BD

Nato war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

SUWALKI GAP , June 18 — US and British troops have carried out the first large-scale Nato defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever...

- The Malay Mail - MY

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

SUWALKI GAP, Polish-Lithuanian border - U.S. and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.

- Reuters - US

Baltic special units practice detaining armed criminals - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – Members of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian fast-response units and special forces practiced detaining armed criminals on Thursd......

- The Baltic Times - US

Malta with second-lowest share of female academic staff at tertiary level

Malta's share of female academic staff in tertiary education is second lowest in Europe, a new report has found, with only 34.4 per cent of educators being women. A report published by the European Commission found that across the EU, females represented around 40 per cent of the academic staff profession, with the figure ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Lithuanian basketball team president under fire for offensive comments where he said 'bad things' happen when a team has more than 2 black players

Lrytas.It/YouTube Gedvydas Vainauskas, the president of Lithuanian basketball team BC Lietuvos Rytas, is under fire for offensive comments he made in a recent interview. Vainauskas said that he doesn't think teams should have more than two black players because "bad things start to take place" when teams exceed that number. ...

- Business Insider - US

Lithuania: Belarusian nuclear plant is threat to safety

VILNIUS, Lithuania " Lithuania on Thursday called a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus a threat to the Baltic republic.Lithuanian lawmakers voted to declare that the plant in Atsravets, some 50 kilometers (30...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Baltic countries agree on common transitional gas market measures - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – As the Baltic countries and Finland are moving toward the creation of a common gas market, the countries' energy market regu......

- The Baltic Times - US

Reviving Indo-European Engagement in the Baltic

India must focus on Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania if it wishes to shape Eurasia's geostrategic transformation.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Russian media increases condemnation of NATO following incident with German troops

On 3 June four off-duty German servicemen became involved in a fight with an unidentified number of persons in Jonava, Lithuania. The soldiers were treated in hospital locally, then in Kaunas. The police are conducting enquiries and are in the process of establishing an accurate account of events.

- Jane’s - US

The Mummies’ Medical Secrets? They’re Perfectly Preserved

Mummified bodies in a crypt in Lithuania are teaching scientists about health and disease among people who lived long ago.

- International NY Times - US

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