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Belarusian leader flees to Lithuania amid political unrest and violence over election results

Belarus opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left her country amid political unrest and violence over Sunday’s disputed presidential elections. Lithuanian foreign minister, Linas Linkevicius in a tweet said Ms Tikhanovskaya is “safe” in Lithuania. Svetlana #Tikhanovskaya is safe. She is in #Lithuania. pic.twitter.com/6f9U2meoX0 — Linas Linkevicius (@LinkeviciusL) August 11, 2020 Election Results: Long-serving Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko […]

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Lithuania’s capital mimics look and feel of holiday destinations as people can’t travel abroad

With virus travel restrictions preventing summer holidays abroad, Lithuania’s capital is offering a low-cost alternative by mimicking the look and feel of different countries at weekends. France, Japan and the US are among the more than half-a-dozen nations that Vilnius residents can get a taste of without leaving the Baltic city. Last weekend Italian music […]

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reopen borders to air, sea, bus and rail transport

The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have opened their borders to one another, creating a coronavirus “travel bubble”. From midnight on Thursday, citizens and residents can move freely between these three EU nations. Anybody arriving from outside the zone however must self-isolate for 14 days. This is the first “travel bubble” in Europe […]

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Lithuania holds a special ‘Face Masks’ fashion week

Lithuania’s capital Vilnius is holding a special kind of fashion week suited to this time of coronavirus – no catwalks, just billboards and no fancy costumes on display, just face-masks.Twenty-one billboards dotted around the UNESCO World Heritage city feature photographs of men, women and children wearing mask s as part of a so-called “Mask Fashion […]

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Husband locks wife in bathroom over coronavirus fears, police intervenes

Police in Lithuania intervened in a domestic dispute on Wednesday after a man locked his wife in the bathroom over fears that she may be carrying the coronavirus. “We got the report that a husband and two adult sons refused to let the woman out of the bathroom after she told them that she could have […]