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Lithuania man swallows kilogram of nails, screws, nuts and knives after quitting alcohol

A man was found with more than a kilogram of nails, screws, nuts and knives in his stomach by doctors in Lithuania, local media reported. The man had been swallowing metal objects for a month after quitting alcohol, doctors said. Some of the objects retrieved during a surgery in Klaipeda University Hospital (KUH) were up […]

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Lithuania asks citizens to throw away Chinese phones, avoid buying new ones amid security flaws and censorship

Lithuania has asked it’s citizens to throw away their Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones. A report by its National Cyber Security Centre tested 5G mobiles from Chinese manufacturers. It claimed that one Xiaomi phone had built-in censorship tools while another Huawei model had security flaws. Huawei said no user data is sent externally […]

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Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger flight with fake bomb threat to arrest dissident journalist

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a fighter jet to force a Ryanair flight travelling from Greece to Lithuania to land in Minsk so he could arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty following an ‘outlandish’ bomb scare. Ryanair flight FR4978, carrying 171 passengers, had been flying from Athens to Vilnius when […]

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Sailor falls into Pacific Ocean without life jacket survives for 14 hours by clinging on floating rubbish

A sailor who fell off a cargo ship into the Pacific Ocean spent 14 hours in the waters by clinging on to ‘sea rubbish’ before being rescued. Vidam Perevertilov, 52, swam towards a ‘black dot’ several kilometres away after falling into the sea without a life jacket. The ‘black dot’ turned out to be a […]

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Lithuania CEASES all power trade with Belarus, after Belarus cranks up 1st nuclear plant

Lithuanian transmission system operator Litgrid has ceased all power trading with Belarus, saying on Tuesday it had detected the start of production at Belarus’ Astravets nuclear power plant which Vilnius deems unsafe. Lithuania bans imports of power from nuclear power plants it deems unsafe, such as Astravets, an allegation which Belarus denies. “Astravets is a […]

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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 […]