England, Ronaldo keep up scoring form in Euro qualifying
PARIS (AP) — England's scoring form was on display again in European Championships qualifying on Tuesday. So was Cristiano Ronaldo's.
England made it four wins out of four in Group A with a...
Portugal routs Lithuania 5-1 with 4 goals by Ronaldo
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in Portugal's 5-1 win over last-place Lithuania in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday.
Lithuanian asks US Supreme Court to clarify extradition law
CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-Lithuanian judge jailed in Chicago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on her pending extradition to Lithuania, where she faces charges linked to her allegations a...
FIBA suspends referees from France-Lithuania game
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — FIBA suspended the officials who worked France's debated win over Lithuania for the remainder of the World Cup on Sunday, while upholding the final score of the protested...
France, Australia into World Cup quarters; US must wait
France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight.
Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visits Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland, he will carry the mezuzah that was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers when a...
Vilnius protests diplomats scuffled pro-Hong Kong supporters
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has protested to China's ambassador to the Baltic country, Shen Zhifei, after several Chinese diplomats were filmed scuffling with pro-Hong Kong protesters...
Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 2 who help migrants
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving the Catholic church 13 new cardinals, including two churchmen who have worked to help migrants and several others who toil in poor countries or nations...
Baltics mark 30th anniversary of anti-Soviet human chain
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The three Baltic countries on Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Baltic Way," a historic anti-Soviet protest that involved nearly 2 million people forming a...
European police bust site that hosted bomb-making manuals
BERLIN (AP) — German police say together with officers in Lithuania and Croatia they have shut down a website hosting bomb-making manuals.
Police in Goettingen said Tuesday that about 1,000...
Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Jewish leaders in the Lithuanian capital are indefinitely closing the city's sole synagogue and community center following threats sparked by an emotional debate over the...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — NBA players Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles have been included in Australia's 12-man squad for the FIBA World Cup next month in...
VISAGINAS, Lithuania (AP) — An HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania.
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former European champion Red Star Belgrade reached the Champions League's second qualifying round by beating Suduva of Lithuania 2-1 on Tuesday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary.
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VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A former bank analyst has been sworn in as Lithuania's new president, taking the helm of the Baltic nation of 3 million.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region's main news agency says NATO fighter jets were scrambled six times last week after Russian military aircraft violated Lithuania's airspace.
Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story
DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Six people seeking relief from record heat in Lithuania have drowned, and hundreds have sought medical help as temperatures soared.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19-country eurozone, joining other major central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve in...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank is...
European Central Bank extends date of earliest interest rate increase to mid-2020 instead of end of year
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European Central Bank extends date of earliest interest rate increase to mid-2020 instead of end of year.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — In Lithuania, the rat race of life apparently starts early.
Twenty-five babies have taken to the red carpet in Lithuania in a crawling race as their parents,...
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VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The winner of Lithuania's presidential elections says fighting elitist power structures will be among his top priorities.
Lithuanian economist wins presidential election
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Prominent economist Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania's presidential election after his opponent conceded defeat Sunday.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.
The 22-year-old Meilutyte said she wants to focus...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent economist and a former finance minister held the top two spots in returns from Lithuania's presidential election Sunday and appeared headed to a runoff ballot...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The latest on the presidential election in Lithuania (all times local):
Voting results from Lithuania's presidential election indicate a prominent...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime...
CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-Lithuanian judge and lawmaker jailed in Chicago at Lithuania's request faces another obstacle in her extradition fight after an immigration court pushed her asylum hearing...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian court on Wednesday found the Soviet Union's last defense minister guilty of war crimes for his role in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Lithuanian man who duped Google and Facebook into transferring over $100 million into accounts he controlled pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday.
RUMSISKES, Lithuania (AP) — A strange scenario took place in this central Lithuania village this weekend. Chanting devils, goats, witches and others filled the streets to chase winter...
Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in...
Lithuania makes record hashish seizure, bound for Russia
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Authorities in Lithuania have confiscated 1.5 tons of hashish with an estimated street value of 20 million euros ($23 million), the largest seizure ever made in the small Baltic country.
Senior police official Linas Pernavas says the drug came from Morocco and was destined for Russia. It was hidden in a truck carrying mineral water.
AP PHOTOS: Lithuanians get good vibrations fishing for smelt
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Winter in Lithuania means spending weekends on frozen lakes while trying to attract a silvery fish that smells like fresh cucumber.
Lithuanians love smelt and use vibrations to lure the small, slippery creature into nets through fishing holes drilled through the ice.
Two smelt-fishing commemorative coins were issued last month by the central bank of the country that is sandwiched between Belarus, Latvia, Poland and Russia's Kaliningrad region.
New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right.
Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners.
Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already has made a few matches. It joins a growing market of apps for people looking to adopt a pet, including PawsLikeMe and BarkBuddy.
Israel leader scorned for wooing Holocaust-distorting allies
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warm welcome to Lithuania's prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of the Holocaust.
Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather’ of avant-garde, dies at 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96.
Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday morning at his home, said the Anthology Film Archives. Mekas was artistic director of the New York-based nonprofit theater, a leading avant-garde cinema and center for film preservation.
Ukraine FM: Russia will do everything to break up
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Ukrainian foreign minister says Russia "will be doing everything to break up Ukraine, somehow to divide Ukraine further."
Pavlo Klimkin says Moscow doesn't want "to have a free and democratic Ukraine as such" and his country needs "military, political and economic support to fight Russia's attempt to 'suffocate' southern Ukraine by blocking access to the Azov Sea."
Klimkin spoke Friday to the Baltic News Agency during a visit to Lithuania.
Lithuania detains Russian, Lithuanians in suspected spy ring
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Police in Lithuania say one Russian and several Lithuanians have been detained, suspected of being part of a ring spying for Russia.
Prosecutor general Evaldas Pasilis says those arrested include Valery Ivanov, a former anti-independence leader in the early 1990s, and Algirdas Paleckis, a former lawmaker and leader of the Lithuania's Socialist People's Front.
Lithuania to buy floating liquefied gas terminal
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian lawmakers have voted to buy a floating liquefied natural gas terminal that has been providing gas to the Baltic nation as it tries to reduce its reliance on Russian energy.
In Tuesday's 99-1 vote with 17 lawmakers abstaining, parliament voted to buy the 300-meter (984-foot) Independence from a Norwegian company, Hoegh LNG AS. The terminal has been docked off Lithuania's coast since 2014 and is used to supply natural gas from Norway.