Royal Irish Rifles ration party Somme July 1916
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Echoes of the Great War resonate a century later

On 28 July 1914, exactly one month after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot dead, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The stage was set for World War I, an inevitable result of decades of political manoeuvring, militarization, alliances and planning for a conflict that would shatter the great European epoch, laying waste to empires and ascendant nations. […]

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Lithuanian postal service employees threatened by angry dogs

In the course of six months of the current year, loose and aggressive dogs have attacked more postmen than during the entire previous year. In all, dogs have attacked and injured seven employees of Lithuania Post this year. To compare, five such cases were reported last year, Lithuania Post informs. […]

Mosque in Kaunas
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ENAR demands apology from Lithuania’s Interior Ministry for racial profiling

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), comprising of more than 170 non-governmental organizations, has turned to the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and has asked for an official apology to Lithuanian Muslim community, the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) informs. […]

Fire on the Curonian Spit
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Fire breaks out on Russian side of Curonian Spit

Fire broke out on Wednesday on the Russian side of the Curonian Spit. The piece of land in between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon is divided between Russia and Lithuania. […]

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Measures taken to prepare handicapped Lithuanians for euro changeover

The Bank of Lithuania has initiated meetings with representatives of organisations representing people with disabilities (the blind and the deaf), seeking to ensure that information about changeover to the euro is accessible to them as well. […]