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First basketball match in Rio attracts record TV audience in Lithuania

A record number of Lithuanian TV viewers tuned in to watch their national men’s basketball team play the first match in Rio Olympics. The first and very dramatic game saw Lithuanians narrowly beat team Brazil […]

Donatas Motiejūnas

Lithuania’s Motiejūnas skipping Rio Olympics

Lithuania’s national basketball team will have to do without one of the country’s best players Donatas Motiejūnas in Rio Olympics.

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Carlos Levenstein
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Brazilian man with Lithuanian roots charges businesses for his consultations – unless they’re Lithuanian

If you met Carlos Levenstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you might not believe that he carries a Lithuanian passport. But this Brazilian man, who has loved pickles and black bread since he was a child, does what he can to support his Lithuanian roots. He regrets not knowing Lithuanian, so he makes up for it by helping Lithuanian businesses enter the South American market. […]

Lithuanian Embassy (left ) and Cuban Mission in Washington   Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Lithuania and Cuba soon to be diplomatic neighbours in Washington

Early Thursday morning several media teams set up in the neighbourhood of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC. The Swiss Embassy, Cuban Special Interest Section is located next door to the Lithuanian Embassy on 16th Street. It houses the Cuban representation in the US Capital after the Americans severed diplomatic relations with the island nation 54 years ago at the height of the Cold War. The somewhat secretive mission got mainly attention in the past whenever demonstrators would gather to demand the release of Americans or dissidents held in Cuban prisons. All of that is about to end. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian foreign minister to pay formal visit to Brazil

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, will leave for a formal visit to Brazil on Monday, 6 April. […]