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UK Air Force jets escort passenger plane from Lithuania after 'hoax' alert

UK Air Force jets escort passenger plane from Lithuania after 'hoax' alert

Two Royal Air Force (RAF) jets were scrambled to escort a passenger plane en route from Lithuania to the UK today after a "hoax" security alert.

Oct 04, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

US deploys advanced anti-aircraft missiles in Baltics for first time

The Patriot battery was brought to the Siauliai military airbase on Monday, ahead of the Tobruk Legacy exercise, and will be withdrawn when the exercise ends on July 22, a Lithuanian defence ministry spokeswoman told Reuters.

 

Jul 10, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

US House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the US Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies.

Apr 22, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Lithuania blacklists Russian officials over Ukraine pilot case

Lithuania on Tuesday said it had blacklisted dozens of Russian officials responsible for jailing a hunger-striking Ukrainian military pilot in a case that drew sharp condemnation from the West.

Apr 13, 2016, 00:39 AM IST

Top 10 least happy countries

Here is a list of top 10 least happy nations in the world

Mar 19, 2016, 10:57 AM IST
England players celebrate perfect 10th Euro qualifying victory

England players celebrate perfect 10th Euro qualifying victory

England achieved a new feather under manager Roy Hodgson after winning their 10th match in a row at the 2016 Euro qualifying campaign.

Oct 13, 2015, 09:50 AM IST
Euro 2016 qualifiers: Ruthless England complete perfect 10

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Ruthless England complete perfect 10

England became only the sixth team to end a European qualifying campaign with a 100 percent record when they beat Lithuania 3-0 in their final Group E match on Monday.

Oct 13, 2015, 08:57 AM IST

UK to send troops to Baltic region to deter Russian aggression

Around 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Baltic region, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Oct 08, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

US report proves Lithuania hosted CIA `black site`: Lawyer

 A US Senate report proves that Lithuania hosted a secret CIA jail for terror suspects a decade ago, a lawyer for a Saudi-born Guantanamo detainee claimed Friday.

Sep 18, 2015, 22:16 PM IST
Scotland rivalry sparks Roy Hodgson`s imagination

Scotland rivalry sparks Roy Hodgson`s imagination

England boss Roy Hodgson believe his side`s pairing with Scotland for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will provide clashes of an intensity rarely seen in the preliminary stages.

Jul 26, 2015, 08:46 AM IST
England drawn with Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

England drawn with Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

England will face old enemies Scotland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Jul 25, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

NATO keeps mum on `Baltic brigade` request: Lithuania

NATO has vowed to hold "continuous" military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said Wednesday.

Jul 02, 2015, 02:55 AM IST
US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

US to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

US to `pre-position` heavy weapons along NATO`s eastern flank

The US will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia`s capital Tallinn.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

Watch: Goat beauty contest in Ramygala, Lithuania

Goat beauty contest in Ramygala, Lithuania. Goats are decorated and cat walk is mandatory. 7 goats took part in this contest.

Jun 22, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

Lithuania says can take in 250 refugees, migrants

 Lithuania said Wednesday it has decided to resettle up to 250 Syrian refugees, migrants and asylum seekers transferred from Italy and Greece, as the European Union grapples with how to handle a crisis in the Mediterranean.

Jun 18, 2015, 00:41 AM IST

South Sudan: Worsening situation worries UN, India

 With the Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan, the world`s newest country, hunkered down protecting refugees as intense fighting rages around them, the UN Security Council is monitoring the situation there and hoped targeted sanctions would help resolve the conflict, Council President Ramlan Bin Ibrahim said Tuesday.

Jun 03, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

NATO flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

US-led NATO drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia`s nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.

Jun 01, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

India ranks 24th in the first Environmental Democracy Index

India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations' progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making.

May 22, 2015, 00:02 AM IST
India ranks 24th out of 70 countries in first Environmental Democracy Index

India ranks 24th out of 70 countries in first Environmental Democracy Index

India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations' progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making.

May 21, 2015, 11:36 AM IST