NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said today amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

Basketball World Cup: France defeats Lithuania to take bronze medal

France claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Saturday after beating Lithuania 95-93 in the third and fourth place play-off.

Basketball World Cup: Serbia hold off France to reach final
Basketball World Cup: Serbia hold off France to reach final

Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions the United States.

US breeze past Lithuania into Basketball World Cup final
US breeze past Lithuania into Basketball World Cup final

The United States moved a step closer to retaining basketball`s World Cup on Thursday as they beat Lithuania 96-68 in Barcelona to reach the final.

NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania
NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania

Lithuania`s NBA stars Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas have been working magic for the national team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The duo led the Baltic state to a first place finish in Group D with a 4-1 record and a last 16 showdown with New Zealand on Sunday.

Russian threat sees rebirth of Lithuania paramilitary group

In thick pine forests hidden in the remote wilderness of eastern Lithuania, young professionals are ditching their suits and ties for camouflage gear, and swapping iPads for rifles.

NATO states near Russia need security boost: Mogherini

NATO countries bordering Russia need reassurance that they will be defended by the alliance in the face of the spiralling Ukraine war, incoming EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday.

Russia 'practically' at war with Europe: Lithuanian president

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday warned Russia was practically at war with Europe and urged tougher sanctions against Moscow.

Lithuania calls for UN meeting over Russian `invasion` of Ukraine

Lithuania on Thursday accused Russia of a military "invasion" of conflict-torn Ukraine and called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over the issue.

Majority supports permanent NATO presence in Lithuania: Poll

The majority of Lithuanians support permanent NATO presence in Lithuania, according to a poll by the Ministry of Defence of the Baltic country.

Lithuania to ban a few Russians`` entry

Lithuanian authorities will ban a few Russian citizens from entering the Baltic country in the wake of prevailing international context and conflicts in Ukraine, a diplomat said Tuesday.

Lithuania slams French warship deal with Russia during Ukraine crisis

Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite said Tuesday the European Union was compromising its values to protect trade ties with Russia, pointing to a French warship agreement with Moscow.

Lithuania fines Gazprom in antitrust case

Lithuania slapped a USD 48.4 million fine on Russian fuels giant Gazprom today over its moves to block competition in this ex-Soviet Baltic EU state.

Incumbent Grybauskaite leads Lithuania presidential runoff

Lithuania`s incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite took the lead in a presidential runoff Sunday, outpacing leftist rival Zigmantas Balcytis, partial results showed.

Lithuanian president wins first round of election

Lithuanian incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaite won the first round of the presidential election and will face her top challenger in the runoff scheduled for May 25, the Central Electoral Commission said Monday.

Lithuania`s `Iron Lady` Grybauskaite poised for victory

Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite is on course for reelection as the Baltic EU nation goes to the polls Sunday amid frayed nerves over a resurgent Russia.

British force in Lithuania to strengthen NATO mission

Four Eurofighter Typhoons fighter jets of the British Royal Air Force landed at the Lithuanian air force base in Siauliai Monday, a defence ministry source said.

Germany supports Lithuania`s Eurozone entry: Official

The German Bundestag will vote for Lithuania`s entry into the Eurozone in 2015, an official said.

United States set for rematch of 2010 FIBA World Cup final

Basketball world champions the United States were drawn in a group also containing the team they beat in the 2010 final Turkey when the draw was made in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday.

Lithuania assumes UN security council`s presidency

Lithuania assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for February.