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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.

Top 10 least happy countries

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baltic countries request permanent NATO troop presence

The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia.

Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case

Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case

The former owner of English football club Portsmouth on Wednesday lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition to Lithuania, where he faces £400 million ($608 million, 540 million euros) fraud charges.

Lithuania detains suspected Russian spy: Prosecutor's office

 Lithuania has detained a Russian citizen suspected of spying, the prosecutor-general`s office said on Monday, a move that will further strain already poor relations between the ex-Soviet Baltic republic and Moscow.