Lithuania’s New Prime Minister Pledges to Increase Military Spending
The new prime minister, Saulius Skvernelis, supports President-elect Donald J. Trump’s call for NATO members to spend more on defense.
Donald Trump’s Remarks Rattle NATO Allies and Stoke Debate on Cost Sharing
The candidate’s contention that he might not defend allies that do not pay enough of the costs raised alarms across a continent unsettled by Russia and rising populism.
Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site
In 1944, 80 captive Jews who were being forced to burn bodies at a Nazi extermination site attempted an escape.
British Judge Orders Proper Pay for Exploited Migrant Workers
The Lithuanian workers, who caught chickens, were not paid minimum wage and were charged illegal fees, and their wages were improperly withheld.
A Frequent Flyer’s Photos of Air Travel
For the past ten years, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas has been zipping through airports, traveling extensively to produce photography events. He eventually slowed down, capturing the beauty in moments of familiarity.
Lithuania: Misfires at AK-47’s Debut
Arming police officers with AK-47s led to an accidental shooting and the theft of a weapon — and to the resignation of the interior minister,
Gasol Leads Spain to Title
Pau Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Spain cruised past Lithuania, 80-63, in Lille, France, to regain the European basketball championship title. Gasol was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
1915: German Armies Occupy Vilna
From the International Herald Tribune archives: The capital of Lithuania is taken by the German army in 1915.
Lithuania Advances to European Final
Lithuania beat Serbia, 67-64, on Friday in Lille, France, to advance to the final of the European basketball championship and clinch a slot at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Elena Delle Donne Voted M.V.P.
Delle Donne, who averaged 23.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Chicago Sky, was named the W.N.B.A.’s most valuable player for the first time, receiving 38 of the 39 first-place votes.
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