Posts tagged as British

British residents allowed to travel to Lithuania

Monday, June 29, 2020

UK citizens and residents are allowed to come to Lithuania as of Monday after the Health Ministry updated its ‘safe list’ of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates. Lithuania’s borders remains closed for citizens and legal residents of Sweden and Portugal this week, as these countries have had coronavirus infection rates above 25 new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks. The UK’s rate has been 24.4. The…

British Royal Marines give the Lithuanian Army a lesson in war

Friday, September 13, 2019

Royal Marines from 45 Commando have been showing off their training methods to Lithuanian Army Corporals. Royal Marines have been teaching the Lithuanian Army a lesson – literally. Two Corporals from the Baltic nation’s armed forces have been taking tips from British commandos during a visit to a Scottish training range. The green berets of 45 Commando welcomed the pair to Barry Buddon – just along the Angus coast from…

British PM Johnson’s top team meet to plot Brexit gambit

Thursday, July 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet his Brexiteer-dominated team of senior ministers for the first time on Thursday to plot how to persuade the European Union to agree to a new Brexit deal ahead of the Oct. 31 exit deadline. Johnson’s dramatic rise to Britain’s top job sets the world’s fifth largest economy up for a showdown with the EU and a potential constitutional crisis – or election –…

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Monday, July 15, 2019

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Monday that Turing was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” Turing’s work cracking Nazi Germany’s secret communications helped win World War II, but after the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality, which was then illegal. He died at age 41 in 1954…

Eight British soldiers are arrested over ‘drunken brawl in Lithuanian seaside resort’

Monday, June 24, 2019

A group British soldiers have been arrested in Lithuania over an alleged drunken brawl in a seaside resort. Local media reported that eight soldiers had been detained after a ‘massive fight’ broke out in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Palanga on the country’s Baltic coast. According to local news site 15min, some of the soldiers, all aged in their 20s, were arrested for being ‘intoxicated’ while others…

EU-British talks «constructive», while May’s party shrinks in UK parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Following three British MPs leaving the ruling Conservative Party amid Brexit impasse, British head of government held more talks with the European Union that were constructive according to both Pirme Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. American news agency AP reports that no breakthrough on United Kingdom’s demands over legally-binding changes to the so-called Irish backstop was announced from the dinner meeting at EU headquarters held on…