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Vilnius mayor wins praise for changing Lithuania’s Holocaust narrative

Friday, November 1, 2019

Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius, has been praised for his efforts to correct the narrative around Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust at a event organised by the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Earlier this summer, Šimašius oversaw two important decisions regarding Holocaust memory in Lithuania. The first was changing the name of a street honoring Kazys Skirpa, founder of the Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF) resistance organisation, and the second was removing a plaque…

Global stocks steady after big Asia falls post US payrolls

Monday, July 8, 2019

Global stock markets recovered their poise Monday after a big sell-off in Asia in the wake of unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve will aggressively cut interest rates. Fed leaders have indicated they are ready to cut rates to support economic growth amid signs of a slowdown in the U.S. economy in the wake of the tariff war with China. However, the 224,000 increase in U.S.…