Posts tagged as people

Famous People You Had No Idea Were Lithuanian

Monday, December 2, 2019

Although the population of Lithuania is just under 3 million, numerous celebrities have Lithuanian heritage. From talented musicians to famous actors, authors, and even a fictional character thrown in for good measure, Lithuanians rank among some of the world’s most recognized stars. Some of the 12 celebrities included on this list just may take you by surprise! Laurence Harvey Born in Joniskes, Lithuania in 1929 to a Jewish family, Laurence…

People have misconception about defense funding, Lithuanian defmin says

Monday, November 25, 2019

Public disapproval of plans to increase defense spending is affected by unresolved social problems and misconception of funds allocated to national defense, Lithuanian National Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says, stressing the need to increase the defense budget in response to a fundamentally changed security situation. His comment came in response to a recent public opinion poll showing that more than half of Lithuanian residents are against the political parties’ agreement…

20 mln people from 180 countries join World Cleanup Day initiated by Estonia

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Around 20 million people in 180 countries and territories joined the World Cleanup Day campaign initiated by Estonia at beaches, streets, forests and parks in a global effort to clean up waste from public spaces and nature. Compared with last year, participants in the World Cleanup Day in Estonia increased by threefold to around 28,038, organizers of the initiative told BNS on Wednesday. At least 333,000 liters of litter were collected…

Lithuania Becoming Less Tolerant of LGBTQ People

Friday, September 20, 2019

Hungarian researchers have analysed the results of the biennial public study carried out in Europe from 2002 to 2016 and found that acceptance of same sex relationships has increased in many European countries. In contrast, Lithuania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland, and Ukraine have become less accepting. The greatest positive shifts occurred in Spain and Portugal (where same sex marriage is legal), as well as Cyprus, Italy, and Greece (where civil partnerships…

Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Friday, July 5, 2019

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey’s border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The report says several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.

Technologies and armament mean nothing without people

Friday, July 5, 2019

There is enormous development ahead of Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NAF) in the next decade, said NAF Commander Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta panorama on 5 July. According to Kalniņš, in the next decade Latvia’s armed forces can expect a considerable increase in technological provision and intensity of military exercises. Latvia’s NAF commander also admits that the main military base in Ādaži is slowly…

French prime minister calls for global peace

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the ceremony alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, among other dignitaries from other countries. They paid a last…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

Lithuania passes law on relocation of people of Lithuanian descent from crisis zones

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Seimas adopted on Friday a law opening the way for using public funds to help people of Lithuanian descent to move from humanitarian crisis zones to Lithuania. The Law on the Relocation of Persons to the Republic of Lithuania was passed unanimously with 96 votes and is to come into force in June. Those eligible for relocation will include Lithuanian citizens, people of Lithuanian descent and those who would…

1 in 9 people in Lithuania lived in deep poverty in 2018

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The level of material deprivation stood at 11.1 percent in Lithuania last year, up by 1.3 percentage points from 2017. Around 310,000 people lived in deep poverty, lacking funds for at least four out of six basic material deprivation elements, the latest figures from Lithuania’s statistics office, Statistics Lithuania, showed on Friday. The share of city and rural dwellers living in deep poverty was almost the same, standing at 11.1…