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(Almost) everybody hails Tradin’ Nancy for her `balls of steel` and forget about the entire nation of Lithuania who allowed Taiwan to set up a de-facto embassy, effectively cutting all trading with China.

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UK

Russian official says that Norway unblocks food for Arctic miners

barentsburg, norway (ap) — Russian food supplies bound for an Arctic coal mining settlement have resumed transiting via mainland Norway after weeks of tension, a Russian representative said recently. Sergey Gushchin, the Russian consul general based in the settlement of Barentsburg, said Oslo had allowed Norwegian carriers to pick up the disputed cargo and cross […]

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Science

British company secures £55m deal to revamp former Royal Navy ship for Lithuania

Russia: State TV discuss taking convoy through Lithuania The deal will see the famous ship-building firm inject a new lease of life into the vessel which has not seen active defence service for decades. However, Harland and Wolff, well known for its iconic yard in Belfast, will see the refit will actually take place at […]

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World

Will Russia attack Lithuania? The countries Putin could invade next

“Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed their mutual commitment to consistently strengthening the Russian-Belarusian partnership and alliance.” While it is unknown how Russia and Belarus will respond, any retaliatory measures will escalate the situation and could lead to unpredictable consequences. In June, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it would protect its interests if the cargo is […]

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Entertainment

The dark side to Netflix’s cult hit Stranger Things

Netflix has come under fire for using the sites of past atrocities as locations or inspiration for its nostalgic hit show Stranger Things — including a plan to let fans book a themed cell in a former holocaust prison on Airbnb. Two of the locations in its fourth season — the final episodes of which […]

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UK

Norway says NATO’s northern expansion will aid Nordic defense plans

MADRID — NATO’s expected northward growth expansion will help solidify Nordic military defenses at a time when Moscow is posing a threat to the alliance, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on Thursday.  Speaking to POLITICO on the last day of a NATO summit in Madrid, Støre said the security situation in the north is stable but […]

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Science

Lithuania under ‘major attack’ from Russia after refusal to lift block of sanctioned goods

The Russian hacker group called Killnet said it will continue its major cyber attack on Lithuania as a direct response to Vilnius’ decision to block the transit of some goods to Kaliningrad. The group claims it has already cut off 70 percent of Lithuanian internet infrastructure from the rest of the web, which it says took […]

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World

‘Hostile action’ Will Russia attack Lithuania? Moscow threatens ‘retaliation’

Nikolai Patrushev, a Putin advisor and chief of the Kremlin’s Security Council, visited Kaliningrad on June 21. During his visit, he claimed Russia would “certainly respond to such hostile action”. He said Moscow would react “in the near future” with measures that would have a “serious negative impact on the population of Lithuania”. The threat […]

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Russia’s neighbors fear NATO’s defense plans are not fit for purpose and they could be quickly overrun

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from […]

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‘Fearsome climax’ as battle for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk enters last phase; captured foreign fighters appeal death sentence

UN says at least 4,662 killed in Ukraine since start of war Editor’s note: This article contains a photograph that may be upsetting to some readers. The United Nations has confirmed 4,662 civilian deaths and 5,803 injuries in Ukraine since Russia invaded its ex-Soviet neighbor on Feb. 24. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner […]