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Topic - Lithuania
Lithuania (/ˌlɪθjuːˈeɪniə/, U.S. usually ) is a country in Northern Europe, the southernmost of the three Baltic states. Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland, and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad to the southwest.Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden and Denmark.Its population is 3.32 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius. - Source: Wikipedia
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to re-create a Russian sphere of influence in Ukraine, while President Obama is occupied with politics at home and in Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been intimidated like Mr. Obama, and took the wrong side against eastern neighbors by proposing European Union-Russian talks about long-independent states. Congress and Mr. Obama should help Ukraine retain free markets, and the freedom and democracy of their people ("Protests continue in tense Kiev as Ukraine tilts away from West toward Moscow," Web, Nov. 25).
Kiev's link to the EU would help Russia bury its imperial past
British Prime Minister David Cameron took a turn to the politically incorrect, calling for his nation to stem the tide of immigrant workers from Eastern Europe and to reform welfare so that it doesn’t encourage recipients to stay unemployed.
Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Lithuania and Chile all won coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council Thursday, after there were no contested races for the first time in several years.
Azerbaijan, an important, strategic ally and friend of the United States, held democratic presidential elections Wednesday. Shortly after the election, the U.S. State Department criticized how the elections were held.
Nine countries have already joined host nation Brazil in next year's World Cup and more will secure their places when qualifying resumes across the globe from Friday.
Tony Parker is one win from finally guiding France to its first major basketball title.
Ukraine yearns to forswear Russia for Europe
It's not likely to ease Americans' concerns about going to war, but the White House announced Monday that Albania is on board with the Obama administration's plans to punish Syria.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
The 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., barely missed the world record in the 400 freestyle, but there was no doubt it would fall in the 1,500. Ledecky and defending world champion Lotte Friis went at it stroke for stroke much of the race, the Danish swimmer slightly ahead.
Maria Sharapova leaned back and pumped her arms. She ripped her elbows back and forth, screaming after her victory. Four pumps, five — she rocked forward — six pumps. More. Sharapova had just defeated Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 Friday, her first victory over the seven-time major winner in a Grand Slam. This was a match clearly worth celebrating, but it was if Sharapova had won the Australian Open title eight days early.
On Jan. 20, the Azerbaijani Americans commemorate the 23rd anniversary of "Black January," events that marked the beginning of the end of Soviet rule in Azerbaijan. On the night of Jan. 19, 1990, Azerbaijan was invaded by 26,000 Soviet troops. A courageous resistance by Azerbaijanis to the Soviet invasion continued into February. Eventually, 170 Azerbaijanis were killed, 321 disappeared, more than 700 were wounded, and hundreds more were detained.
The ongoing debt crisis in the eurozone has given rise to a predictable genre of tasteless humor directed at the ailing nations on its periphery. A typical example would go like this: An Italian, a Portuguese and a Greek go into a bar and have a round of drinks. Who pays? The German.