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Lithuania’s health minister dies at 34

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania’s health minister has died at age 34 just a week after being re-elected to the Baltic country’s parliament. Juras Pozela was the youngest member of the Social Democratic-led Cabinet. He died Sunday, Oct. 16th, after having been hospitalized for two months in intensive care with acute pancreatitis. His family and … Continue reading

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NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
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NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who joined Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite for the opening ceremony, described the new unit as a “big step forward toward greater … Continue reading