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The Belarus opposition leader reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after challenging its election result. Reports say she left as a deal to get her chief of staff out of jail.

The main challenger to Belarus’ longtime president reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after disputed results showed her losing the election. Official results show incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko, called “Europe’s last dictator,” receiving 80% of the vote. The results sparked widespread protests. Multiple reports say Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was escorted from Belarus by […]
The Belarus opposition leader reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after challenging its election result. Reports say she left as a deal to get her chief of staff out of jail.
Lifestyle

Plastic partitions, temperature checks, and socially distanced classrooms: How countries are reopening schools following coronavirus closures

Coronavirus lockdown measures have partially or fully closed schools for over 60% of the world’s student population across 186 countries and territories, according to UNESCO. After closing schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a handful of countries like Denmark and Japan have started reopening them. Reopening strategies range […]
Plastic partitions, temperature checks, and socially distanced classrooms: How countries are reopening schools following coronavirus closures
Markets

Lithuania will offer the world’s first collectible crypto token in 2020

Lithuania will sell the world’s first digital token for collectors in spring 2020 as it looks to push itself as a new player in the financial-tech sector. The coin commemorates Lithuania’s 1918 declaration of independence, and each of the 24,000 tokens set for release will feature one of the declaration’s […]
Lithuania will offer the world’s first collectible crypto token in 2020
Markets

UK fintech unicorn Revolut forced to deny links to Russia

British digital bank Revolut has been targeted by Lithuanian Member of Parliament Stasys Jakeliūnas over alleged links to Russia during its process to secure an EU banking licence in the country. The politician claims that Revolut is intervening in the country’s political processes and is not transparent enough. Revolut denies […]
UK fintech unicorn Revolut forced to deny links to Russia
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‘It’s a big opportunity’: Lithuania has a plan to benefit from Brexit

Lithuania wants to become a fintech hub. MEP who set up Blockchain Centre says Brexit is “a big opportunity” to attract businesses. Thirty five companies applied to be licensed in Lithuania last year. UK-headquartered startups Revolut and TransferGo have already chosen to set up EU subsidiaries in the Eastern European […]
‘It’s a big opportunity’: Lithuania has a plan to benefit from Brexit
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LaVar Ball and his sons arrived in Lithuania and caused a media storm

Brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, and their father, LaVar Ball, were met by a chaotic media scene when the family landed in Lithuania. Their greeting party including tons of media members, as well as a musician singing “Welcome to Lithuania.” The Ball brothers are expected to make their debut with […]
LaVar Ball and his sons arrived in Lithuania and caused a media storm
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These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

The Cold War is long over and, unless you’re a labour organiser or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar. But for decades, “International Workers Day” was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. In leftist and Soviet-allied regimes around […]
These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War