Opposition leader says ‘peaceful revolution’ under way in Belarus | AFP

Exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells the EU parliament that a “peaceful revolution” is underway in Belarus after huge protests broke out over disputed presidential elections. “A peaceful revolution is taking place,” Tikhanovskaya, 37, says via video link from Lithuania, adding that the mass demonstrations were not for or against either Russia or the European Union. SOUNDBITE

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People in Lithuania form human chain for Belarus | AFP

Lithuanians link arms in solidarity with the people of neighbouring Belarus who have been holding mass protests against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko since a disputed presidential election two weeks ago.

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The show must go on: drive-in cinemas revival worldwide | AFP

From Seoul to Florida, Lithuania to Uruguay, drive-in cinemas, which gained immense popularity during the 1950s and ’60s, are making a comeback worldwide. With theatres closed across the globe to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins are an attractive and safe alternative for cinemagoers.

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Deserted Lithuanian airport turned into drive-in cinema | AFP

Hundreds of movie fans flock to Lithuania’s main international airport night to enjoy a drive-in cinema just metres away from planes which have been grounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Voting underway in Greece for European parliamentary election

Greeks cast their votes in the European parliamentary election at a polling station in Athens. Greece is one of the first countries to open its polling stations along with Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus as tens of millions of Europeans in 21 countries prepare choose their representatives. IMAGES

Lithuania: early voters cast ballots in presidential election

Lithuanians who can not vote this Sunday go to the polls for the first round of the presidential election. Favorite candidate Economist Ingrida Simonyte was thrust into the public spotlight when she was appointed to oversee biting austerity measures during the 2009 global financial crisis, which saw Lithuania’s economy shrink by nearly 15 percent. IMAGES of Lithuanians voting COMPLETES VID1342524_EN

Indian space agency launches 29 satellites into orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched into orbit an electromagnetic spectrum measurement satellite along with 28 other satellites.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-45 lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in southern India carrying the 436-kilogramme satellite, EMISAT, along with 24 satellites from the Unites States, two satellites from Lithuania and one each from Spain and Switzerland, according to ISRO.

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Ukrainian President Poroshenko welcomes Lithuanian counterpart

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomes the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, with an official ceremony at Mariinsky Palace in Kiev ahead of their official meeting. IMAGES

Pope Francis starts tour of Baltic nations in Lithuania

Twenty-five years after the visit of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis begins a tour of the Baltic countries starting in Lithuania, where he is warmly welcomed in Vilnius. However, revelations of child abuse continue to hang over the Church, with new revelations from Germany expected to coincide with the end of his trip.

Ceremony in Georgia for 10th anniversary of war with Russia

Georgia commemorates the 10th anniversary of the war with Russia. Georgian government officials and visiting foreign ministers from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, as well as Ukraine’s vice premier, attend a ceremony at the monument for Georgian soldiers killed in the 2008 war. IMAGES

Lithuania & Romania complicit in CIA torture program, EU court rules

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Lithuania and Romania participated in the CIA’s programme of secret black site detentions and also violated the prohibition on torture – by helping the Agency with interrogation of two al-Qaeda terror suspects.

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The Peter Schmeichel Show: Legendary goalkeeper explores World Cup host cities (Kaliningrad)

Peter Schmeichel’s tour of World Cup host cities in Russia continues – now the Great Dane is in Kaliningrad. The enclave city, tucked in-between Lithuania, Poland and the Baltic sea. In the city where England will play its ultimate group game vs Belgium, the legendary goalkeeper tries a few things he had never done before.

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Dizzying footage: Aerobatic teams dazzle spectators at China air show

World’s top aerobatic pilots continued their dazzling stunt performance three days into the Zhengzhou Air Show in central China’s Henan Province. The Sunday show featured the ANBO trio from Lithuania and the Yakovlevs from Britian.

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Basketball: Ball brothers ready to start Lithuania career

Flamboyant basketball dad LaVar Ball and his two of his sons are in Lithuania where the teenagers will begin their international pro careers. LiAngelo Ball, 19, and his younger brother LaMelo, who is 16, have held their first practice with basketball club Vytautas in the Baltic state’s town of Prienai.