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Lithuania capital launches provocative 'G-spot' tourism ads

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement

G-SPOT AD. Inga Romanovskiene, director of official tourism service Go Vilnius (R) and Indre Speciunaite (L) public relations project manager pose in front of a projection of a publicity campaign to promote tourism in Vilnius in Vilnius on August 7, 2018. Photo by  Petras Malukas/AFP

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Dec 31, 2014 - 8:16 PM

For a nation scarred by decades of Soviet occupation eurozone entry is an important step and symbol of deeper economic and political integration with the West Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says

A picture of Euro coins is screened in a shop window of a bank in Vilnius on December 27, 2014, as Lithuania will adopt the Euro on January 1, 2015. Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone will boost its security amid anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes. AFP PHOTO/ PETRAS MALUKAS

Filipino beaten by mafia agrees to settle; donates to charity

Dec 22, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Andy and Monika Hernandez were harassed by the local mafia in Lithuania But they ve decided to look at the incident in a positive light

Ukraine admits Russia sought EU pact delay

Nov 26, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Thousands of protesters prepared to gather in central Kiev for a third day of mass demonstrations against Ukraine s shock decision to scrap the landmark agreement

PROTESTS OVER DEAL. Protesters demanded that the government roll back last week's decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union. Photo by EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO