President Michael D Higgins meets his Lithuanian counterpart  Dalia Grybauskaite during his two day visit to Lithuania. Photograph: Maxwells.

The European Union must find a solution to keep an open Border on the island of Ireland as people should not be separated in peaceful times, Lithuania(...)

Delegates pose for the group shot at the Women Political Leaders conference in the Seimas, Vilnius. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

The key to future prosperity is attracting girls and women into careers in the digital area and also into science, technology, engineering and maths, (...)

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Areas of the Baltic Sea and its airspace were closed on Wednesday due to planned Russian missile tests, the day after three leaders from the region s(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with French president Emmanuel Macron: expressed solidarity with Britain days after the attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Several European governments moved closer on Friday to expelling Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain, which ordered out 23 “undeclared (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin watches the Zapad-2017 war games with minister for defence Sergei Shoigu (left) and chief of the general staff of Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov (second right) in Leningrad, Russia. Photograph:  Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin watched his country’s military take part in the major “Zapad” war games on Monday, amid continuing concern from Nato (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence delivering a speech on a visit to Nato troops in Estonia on Monday. He heard warm praise for the US sanctions on Russia during talks with leaders of the three Baltic states. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

As Moscow expels hundreds of US diplomats in angry response to new sanctions, Washington’s move is also exposing deep divisions in the European Union (...)

US defence secretary James Mattis  talks with a German and a Lithuanian soldier during a visit to Lithuania on Wednesday. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

The US will send more weaponry to defend allies in the Baltic states if Russia steps up its already “destabilising” actions in the region, Pentagon ch(...)

Allies: Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite (centre) and Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen,  welcome  a Nato battalion in Rukla, Lithuania, on Tuesday. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty

Russia and Nato member states have accused each other of threatening behaviour amid a continuing build-up of military hardware, troops and manoeuvres (...)

Donald Trump casts a long shadow. Even an EU summit in Malta on Friday preoccupied with the flow of migrants from Libya and with Brexit, could not esc(...)

Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite and US vice-president Joe Biden during a joint press conference after  their meeting in Riga on Tuesday. Photograph:  Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden has assured the Baltic states that Washington would honour its Nato commitment to defend any member nation that was attack(...)

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