Lithuania

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Three: Vilnius

Kai Humphries | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I myself am quite happily monogamous and spiritually bound to one lady, but the part of me that would like to live vicariously through Daniel on this excursion wants to fight him to the death. My disillusionment is inflated by the fact he spends his first hour of bedding down in his chambers perusing the tinder application every night before sleep consumes him...

Planet Appetite: The Sky's the Limit in Vilnius, Lithuania

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Around two and half hours from London, on a direct flight, Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is good value, and there's lot's to do, including flying a hot air balloon over the city.

A Grandfather's Grave

Robin Lustig | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

The grave must have lain untended and forgotten for more than 70 years. And now, just three days after honouring my grandmother Ilse at the scene of her death, here I am in the cemetery, honouring her husband, my grandfather. This is truly a journey back to my family roots.

Honouring Ilse Cohn (1897-1941)

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

On 29 November, 1941, my grandmother, Ilse Cohn, was shot here, in this field, by members of the Nazi death squad Einsatzkommando 3, under the command of a Swiss-born SS colonel called Karl Jäger. On that one day alone, they murdered 2,000 Jews who had been deported by train from Vienna and from my grandmother's hometown of Breslau. So I have come to honour my grandmother's memory. My mother was her only child and although Ilse had three brothers, she had no nephews or nieces. My brother and I, and my two children, are her only living relatives.

Peterborough Man Suffering From Amnesia Identified

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own name after being found in a park has been identified following an appeal by doctors. Me...

EU Students Cost UK Taxpayer £38m In Unpaid Student Loans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

European students are costing UK taxpayers £38m in unpaid student loans, with those from countries such as Romania and Lithuania racking up the bigge...

Europe's Best Children's Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The only voices that weren't heard were the ones of the marauding mountaineers themselves. Too young to comment? Maybe. Or perhaps they were just confused as to why there was an argument in the first place - 'We've got our own museums anyway.'

A Wake-up Call to Lithuania and Brussels to the Growth of Fascist Ideology and Anti-Semitism

Dr Efraim Zuroff | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Efraim Zuroff

This morning I woke up to a brilliantly sunny day here in Vilnius, Lithuania, and for the first time I can remember, I cursed the good weather. That is because I am in the Lithuanian capital to protest against today's neo-Nazi/ultranationalist march, one which is a stark reminder of the dark days of the Holocaust in this country...

Russia Is Losing Its Grip on European Energy Supply

David Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

Russia pulled off a major diplomatic coup in November by inducing Ukraine to abandon its proposed association agreement with the EU, the consequences of which are currently being played out on the streets of Kiev. But it would wrong to assume that Russia now calls all the shots in relations with its ex-Soviet neighbour...

Moving Part 2: Top Tips For Success

Nick Abbot | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Much to my amazement, and despite me looking REALLY hard for any signs of destruction, it seems that absolutely everything that the removal men were given charge of has arrived in the same condition that it was before they set about moving it.

Police Round On Roma Gypsies Camped In London's West End (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Romanian gypsies in London's West End, who have been begging and sleeping rough on the grass under Marble Arch, were the targets of a dawn raid by pol...

Need Something? Just Ask

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

In the West we have an inbuilt weakness. We don't want to impose. We don't want to put someone out. We just don't want to make a nuisance of ourselves.

Murder Investigation After Body Found In Flat In North Shields

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Detectives are questioning four people on suspicion of murdering a Lithuanian man whose body was found in a flat. Mantas Leonavicius, 22, was found...

Interview: Best-selling YA author Maggie Stiefvater

Ben Falk | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

U.S. author Maggie Stiefvater has sold over two million books worldwide, with hits including the Shiver series, The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys - YA stories with a fantasy twist.

Pictures Of The Day Live: 7th January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'Controlling' Husband Abducted, Tortured, Murdered And Buried Ex-Wife

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A controlling former husband has been jailed for life for kidnapping and murdering a woman who was snatched off a street as she walked to work. Vit...

Do Brits Drink More Than Anyone Else?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I realised that the big difference between the UK and other parts of the European Union is that drinking in Britain is a very public affair - its effects are visible on the streets - but in many parts of Europe the excessive drinking takes place behind closed doors with the long-suffering family.

WATCH: 'Blow Job' Photography Project Gets A Jaw-Dropping Video

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Comedy

In May, Lithuanian photographer Tadas Cerniauskas invited hundreds of people to have their pictures taken... while a wind machine was blasted into the...

WATCH: Lithuania Hosts Baby Crawling Competition

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Comedy

How good is your baby at crawling? As good as 11-month-old Victor Kasparas Abromavicius here? We're guessing he (or she) probably isn't - though no of...

Baltic Fashion Gets an International Platform with Kristina Goes West

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Kristina Goes West was founded in 2011 by Lithuanian-born Kristina Armonaitė to provide an international platform for exclusive, handmade designs from the Baltic region.

Mother Who Murdered Son Faces Extradition Over Second Baby Death

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

A woman convicted of murdering her newborn son is to face an extradition hearing over the death of another infant. Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, from Lith...

Clearly, There Was No German Economic Miracle

Peter Martindale | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The panic behaviour of the German Chancellor and French president, makes it plain to see that both countries are using the economic difficulties of other Eurozone countries and the restructuring of Europe, as a smoke-screen to hide their own systemic economic and social failures.

Real IRA Suspect Jailed For Trying To Buy Weapons

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

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Putin Sets Out Plan For Eurasian Union To Match EU

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Vladimir Putin has unveiled an ambitious plan to forge a new economic superpower from a clutch of former Soviet states. Writing in Izvestia, Russia...

Lithuanian Mayor Runs Over Parked Car With Tank

zoomin.tv | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

The mayor of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, has sent a clear message to people who had dared to park illegally by driving over a Mercedes-Benz with ...