On 21 August at an extraordinary meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council Linas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, together with his colleagues from other EU Member States discussed situation in Egypt and the position and steps to be taken by the EU in response to the on-going crisis in the country.

Water at nearly all of Europe's beaches – and most of its rivers and lakes – are clean enough to swim in. And the quality is improving.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Her Majesty Elizabeth II on the birth of the first child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Philippe has become the seventh King of the Belgians, following the abdication of his father King Albert II after 20 years on the throne.

Security minister says Panama plans to hand over ship and its content to United Nations representatives for inspection.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to five years in jail for theft and embezzlement.

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.



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