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Five things to watch at the Olympics on Saturdayupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:50:00

Track and field competition revs up on Saturday, but not before swimmers -- among them, the most decorated Olympian of all time -- make one final splash in the pool. Here are five things to look for Saturday at the 2012 London Games:

The new celebrities of the Olympic gamesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:50:00

Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and Missy Franklin are the breakout stars at the 2012 games. Showbiz Tonight has more.

Coe: 'Not sure' Phelps greatestupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 21:30:00

Former Olympian and chairman of the 2012 Olympics Sebastian Coe discusses Michael Phelps' legacy with Piers Morgan.

Your father, yourself: 4 women look back on their dadsupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:05:00

He was probably your first pair of male arms, and, like it or not, the most influential man you'll ever meet. These daughters reflect on the subtle and not-so-subtle ways their fathers shaped them.

The forgotten story of Zambia's Jewish settlersupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 05:58:00

The city of Livingstone, in Zambia, is located just 10 kilometers from the spectacular Victoria Falls. Its proximity to the falls makes it a tourist destination, but it also boasts an almost-forgotten past as the home of one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Africa.

Zambia's investment in infrastructureupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 05:58:00

CNN's Errol Barnett travels to visits Livingstone, Zambia where investment in infrastructure is aiming to boost tourism.

The Mad, mad world of Al Jaffeeupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:41:00

"Draw something," Abraham Jaffee was told.

Romania denies hosting secret CIA prisonsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:05:00

Romania insisted Wednesday there was no evidence it had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the United States' "global war on terror" after September 11, 2001.

Council of Europe demands truth on CIA 'black sites'updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 00:21:00

The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

Germany qualify for Euro 2012; Netherlands embarrass San Marinoupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 20:01:00

Germany have become the first team to qualify for next year's European Football Championships after thrashing Austria 6-2 in Gelsenkirchen.

Planes collide during training in Lithuaniaupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 11:15:00

A French Mirage 2000 jet fighter collided with a Lithuanian plane during a training mission Tuesday in Lithuania, the French Defense Ministry said.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Nineteen thoughts from 2011's FIBA U19 World Championshipsupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 19:56:00

RIGA, Latvia -- All quiet here on the morning after the FIBA U19 World Championships, except for the footsteps of scattered tourists making their way over the cobblestones, admiring the Medieval and Gothic architecture. Riga is Europe's more underappreciated destinations, a beautiful Baltic capital famous for its Old Town (where I'm sitting outside, writing my final missive), its wealth of Art Nouveau buildings in the city center, and its night-time mix of sprawling summer beer gardens and sweaty Euro-clubs. Its latitude is so far north that it only gets truly dark for a few hours each day, and so the drunks go home around 6 a.m. and give way to the camera-toters only a few hours later.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Lack of star power contributes to U.S. team's surprising loss to Russia at U19 Worldsupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 02:09:00

RIGA, Latvia -- Outside the Arena Riga press room, after the U.S. suffered a stunning 79-74 loss in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U19 World Championships, one of the Russian-speaking writers stopped me and said while smiling, "This has to be really humbling for you guys, no?"

Spain and Netherlands remain 100 per cent in Euro qualifiersupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 18:03:00

World Cup finalists Spain and Netherlands both retained their 100% records in Euro 2012 qualifying on Tuesday, although neither nation had things their own way against Hungary and Lithuania respectively.

United States crowned world championsupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 17:24:00

The United States are the new world basketball champions after a comfortable 81-64 victory over host nation Turkey in Istanbul on Sunday.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Fast Breaks: USA vs. Lithuaniaupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 17:39:00

Team USA is now one win away from their first World Championship gold medal after routing Lithuania 89-74 behind a U.S.-record 38 points from Kevin Durant.

United States to face Turkey in world basketball finalsupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 16:49:00

The United States will face Turkey in the finals of the world basketball championships after defeating Lithuania 89-74 Saturday.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Gold in reach for young Team USAupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 14:57:00

The criticism has come in waves for Team USA, and each time it has responded.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: This isn't 1992: Road to gold won't be smooth for Team USAupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 12:47:00

There is still a prevailing belief among some Americans that any country that dares to take the floor against the U.S. basketball team should be blown right back off it. They remember 1992, when the Dream Team of Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson walked over the world by an average of 43.8 points per game at the Barcelona Olympics. This is our sport, they reason in bars across the country. No one should be able to touch us.

Traveler's funny twist on 'bucket lists'updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 07:46:00

Catherine Price is in Lithuania, but her luggage is in Latvia -- maybe.

The Holocaust in Lithuania: One man's crusade to bring justiceupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 14:13:00

Efraim Zuroff's great-uncle was kidnapped in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 13, 1941, by a gang of Lithuanians "roaming the streets of the city looking for Jews with beards to arrest."

Nazi hunter visits Lithuaniaupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 14:13:00

Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center, visits Lithuania, where his relatives were killed during WW II.

Lithuania denies report it hosted secret CIA prisonsupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 13:00:00

Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected a report from lawmakers saying the country had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the "war on terror."

Lithuania hosted CIA sitesupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 13:00:00

A report by Lithuanian lawmakers says the CIA operated two "black sites" on its soil. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

SI.com: Jeff Pearlman: In a regular rec league, a gem of a hoop dream is discoveredupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 15:52:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- On Thursday nights here at the A.E. Mascaro Unit of the Boys & Girls Club, an athletically unexceptional gaggle of men gather to play a brand of pickup basketball one would indisputably describe as "bad."

CNNMoney: Want lots of vacation? Move to Lithuaniaupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 16:33:00

Here's one reason to move to Lithuania: Eight weeks of time off.

CNNMoney: U.S. broadband lags Asian nationsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:06:00

South Korea leads the world in providing broadband services, according to a study released on Thursday. The United States did not make the top 10.

World champs Italy step up title defenseupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 22:27:00

World champions Italy opened a two-point gap in World Cup qualifying Group Eight ahead of Wednesday's home clash against nearest challengers Republic of Ireland in Bari.

Anelka blow for French World Cup hopesupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 13:38:00

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka dealt French World Cup ambitions a blow on Monday when he withdrew from a critical qualifying double against Lithuania with a toe problem.

Striker Gignac earns first France call-upupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:09:00

Toulouse striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has been handed his first call-up to the France squad for their two World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania.

France hit back to secure draw in Romaniaupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 17:25:00

France threw coach Raymond Domenech a lifeline by battling back to secure a 2-2 draw against Romania in their World Cup qualifying match in Constanta on Saturday night.

Russian Silnov wins high jump goldupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 13:47:00

Andrey Silnov of Russia won the men's high jump at the Beijing Olympics by clearing 2.34 meters without a miss to secure the gold, before failing three times at 2.42.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: What to watch for today in Beijingupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 13:04:00

Usain Bolt makes the impossible seem commonplace. His running has been so spectacular here that he has forced hard-traveled track scribes to consider the question: Can Bolt break Michael Johnson's 12-year-old record in the 200? The time to beat is 19.32.

SI.com: Alexander Wolff: Redeem Team stays on messageupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 10:13:00

A message awaited members of the U.S. team a few hours ago, as they boarded the bus for Tuesday afternoon's practice at Beijing Normal University. On every seat someone had left a piece of paper that read, TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED [0-0].

Rangers exit Champions League in Lithuaniaupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 16:25:00

Scottish giants Rangers slumped to a shock European exit when Linas Pilibaitis gave FBK Kaunas 2-1 a aggregate win in their Champions League second qualifying round tie in Lithuania.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Tempo a potential bugaboo for Team USAupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 15:09:00

At every major international tournament, the competition finds one chink in the Americans' armor and tries to exploit it.

Russia complete build-up with victoryupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 17:14:00

Russia have completed their build-up for the Euro 2008 finals with a comfortable 4-1 win over Lithuania in Burghausen, Germany.

Christmas Spiritupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 10:34:00

CNN's Richard Quest begins his search for Christmas spirit in Lithuania to switch on the Christmas lights.

CNNMoney: Bombardier orders inspections after crashesupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 23:56:00

Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier has asked airlines to inspect its Q400 aircraft after two of the planes, operated by Scandinavian Air, crash-landed in Europe this week.

Scots miss Miller for Euro dates updated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:04:00

Striker Kenny Miller dealt Scotland a blow on Tuesday when he was ruled out of their forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers because of a hamstring injury.

Quagliarella double on Italy debutupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 14:11:00

Two superb strikes from Fabio Quagliarella on his first start gave Italy a 2-0 win over Lithuania in a Euro 2008 Group B qualifier on Wednesday.

Italy recall for cup hero Inzaghiupdated: Mon May 28 2007 05:16:00

AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi returned to the Italy squad on Monday for the Euro 2008 qualifying games in Faroe Islands and Lithuania.

Lithuania condemn 'racist' bannerupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 09:56:00

Police have launched a formal investigation into the brandishing of a racist banner by home fans during Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against France, the Lithuanian Football Federation said Monday.

Beattie hits late Scottish winnerupdated: Sat Mar 24 2007 13:40:00

Craig Beattiie's 89th minute goal gave Scotland's new coach Alex McLeish a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Georgia and kept the Scots out in front in Group B of the European Championship qualifiers.

Diaby and Diarra get France chanceupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 10:05:00

Arsenal's Abou Diaby and Chelsea's Lassana Diarra were among four newcomers called up by France coach Raymond Domenech on Thursday for a Euro 2008 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Austria later this month.

Tomasson double defeats Australiaupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 17:24:00

Jon Dahl Tomasson struck twice as Denmark comfortably beat Australia 3-1 at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Govou double gives France revengeupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 14:40:00

France turned the tables on World Cup winners Italy with a 3-1 victory in a pulsating Euro 2008 Group B qualifier in Paris on Wednesday.

France rebound with impressive winupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 12:03:00

World Cup runners-up France began the post-Zinedine Zidane era in impressive fashion by crushing Georgia 3-0 in their opening Euro 2008 qualifier.

Defender Dragutinovic is big doubtupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 09:13:00

Sevilla defender Ivica Dragutinovic is set to miss Serbia & Montenegro's World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Bosnia after suffereing an injury at the weekend.

Luque goal gives Spain narrow winupdated: Sat Jun 04 2005 17:45:00

A devastating second-half strike from substitute Albert Luque gave Spain a narrow 1-0 home win over Lithuania.

Villa comes into Spanish cup squadupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 08:31:00

Real Zaragoza striker David Villa has been drafted into Spain's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Bosnia, after Raul Tamudo was forced to drop out because of injury.

'Piano Man' still not identifiedupdated: Thu May 19 2005 04:06:00

British authorities trying to identify a mute pianist found wandering on a beach have been given more than 300 possible names, but have yet to establish his identity.

Russia, NATO sign military dealupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 07:13:00

NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have signed an agreement that will allow joint military exercises and eventually a joint military capability.

Group seven leaders grind out drawupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 16:50:00

Spain's World Cup qualifying hopes are in the balance after being held to a goalless draw by Group Seven rivals Serbia and Montenegro in Belgrade.

Lithuania hopes dealt a big knockupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 15:56:00

Marius Stankevicius scored the equalizer in the 61st minute Wednesday to help Lithuania earn a 1-1 draw with host Bosnia in a European World Cup qualifier.

Israel go joint top after victoryupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 14:17:00

Israel scored a scrappy 2-1 victory over Cyprus on a wet night to join Ireland and France on eight points at the top of European Group Four.

Serbia top group as Spain are heldupdated: Wed Oct 13 2004 16:27:00

A 5-0 win over San Marino moved Serbia and Montenegro to the top of World Cup qualifying group five as Spain were held to a goalless draw by Lithuania in Vilnius.

Spain worried by Lithuanian pitchupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 07:20:00

Spain will hope to overcome an unconvincing start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with a confident performance against Group Seven leaders Lithuania.

Spain prove too strong for Belgiumupdated: Sat Oct 09 2004 17:57:00

Quick-fire goals from strikers Albert Luque and Raul gave Spain a 2-0 win over nine-man Belgium in their World Cup Group Seven qualifying tie.

Yeste and Xavi called up by Spainupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 08:50:00

Spain coach Luis Aragones has called up midfielders Fran Yeste and Xavi and dropped Real Madrid's Ivan Helguera and Fernando Morientes for his side's World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Lithuania.

Del Piero ruled out for two weeksupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 14:46:00

Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has been ruled out for two weeks with an Achilles tendon injury.

Where best to base your businessupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 22:15:00

If you are looking for a place to start a new business you may want to consider either Slovakia or Colombia for a new office.

Spain struggle to a draw in Bosniaupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 14:42:00

Spain were fortunate to take a point from their opening World Cup qualifier when they scraped a barely deserved 1-1 draw with Bosnia in a Group Seven match in Zenica.

U.S. women clinch basketball titleupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 11:04:00

The United States at least retained one of their Olympic basketball titles as the American women beat Australia 74-63 in the gold medal match.

Adamkus wins Lithuania voteupdated: Sun Jun 27 2004 19:06:00

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus, who guided the ex-Soviet, pro-West republic into the European Union and NATO, has won the Baltic nation's presidential election over Peasants' Party leader Kazimira Prunskiene.

Discovering new Europe -- by nightupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 09:14:00

I am on the wrong side of 40 and probably too old to be going out with students pub-crawling and clubbing.

European Quest: Your viewsupdated: Sun Apr 25 2004 10:19:00

For two weeks, Richard Quest and his team are traveling around countries about to join the European Union on May 1. We asked for your views. The following are a selection of your e-mails.

Lithuania lawmakers sack presidentupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 10:22:00

Lithuania's parliament voted Tuesday to remove President Rolandas Paksas on charges he illegally granted citizenship to a Russian businessman who contributed to his campaign.

Larger NATO facing 'new threats'updated: Fri Apr 02 2004 02:26:00

Seven eastern European countries have been welcomed into NATO as the military alliance said it was turning its attention to new challenges and threats.

EU embarks on expansionupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 07:21:00

Europe is on the verge of a period of dramatic growth.

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

--JAMES A. THURBER, 49, a political science professor at American University, on why the Clinton Administration will include lobbyists in spite of its campaign rhetoric: ''You don't want a governme...

Fortune: WHY MIKE MILKEN MUST FEEL GOODupdated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

Convinced the giddy 1980s had finally ended, small investors moved out of junk bond mutual funds less than two years ago. Now the high-yield, high-risk issues look good again. Hungry for more than ...

Fortune: OPPORTUNITY IN THE BALTICS Free again, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania must switch to a market economy -- fast. They're out to beupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

FROM THE HOT WAR of the 1940s through all the Cold War years, the three Baltic states have remained almost a fixation in certain quarters of what we used to call the free world. In Western Europe a...

Fortune: THE WEST RETHINKS SOVIET AIDupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

The remaining shreds of President Gorbachev's image as a reformer seem to have vanished. In a letter to the Moscow News, his top economic adviser, Nikolai Petrakov, described the Communist Party cr...

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