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Sunday April 3rd, 2022 night edition

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Seeking full energy independence from Russian gas, in response to Russia's energy blackmail in Europe and the war in Ukraine, Lithuania has completely abandoned Russian gas: Lithuania's gas transmission system has been operating without Russian gas imports since the beginning of this month.

This is confirmed by the data of the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid, which shows that on 2 April the import of Russian gas for Lithuania's needs through the Lithuanian-Belarusian interconnection was equal to 0 MWh.

All lithuanian gas demand is satisfied through klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

If necessary, gas can also be delivered to Lithuania via the gas link with Latvia, and from 1 May – through the gas link with Poland.

In these circumstances, Russia's demand to pay for gas in rubles is meaningless, as Lithuania no longer orders Russian gas and no longer plans to pay for it.

In response, Russian gas supply company Gazprom informed Amber Grid that it no longer wants to import gas from Russia via the Lithuanian-Belarusian link.

Gas in transit through Lithuania continues to be transported for the needs of Königsberg, but in a different technical mode than usual, ensuring only the transfer of the amount of gas required for transit. »

Lauren Boebert argues people should have to wait until age 21 to come out as LGBT+

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Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert has suggested an age limit of 21 before people be allowed to make “life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity”.

“We require people to be 21 to purchase [alcoholic] beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products,” Ms Boebert tweeted on Friday.

“Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?” »

Sacred land returned to Native tribe in Virginia

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Tribal land in Virginia was returned to the Rappahannock Tribe during a celebration hosted by the Department of the Interior Friday.

Fish and Wildlife Service in honor of the tribe's historic reacquisition of roughly 465 acres at Fones Cliffs.

"The Department is honored to join the Rappahannock Tribe in co-stewardship of this portion of their ancestral homeland. »

Sri Lanka declares emergency after violent protests over economic crisis

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COLOMBO, April 2 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a nationwide public emergency late on Friday following violent protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police and military on Thursday outside Rajapaksa's residence in a suburb of the capital, Colombo.

"The main issue Sri Lanka is facing is a forex shortage, and protests of this nature will hurt tourism and have economic consequences," Ranatunge said. »