News Vladimir Antonov, former chairman of Portsmouth football club and former director of Bankas Snoras AB; he and Baranauskas are wanted in Lithuania in connection with an alleged multimillion-pound fraud at a bank formerly controlled by Antonov

The former owner of Portsmouth Football Club faces trial in Lithuania over a £400 million bank fraud after failing to convince a judge that he could be killed if he was extradited.

Real IRA chief's brother in court over 'arms sting'

A Lithuanian court has begun hearing evidence in a trial against a suspected IRA dissident accused of trying to buy weapons and explosives there.

Wilshere's introduction puts England in the mood

England Under-21 3 Lithuania Under-21 0

Scotland must find home fire to keep hopes alive

New manager Levein's side are under pressure after failing to score away again

Miller draws a blank on night of little Scottish inspiration

Lithuania 0 Scotland 0

France and Italy confront World Cup hangovers, too

It's not just England needing a good start to Euro qualifiers, while it's more hope than expectation for other home nations

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Wilshere relegated to under-21s

Jack Wilshere's hopes of an extended run in Fabio Capello's squad received a blow yesterday when he was named in England's Under-21s squad for next month's European Championship double-header.

Scotland recall 40-year-old Weir for qualifiers

Craig Levein will rely on experience as he tries to guide Scotland through their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign after recalling 40-year-old David Weir and Paul Hartley, 33, to his squad. The pair have been brought back for the double header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein next month with Levein, the manager, wanting the veterans around as Scotland begin "playing for real".

Weir poised for Scotland return

David Weir is set to make a dramatic return to the Scotland team.

When the sun shines, the Baltics come into their own

A new online guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania aims to help travellers make the most of these beautiful countries. Here, the website's author, Claire Gervat, offers a taste of her insider's guide

Ireland's weakened economy provokes new abortion crisis

Women challenge government at European Human Rights Court on forced overseas terminations

Life through the lens of the young

A global photography competition to celebrate the UN's Youth Day gives new insights into the theme of city living

Questions Of Cash: 'Pay fraud on eBay left me £560 out of pocket'

Q. I recently listed a camera for sale on eBay. The item sold to a bidder in Lithuania and I received a PayPal payment. I telephoned eBay to check the transaction was legitimate: the operative told me everything was in order and it was OK to send the camera to Lithuania.

Rothlin turns on heat to cap stunning return

Switzerland's Viktor Rothlin broke after 25km (nearly 16 miles) to set up the most unlikely triumph in the men's marathon on a hot, humid day here at the European Championships yesterday.

Man shot by police faces murder trial

A Lithuanian man who was shot by armed officers in a supermarket hours before a woman's body was found will go on trial today charged with her murder.

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