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US-made Patriot ground-to-air missiles deployed in Lithuania for NATO drills

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
US-made Patriot ground-to-air missiles deployed in Lithuania for NATO drills

NATO advance force battalion group (EFP) is pictured during an International exercise “Iron Wolf 2017 /Saber Strike 2017′ in Stasenai on June 20, 2017. (AFP photo) A battery of the US-made Patriot ground-to-air missiles has been deployed in Lithuania as the NATO military alliance is readying for war games near the […]

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US deploys advanced missile system to Lithuania near Russia

July 10, 2017 10:30 pm
US deploys advanced missile system to Lithuania near Russia

US troops demonstrate a launching station of the Patriot missile system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland in 2015. (AFP photo) The US has deployed the Patriot missile system to Lithuania to be used in NATO military drills, the first time the advanced missiles have been sent to the […]

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Lithuania hails arrival of German NATO battalion

February 8, 2017 3:00 pm
Lithuania hails arrival of German NATO battalion

German soldiers attend a ceremony to welcome the German battalion being deployed to Lithuania as part of NATO deterrence measures against Russia in Rukla, Lithuania, on February 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) NATO has deployed hundreds of German troops to Lithuania as part of its multinational battalion aimed at bolstering […]

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Poland, Lithuania won’t host new secret CIA rendition prisons

January 27, 2017 10:22 am
Poland, Lithuania won’t host new secret CIA rendition prisons

This file photo shows the training center of the Lithuanian State Security Department, the country’s domestic intelligence agency, in Antavilis near Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Reuters) Poland and Lithuania have announced that they would not allow the United States to locate new secret detention facilities on their soil in case […]

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New Lithuanian cabinet of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis sworn in amid defense, social fears

December 13, 2016 10:30 pm
New Lithuanian cabinet of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis sworn in amid defense, social fears

Lithuania’s new Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis speaks during a session of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, in Vilnius on December 13, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The cabinet of Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has been sworn into office in the country’s parliament following the surprise election victory of […]

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Agrarian contesters claim victory in Lithuania runoff elections

October 24, 2016 11:00 am
Agrarian contesters claim victory in Lithuania runoff elections

Lithuanian Peasant and Green’s Union party Chairman Ramunas Karbauskis speaks to the media in Vilnius, October 23, 2016. (Photo by AP) The Lithuanian political party representing farmers and environmentalists has claimed victory in runoff parliamentary elections, which saw voters reject the ruling Social Democrats. The Peasants and Green Union is […]

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Lithuania ruling party loses first round of parliamentary vote

October 10, 2016 3:57 pm
Lithuania ruling party loses first round of parliamentary vote

Lithuanian Prime Minister and leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Algirdas Butkevicius and his wife cast their ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections on October 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Lithuania’s ruling party of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has finished third in the first round of parliamentary […]

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Lithuanians vote in 1st round of parliamentary elections

October 9, 2016 2:30 pm
Lithuanians vote in 1st round of parliamentary elections

People in Lithuania are heading to the polling stations to cast their ballots in the first round of parliamentary elections. Nearly three million people are expected to vote to elect members of the 141-seat parliament. A total of 16 political parties are participating in the elections, but only five to […]

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Lithuania

December 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Lithuania (Lietuva in Lithuanian), country in northeastern Europe. Along with Latvia and Estonia, two countries to the north, Lithuania is one of the Baltic states, and the largest of the three. Vilnius, the capital and largest city of Lithuania, is located in the southeastern portion of the country near the border with Belarus. […]

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