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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

- VILNIUS, Lithuania — U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday declined to confirm the specific deployment, but said, "We are here in a purely defensive stance

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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

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US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat

- By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday declined to confirm the specific deployment, but said, "We are here in a purely defensive stance

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US approves heavier weapons for Syrian Kurds

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US approves heavier weapons for Syrian Kurds

- VILNIUS, Lithuania — The Trump administration will provide heavier weapons to Syria's Kurds as they and their allies move closer to an attack on the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation, but it clashes with the Turkish government's view that the Syrian Kurdish group known as the YPG is an extension of Kurdish terrorist organization that operates in Turkey

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Top Kinahan associate arrested by armed police in Lithuania - Independent.ie

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Top Kinahan associate arrested by armed police in Lithuania - Independent.ie

- James Mulvey (40), who had been seen in the company of cartel figures in Dublin on a number of occasions before the capital’s gangland feud broke out last year, was arrested yesterday in Kaunas. The Birmingham thug is facing charges in relation to a major conspiracy to import a huge haul of drugs into Ireland a decade ago. Mulvey is wanted in connection with the 2007 seizure in Belgium of 20 kilos of cocaine, 365 kilos of cannabis and ten kilos of phenacetin, according to the European arrest warrant

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Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

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Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

- LONDON (Reuters) - England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday. Veteran Defoe, making his first appearance for nearly 3-1/2 years, fired lacklustre England ahead in the 21st minute at Wembley but Gareth Southgate's team struggled to finish off a Lithuania side who are 93 places lower in the FIFA rankings

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Armed police stand guard at Wembley to protect 90,000 fan descending on London

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Armed police stand guard at Wembley to protect 90,000 fan descending on London

- ARMED police have thrown a ring of steel around England’s clash with Lithuania at Wembley in the wake of Wednesday’s terror attack. Up to 90,000 fans are descending on the capital for the World Cup qualifier amid heightened security in the capital. And the Met confirmed a strong presence as armed police were pictured on guard before the Group F match

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England's Smalling out of Lithuania qualifier

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England's Smalling out of Lithuania qualifier

- Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is injured and will play no part in England's World Cup qualifier with Lithuania this weekend, the Football Association said on Friday. In his place Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson got his first senior England call-up for Sunday's match at Wembley. Smalling's exit however compounds England manager Gareth Southgate's defensive worries, with Chelsea's Gary Cahill, the captain in Wednesday's 1-0 friendly international defeat by Germany in Dortmund, suspended

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Seeking attention, Lithuania builds Tesla virtual factory

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Seeking attention, Lithuania builds Tesla virtual factory

- VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game. Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania "has plenty of skillful" people as well as

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Basket, Eurocup: il Lietuvos vola con Logan. Lo Zenit castiga Pianigiani

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Basket, Eurocup: il Lietuvos vola con Logan. Lo Zenit castiga Pianigiani

- David Logan, ex Sassari, in maglia Lietuvos Rytas . Eurocup. Dopo tre gare di Top16 di Eurocup sono tre le squadre ancora a punteggio pieno: Bayern Monaco, Lokomotiv Kuban e Valencia. Lo Zenit San Pietroburgo con una prova offensiva senza sbavature batte nettamente l’Hapoel Gerusalemme di Simone Pianigiani. Colpo del Lietuvos sul campo del Nizhny: decide l’ex sassarese David Logan, mvp di giornata. LA PARTITA DELLA GIORNATA — Per la

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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia’s Kalinigrad

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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia’s Kalinigrad

- Kalinigrad is a Russian exclave between Lithuania and Poland Lithuania has said it plans to use EU funds to erect a fence on its border with Russia’s highly militarised Kalinigrad exclave to boost security and prevent smuggling. The government plans to start construction of the 130-kilometre fence will start this spring and be finalised by the end of the year, Lithuanian interior minister Eimutis Misiunas told AFP

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  • Robot rockers lead Lithuania's street music day
    Robot rockers lead Lithuania's street music day

    , channelnewsasia.com

    VILNIUS: From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares on Saturday (May 20) to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide. On the hottest day of the year, the robot band played at a square in Vilnius, one of more than 100 spots hosting concerts by professional and amateur musicians, and proved particularly popular with children

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  • Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football
    Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    LONDON (Reuters) - England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday. Veteran Defoe, making his first appearance for nearly 3-1/2 years, fired lacklustre England ahead in the 21st minute at Wembley but Gareth Southgate's team struggled to finish off a Lithuania side who are 93 places lower in the FIFA rankings

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  • Lithuania courts Israeli ‘fintech’ companies
    Lithuania courts Israeli ‘fintech’ companies

    , jpost.com

    Eager to provide Israeli financial technology (“fintech”) startups with a gateway to European markets, the Bank of Lithuania is encouraging such companies to apply for the Baltic nation’s fast-tracked licensing program.The Bank of Lithuania is inviting Israeli fintech firms to apply for the country’s Start-up Visa, after kicking off the process at an event in Tel Aviv earlier this week. In addition to providing companies with a European base in Lithuania, the program promises to process their e-money license applications within three months – faster than anywhere else in Europe

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Health

  • Lithuanian vet service found no salmonella in Judex products - rep

    , baltictimes.com

    The Lithuanian Food and Veterinary Service did not find salmonella in the majority of its 230 product samples from frozen food manufacturer Judex, although six samples contained higher amounts of Coliform bacteria than permitted. "We have received 211 results. We have not established a single case of salmonella in them; however, six samples contained a higher content of E. coli," Mantas Staskevicius, acting chief of the Veterinary Division at the

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  • An unknown migrant route into EU runs through Lithuania
    An unknown migrant route into EU runs through Lithuania

    , aljazeera.com

    Pabrade, Lithuania - North of the Mediterranean and Balkan routes to Europe, some migrants and refugees have discovered an unknown route into the European Union through Lithuania's eastern borders. Despite Lithuanian border guards' efforts, criminal organisations continue to smuggle migrants from Belarus into Europe. Lithuania - the Baltic nation of three million people - is situated between Russian exclave Kaliningrad, Belarus, Poland and Latvia, making it a geographically convenient gateway

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  • NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press
    NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    MUNICH (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the rapid debunking of a claim that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission to Lithuania raped a teenage girl "underlines the importance of a free and independent media." The claim was made Tuesday in an anonymous email to a Lithuanian lawmaker and media outlets, but it was quickly investigated and found to be fake. Rasa Jukneviciene, a

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