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Pope Francis: Virgin Mary Stands by the ‘Deported’

Pope Francis has continued pushing his pro-immigration message in his trip to the Baltic states, urging his hearers to “receive” the stranger even when he threatens our security and well-being.

Pope Francis spreads incence on the alter during an open-air Mass at Santakos Park, in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Francis is paying tribute to Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near-extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during …

Pope Warns Lithuanians to Guard Against Anti-Semitism

KAUNAS, Lithuania — Pope Francis warned Sunday against any rebirth of the “pernicious” anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.

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Netanyahu Visits Lithuania, First Israeli PM Ever

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Thursday in Lithuania for a four-day visit during which he will also meet his Latvian and Estonian counterparts, local officials and the Jewish community.

NATO Holds Noble Jump Exercises Of VJTF Forces

Russian Hackers Target NATO Smartphones in Eastern Europe

NATO troops stationed near the Russian border have reported that Russian hackers are targeting their smartphones to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength, and intimidate soldiers,” the Wall Street Journal said in a report Wednesday.

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Original Lithuanian Declaration of Independence Discovered in Berlin Archive

VILNIUS (AFP) – A Lithuanian historian on Wednesday claimed to have found a rare original copy of the country’s 1918 act of independence, which reestablished the Baltic state after more than a century of Russian rule. Lithuanian officials responded with cautious applause,

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Thousands of Migrant Children Going Straight Into Govt Care on Arrival

Eastern European migrants are forcing local authorities to spend millions of pounds on providing care for their children in the face of calls for them to be repatriated to their parents’ home countries. The numbers have doubled in the past five years alone,

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NATO Risks Russia Run-In After Deployment Of British Forces To Baltic

Britain’s Defence Secretary has announced another deployment of British forces to Eastern Europe in a move that is sure to further sour relations between Russia and her Western neighbours. Although the deployment is small – 100 men deployed between Poland,

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Baltic Nations Demand UN Security Council Act Against Russia

The Baltic nations used their platforms at the UN Security Council to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the past 20 months, Russia has threatened the three former Soviet republics repeatedly, which has forced the governments to amp up security.

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Estonia to Build Fence on Russian Border

Estonia announced plans to build a fence on their border with Russia for extra protection. In the past year, the former Soviet republic often voiced fears they might be Russia’s next target after the Kremlin targeted Ukraine.