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22nd Sep 2017

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US deploys missiles in Lithuania, plans sale in Romania

The United States temporarily deployed a battery of Patriot missiles in Lithuania, the defence ministry of the Baltic nation said on Tuesday. They are there for a Nato exercise, which ends 22 July. Meanwhile, the US State Department proposed to approve a sale of Patriot missile defence systems to Romania. "Romania will use the Patriot missile system to strengthen its homeland defence and deter regional threats," the State Department said.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

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