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Romanian president said his country has agreed to host missile interceptors as part of a new US defence shield. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

The plan was approved by the defence council and still needs parliamentary approval, said president Traian Basescu. (more…)

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is back on track, with the Irish voters who approved the 27-nation bloc’s plans for reform.

On Saturday, the electoral office said that 67.1 per cent of voters had said “yes”, reversing the win last year by the “no” campaign. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A preliminary deal has been signed by Poland with the US, concerning plans to host part of the controversial US defence shield. (more…)

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Short-range missiles and strategic bombers could be deployed by Moscow in Belarus, in response to a planned United States missile defence system in Europe, warned a Russian diplomat.

The stationing of ten US interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic would threaten Russia’s security, said Alexander Surikov, Russia’s ambassador to Belarus. (more…)

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The results of Iran’s missile tests prove that US plans for a defence shield in Europe are unnecessary, said Sergei Lavrov (photo, from medianews.ge), Russian foreign minister. (more…)

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A deal to base part of Washington’s controversial missile defence system in the Czech Republic has been signed in Prague, by Condoleezza Rice (photo), US Secretary of State. (more…)

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Despite opposition at home as well as in Russia, on Tuesday, the Czech Republic will sign a treaty to build a U.S. missile defense radar system on Czech soil. It is part of a defense shield supposed to protect the United States and European allies from “rogue states” like Iran.

In the Czech Republic, Washington wants to build the radar southwest of Prague, and put 10 interceptor rockets in Poland. (more…)

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