Cold War

FILE - In this March 26, 1965 file photo, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who stepped into space from the Voskod-2 spaceship, speaks in Moscow, Russia. Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space, died in Moscow on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. He was 85. (AP Photo, File)
October 11, 2019 - 8:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and nearly didn't make it back into his capsule — has died in Moscow. He was 85. Russian space agency Roscosmos made the announcement on its website on Friday, without providing a...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and his wife Susan, right, are greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse and U.S. Consul General Sharon Hudson-Dean as they arrive aboard his plane in Sydney Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 3:14 am
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wants to deploy an intermediate range conventional missile in the Pacific region within months, now that the Trump administration has formally pulled out of a Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia. Esper, however, added that it will...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.NATO defense ministers begin a two-day meeting on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 25, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping enter a hall for the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping is on visit to Russia this week and is expected to attend Russia's main economic conference in St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
June 05, 2019 - 11:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two countries that were communist rivals during the Cold War. Xi called Putin his "close friend," noting that they have met nearly 30...
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Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen attends a ceremony to dedicate the baseball and softball field of the Berlin Braves baseball team in 'Gail Halvorsen Park' in Berlin , Saturday, May 11, 2019. Halvorsen is known as the "Candy Bomber," "Chocolate Pilot," and "Uncle Wiggly Wings," for the small candy-laden parachutes he dropped from his aircraft to children during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 4:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the invited guests of honor was 98-year-old U.S. pilot...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 file photo, actress Judi Dench poses during a photo call for the film "Victoria And Abdul" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage _ but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," released in Britain and the U.S. on Friday, April 19, 2019, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come knocking, accusing her of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, file)
April 18, 2019 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," to be released Friday in Britain and the United States, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come...
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This combination of images shows, from left, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. The Trump administration on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism." (AP Photos)
April 17, 2019 - 5:49 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed...
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April 15, 2019 - 9:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks after his talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov during a news conference, at the Council of Ministers headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo)
March 01, 2019 - 3:13 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a point as he speaks at the plenary session of the Business Russia forum in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to the New Start treaty...
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