Cold War

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In his first comments on the incident, Putin referred to the poisoning...
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A man works to untangle the national flag flown from the Russian Embassy, after it became entangled on its staff at the embassy in London, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 14, 2018 - 5:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chilly level not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy...
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Police officers position a screen outside the vehicle recovery business "Ashley Wood Recovery" in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison former-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 13, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman has warned Britain against putting ultimatums to Russia, reminding the U.K. about its nuclear arsenal. Maria Zakharova said in televised remarks...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane to depart at the end of a five-country swing through Africa from Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, March 12, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 7:15 pm
ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain as part of a "certain unleashing of activity" by Russia that the United States is struggling to understand. He warned that the poisoning would "certainly trigger a response."...
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Military and ambulance forces work in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4,2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Former Russian security officers who were charged in Britain with the 2006 slaying of an ex-Russian agent have scoffed at the claims of Russian involvement in the poisoning of...
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FILE - This is a Feb. 4, 1945, file photo of from left, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin as they sit on the patio of Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea. Initially hailed as a major success, the conference later came to be viewed by some as the moment that the U.S. ceded too much influence to the Soviets and the trigger for the Cold War. (AP Photo/File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:00 am
By stunning the world after seven decades of war and enmity, the projected face-to-face rendezvous between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would immediately take its place in the historic pantheon of electrifying summits between sworn foes. From World War Two's Yalta...
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Visitor explore a new exhibition devoted to an anti-Semitic campaign in Poland in 1968 that was the main reaction of the communist regime in power at the time to a student rebellion in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 9, 2018. The exhibition is titled "Estranged: March '68 and its Aftermath" and is on display at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews through Sept. 24.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 09, 2018 - 9:18 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition opened Friday in Warsaw that looks at how 1968, a year of youthful rebellion across much of Europe and America, played out behind the Iron Curtain in Poland. In the West, young people protested the U.S. war in Vietnam, imperialism, sexism and racism,...
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South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. At left is North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 7:21 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea won the political gold medal at Pyeongchang just by showing up. But what's next? Kim Jong Un scored some badly needed publicity points by sending his little sister to the games and extending an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to come to...
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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, right, and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich, left, review an honor guard in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Shoigu is on a visit to Vietnam to boost military ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
January 23, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister has visited Vietnam, seeking to expand military ties with Moscow's Cold War-era ally. Sergei Shoigu hailed Vietnam as a "reliable longtime friend" during the talks in Hanoi. Russia's Defense Ministry quoted Shoigu as saying Tuesday that Moscow was ready to...
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