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# cold-war - Saturday 26 December, 2020

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98
# George Blake
# George Blake

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 28,617 Views 15 Comments

Russian news agencies reported Blake’s death today.

# cold-war - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back
# John F Kennedy
# John F Kennedy

An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back

Dec 25th 2019, 2:32 PM 38,286 Views 15 Comments

“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” President Kennedy told the young girl on 28 October 1961.

# cold-war - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Merkel calls for 'human rights and tolerance' as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
# Cold War
# Cold War

Merkel calls for 'human rights and tolerance' as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 9th 2019, 12:11 PM 10,061 Views 23 Comments

Merkel herself grew up in East Germany and was a scientist working in Berlin on 9 November, 1989.

# cold-war - Saturday 14 September, 2019

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
# Coo-ld War
# Coo-ld War

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

Sep 14th 2019, 10:16 AM 9,602 Views 20 Comments

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

# cold-war - Friday 2 August, 2019

US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal
# Nuclear Arms
# Nuclear Arms

US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal

Aug 2nd 2019, 1:46 PM 9,967 Views 26 Comments

This comes after Washington launched the process to pull out of the INF treaty this year.

# cold-war - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism
# Fr Patrick Peyton
# Fr Patrick Peyton

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,401 Views 27 Comments

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

# cold-war - Friday 1 February, 2019

US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since Cold War
# Arms Race
# Arms Race

US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since Cold War

Feb 1st 2019, 2:24 PM 11,188 Views 16 Comments

The withdrawal follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 pact.

# cold-war - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A very dangerous step': Russian anger at Trump's plan to withdraw from nuclear weapons deal
# Cold War Era
# Cold War Era

'A very dangerous step': Russian anger at Trump's plan to withdraw from nuclear weapons deal

Updated Oct 21st 2018, 1:44 PM 32,136 Views 57 Comments

The US has accused Russia of breaking the terms of the treaty signed during the 1980s.

# cold-war - Friday 11 August, 2017

Three men turned an underground nuclear bunker into a £2m-a-year cannabis factory
# Atomic Bong
# Atomic Bong

Three men turned an underground nuclear bunker into a £2m-a-year cannabis factory

Aug 11th 2017, 10:42 PM 30,383 Views 46 Comments

The men have been jailed for between five to eight years.

# cold-war - Friday 16 June, 2017

From Russia, with no love lost as Kovalev storms off stage
# Cold War
From The42
# Cold War

From Russia, with no love lost as Kovalev storms off stage

Jun 16th 2017, 7:56 AM 6,358 Views 7 Comments

The Russian mocked Ward’s ‘Son of God’ nickname by referring to him as the ‘Son of Judges.’

# cold-war - Friday 30 December, 2016

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

Dec 30th 2016, 9:40 PM 16,808 Views 6 Comments

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.

# cold-war - Friday 23 December, 2016

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
# Cold War Of Words
# Cold War Of Words

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:33 PM 15,685 Views 69 Comments

The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

# cold-war - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'
# Cold War Of Words
# Cold War Of Words

Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:53 PM 12,798 Views 67 Comments

The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.

# cold-war - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
# Cold War
# Cold War

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

Nov 28th 2016, 7:48 AM 10,622 Views 152 Comments

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# cold-war - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Iceland (the country) sues 'aggressive' Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name
# NO THAW IN RELATIONS
# NO THAW IN RELATIONS

Iceland (the country) sues 'aggressive' Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name

Nov 24th 2016, 8:38 PM 19,019 Views 34 Comments

The Nordic country has taken the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

# cold-war - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US
# World Leaders React
# World Leaders React

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US

Nov 9th 2016, 9:58 AM 12,213 Views 38 Comments

A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.

# cold-war - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"
# Putin On A Strong Front
# Putin On A Strong Front

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"

Oct 13th 2016, 8:22 AM 8,057 Views 140 Comments

“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”

# cold-war - Monday 10 October, 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia
# Cold War
# Cold War

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia

Oct 10th 2016, 1:48 PM 20,912 Views 71 Comments

The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.

# cold-war - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold
# War On Drugs
From The42
# War On Drugs

Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold

Aug 9th 2016, 8:32 AM 14,080 Views 16 Comments

Elsewhere, Sun Yang came under attack after winning the men’s 200m freestyle.

# cold-war - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company
# Secrets And Spies
# Secrets And Spies

Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company

Sep 21st 2015, 8:15 PM 35,889 Views 26 Comments

This case was heard in court today.

# cold-war - Saturday 8 August, 2015

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
# Billion Dollar Spy
# Billion Dollar Spy

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Aug 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,737 Views 7 Comments

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

# cold-war - Friday 30 January, 2015

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...
# Putin The Boot In
# Putin The Boot In

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...

Jan 30th 2015, 12:09 PM 12,397 Views 135 Comments

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

# cold-war - Thursday 1 January, 2015

The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine
# Cold War
# Cold War

The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine

Jan 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 36,152 Views 49 Comments

Newly released documents show the Government had ‘no intention’ to get involved in the crew’s case against the UK.

# cold-war - Friday 19 December, 2014

Mandy Rice-Davies --- a key figure in the 1963 Profumo affair --- has died, aged 70
# Controversy
# Controversy

Mandy Rice-Davies --- a key figure in the 1963 Profumo affair --- has died, aged 70

Dec 19th 2014, 9:51 AM 11,219 Views 9 Comments

The controversy rocked the British political establishment at the height of the Cold War.

# cold-war - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?
# Cigar Diplomacy
# Cigar Diplomacy

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?

Dec 18th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,222 Views 47 Comments

Wondering what’s going on between the US and Cuba? Find out here…

# cold-war - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Near Misses: 'The US were lucky to get out of the Cold War without a nuclear detonation'
# Cold War
# Cold War

Near Misses: 'The US were lucky to get out of the Cold War without a nuclear detonation'

Dec 14th 2014, 4:30 PM 10,858 Views 22 Comments

“The problem with luck is that eventually it runs out.”

# cold-war - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet
# Cold War
# Cold War

Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet

Dec 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,234 Views 4 Comments

Have you heard about the time the US bombed itself by accident?

# cold-war - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
# Cold War
# Cold War

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,190 Views 40 Comments

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# cold-war - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Gorbachev: We're on the brink of a 'new Cold War'
# BERLIN 25
# BERLIN 25

Gorbachev: We're on the brink of a 'new Cold War'

Nov 8th 2014, 6:40 PM 19,534 Views 82 Comments

The 83-year-old has accused the West, particularly the US, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the USSR.

# cold-war - Friday 17 October, 2014

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence

Oct 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,047 Views 173 Comments

Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?

# cold-war - Monday 22 September, 2014

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:19 PM 4,430 Views 10 Comments

While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.

# cold-war - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

Sep 15th 2014, 1:15 PM 47 Views 157 Comments

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

# cold-war - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine
# Escalation
# Escalation

Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Aug 30th 2014, 1:14 PM 13,475 Views 219 Comments

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

# cold-war - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine
# Deepening Crisis
# Deepening Crisis

Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine

May 11th 2014, 7:21 AM 7,200 Views 93 Comments

The ballots are being held in provinces where insurgents hold more than a dozen towns. The US has said they “violate international law”.

# cold-war - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea
# Victory Day
# Victory Day

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea

May 9th 2014, 6:31 PM 10,379 Views 253 Comments

11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.

# cold-war - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev

Apr 25th 2014, 10:37 PM 27,596 Views 247 Comments

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

# cold-war - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,327 Views 35 Comments

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

# cold-war - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack
# Threat Of War
# Threat Of War

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:33 PM 27,086 Views 264 Comments

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# cold-war - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,061 Views 6 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

Mar 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,376 Views 191 Comments

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

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