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# Cold War

Last year
Quiz: How well do you know the end of the Cold War?
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this quiz.
Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin
Hundreds of mourners, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, lined up to file past Gorbachev’s open casket.
All time
British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98
Russian news agencies reported Blake’s death today.
An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back
“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” President Kennedy told the young girl on 28 October 1961.
Merkel calls for 'human rights and tolerance' as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
Merkel herself grew up in East Germany and was a scientist working in Berlin on 9 November, 1989.
CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.
US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal
This comes after Washington launched the process to pull out of the INF treaty this year.
'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism
Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.
US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since Cold War
The withdrawal follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 pact.
'A very dangerous step': Russian anger at Trump's plan to withdraw from nuclear weapons deal
The US has accused Russia of breaking the terms of the treaty signed during the 1980s.
Three men turned an underground nuclear bunker into a £2m-a-year cannabis factory
The men have been jailed for between five to eight years.
From Russia, with no love lost as Kovalev storms off stage
The Russian mocked Ward’s ‘Son of God’ nickname by referring to him as the ‘Son of Judges.’
The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all
In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.
Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.
Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'
The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.
'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.
Iceland (the country) sues 'aggressive' Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name
The Nordic country has taken the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US
A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.
Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"
“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”
Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia
The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.
Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold
Elsewhere, Sun Yang came under attack after winning the men’s 200m freestyle.
Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company
This case was heard in court today.
The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.
The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.
The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine
Newly released documents show the Government had ‘no intention’ to get involved in the crew’s case against the UK.
Mandy Rice-Davies --- a key figure in the 1963 Profumo affair --- has died, aged 70
The controversy rocked the British political establishment at the height of the Cold War.
Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?
Wondering what’s going on between the US and Cuba? Find out here…
Near Misses: 'The US were lucky to get out of the Cold War without a nuclear detonation'
“The problem with luck is that eventually it runs out.”
Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet
Have you heard about the time the US bombed itself by accident?
In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.
Gorbachev: We're on the brink of a 'new Cold War'
The 83-year-old has accused the West, particularly the US, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the USSR.
Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence
Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?
Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.
Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.
Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine
Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.
Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine
The ballots are being held in provinces where insurgents hold more than a dozen towns. The US has said they “violate international law”.
Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea
11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.
Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev
The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.
US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.
“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack
The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.