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# Cold War

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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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
The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure
The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.
Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats
The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.
Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.
'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State
John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.
Married couple jailed for spying on Germany for more than 20 years
The couple left hidden messages for the Russian secret services in comments under YouTube videos.
GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars
Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?
Missile silos and Nazi bunkers have been converted into habitable homes, while other designers are focused on preparing shelters for surviving catastrophes.
Operation Midnight Climax: how the CIA secretly sent citizens on acid trips
It sounds like a wild conspiracy theory, or film script, but recently declassified documents exposes more about the bizarre project.
Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle
On 22 Feburary 1980 – 32 years ago today – America won an unlikely ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. This is the story of “the Miracle on Ice”.
TG4 to document Limerick man's help in KGB agent's prison break
Ex-British spy George Blake was sentenced to 42 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the Soviets during the Cold War.
In pictures: top spy gadgets of the 60s and 70s
From ‘turd’ transmitters to the classic camera watch, here are some of the top Cold War gadgets from the KGB and CIA.
World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it
Secret document revealed under 30-year rule shows Ireland had been assessed for the help it could provide in the case of a nuclear war threat.
In pictures: House, detached, with nuclear missile silo
This house comes with a seven-floor underground Cold War missile silo, launch control centre, and private runway. Oh, and it’s also bomb-proof.
Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again in Paris
One of the most prominent terrorists of the Cold War, Carlos the Jackal, is facing trial in France today over four deadly bombings in Europe in the 1980s.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
IKEA 'used Stasi prisoners for slave labour' - German report
Broadcaster WDR says documents from Stasi archives show ‘deep cooperation’ between IKEA and the East German government.
West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents
Documents released to Der Spiegel, days after the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall, show how West Germany wanted to avoid it.
Russia's Medvedev fulfills lifelong dream to meet Deep Purple
“I never imagined I would be sitting with you at this table,” gushed the heavy metal fan and Russian President upon meeting his idols at his country residence near Moscow.
Czechs not turned on by North Korea aphrodisiac offer
The Asian country wants to repay some Cold War debt – in ginseng.