Cold War

What started the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961?

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 - 11:06 GMT

Two days after the free passage between East and West Berlin was closed with barbed wire, the East German authorities began building the Berlin Wall.

Russia will target European countries if they host U.S. nuclear missiles - Putin

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 10:10 GMT

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would be forced to target any European countries that agreed to host U.S. nuclear missiles.

Pentagon slow to protect weapon systems from cyber threats -U.S. agency

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 01:20 GMT

Pentagon has been slow to protect major weapon systems from cyber attacks and routinely found critical vulnerabilities that hackers could potentially exploit.

U.S. Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's govt

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 02:40 GMT

Rand Paul said on Wednesday he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.

Despite tensions, Russia seeks U.S. help to rebuild Syria

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 - 12:40 GMT

Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria.

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting U.S.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 08:30 GMT

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States

UK police briefly cordon off area near Salibury poisoning

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Police briefly cordoned off part of the English city of Salisbury near where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned.

UK police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 - 10:00 GMT

In the southern English city of Salisbury counter-terrorism detectives stepped up their investigation into how people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.

Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes

Thu, 17 May 2018 - 11:28 GMT

Rights to the film were sold out across the world, according to Variety, with distributors FilmNation later posting on Facebook that it "has been a pretty good Cannes".

Russian spy chief says feels like Cold War is back

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 08:12 GMT

Russia's foreign intelligence agency chief Sergei Naryshkin said Washington's actions mean its possible to start speaking of a return to the Cold War.

U.N. chief warns another Cold War developing between Russia, U.S.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 - 06:08 GMT

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Russian and U.S. relations were deteriorating into a situation "similar to what we lived during the Cold War"

Europe must brake mounting nuclear arms race: Germany

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Europe must lead the way in pushing for nuclear disarmament after Washington proposed upgrading and expanding the United States' nuclear arsenal.

Israel's Netanyahu vows to fight 'Iranian curtain'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 04:20 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria.

George Smiley to return in le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 04:05 GMT

John le Carré’s iconic cold war spymaster will return after 25 years’ absence in le Carré’s new novel ‘A Legacy of Spies’ that will be published on September 7.

US-NKorea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 - 12:22 GMT

The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War

Ex-Russian Ambassador Kislyak: Lifting US sanctions on Russia "difficult"

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 - 02:27 GMT

Now-retired Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak said that the main topic of his conversation with former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynnwas counter-terrorism.

Vietnam's kidnapping of businessman reminiscent of Cold War movies-Germany

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 - 11:19 GMT

Germany asked a Vietnamese intelligence officer at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country as it believes he was involved in the kidnapping of a former oil executive.