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#Cold War

From TheJournal.ie CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s Coo-ld War

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.

From TheJournal.ie US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal Nuclear Arms

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Three men turned an underground nuclear bunker into a £2m-a-year cannabis factory Atomic Bong

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

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.’

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment Cold War Of Words This post contains videos

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses' Cold War Of Words

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro Cold War

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland (the country) sues 'aggressive' Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name NO THAW IN RELATIONS

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.

From TheJournal.ie Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US World Leaders React

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.

From TheJournal.ie Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric" Putin On A Strong Front

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia Cold War

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company Secrets And Spies

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

This case was heard in court today.

From TheJournal.ie The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of Billion Dollar Spy

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.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of... Putin The Boot In

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine Cold War This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mandy Rice-Davies --- a key figure in the 1963 Profumo affair --- has died, aged 70 Controversy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba? Cigar Diplomacy

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

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

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

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet Cold War

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?

From TheJournal.ie In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell Cold War This post contains videos

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

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

From TheJournal.ie Gorbachev: We're on the brink of a 'new Cold War' BERLIN 25

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence Terrorism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty" Withdrawal

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.

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

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine Deepening Crisis

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea Victory Day This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev Ukraine

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”.

From TheJournal.ie US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts Crimea Crisis

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.

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

“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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea Tit For Tat

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure No Deal

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats Crimea

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions Crimea Crisis

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.

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