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

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 28,625 Views 15 Comments

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
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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 38,291 Views 15 Comments

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

Nov 9th 2019, 12:11 PM 10,065 Views 23 Comments

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
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# Coo-ld War

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

Sep 14th 2019, 10:16 AM 9,636 Views 20 Comments

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 1:46 PM 9,969 Views 26 Comments

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

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,467 Views 27 Comments

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
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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 11,189 Views 16 Comments

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

Updated Oct 21st 2018, 1:44 PM 32,143 Views 57 Comments

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
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# Atomic Bong

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

Aug 11th 2017, 10:42 PM 30,389 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2017, 7:56 AM 6,359 Views 7 Comments

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

Dec 30th 2016, 9:40 PM 16,838 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Cold War Of Words

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:33 PM 15,695 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”.

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

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:53 PM 12,802 Views 67 Comments

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

Nov 28th 2016, 7:48 AM 10,640 Views 152 Comments

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
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# NO THAW IN RELATIONS

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

Nov 24th 2016, 8:38 PM 19,024 Views 34 Comments

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

Nov 9th 2016, 9:58 AM 12,250 Views 37 Comments

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"
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# Putin On A Strong Front

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

Oct 13th 2016, 8:22 AM 8,061 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.”

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

Oct 10th 2016, 1:48 PM 20,921 Views 71 Comments

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
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# War On Drugs

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

Aug 9th 2016, 8:32 AM 14,085 Views 16 Comments

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
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# Secrets And Spies

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

Sep 21st 2015, 8:15 PM 35,892 Views 26 Comments

This case was heard in court today.

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

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

Aug 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,813 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2015, 12:09 PM 12,403 Views 135 Comments

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

Jan 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 37,649 Views 49 Comments

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
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# Controversy

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

Dec 19th 2014, 9:51 AM 11,225 Views 9 Comments

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?
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# Cigar Diplomacy

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

Dec 18th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,224 Views 47 Comments

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

Dec 14th 2014, 4:30 PM 10,886 Views 22 Comments

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

Dec 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,285 Views 4 Comments

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

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
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In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,235 Views 40 Comments

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

Nov 8th 2014, 6:40 PM 19,540 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.

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

Oct 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,055 Views 173 Comments

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:19 PM 4,434 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.

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

Sep 15th 2014, 1:15 PM 53 Views 157 Comments

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

Aug 30th 2014, 1:14 PM 13,480 Views 219 Comments

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
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Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine

May 11th 2014, 7:21 AM 7,205 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”.

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

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

May 9th 2014, 6:31 PM 10,383 Views 253 Comments

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 10:37 PM 27,602 Views 247 Comments

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,330 Views 35 Comments

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:33 PM 27,092 Views 264 Comments

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,066 Views 4 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
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US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

Mar 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,380 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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