NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion prompts revised Russia navy doctrine

Jul 27, 2015

NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion prompts revised Russia navy doctrine

Russia aims to boost the strategic positions of its navy on the Black Sea and seek to maintain an Atlantic and Mediterranean presence, according its latest naval doctrine, which has been revised over NATO’s “inadmissible” expansion. Published Sunday on the Kremlin website, an updated ...

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

Jun 17, 2015

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. “This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic ...

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

Jan 16, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

The United States eased decades of trade and financial restrictions on Cuba, opening up the country to U.S. telecommunications, construction and financial services in a slew of changes announced by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury. The new rules, effective on Friday, are ...

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Dec 18, 2014

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country on Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with its five-star insignia, the 83-year-old ...

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 10, 2014

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

More than a million Germans and people from around the world on Sunday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War. A spectacular 15-km-long string of 7,000 ...

Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 9, 2014

Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany marked 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and rock stars. Chancellor Angela Merkel led commemorations for those killed trying ...

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

| Oct 22, 2014

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

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Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In scenes reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops have combed the Stockholm archipelago since Friday for signs ...