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

by Karl Ritter

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 ...

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

Oct 2, 2014

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, incensed over Cuba’s deployment of troops to Angola, ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack the small island, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for ...

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sep 1, 2014

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air ...