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#Cold War

# cold-war - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'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.

# cold-war - Friday 1 February, 2019

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.

# cold-war - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'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.

# cold-war - Friday 11 August, 2017

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.

# cold-war - Friday 16 June, 2017

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.’

# cold-war - Friday 30 December, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Friday 23 December, 2016

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”.

# cold-war - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Monday 28 November, 2016

'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.

# cold-war - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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.”

# cold-war - Monday 10 October, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

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.

# cold-war - Monday 21 September, 2015

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

This case was heard in court today.

# cold-war - Saturday 8 August, 2015

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.

# cold-war - Friday 30 January, 2015

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

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

# cold-war - Thursday 1 January, 2015

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.

# cold-war - Friday 19 December, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Thursday 18 December, 2014

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

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

# cold-war - Sunday 14 December, 2014

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.”

# cold-war - Saturday 13 December, 2014

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?

# cold-war - Sunday 9 November, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Friday 17 October, 2014

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

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

# cold-war - Monday 22 September, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Monday 15 September, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Sunday 11 May, 2014

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”.

# cold-war - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Friday 25 April, 2014

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”.

# cold-war - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“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.

# cold-war - Thursday 20 March, 2014

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.

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.

# cold-war - Friday 14 March, 2014

'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.

# cold-war - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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.

# cold-war - Sunday 2 March, 2014

'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

# cold-war - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Married couple jailed for spying on Germany for more than 20 years

The couple left hidden messages for the Russian secret services in comments under YouTube videos.

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