Cold War

In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Three Seconds" tells...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, attend a meeting while visiting the Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Troops of the Peter the Great in Balashikha, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era arms nuclear pact. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact and harboring aggressive intentions, and pledged to fend off any potential threats at a fraction of the U.S. cost. Putin, speaking during a meeting with the top military...
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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command center in Honolulu on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. A siren blared across Hawaii on Friday for the first time since the end of the Cold War in an effort to prepare tourists and residents for a possible nuclear attack from North Korea. The state is the first to bring back the Cold War-era warning system, Hawaii emergency management officials said. The wailing siren sounded for a minute after the usual testing of the steady alert for tsunamis and other natural disasters that Hawaii residents are used to hearing. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
December 01, 2017 - 8:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials were checking if sirens intended to alert tourists and residents to a possible nuclear attack from North Korea malfunctioned or were not loud enough Friday after the first test of the warning system since the end of the Cold War was barely heard at one of the state'...
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This combination of images made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations Command shows a North Korean soldier running from a jeep and then shot by North Korean soldiers in Panmunjom, North Korea, before collapsing across the border in South Korea. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 5:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining,...
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Pope Francis poses with participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Vatican hosted Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 1:58 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons. Francis welcomed Nobel laureates,...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France's president urged world leaders to work together, while America's emphasized nations' own sovereignty. And U.N...
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September 18, 2017 - 9:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Dissension and conflict are at their highest levels since the Cold War and cooperation among nations has become more difficult in a world that is more interdependent than ever, France's top diplomat said Monday as global leaders gathered at the United Nations. French Foreign...
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This Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 photo shows the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco. The United States is retaliating against Russia by forcing closure of its consulate in San Francisco and scaling back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York. The State Department says move is in response to the Kremlin forcing a cut in U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 31, 2017 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the United States abruptly ordered Russia on Thursday to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York, intensifying tensions between the former Cold War foes. Washington gave Moscow 48 hours to comply. The...
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Toby Clairmont, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's executive officer, shows new informational materials to a reporter in Honolulu on Friday, July 21, 2017. Hawaii announced a new public education campaign to prepare for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
July 21, 2017 - 9:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 1945 file photo, from left, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Russian Marshal Josef Stalin meet at the Livadia Palace gardens in Yalta. When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch. For decades, summits between leaders of the world powers have been heavily anticipated affairs in which every word, handshake and facial expression is scrutinized. (AP Photo, File)
July 07, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch. For decades, summits between leaders of the world powers have been heavily anticipated affairs in which every word, handshake and facial expression is scrutinized. President Donald Trump's first face-to-...
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