Berlin Airlift remembered, key moment in Cold War

Europe 05/12/19, 06:02

Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the invited guests of honor was 98-year-old U.S. pilot Gail Halvorsen, who dropped ...

Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a ‘subversive message’

Entertainment 05/04/19, 14:47

Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies.Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev three times in a six-month span to make the new film. He highlights Gorbachev's leadership during the reunification of Herzog's native Germany as well as ...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Politics 04/14/19, 06:49

It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current ...

‘Forbidden city’ tells Germany’s complex military history

Europe 03/09/19, 03:17

From the Kaiser, via the Nazis to the Soviets, the armies that occupied the "Haus der Offiziere," or officers' complex, south of Berlin, reflect the military history of Germany.Some 40,000 soldiers were stationed in the compound, known as the "forbidden city" because locals were rarely allowed in. It once featured ...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn’t want a new Cold War

Europe 03/01/19, 05:32

NATO's secretary-general has warned that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance.Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has been the cornerstone for arm control for decades.Stoltenberg said Friday ...

Update: US leaving arms control treaty with Russia

Politics 02/01/19, 08:49

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to pull out of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since the Cold War. The American withdrawal ...

US expected to announce treaty withdrawal as soon as Friday

Politics 01/31/19, 14:37

The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose demise some analysts worry could fuel a new arms race. An American withdrawal, which has been expected for months, follows years ...

‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Entertainment 01/22/19, 09:11

Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.Five nominees announced Tuesday include Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican memory masterpiece, "Roma," Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white period drama "Cold War" and Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki's child-poverty drama "Capernaum."Also in the running are ...

A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in ‘Cold War’

Entertainment 12/26/18, 12:36

Actress Joanna Kulig is making waves in Hollywood with her star-making turn in the romantic drama "Cold War."Critics have called the 36-year-old the "Polish Jennifer Lawrence" and compared her to 1960s-era Jeanne Moreau.In the film, which has been short-listed for a foreign language Oscar, Kulig plays a Polish singer named ...

Review: In ‘Cold War,’ a love exiled by communism

Entertainment 12/19/18, 17:07

It took "Aquaman" two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident in its hero's hands. Pawel Pawlikowski's latest, "Cold War," follows a doomed romance over 15 years and across much of mid-century Europe in a mere 88 minutes. And you're telling me the guy who can swim ...

‘Burning,’ ‘Cold War’ top ‘s best films of 2018

Entertainment 12/17/18, 13:09

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018.JAKE COYLE1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many of the year's best ...

Dukakis credits Bush with helping to end Cold War

Opinion 12/01/18, 14:11

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.R. Bush in the 1988 presidential election, said Saturday that his former political foe's legacy was his effort to help end the Cold War. "Obviously we disagreed pretty strongly on domestic policy and I wasn't thrilled with the kind of campaign he ...

Gorbachev lauds Bush for political abilities, character

Europe 12/01/18, 06:44

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his "deep condolences" to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death.Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the Cold War in the late 1980s and 1990s, and lauded the former president ...

Russia warns US against deploying new missiles to Europe

Europe 11/26/18, 07:33

A senior Russian diplomat warned Monday that the planned U.S. withdrawal from a Cold War-era arms control pact could critically upset stability in Europe.Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday that if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe after opting out of the treaty banning their use, it will ...

Cuban president arrives in Russia for economic talks

Europe 11/01/18, 14:58

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in Russia on Thursday for talks expected to focus on expanding economic ties between the two nations.As part of his three-day state visit, Diaz-Canel is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday.Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrives at Moscow's Government ...

NATO chief: Both sides expected to behave despite drills

Europe 10/30/18, 09:01

NATO's secretary-general said Tuesday he is confident that both the Western military alliance and Russia "will act in a respectable way" as the two sides hold drills in the same area in waters off Norway's coast.Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as he attended the Trident Juncture war games in his native ...

NATO chief says nuclear buildup unlikely despite US threats

Europe 10/24/18, 08:33

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he does not expect a nuclear buildup in Europe even as tensions rise over U.S. threats to pull out of a Cold War-era missile agreement amid allegations that Russia is violating the pact.The United States insists that Russia's 9M729 missile system contravenes the ...

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