Latest Cold War News

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

Aug. 06, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed pneumonia...

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation'

Aug. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio...

'New Cold War': Russia and West vie for influence in Africa

Jul. 28, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian, French and American leaders are crisscrossing Africa to win support for their positions on the war in Ukraine, waging what some say is the most intense competition for influence on the continent since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

EXPLAINER: The Unification Church's ties to Japan's politics

Jul. 15, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unearthed long-suspected, little-talked-of links between him and a religious group that started in South Korea but has spread its influence around the world. Police and Japanese media have suggested...

Former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos dies at 79

Jul. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — José Eduardo dos Santos, once one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers who during almost four decades as president of Angola fought the continent’s longest civil war and turned his country into a major oil producer as well as one of the world’s poorest and most...

Live updates | Putin warns on NATO troops in Sweden, Finland

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning Finland and Sweden that if they welcome NATO troops and military infrastructure onto their territory, Russia will respond in kind. He said Wednesday that Russia will...

NATO to boost rapid reaction force, Ukraine military support

Jun. 27, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO allies will decide at a summit this week to increase the strength of their rapid reaction force nearly eightfold to 300,000 troops as part of their response to an “era of strategic competition," the military alliance's secretary-general said Monday. The NATO...

Danish ex-foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen dies at 80

Jun. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who was Denmark’s foreign minister for more than 10 years from the early 1980s and was considered one of the Nordic region's key politicians in the end phase of the Cold War, has died. He was 80. The conservative-liberal Venstre party, which...

'Worrying trend': Post-Cold War drop in nukes could be over

Jun. 13, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish arms watchdog says the world’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons are expected to increase in coming years, reversing a decline seen since the end of the Cold War. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said Monday that all nine...

McDonald's era in Russia coming to a close, restaurants sold

May. 19, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

McDonald’s is selling all of its restaurants in Russia 30 years after the burger chain became a powerful symbol of easing Cold War tensions between the United States and Soviet Union. The company shuttered hundreds of locations in March after Russia invaded Ukraine, which has cost...