Latest Cold War News

John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

Jul. 16, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90. Stormer died on July 10 after an unspecified...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Cold War over, US and Russia need to solve problems together

Jul. 16, 2018 11:15 AM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Cold War over, US and Russia need to solve problems together.

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

Jul. 14, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said...

Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

Jul. 14, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the Baltic Sea — the same venue where two of their predecessors met in 1990. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto's office said the American and Russian leaders will hold their...

UK police say bottle was source of pair's Novichok poisoning

Jul. 13, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent said Friday that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for Novichok, a lethal substance produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and...

Finland: Trump-Putin summit to be at presidential palace

Jul. 13, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki, a palace that overlooks the Baltic Sea where the presidents' predecessors have met, officials in Finland said Friday. The...

A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present

Jul. 12, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, grew largely out of Cold War fears of Soviet aggression and expansionism following a communist coup in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet blockade of Berlin and other incidents. It also was meant to prevent the resurgence of nationalist...

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump...

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

Jul. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The steady drum of anti-German rhetoric from the United States, one of the country's traditionally closest friends, has people wondering whether to get ready for a messy breakup. First, it was then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign trail contention that Chancellor Angela Merkel was "ruining...

Condition of man hospitalized in poisoning improves

Jul. 10, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hospital officials say they've seen an improvement in a man poisoned in a nerve agent attack in southwestern England. Salisbury Hospital says Tuesday that Charlie Rowley has experienced a "small but significant improvement" and is now conscious. The 45-year old is in critical but stable...