Latest Cold War News

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

Feb. 10, 2019 12:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump administration officials say. Pompeo leaves Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe that will begin in Hungary and Slovakia...

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Feb. 7, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to the New Start treaty signals...

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

Feb. 1, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and a more assertive China. The move announced Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with U.S. allies...

The Latest: Trump pulls the plug on arms treaty with Russia

Feb. 1, 2019 10:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to pull out of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty (all times local): 10:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is pulling the plug on a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty...

US announces pullout from treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of nuclear arms control since the Cold War

Feb. 1, 2019 8:37 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US announces pullout from treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of nuclear arms control since the Cold War.

Kremlin expects US to pull out of INF treaty in coming days

Feb. 1, 2019 5:24 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says it is expecting the United States to officially notify it of its withdrawal from a key security treaty in the coming days. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty between Russia and the U.S. has been a cornerstone of arms control since the Cold War, and President Donald...

US expected to announce treaty withdrawal as soon as Friday

Jan. 31, 2019 11:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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,...

'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Jan. 22, 2019 7:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century romance...

Slain mayor led Polish city known for openness, Solidarity

Jan. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's port city of Gdansk, where the longtime mayor died Monday after being stabbed at a fundraiser, served as the setting for key events in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the Cold War's final days. The movement that played a pivotal role in...