Latest Cold War News

Czech arts collector, patron Meda Mladkova dies at 102

May. 03, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Meda Mladkova, a Czech arts collector, patron and historian who was an impassioned promoter of Frantisek Kupka and supported artists in communist Czechoslovakia while she was in exile behind the Iron Curtain, has died. She was 102. The Kampa Museum, a modern arts...

Madeleine Albright honored by Biden, other world leaders

Apr. 27, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veritable who's who of Washington's political and foreign policy elite gathered Wednesday to pay their last respects to the late Madeleine Albright, a child of conflict-ravaged Europe who arrived in the U.S. as an 11-year old girl and became America's first female secretary of...

Russia's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks in latest setback

Apr. 14, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, a guided-missile cruiser that became a potent target of Ukrainian defiance in the opening days of the war, sank Thursday after it was heavily damaged in the latest setback for Moscow's invasion. Ukrainian officials said...

The Moskva, sunk off Ukraine, served in wars hot and cold

Apr. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

The missile cruiser Moskva, named in honor of the Russian capital, was launched during the Cold War, saw service during conflicts in Georgia, Syria and Ukraine, and helped conduct peacetime scientific research with the United States. Now the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet has...

EXPLAINER: Russia is not a 'most favored nation.' What now?

Apr. 07, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress voting to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and ban the importation of its oil, President Joe Biden's action to tighten the U.S. squeeze on Russia's economy now can intensify. The action Thursday by the U.S. House and Senate to revoke...

UK charges guard at Berlin embassy with spying for Russia

Apr. 06, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A security guard at the British Embassy in Berlin has been extradited from Germany and charged with spying for Russia, U.K. police said Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police force said David Ballantyne Smith, 57, was sent back to Britain on Wednesday. He faces nine...

Russia war ends era of globalization that kept inflation low

Mar. 30, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

For decades, the free flow of trade across much of the world allowed the richest nations to enjoy easy access to low-priced goods and supplies. It meant solid economies and stable markets. And for households and businesses, especially in the United States and Europe, it meant an...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Mar. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 27 The Los Angeles Times argues that Ketanji Brown Jackson should swiftly be confirmed Americans who followed the four-day confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown...

Nuclear fears in US amid Russia-Ukraine war: AP-NORC poll

Mar. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s war on Ukraine has most Americans at least somewhat worried that the U.S. will be drawn directly into the conflict and could be targeted with nuclear weapons, with a new poll reflecting a level of anxiety that has echoes of the Cold War era. Close to...

Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies

Mar. 23, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeleine Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe who rose to become the first female secretary of state and a mentor to many current and former American statesmen and women, died Wednesday of cancer, her family said. She was 84. ...