Latest Cold War News

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

Jul. 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of...

NATO sees no sign of Russian complying with missile pact

Jul. 5, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia is showing no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty. Following talks with the Moscow's envoy less than a month before the pact expires, Stoltenberg said Friday that "we didn't see any sign of Russia being willing to come...

DMZ, where Trump met Kim, is a vestige of Cold War

Jun. 30, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Demilitarized Zone, where President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday, may be the most heavily fortified strip of land in the world and serves as an uneasy and occasionally bloody borderline between the two Koreas. There isn't much demilitarized about...

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-month...

Xi, Kim summit topics: Friendship, food aid and maybe nukes

Jun. 19, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a long list of topics to discuss when Xi heads to North Korea on Thursday. Here's a look at things to watch...

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties

Jun. 5, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two countries that were communist rivals during the Cold War. Xi called Putin his "close friend," noting that they have met nearly 30 times over...

Air museum in Indiana plans building for Cold War-era bomber

May. 28, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) — The aircraft museum at northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base is working to raise $300,000 toward a building to protect and display one of the few surviving Cold War-era B-58 Hustler bombers. Grissom Air Museum leaders plan an exhibit space resembling one of the huts that...