Latest Cold War News

What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea?

Jun. 19, 2019 6:16 AM 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...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

May. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month...

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May. 15, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he'll be...

Berlin Airlift remembered, key moment in Cold War

May. 12, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the invited guests of honor was 98-year-old U.S. pilot Gail...

Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a 'subversive message'

May. 4, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies. Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev three times in a six-month span to make the new film. He highlights Gorbachev's leadership...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...