Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, a senior pro-Kremlin lawmaker was quoted as saying today (20 November).
Russia's communications regulator ordered public access to LinkedIn's website to be blocked today (17 November) to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating data storage laws.
Sixty years ago, Soviet tanks crushed an anti-communist uprising in Budapest, sending 200,000 Hungarians - men women and children - fleeing across the border into Austrian refugee camps, then onwards into a welcoming Western world.
Mohammad Anwar arrived in Pakistan as a child more than 35 years ago but is leaving as a father, his family among the thousands of uprooted Afghan refugees "returning" to a war-torn homeland many of them have never seen.
The Czech Republic's ruling party might consider forming a government with the Communist Party (KSCM) next year, the prime minister told a newspaper on Wednesday (5 October), contemplating an alliance that would break a 27-year-old taboo.
Bohuslav Sobotka told daily
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed yesterday (13 September) that hackers accessed a database of confidential medical data and released the drug regimens of gymnast Simone Biles and three other top US Olympians. The Russian government was behind the move, WADA claimed.
Russian intelligence services are conducting "an information war" in the Czech Republic, building a network of puppet groups and propaganda agents that could be used to destabilise the country, the BIS counterintelligence service warned yesterday (1 September).
NATO and Russia failed to overcome deep differences over Ukraine yesterday (13 July) in their first talks since the alliance approved a troop boost in Eastern Europe, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.
NATO leaders meet today (8 July) for a landmark summit in Warsaw to send an uncompromising message to a resurgent Russia while trying to contain the fallout from Britain's dramatic vote to quit the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered Moscow her "outstretched hand for dialogue" today (7 July), a day before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw to cement a new deterrent against what they see as an emboldened Russia.
Former Chad president Hissène Habré, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted yesterday (30 May) of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.
Germany said on Thursday (26 May) that the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot.
The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania yesterday (12 May) that it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states but the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its own nuclear arsenal.
Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday (12 April), the US military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.
Germany's longest-serving foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, whose tireless Cold War diplomacy paved the way for his country's peaceful reunification, has died at age 89, his office said Friday.
President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday (20 March) at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in US engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.
Russia’s strategies to divide the European Union over the Ukraine crisis have failed so far, but Moscow will try again to divide the bloc, against the background of the Syrian war, professors said yesterday (21 October) at a discussion organised by German and US think tanks.
Hawkish language was heard at a hearing organised by the centre-right EPP political group in the European Parliament Tuesday (21 April), with lawmakers arguing that the best deterrence was to be ready for war.
Poland said on Tuesday (21 April) it would buy Patriot missiles from the United States, and, provisionally, Airbus Caracal helicopters, as it speeds up the modernization of its military amid tensions with Russia.
During a public event Tuesday (17 March), Ró?a Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, a Polish MEP from the centre-right EPP, said and repeated that the Russians belong to a different culture, and that they have no respect for human life.
Moscow called yesterday (28 September) for a "reset 2.0" in relations with the United States, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.
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