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.
Russia accused NATO of reverting to the "verbal jousting" of the Cold War on Wednesday (April 2), by suspending cooperation over its annexation of Crimea. A spokesman said that neither the West, nor Russia would “win”.
Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin yesterday (9 March), stating that a Moscow-backed referendum on Crimea joining Russia was illegal, and violated Ukraine's constitution.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in comments published on his 80th birthday celebrated today (2 March), accused Russia's leaders of rolling back democracy and advised Vladimir Putin not to run for office next year.