Cold war

Introducing Vitaly Mutko: Russia's controversial sports tsar

Introducing Vitaly Mutko: Russia's controversial sports tsar

The 58-year-old Mutko, known for contradictory statements and diatribes against critics of Russian sport, has insisted in the past that Russia will reform its scandal-ridden anti-doping system but has denied state complicity in doping cover-ups.

Dec 06, 2017, 10:13 AM IST
North Korea's Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive

North Korea's Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said Sunday, and praised the country`s nuclear weapons programme which has sparked international alarm.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Quick-witted Russian soldier who averted Cold War nuclear conflict dies

Quick-witted Russian soldier who averted Cold War nuclear conflict dies

The Russian held his nerve when the radar screen showed five US ballistic missiles cruising toward the Soviet Union.

Sep 18, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
'Russian leader Nikita​ Khrushchev blasted China's Mao Zedong for 1959 border skirmish with India'

'Russian leader Nikita​ Khrushchev blasted China's Mao Zedong for 1959 border skirmish with India'

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev squarely blamed China's Mao Zedong for the border skirmish in 1959 with India and the subsequent escape of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, absolving then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of any blame, a media report said on Saturday.

Aug 05, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Russia ties most 'difficult' since Cold War: NATO

"I think (it) is correct to say that NATO`s relationship with Russia is more difficult than it has been any time since the end of the Cold War," Stoltenberg told CNN.

Aug 04, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Amid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States today to show the "political will" to repair ties.

Aug 01, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Jul 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi Arabia backing militants

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing the small but oil-rich emirate of supporting "terrorism". 

Jun 13, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

Is it Cold War-II already?

Gulshan Luthra/IANS

Apr 29, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Ties with US worst since Cold War, says Russia

Ties with US worst since Cold War, says Russia

Relations between Russia and the US are at "their worst" since the Cold War ended, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Trump vows to end US-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one

Trump vows to end US-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one

"If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal," Trump said in a Twitter post.
 

Nov 28, 2016, 20:51 PM IST

Why playing madman can be an advantage with Pakistan

India must turn the tables now.

Oct 31, 2016, 20:02 PM IST

Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault: NATO diplomat

Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that will likely reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday citing Western intelligence.

Oct 20, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

UK foreign minister plays down new Cold War with Russia

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday it was not "entirely right" to talk about a new Cold War with Russia because Moscow did not pose as much of a threat to global stability as the former Soviet Union had.

Oct 13, 2016, 16:03 PM IST
Britain's MI6 intelligence agency to get 40 percent more spies: BBC

Britain's MI6 intelligence agency to get 40 percent more spies: BBC

The Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, will see its numbers increase to a little under 3,500 by 2020 from around 2,500, the BBC said.

Sep 22, 2016, 14:18 PM IST
NATO chief says `we stand together` on Russia

NATO chief says `we stand together` on Russia

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg that the alliance`s leaders had agreed to maintain a united policy of deterrence.

Jul 09, 2016, 15:50 PM IST
ISIS wants to attack Europe with nuclear weapons, says think-tank

ISIS wants to attack Europe with nuclear weapons, says think-tank

After carrying out numerous chemical weapons attacks in Syria, the Islamic State now wants to strike Europe with a 'dirty nuclear bomb', a leading international think-tank on proliferation has said.

Jun 10, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

NATO launches massive war games in Poland

Thousands of NATO troops hit the ground in Poland in a massive show of force Tuesday as the alliance launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War.

Jun 07, 2016, 16:59 PM IST

China not interested in any form of 'Cold War'

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday said China was not interested in any form of Cold War and firmly opposed anything that might threaten or harm the country's sovereignty and security.

May 30, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

May 10, 2016, 20:58 PM IST