Russia decries 'new Cold War'; East-West tensions cloud talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference that "the vast majority of Russia's attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups."

World has slipped into new Cold War: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

World has slipped into new Cold War: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a new Cold War.

US, Cuba renew direct postal service after 52 years

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore direct postal service 52 years after severing it at the height of the Cold War, the Cuban foreign ministry said Friday.

Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

Russia will counter NATO's US-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Russia planned to nuke London during Cold War: Report

Russia was planning to nuke London during the Cold War in 1954, according to a media report.

US, Russian jets involved in 'near miss' over Syria

US, Russian jets involved in 'near miss' over Syria

US and Russian jets came within visual identification range over Syria, the US military said on Tuesday.

US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry

Kerry was in Chile yesterday for the "Our Ocean" conference, where several countries and foundations announced new efforts to preserve the marine environment and fisheries.

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.

US unable to leave Cold War mentality: Xinhua commentary

The US is unable to discard its outdated Cold War mentality, said a commentary in Xinhua news agency, which added that China and the US must not allow the Asia Pacific region to "retrogress into a destructive wrestling ring".

Russian border guards laugh as Syrian wobbles his bike to asylum

Russian border guards broke out laughing when Syrian refugee Wassem Khatib wobbled on a child`s bicycle towards a remote Arctic frontier post - struggling with a guitar, a rucksack and a heavy suitcase - to seek asylum in neighbouring Norway.

Obama agrees to meet Putin after `repeated requests`

Obama agrees to meet Putin after `repeated requests`

US President Barack Obama appeared to pause a two-year effort to isolate Vladimir Putin Thursday, agreeing to what the White House said were "repeated requests" for a meeting.

Inside Cold War Oval Office: CIA releases intel briefs

On October 30, 1962 President John F Kennedy received a secret CIA briefing on the first results of his diplomatic dance with Nikita Khrushchev to end the Cuban missile crisis.

Rajiv Gandhi regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in Pakistan if the then Zia regime was thrown out by Moscow, a recent declassified CIA document has claimed.

`Ostpolitik` architect Egon Bahr dead at 93

Egon Bahr, one of the key architects of "Ostpolitik", credited with easing tensions during the Cold War and smoothing the path to German reunification, has died aged 93, his party said Thursday.

US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

The United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.

Nuclear peace: Mankind's most dangerous bluff?

In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing 70 years ago, citizens spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable.

US, Cuba poised to restore ties and open embassies

US, Cuba poised to restore ties and open embassies

One of the last vestiges of the Cold War vanishes Monday as the United States and Cuba restore diplomatic relations after half a century as enemies.

Unsealed testimony sheds new light on Rosenberg trial

Grand jury testimony from 1950, unsealed in the United States Wednesday, has called into question the outcome of one of the most sensational spy trials of the Cold War era.

US, Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies

US, Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies

The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold War enmity.