Rahul pays left-handed compliment to Modi on Obama praise

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid a left-handed compliment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over US President Barack Obama's praise for him as he compared him with Mikhail Gorbachev, whose tenure saw disintegration of Soviet Union.

Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War

The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday accused the United States of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and said he feared hostilities could escalate into armed conflict.

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Classified documents made public Tuesday shed light on the political courtship between Britain`s Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev -- whom she famously declared she could "do business" with.

Gorbachev urges US and EU to "defrost relations" with Russia

The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday urged the United States and the European Union to "defrost" relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine.

Russia fights Western `propaganda` as critical media squeezed

Russia has opened a television channel in Britain and launched a new foreign news service called Sputnik as it pulls out all the stops to promote its "alternative" voice abroad, while at home it cracks down on opposition media.

UK doesn't want new Cold War with Russia but can't ignore Ukraine: David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday Britain didn`t want a new Cold War with Russia, but signalled he was ready to back tougher sanctions against Moscow if it continued to destabilise Ukraine.

White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall
White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the man credited with engineering a peaceful end to the Cold War has exuded fears of a fresh Cold War waiting in the wings, referring to the Ukraine crisis and its adverse impact on US-Russia ties.

Germans, foreigners fete Berlin Wall`s fall 25 years on

Hundreds of thousands descended on the German capital Saturday for festivities to mark the Berlin Wall`s fall 25 years ago, stirring emotions and bringing memories flooding back of its joyous toppling.

Gorbachev to use Berlin Wall festivities to 'defend Putin'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said today he would seek to defend Vladimir Putin's policies when he travels to Germany for ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall this week.

Gorbachev allies feel betrayed by West, 25 years on

Swept along by the excitement as the Berlin Wall was torn down, former top Soviet officials now say, 25 years on, they feel stabbed in the back by the West.

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies has reported.

Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81

The legendary interpreter who served as the English-language voice of every Soviet leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev has died in Moscow aged 81.

Ukraine failed to act democratically: Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said that political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from Kiev after protests, stems from its government`s failure to act democratically.

Obama right to hold off on Syria: Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Obama was right to seek backing from Congress for military action in Syria, but warned that intervening raised dire risks.

Gorbachev sees global failure to address eco-risks

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev painted a dim picture of the world`s environmental progress today, two decades after he and a former Swiss lawmaker founded Green Cross International.

Thatcher `great politician` who will go down in history: Gorbachev

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was a "great politician" who will go down in history, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev said on Monday.

Gorbachev denies USSR collapse as his fault

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned attempts to blame him for the Soviet Union`s breakup.

Vladimir Putin afraid of his own people: Gorbachev

The Russian President has recently signed laws significantly increasing fines for violations of regulations on protests, widening definition of treason.

Gorbachev warns of new arms race

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is worried that the world is entering a new nuclear arms race mirroring the Cold War weapons build up he helped end.

George HW Bush, Gorbachev lunch in Houston

One-time world leaders George HW Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev are renewing their friendship.