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Post-Brexit UK announces largest military investment since Cold War

Post-Brexit UK announces largest military investment since Cold War

Britain has announced the biggest investment in its military since the end of the Cold War, despite the coronavirus crisis pummelling the economy, as the government seeks to define its post-Brexit role on the world stage.

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba's Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has no intention of bankrolling Havana.

NATO's biggest exercise since Cold War to involve 45,000 troops

NATO's biggest exercise since Cold War to involve 45,000 troops

NATO is preparing for one of its ‘biggest exercises in many years,’ with 45,000 troops due to participate in the Trident Juncture manoeuvre in Norway later this month ...

Russia says spy poisoning 'grotesque provocation' by UK, US

Russia says spy poisoning 'grotesque provocation' by UK, US

The head of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence agency said on Wednesday the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in Britain was a "grotesque provocation" by the British and US security services.

'We don't want a new Cold War', Nato chief says

'We don't want a new Cold War', Nato chief says

Jens Stoltenberg said the targeting of former double agent Sergei Skripal fit a "pattern of reckless behaviour" to which the US-led military alliance had responded, but insisted political dialogue must also continue.

US accuses Russia of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons

US accuses Russia of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons

The United States has accused Moscow of openly breaching Cold War-era treaties by developing what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a new generation of "invincible" hypersonic weapons and submarines.

US-Russia ties will be hard to repair, says Moscow

US-Russia ties will be hard to repair, says Moscow

Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States landed in Cuba on Wednesday, as the two nations took the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

Obama tells British youth: Don't pull back from the world

Obama tells British youth: Don't pull back from the world

US President Barack Obama implored young British people not to pull back from the world, a day after sparking a row by bluntly telling Britain it should remain in the European Union to preserve its remaining global clout.

Former German foreign minister Genscher dies aged 89

Former German foreign minister Genscher dies aged 89

Germany's Cold War-era veteran foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who was the country's top diplomat when the Berlin Wall fell, has died at age 89, his office said on Friday.

Obama to visit Cuba in March, pledges to address human rights

Obama to visit Cuba in March, pledges to address human rights

President Barack Obama announced he and First Lady Michelle Obama will make a landmark visit to Cuba on March 21-22, pledging to address human rights.

Russian PM warns of a new Cold War

Russian PM warns of a new Cold War

Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned yesterday as Moscow responded by accusing the West of dragging the world back 50 years.