Cold War

FILE - In this file photo from June 9, 2018, Egypt fans hold poster of striker Mohammed Salah during the team's final training session in Cairo before the World Cup. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday's game...
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Director Hirokazu Kore-eda bows to the audience after winning the Palme d'Or for the film 'Shoplifters' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Vianney Le Caer)
May 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. At the closing ceremony Saturday for the 71st Cannes, the Cate Blanchett-led jury selected one of the festival's most acclaimed entries...
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Director director Paweł Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Cold War' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2018 - 12:59 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski's home country. It still mystifies the...
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Russia's ambassador Alexander Shulgin, center left, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov, center right, and defense ministry experts Igor Rybalchenko, right, and Viktor Kholstov, left, address the media during a press conference at the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, following a special executive council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which discussed the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter last month. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 04, 2018 - 2:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Russia's Foreign Ministry wants Britain to provide information about the pets that lived in the house of the Russian former spy who was poisoned with nerve agent in England a month ago...
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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks during the Conference on International Security in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 04, 2018 - 5:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian defense and security officials are accusing the West of fomenting a new Cold War in a bid to retain waning influence in global affairs. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says NATO is using "the non-existent Russian threat to methodically boost its military potential"...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In his first comments on the incident, Putin referred to the poisoning...
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A man works to untangle the national flag flown from the Russian Embassy, after it became entangled on its staff at the embassy in London, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 14, 2018 - 1:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chill not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy. Russia...
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Police officers position a screen outside the vehicle recovery business "Ashley Wood Recovery" in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison former-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 13, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman has warned Britain against putting ultimatums to Russia, reminding the U.K. about its nuclear arsenal. Maria Zakharova said in televised remarks...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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Military and ambulance forces work in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4,2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 12, 2018 - 2:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 6:00 p.m. A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed Britain's claim that Moscow was responsible for poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal as a "circus show." The ministry...
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