Mikhail Gorbachev

Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama’s hopes to burnish his […]


Actress Sharon Stone receives the Nobel Peace laureates summit Peace Prize from Dalai Lama in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Stone was awarded in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Nobel laureates call for end to nuclear weapons

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling on world leaders to negotiate the “universal, legal and verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons.” The statement, which came Wednesday at the end of an annual […]


Russia Prime Minister Vladimir and his wife Lyudmila Putin (AP Photo)

Russian president Putin, wife divorce

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila announced Thursday they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage. The Putins made the statement on state television after attending a ballet performance […]


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‘Glasnost’ opens up onstage rounds at Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The National Spelling Bee opened with “glasnost” and was soon followed by “perestroika” — a fascinating choice of words for a group of youngsters born long after the heyday of […]


Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.


Gorbachev issues new book, laments illnesses

MOSCOW (AP) – Mikhail Gorbachev says he’s feeling the effects of old age, but aims to stay active as long as he can. Speaking Tuesday at a presentation of his new book, the 81-year-old former […]



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