Two weeks after Claudia Losch of West Germany won a 1984 Olympic gold medal with a shot put of 67 ft.
Star cellists are a lot rarer than piano or violin virtuosos. A brilliant and virtually unknown cellist made an appearance in East Berlin last week that left listeners surprised and breathless.
So, what exactly is NATO’s purpose?
Lech Walesa, the fly, feisty, mustachioed electrician from Gdansk, shaped the 20th century as the leader of the Solidarity movement that led the Poles out of communism. It is one of history’s great ironies that the nearest thing we have ever seen to a genuine workers’ revolution was directed against a so-called workers’ state.
In November 1989 word went out that Mikhail Gorbachev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, would stop in Rome en route to a summit meeting with President George Bush. In Rome he would have an audience with Pope John Paul II.
Pakistan has asked the CIA to all but shut down its operations in that country, demanding that the U.S. intelligence agency pull out 335 officers and contractors currently based there
For 13 chilling days in October 1962, it seemed that John F. Kennedy and Nikita S.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday that the United States will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, no matter what President Obama decides on immediate troop levels. “We’re not leaving Afghanistan,” Gates said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that also included Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Two sentences inscribed above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow’s Kurskaya metro station are causing great agitation for survivors of Russian labor camps.Yuri Fidelgoldsh, who had five ribs removed after imprisonment six decades ago, is one of the offended survivors. “Stalin reared us on loyalty to the people,” says the inscription above the pristine marble floors of the metro station.
On a sand swept stretch of Afghanistan, a high-ranking Polish general put his country’s mission there into perspective.