You might be less than glued to the opening minutes of The 80s as it takes the new decade’s defining moment as the victory of the American ice hockey team over the Russians in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
On what might have been her 44th wedding anniversary with John Lennon, peace activist Yoko Ono has tweeted a graphic reminder about gun violence in the United States – her photograph of Lennon’s blood-stained glasses. The 80-year-old artist repeatedly posted the picture with the message that “over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980”.
According to declassified documents, Fidel Castro hired former SS officers to train his Cuban fighting forces. Bearded Communist The bearded communist leader also tried to buy weapons from neo-Nazis during the Cuban missile crisis. A German intelligence agency has released information gathered during the stand-off at the height of the Cold War. The files show […]
By sheer demographics, it’s the world’s most important relationship. China and India comprise 40% of humanity and boast economies that are expected to loom large over the 21st century.
In early December, U.S. ambassador Karl Eikenberry attended a shura in the Zhari district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province for the first time.
Guided by burning flares, a transport plane dipped down out of the night over Biafra last week and landed with a shipment of condensed food for the secessionist state’s starving population.
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
At least 800 people were slaughtered in the western Ivory Coast town of Duekoue on March 29, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, as it became the latest town caught in the spiral of post-electoral violence engulfing the country. Caritas, a Roman Catholic charity, estimated the death toll was 1,000
On Wednesday, when asked why the Libyan rebels were retreating, one of their spokesmen, Colonel Ahmed Bany, said archly, “You are obviously well aware of the difference between a tank and a Kalashnikov.” It could be the difference between victory and defeat. The rebels have repeatedly emphasized their relative hopelessness in squaring off against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, using only an apparently large supply of light arms, including AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Though the ranks of the Whiz Kids in the Defense Department are proliferating, five stand out for the scope and strength of their influence:Alain C. Enthoven, 31, intense and dark-suited, looks more like a young college professor than a weapons analyst