Soviet Union

BRUSSELS  | Conservative causes uproar in EU Parliament for Nazi comment

BRUSSELS  — A leading British Conservative in the European Parliament has come under a barrage of criticism after he compared current-day socialist parties with Nazism. Addressing socialist lawmakers in a debate Wednesday, Syed Kamall said “you have to remember that Nazis were National Socialists, a strain of socialism, so let’s not pretend. It’s a left-wing … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Conservative causes uproar in EU Parliament for Nazi comment

MOSCOW | The Latest: Moscow wants to work with US on nonproliferation

MOSCOW — The Latest on John Bolton’s meetings in Moscow (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser that Moscow hopes to join the United States in nonproliferation efforts. Bolton flew to Moscow less than 48 hours after Trump announced his intention to pull … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Moscow wants to work with US on nonproliferation

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Britain backing Trump on US-Russia arms treaty

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Britain’s defense secretary says his country stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump says he’ll pull out from a landmark arms control agreement with Russia. Gavin … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Britain backing Trump on US-Russia arms treaty

LONDON  | UK defense minister backs Trump move to exit nuclear pact

LONDON  — Britain’s defense secretary says the U.K. stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump announced he will pull out from a landmark arms control agreement with Russia. Gavin Williamson blamed Russia for endangering the arm control pact, agreed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987, and called on … Continue reading LONDON  | UK defense minister backs Trump move to exit nuclear pact

BRUSSELS | EU chief says British EU-Soviet comparison unwise, insulting

BRUSSELS — EU Council President Donald Tusk says a British official’s comparison of the European Union to the Soviet Union is “as unwise as it is insulting.” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said over the weekend that the EU shouldn’t try to prevent a smooth Brexit because “it was the Soviet Union that stopped people … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU chief says British EU-Soviet comparison unwise, insulting

LONDON | Books on famine, factories vie for $75,000 history prize

LONDON  — A story of starvation in Stalin’s Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the world are among finalists for a $75,000 history book prize. Eight books competing for the Cundill History Prize include Anne Applebaum’s “Red Famine,” Caroline Fraser’s “Prairie Fires” and Joshua B. Freeman’s … Continue reading LONDON | Books on famine, factories vie for $75,000 history prize

PRAGUE | Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

PRAGUE — A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Hundreds jeered and booed Babis’ arrival for a ceremony in front of the Czech public radio building in downtown Prague, a site of a fierce street battle between … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

GENEVA | Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA— Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet , saying that he died after a short … Continue reading GENEVA | Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80