Russia

Gorbachev: 'A new arms race has been announced'

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, denounced on Friday a US decision to leave an arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War, saying it heralded a new arms race which increased the risk of nuclear conflict.

NATO begins its biggest war games in decades

Dubbed Trident Juncture, the exercise is by far the biggest in Norway since the early 1980s, a sign that the alliance wants to sharpen its defenses after years of cost cuts and far-flung combat missions.

Russia expands its military and business ties to Africa

Since Western nations sanctioned Russia for annexing Crimea in 2014, Moscow has signed 19 military cooperation deals in sub-Saharan Africa, including with Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, according to its foreign and defense ministries and state media.

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Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the southernmost island of the North Land archipelago. The answer is Bolshevik Island. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with US Navy Captain Alfred McLaren, who conducted a secret mapping mission around the island in 1970. McLaren's new book is called, "Unknown Waters."

Global Politics

Russians on film

The World's Alex Gallafent reports that Hollywood refuses to give up on Russian villains; film makers looked for new villains after the Cold War ended but now it's clear that Hollywood's fascination with Russian villains is not over.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Global Politics

Putin at NATO

The World's Aaron Schachter reports from the NATO summit in Romania where Russian president Vladimir Putin made it clear today that Russia is strongly opposed to NATO expansion plans to include Ukraine and Georgia

Global Politics

Bush and Putin to meet

Coming on the heels of a tense week in Bucharest, Presidents Bush and Putin will have their last meeting together as respective heads-of-state this weekend, and Lisa Mullins talks about the up-coming summit with Fred Weir

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The two islands - one American and one Russian - in the middle of the Bering Strait, are the Big and Little Diomede Islands. The World's David Leveille follows up on a recent Geo Quiz about the distance between the US and Russia.