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'Herd shot around the world' — The last East coast polar launch

SpaceX aims to launch an Argentinian space agency 2800 kilogram (6200 pounds) tSAOCOM 1B Earth observation satellite into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as early as March 30, 2020.

Op-Ed: Safer reactors coming with new tech and mixed feelings

Sydney - The next generation of nuclear reactors has been a long time coming. The good news is that some of the major issues now have solutions. The mixed feelings, however, are much the same.

Review: ‘Cold War’ doesn’t need colour to convey its passion Special

Oscar-nominated ‘Cold War’ is a provocative love story that pairs its monochromatic visuals with a fiery relationship that’s always off-kilter.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Havana - Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Obama arrives in Havana for historic visit with former enemy

Havana - U.S. President Barack Obama and his family landed in Havana on Sunday for an historic visit that highlights newly warming relations between Cuba and the United States, two longtime Cold War adversaries.

Op-Ed: Technology and the art of modern warfare Special

As we humans have evolved, so has our technology. That's especially true when it comes to modern warfare. We now have DREAD guns, self-tracking bullets, cyborg insects, and laser avengers.

Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’ is a stirring but welcome crossing Special

‘Bridge of Spies’ is a dialogue-heavy historical drama from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which manages to take its characters out of the typically stuffy back rooms and engage audiences for the entire length of its narrative.

Cuba opens up to the Internet with increased Wi-Fi access

As Cuba slowly opens up to the world, its government moves to spread public Internet access, with the creation of 35 Wi-Fi hotspots.

Op-Ed: Close encounters of the Cold War kind

Moscow - NATO has confirmed Russian tanks have crossed into the eastern Ukraine as Moscow declares it is sending its bombers to Western borders as it did during the Cold War.

Op-Ed: Good news, bad news for unemployed hacks

Stalingrad - A job market lean as buffalo burgers is expanding, if you don’t mind getting paid in Russian money. Foreign currency is in short supply. And also there is the propaganda thing.

FBI memo: Churchill wanted Harry Truman to 'nuke' Russia

London - A newly released secret memo from FBI archives reveals that in 1947, Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister during the Second World War, urged the US to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union to "wipe out" the Kremlin.

Op-Ed: Saudis and U.S. crushing Putin’s energy-based economy

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin can send as many tanks as he wants into Ukraine but unless he pulls a Napoleon, and loads them up with papal gold, he will be watching his economy collapse because of an oil glut.

Op-Ed: Putin launches food fight in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin brings to mind a drunken college fraternity, always ready for the next road trip to get revenge. It seemed like what the world should expect from a shirtless tiger.

Op-Ed: Where is Kissinger when we need him

Washington - A solution to the Islamic revolution is as likely to be found as that the US will win the World Cup. Where is Henry Kissinger when we need him?

Ukraine lands troops to fight pro-Russia separatists

Kramatorsk - Ukraine launched its counterattack Tuesday against protesters who seized buildings in the east but has had only limited success so far.

Op-Ed: Russian seizure of the Crimea is its second land grab this year

Kiev - A small section of NATO member Estonia was taken in a little publicized redrawing of the border between the two countries. It is the second land grab this year.

Op-Ed: To understand the Crimea crisis, just change the nation states

What if: the Ukraine was Texas, Crimea was Louisiana, Europe was Mexico, the United States was South America, and Russia was the United States? Would you meddle? Would you understand?

Op-Ed: Why there will be no war in Ukraine

Simferopol - Is the Cold War back in fashion? Judging by the overwhelming reaction of the media in the past week, one could feel themselves bang in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 60s.

Op-Ed: Russia delivers its own polar vortex

Sevastopol - Is it 1938 all over again? Europe can't decide what to do about a power-hungry dictator who only wants a small part of a country with an ethnic Russian minority.

Op-Ed: Dismantling the case for intervention in Ukraine

The talking heads are actively presenting the case for U.S. intervention in Ukraine; a case that falls apart under even the shallowest examination.

Op-Ed: Putin shows his true colors — the hammer and sickle

Moscow - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who thinks the fall of communism was the worst event of the 20th century, couldn't wait for the Sochi games to end so the real war in Ukraine could begin.

Op-Ed: 'Dr. Strangelove' – Still hilarious and potent after 50 years

Could present-day Hollywood produce a satire as bold and subversive as Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece, “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”? Not bloody likely. And there are several reasons for that.

Ex-president Castro, 87, makes rare public appearance in Cuba

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance Wednesday, his first in nine months. The 87-year-old leader of the Cuban Revolution was attending the opening of an arts studio in Havana.

Video: 'Cold War' house built underground, with all mod cons

Las Vegas - The perfect home to survive an upcoming Zombie apocalypse, or any other end-of-the-world disaster, with a two-story house above ground, and all the rest, and then some, 26 feet below. And even better, its for sale.

Op-Ed: American and Russian involvement in Syria reflects Cold War era

Russia and America take sides in the Syrian civil war. Moscow remains committed to providing the Assad regime the S-300 air defense missile systems, while Washington remains committed to arming the Syrian rebels. Will Russia win the new Cold War?

Op-Ed: The Queen's 'World War III' speech that, thankfully, never was

Newly-released British government documents reveal that UK officials had written a speech to be delivered by Queen Elizabeth II in the event of a nuclear war between the United States (and, by extension, Britain) and the Soviet Union in the early 1980s.

Is there a new Cold War between the US and Russia?

A cold winter seems to be back in Washington as the US made public on Friday the “Magnitsky” list, which includes Russian people that are persona non grata on American soil. Russia responded promptly.

Director visits Toronto theatre for 'Ginger and Rosa' screening Special

Toronto - Movie goers were treated to a special question and answer period with film director-writer, Sally Potter, on Monday, after the advance screening of 'Ginger and Rosa,' a story about two best friends growing up during the the Cold War.

US Cold War plans for 'full nuclear response' revealed

Washington - The United States had secret plans to launch a simultaneous "full nuclear attack" against both the Soviet Union and China in the event that the president was killed or disappeared during an attack on America.

Vaclav Havel: playwright, dissident and president dies at 75

Prague - Vaclav Havel, the former President of Czechoslovakia and playwright, who was also a leading dissident in the Cold War and helped to free Czechoslovakia from Soviet rule, has died.
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Canadian Forces Base North Bay is an air force base located at the City of North Bay, Ontario about 350 km (220 miles) north of Toronto. The base is subordinate to 1 Canadian Air Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is the centre for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) operations in Canada, under the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters.
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A U-2 aircraft similar to the one shot down piloted by Francis Gary Powers.
A U-2 aircraft similar to the one shot down piloted by Francis Gary Powers.
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An underground home built in Las Vegas during the 1970's, and made to resist a nuclear war with all the comforts.
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An underground home built in Las Vegas during the 1970's, and made to resist a nuclear war with all the comforts.
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An underground home built in Las Vegas during the 1970's, and made to resist a nuclear war with all the comforts.
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Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
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A scene from 'Cold War'
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An underground home built in Las Vegas during the 1970's, and made to resist a nuclear war with all the comforts.
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Diefenbunker gate and entrance in Carp, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This photo is of a cultural heritage site in Canada, number 4169 in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
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The blast tunnel entrance. The doors to the actual bunker are perpendicular to this tunnel which reduces the effects of a nuclear shock wave.
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