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  • South Africa, the nation that gave up its nukes

     South Africa, the nation that gave up its nukes
    It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, and there is the alarming possibility that such weapons might fall into the hands of terrorists.
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland's first post-communist premier, dies at 86

     Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland's first post-communist premier, dies at 86
    Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, a key advisor to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and U.N. human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, died Monday in Warsaw after being hospitalized for a high...

    Poland, long an economic success story, losing momentum

    Poland, long an economic success story, losing momentum
    WARSAW — Michal Ruminski was 6 when his father took him through a local supermarket here. The store shelves were empty, except for some bottles of vinegar, but that was precisely the point. His father wanted the young boy never to forget the...

    The fall of the Berlin Wall

     
    After 40 years of Cold War tensions, no one expected the quick 1989 collapse of Eastern European communist governments.

    Italy high court upholds Berlusconi conviction, sidesteps ban

    Italy high court upholds Berlusconi conviction, sidesteps ban
    ROME -- Italy's high court Thursday upheld a conviction of tax fraud and a four-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the first time that the media mogul and three-time premier has received a definitive conviction and...