The last remaining Soviet-era head of state has stepped down.
The US officially re-launched the US Navy's Cold War-era Second Fleet Friday, a move that comes amid renewed concern over the threat posed by Russia.
Nikolai Volkoff, the burly wrestler whose brash Soviet persona and physical embodiment of Communism made him one of the most hated figures in professional wrestling, has died at the age of 70, World Wrestling Entertainment said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that "Germany is a captive of Russia" by drawing on her own upbringing in Soviet-controlled East Germany.
A US Air Force B-52 bomber launched a record-setting series of strikes this week in northern Afghanistan -- dropping 24 precision-guided munitions on Taliban fighting positions during 96 hours of air operations "to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks," according to US Forces Afghanistan.
Companies that build bomb shelters are seeing a boom in business.
Russia's first large airliner since the fall of the Soviet Union made its maiden flight Sunday.