Mikhail Gorbachev

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  • President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin share a lukewarm greeting during the Group of 20 summit last year in Mexico. U.S. intelligence community sources say they have been keeping a close eye on the Russian government's attempt to retain power over the former Soviet states, including Ukraine. (Associated Press)

    LOZANSKY: A sound U.S. policy toward Russia

    What is a sound U.S. policy toward Russia? I started to think about this 25 years ago when, in October 1988, I received an invitation from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's science adviser, Yuri Ossipyan, to visit Moscow.

  • FILE - In a June 30, 1982 file photo, President Ronald Reagan signs an expansion of the 1965 Voting Rights Bill during a ceremony in  the East Room of the White House. The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections. North Carolina has a new law scaling back the period for early voting and imposing stringent voter identification requirements. It is among at least five Southern states adopting stricter voter ID and other election laws.  (AP Photo, File)

    EDITORIAL: The ignoble affront

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Given the recent American laureates — Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama — there's little likelihood that the American president who did more to promote and preserve peace will follow those usurpers. Still, it's not too late to do the noble thing, to posthumously recognize Ronald Reagan.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 15, 1984, file photo, Mikhail S. Gorbachev poses with Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

    Mikhail Gorbachev bows out of Margaret Thatcher funeral due to health issues

    A spokesman for the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said he cannot attend the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral because of poor health.

  • HBO is moving forward with plans to produce a dramatic movie based on the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, with the former Soviet Union president collaborating as a consultant.

    Inside the Beltway: GOP not going to pot

    The old hippies would be pleased. A new Pew Research Center survey heralds this headline: "For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A new national survey finds that 52 percent say that the use of marijuana should be made legal." And as the old hippies would say, "groovy."

  • **FILE** Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev speaks at a news conference in Moscow on April 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Russian row: Gorbachev suggests Putin a scaredy-cat

    Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985 until its dissolution in 1991, had a few words of advice for Russian President Vladimir Putin: Quit being so scared of constituents.

  • China’s new leader given broad powers

    Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of China on Thursday, as the ruling Communist Party confronts slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.

  • Gorbachev issues new book, laments illnesses

    Mikhail Gorbachev says he's feeling the effects of old age, but aims to stay active as long as he can.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Courtesy of the H.S.A.-U.W.C.)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Times, dies at 92

    The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church and founder of The Washington Times, died early Monday in South Korea. He was 92.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Revive Middle East excellence

    Twenty-five years ago, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." He could have made those remarks at the United Nations or even on the White House lawn, but he chose the perfect spot to shine the light on the stark contrast between the robust economy of West Berlin and the failed economy of East Berlin. He didn't need to point out the differences between communism and democracy -- the backdrop spoke for itself.

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