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Stories with place: Soviet Union
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:19 pm

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.

  • Analysis: Like Iran, pacts with USSR ignored foe's behavior 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:26 am

    WASHINGTON - Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. That complaint ignores the United States' long history of striking arms control agreements with the Soviet Union, a far more dangerous enemy.

  • Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:09 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker." And one joke goes that it provides the best view of Warsaw because you can't see the building from inside.

  • Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:42 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker." And one joke goes that it provides the best view of Warsaw because you can't see the building from inside.