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Iconic N. America pines may vanish: study

WASHINGTON – The narrow, towering lodgepole pine trees that populate North America’s western forests may disappear in the coming decades due to climate change and attacking beetles, a study said Monday. The trees are tough and adaptable, particularly in areas prone to wildfires and bitter cold, but warmer, dryer seasons…

AP: US report adds details on Cold War Nazi intel

APNewsBreak: Report reveals details on US intel use of Nazi Gestapo, Ukrainian fascists Newly released records reveal details on how U.S. intelligence officials used and protected some Nazi Gestapo agents after World War II, tracked Holocaust administrator Adolf Eichmann and relied on a suspected war criminal from Ukraine living in…

Be fit, have fewer colds: study

Couch potatoes are nearly twice as likely to catch a cold, and a third likelier to suffer bad symptoms of a cold, compared with counterparts who keep fit, American researchers reported. They tracked 1,002 adults in Wisconsin aged 18-85 for 12 weeks in the autumn and winter of 2008, monitoring…

Spy novelist Le Carre reveals Cold War killings by UK intel

To those who know the history of the Cold War, it may not be much of a surprise. But to hear a former MI5 and MI6 agent admit his agencies carried out Cold War-era assassinations is chilling all the same, especially when that ex-agent is an acclaimed spy novelist. John…

Russia spy suspects head to court amid possible swap

NEW YORK (AFP) – Ten alleged members of a Russian spy ring will appear in a US court Thursday, as Moscow and Washington are said to be planning a dramatic Cold War-style prisoner swap. Lawyers for the accused said Washington and Moscow were discussing a prisoner swap that could come…

Ex-spy: May be 50 undercover Russian couples in US

One of the Cold War’s most famous defectors says Russia probably has about 50 deep-cover couples — and maybe even up to 60 of them — spying inside the United States. Oleg Gordievsky, a former deputy head of the KGB in London who defected in 1985, said Russian President Dmitry…

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