September 14, 1999 |
Britain revealed Monday that it had suspected for half a century that "traitor granny" Melita Norwood was a Soviet spy, but it had never interviewed her because it didn't want to jeopardize other investigations. Home Secretary Jack Straw, under pressure to reveal the facts about Norwood and a second Soviet spy unmasked by defector Vasili Mitrokhin, said he had first learned of her activities in December 1998.
September 12, 1999 |
The KGB archives revealing that an 87-year-old British woman was a long-serving Soviet spy also say a former Scotland Yard officer served as a KGB messenger in the 1970s, the Sunday Times reported. The revelations come from a book being published this month, the newspaper said.
January 31, 1992 |
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Thursday urged second-tier nuclear powers Britain, France and China to join the United States and Russia in announcing plans for new cuts in their nuclear arsenals. Landing in London's fog and cold on the first leg of a trip West that will take him next to the United States and Canada, Yeltsin, appearing healthy, mixed evangelical disarmament messages with pleas for help in achieving the economic reforms he has begun in his country.
September 29, 1991 |
After an initial wave of euphoria over President Bush's announcement of unilateral nuclear arms reductions, some European leaders contended Saturday that the President did not go far enough. French President Francois Mitterrand, commander in chief of Western Europe's only independent nuclear force, said France will not reduce its nuclear weapons arsenal until the United States and Soviet Union cut deeper into theirs.
November 15, 1990 |
Four protesters delayed but failed to halt the test of a British nuclear weapon Wednesday by infiltrating the remote Nevada Test Site and making their way to ground zero. The device, with an explosive force about 12 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, was detonated at 11:17 a.m., more than two hours behind schedule after the four were removed by security officers, Department of Energy authorities said.
November 14, 1990 |
Three London women who are members of Greenpeace have infiltrated the Nevada Test Site in an effort to reach ground zero and stop today's test of a British nuclear weapon, a spokeswoman for the environmental group said Tuesday. "The women are safe and are still moving toward their objective," said Junior Bridge, of Greenpeace in Washington. " . . . They are close enough that their lives would be in danger if the test is set off."