30 years ago — Defeat of anti-Gorbachev coup leads to collapse of USSR
August 19th 1991 — an 8-man junta announced that the head of the Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev had been taken ill, and an ‘Emergency Committee’ had taken over running the vast country. The defeat of the putsch opened the road to the collapse of the USSR.
Hiroshima G7 ramps up US-China Cold War
The Group of Seven (G7) major Western capitalist economies met in Japan on 19-21 May As expected these governments used this opportunity to ramp u...