JULY 14. Russian President
Vladimir Putin has suspended the application of a key Cold War arms control
treaty. Mr Putin signed a decree citing "exceptional circumstances" affecting
security as the reason for the move.
Russia has been
angered by US plans to base parts of a missile defence system in Poland and the
The 1990 Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) limits the number of heavy weapons deployed
between the Atlantic Ocean and the Urals mountains.