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United States and Allies Protest U.N. Talks to Ban Nuclear Weapons

United States and Allies Protest U.N. Talks to Ban Nuclear Weapons

UNITED NATIONS — Saying the time was not right to outlaw nuclear arms, the United States led a group of dozens of United Nations members on Monday that boycotted...

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The Risks of Pre-emptive Strikes Against North Korea

The Risks of Pre-emptive Strikes Against North Korea

A declaration by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson that the United States would consider pre-emptive military action against North Korea raises a question that...

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Japan’s Largest Ever Voluntary Contribution to the CTBTO

Japan’s Largest Ever Voluntary Contribution to the CTBTO

Japan, by far the only country to experience atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has decided to make the largest ever extra-budgetary contribution to the...

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Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as...

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Why Did Trump Pick a Fight with Putin Over the Nuclear Weapons Treaty?

Why Did Trump Pick a Fight with Putin Over the Nuclear Weapons Treaty?

President Donald Trump has already picked a fight with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over nuclear weapons and the New START treaty. It is a curious battle to choose....

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How to Stop a Nuclear Missile

How to Stop a Nuclear Missile

Lasers-armed drones and interceptor missiles are among America’s possible tech options for impeding a North Korean nuclear strike. – More

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Kim Jong-un Says North Korea Will Test a Long-Range Missile

Kim Jong-un Says North Korea Will Test a Long-Range Missile

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on Sunday that his country was making final preparations to conduct its first test of an intercontinental...

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North Korea’s Nuclear Hopes Have Surged, Defector Says

North Korea’s Nuclear Hopes Have Surged, Defector Says

A senior North Korean official who defected to the South told reporters on Tuesday that the North viewed 2017 as the best time to advance its nuclear program because...

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UN committee calls for outlawing nuclear weapons

UN committee calls for outlawing nuclear weapons

United Nations member states voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a resolution calling for negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons, despite...

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North Korea Tests a Mightier Nuclear Bomb, Raising Tension

North Korea Tests a Mightier Nuclear Bomb, Raising Tension

North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Friday, its government said, despite threats of more sanctions from the United States and the United...

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