Archive for May, 2017

UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

A United Nations-backed panel has publicly released a draft treaty banning the possession and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of...

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Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament <p style='font size:14px'>By Matthew Bolton</p>

Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament

By Matthew Bolton

“A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought,” declared U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in a 1983 speech to the Japanese parliament. “I will not...

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North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific

North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific

North Korea carried out a provocative new ballistic missile test early Sunday, sending a projectile to a higher altitude and closer to Russia than any of its recent...

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A Treaty Is Reached to Ban Nuclear Arms. Now Comes the Hard Part.

A Treaty Is Reached to Ban Nuclear Arms. Now Comes the Hard Part.

For the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war, a global treaty has been negotiated that proponents say would, if successful, lead to the destruction...

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Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state

Hundreds of workers at the Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear site in Washington state had to “take cover” Tuesday morning after the collapse of 20-foot-long...

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