British parliament votes to renew submarine-based nuclear arsenalBritish lawmakers voted Monday to replace the country's aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels, heeding Prime Minister Theresa May's warning that relinquishing…
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Obama's visit to Hiroshima reopens old war woundsUS President Barack Obama has said he will not offer an apology during his visit to the site of the atomic bombing at Hiroshima on Friday, but the trip has already drawn reproach…
US urges UN condemnation of N.Korea missile launchesThe UN Security Council held an emergency meeting late Wednesday on North Korea’s launch of two ballistic missiles and US Ambassador Samantha Power called for “urgent and united…
Attempted North Korea missile launch fails, says SouthNorth Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US…
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Obama in Hiroshima and Austria's close call (part 1)This week Japan hosted the G7 summit and Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. In Austria, far-right leader Norbert Hofer narrowly lost the…
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Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder ‘terrible force unleashed’Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world’s first atomic bombing.
Obama in Japan: Competing world visions at G7 summit (part 2)At the G7 summit in Japan both past and future are looming large as Barack Obama started his visit with a tour of an ancient shrine with his host Shinzo Abe. The Japanese prime…
Obama in Japan: Will his final G7 mark end of an era? (part 1)At the G7 summit in Japan both past and future are looming large as Barack Obama started his visit with a tour of an ancient shrine with his host Shinzo Abe. The Japanese prime…
US nuclear force 'uses floppy disks'America’s nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
North Korea expels BBC journalist for ‘insulting dignity’North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly "insulting the dignity" of the authoritarian country.
N. Korea 'will not use nuclear arms unless threatened'North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is infringed by others with nuclear arms, and is willing to normalize ties…
Kerry in historic visit to Hiroshima memorialJohn Kerry on Monday became the first US secretary of state to pay his respects at Hiroshima’s memorial to the 135,000 victims of the 1945 US nuclear attack.