Nuclear weapons

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‘Stuck in perilous moment’: Doomsday Clock holds at 100 seconds to midnight
The clock has been set at that time third year in a row as science and security board says it ‘brings neither stability nor security’

Julian Borger in Washington

20, Jan, 2022 @11:12 PM

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No ‘fire and fury’ yet, but a game of nuclear brinkmanship with North Korea looms
Analysis: Kim Jong-un’s pressure on Joe Biden has so far elicited only fresh sanctions. Pyongyang has now signalled it may resume nuclear and ICBM tests

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

20, Jan, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Is midnight upon us? Doomsday Clock panel to set risk of global catastrophe
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to unveil its measure of how close human civilisation is to the edge of extinction

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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North Korea tests possible ballistic missile in third launch in two weeks
South Korean military says projectile was fired into the sea, and comes after US imposed further sanctions on regime officials

Guardian staff and agencies

14, Jan, 2022 @6:21 AM

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Jurors see the bigger picture: activists who were cleared in court
Cases have included climate, environment, human rights and anti-war protests where damage to property was not denied

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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North Korea has launched possible ballistic missile, say Japan and South Korea
Regime conducts first such launch of the year, with South Korea’s military saying the missile appears to have landed in the sea

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

05, Jan, 2022 @3:13 AM

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Five of world’s most powerful nations pledge to avoid nuclear war
US, Russia, China, the UK and France who are permanent members of the UN security council agree ‘nuclear war cannot be won’

Julian Borger in Washington

03, Jan, 2022 @7:54 PM

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Alan Ward obituary
Other lives: British physicist who spent much of his life in Africa, studying the effects of radioactivity

Tom Ward

28, Dec, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Why can’t we cut all military spending? | Letter
Letter: If the human race is to survive the many threats to its future, it must learn to settle it differences without periodically slaughtering one another, writes Frank Jackson


21, Dec, 2021 @6:02 PM

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From ‘tempestuous’ child to little rocket man: 10 years of Kim Jong-un
Some observers said he would survive a few months as the head of a nuclear-armed state but, a decade later, the North Korean leader has proved them wrong

Justin McCurry

17, Dec, 2021 @12:29 AM

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Iran and UN inspector reach agreement on cameras at nuclear facility
Move is seen as essential to preserve broader nuclear talks and lifting of US sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, Dec, 2021 @2:23 PM

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‘15 minutes to save the world’: a terrifying VR journey into the nuclear bunker
Nuclear Biscuit, a simulated experience, allows US officials to wargame a missile attack and see the devastating consequences of their choices

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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