Nuclear weapons

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Aukus: Biden urged to fast-track research into submarines using non-weapons grade uranium
US lawmakers are concerned that if Australia’s new nuclear submarines use enriched fuel it could undermine global non-proliferation system

Daniel Hurst

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Memories of the BBC’s innovative Open Door series | Letters
Letters: While producers gave participants control, there were some lines that couldn’t be crossed, says David Griffiths, while Tony Laryea emphasises the role of Rowan Ayers

29, Jan, 2023 @6:40 PM

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Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis
Scientists warn of ‘unprecedented danger’ and say ‘Russia’s war … has raised profound questions’

Julian Borger

24, Jan, 2023 @4:58 PM

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Australia must play an active role in ending nuclear arms race, cross-party MPs urge
Statement calls for Albanese government to join landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @1:03 AM

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Boris Johnson urges west to ignore Putin threats and give Ukraine tanks
Former PM calls for heavy weapons supplies and brands Russian nuclear threats as ‘nonsense’ in Davos appearance

John Collingridge in Davos

19, Jan, 2023 @9:43 AM

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UK set to brand Iran’s revolutionary guards as terrorists after Akbari execution
UK and EU expected to coordinate response to execution of British-Iranian accused of spying

Patrick Wintour

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Kim Jong-un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuclear warhead production
North Korean leader marks New Year with fresh ballistic missile launch just hours into 2023

Justin McCurry in Osaka and agencies

01, Jan, 2023 @1:14 AM

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‘We will never stop trying’: what we’ve learned from a lifetime of activism
Six campaigners who have dedicated decades fighting for what they believe in, or started later in life, tell Michael Segalov their remarkable stories of courage and perseverance

Michael Segalov

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Sixty years on from the Cuban missile crisis, the US has learned its lessons – but Putin has not | Vladislav Zubok
Some in the Russian president’s entourage are searching for a way out of the Ukraine conflict. They should look to the history books, says academic and author Vladislav Zubok

Vladislav Zubok

22, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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US voids 1954 revoking of J Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance
Biden administration says 1954 decision that ended atomic bomb scientist’s career was part of ‘flawed process’

Gloria Oladipo in New York

17, Dec, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Christopher Nolan recreated nuclear explosion without CGI for new film
Director, who blew up a Boeing 747 for Tenet, has spoken of the challenges of practically recreating the atomic bomb test for Oppenheimer

Catherine Shoard

13, Dec, 2022 @12:41 PM

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Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv ‘working with UN to demilitarise Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant’ – as it happened
Ukraine’s state nuclear energy firm and Kyiv government both claim Russia is using the site as a de facto weapons depot

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Harry Taylor and Samantha Lock (earlier)

08, Dec, 2022 @6:45 PM

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