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#Nuclear Weapons

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

South Korea's military says North Korea fired ballistic missile
# Tests
# Tests

South Korea's military says North Korea fired ballistic missile

May 4th 2022, 7:27 AM 9,291 Views 8 Comments

Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on its military modernisation drive.

# nuclear-weapons - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,335 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Controversial 'father' of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies aged 85
# Abdul Qadeer Khan
# Abdul Qadeer Khan

Controversial 'father' of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies aged 85

Oct 10th 2021, 8:46 AM 11,930 Views 4 Comments

Abdul Qadeer Khan launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in the early 1970s.

# nuclear-weapons - Monday 30 November, 2020

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,702 Views 15 Comments

The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect
# United Nations
# United Nations

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect

Oct 25th 2020, 10:42 AM 23,982 Views 24 Comments

Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Nov 24th 2019, 10:40 AM 7,215 Views 20 Comments

Thousands of Japanese people came out in heavy rain to hear the pope speak.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:35 AM 7,373 Views 11 Comments

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

# nuclear-weapons - Monday 26 August, 2019

Trump denies wanting to drop nuclear bombs on hurricanes to stop them
# Nuke The Storm
# Nuke The Storm

Trump denies wanting to drop nuclear bombs on hurricanes to stop them

Updated Aug 26th 2019, 2:35 PM 130,320 Views 98 Comments

Trump said the story was “fake news”.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

US lawmakers probing whether Trump is selling sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US lawmakers probing whether Trump is selling sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Feb 20th 2019, 9:57 AM 24,953 Views 43 Comments

The alleged move is apparently to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack
# Global Ban
# Global Ban

'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack

Feb 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,484 Views 32 Comments

An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 4 November, 2018

North Korea warns US it may 'seriously' consider return of nuclear policy
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea warns US it may 'seriously' consider return of nuclear policy

Nov 4th 2018, 3:56 PM 13,268 Views 28 Comments

It said the policy could return if the US doesn’t end tough economic sanctions against the impoverished regime.

# nuclear-weapons - Monday 22 October, 2018

US security advisor in Moscow for nuclear treaty talks amid rising tension
# Nuclear Treaty
# Nuclear Treaty

US security advisor in Moscow for nuclear treaty talks amid rising tension

Oct 22nd 2018, 10:38 AM 10,579 Views 39 Comments

Over the weekend, Trump announced a withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Sep 5th 2018, 7:25 AM 8,552 Views 27 Comments

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

# nuclear-weapons - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Japan says North Korea remains a 'serious and imminent threat'
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Japan says North Korea remains a 'serious and imminent threat'

Aug 28th 2018, 8:07 AM 7,413 Views 9 Comments

The country also takes aim at China’s rise as a military power.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 4 August, 2018

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue

Updated Aug 4th 2018, 12:00 PM 11,677 Views 58 Comments

A UN report has said that North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade sanctions.

# nuclear-weapons - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Satellite imagery has shown North Korea dismantling a key nuclear site

Satellite imagery has shown North Korea dismantling a key nuclear site

Jul 24th 2018, 8:08 AM 16,875 Views 29 Comments

Analysts have said that it is an “important first step” towards fulfilling commitments made to US President Donald Trump.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country
# Starvation
# Starvation

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Jun 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 13,900 Views 49 Comments

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

# nuclear-weapons - Friday 1 June, 2018

Trump says meeting with North Korea is back on after Kim's 'very nice' letter
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Trump says meeting with North Korea is back on after Kim's 'very nice' letter

Jun 1st 2018, 10:40 PM 14,857 Views 49 Comments

The announcement came after unprecedented Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 20 May, 2018

US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit

May 20th 2018, 6:27 PM 11,577 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s sudden shift in attitude followed a weeks-long charm offensive.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 29 April, 2018

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month
# Progress
# Progress

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month

Apr 29th 2018, 9:43 AM 9,049 Views 36 Comments

Kim Jong Un said he “would soon invite experts of South Korea and the US as well as journalists”.

# nuclear-weapons - Thursday 26 April, 2018

North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year
# Tired Mountain Syndrome
# Tired Mountain Syndrome

North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year

Apr 26th 2018, 8:21 AM 15,047 Views 11 Comments

Researchers have said the site is now unusable.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Donald Trump tweets that his meeting with Kim Jong Un will be 'good for the world'
# Denuclearise
# Denuclearise

Donald Trump tweets that his meeting with Kim Jong Un will be 'good for the world'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:42 AM 7,559 Views 38 Comments

The White House has swatted away criticisms of the meeting.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal

Jan 13th 2018, 6:15 PM 7,377 Views 38 Comments

The US President has vowed to pull out of the accord if European allies don’t fix its “terrible flaws”.

# nuclear-weapons - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

South Korea offers high-level talks with North in demilitarised zone
# Progress
# Progress

South Korea offers high-level talks with North in demilitarised zone

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 7,707 Views 4 Comments

The offer comes after Kim Jong-Un said he has a nuclear button on his desk and his country might attend the Winter Olympics in the South.

# nuclear-weapons - Monday 1 January, 2018

Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk

Jan 1st 2018, 7:37 AM 13,196 Views 24 Comments

The North Korean leader vowed the country would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

Dec 23rd 2017, 10:37 AM 8,295 Views 26 Comments

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'
# Progress
# Progress

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Dec 13th 2017, 7:48 AM 5,026 Views 32 Comments

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

# nuclear-weapons - Monday 4 December, 2017

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere
# War Games
# War Games

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere

Dec 4th 2017, 12:40 PM 18,157 Views 21 Comments

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 28 October, 2017

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'
# Tension
# Tension

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Oct 28th 2017, 11:33 AM 14,595 Views 37 Comments

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons
# NBC News
# NBC News

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

Oct 11th 2017, 6:06 PM 17,505 Views 81 Comments

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea
# Going Nuclear
# Going Nuclear

Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea

Oct 8th 2017, 8:07 AM 24,621 Views 59 Comments

The US President has been trading insults with Kim Jong-un amid rising tensions.

# nuclear-weapons - Friday 6 October, 2017

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?
# Ican
# Ican

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Oct 6th 2017, 2:49 PM 7,302 Views 13 Comments

You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work
# Norway
# Norway

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

Oct 6th 2017, 10:10 AM 6,226 Views 11 Comments

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Sep 20th 2017, 7:27 PM 9,813 Views 46 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

# nuclear-weapons - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test
# Tension
# Tension

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

Sep 5th 2017, 7:26 AM 12,804 Views 47 Comments

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation
# Mixed Message
# Mixed Message

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

Aug 30th 2017, 8:05 PM 15,122 Views 62 Comments

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

# nuclear-weapons - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
# North Korea
# North Korea

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Aug 9th 2017, 7:45 PM 45,628 Views 136 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

# nuclear-weapons - Sunday 6 August, 2017

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'
# United Nations
# United Nations

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

Aug 6th 2017, 9:20 AM 20,430 Views 50 Comments

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
# World War 2
# World War 2

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

Aug 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,131 Views 66 Comments

An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.

# nuclear-weapons - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

Aug 5th 2017, 1:32 PM 9,880 Views 36 Comments

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

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