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# Nuclear Weapons

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'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea
The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.
Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'
Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere
The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.
US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'
Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.
Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons
NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.
Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea
The US President has been trading insults with Kim Jong-un amid rising tensions.
Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?
You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.
Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work
There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.
Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.
'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test
A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.
Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation
His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.
New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'
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
An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.
US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.
North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?
Like father, not necessarily like son.
US says North Korea 'poses a threat to us all'
Trump’s team wants to get China, Pyongyang’s ally, on side.
North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger
The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.
US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons
Officials said they want to bring North Korea back to the “path of dialogue”.
North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'
When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.
North Korea threatens to fire nuclear missiles if attacked first
Donald Trump has dispatched an aircraft carrier group to the Korean peninsula.
Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel
Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.
Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.
Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'
The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.
North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'
The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.
Obama in Hiroshima: "71 years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed."
It’s the first visit to the city by a sitting US president.
Barack Obama is set to make history by visiting Hiroshima, but there'll be no apology
No sitting US President has ever visited the city.
North Korea warns its nuclear weapons are ready for attack 'at any moment'
Kim Jong-un has reportedly instructed his military to ready itself for a “pre-emptive attack” following UN sanctions.
The UN wants "significant measures" after North Korea launches a rocket into space
US Ambassador Samantha Power stressed that fresh sanctions should “break new ground.”
Woman who held 35-year protest outside White House dies
The demonstration is widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in the US.
What is a hydrogen bomb?
It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.
Bye bye Scotland, could the UK's nuclear arsenal be stored at Irish loughs?
If Scotland turfs them out, that’s exactly what the DUP wants.
Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.
North Korea has some pretty scary stuff to say about its nuclear weapons
They’re acting tough.
Video: How nuclear weapons are made
Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
Where to hide if a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city…
Bunker down.
Iran nuclear talks hit a snag
France has questioned whether proposed moves go far enough
New Iran PM wants "serious" nuclear talks
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said he would not surrender Iran’s rights but wanted to allay Western concerns.
Column: If we want to see the end of nuclear weapons then we need to ban nuclear testing
The treaty banning nuclear testing is yet to ratified by the US and other countries, but it is key to the steps to the path of nuclear disarmament, writes Jason Douglas.