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# weapons - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
# Missouri
# Missouri

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying

Aug 13th 2014, 3:15 PM 24,054 Views 127 Comments

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

# weapons - Monday 11 August, 2014

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
# Weapons
# Weapons

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

Aug 11th 2014, 1:55 PM 6,013 Views 36 Comments

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# weapons - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

Jun 14th 2014, 10:02 AM 10,616 Views 87 Comments

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

# weapons - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late
# Help
# Help

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

May 13th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,937 Views 38 Comments

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

# weapons - Friday 2 May, 2014

Gardaí seize drugs, a gun, pepper spray and bullet-proof vests from Tallaght house
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí seize drugs, a gun, pepper spray and bullet-proof vests from Tallaght house

May 2nd 2014, 5:03 PM 14,174 Views 30 Comments

A man in his 30s was arrested following the seizure.

# weapons - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

Apr 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,718 Views 94 Comments

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

# weapons - Sunday 23 February, 2014

ETA hand over cache of weapons ahead of potential disarmament
# Basque Conflict
# Basque Conflict

ETA hand over cache of weapons ahead of potential disarmament

Feb 23rd 2014, 2:21 PM 6,397 Views 77 Comments

International monitors have given evidence of the handover but the Spansih Government does not recognise their work.

# weapons - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Top world diplomats in 'homestretch' for Iran nuclear deal
# Talks
# Talks

Top world diplomats in 'homestretch' for Iran nuclear deal

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:06 AM 3,671 Views 19 Comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for the talks today.

# weapons - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day

Nov 9th 2013, 10:14 AM 2,937 Views 8 Comments

Secretary of State John Kerry said there are still “important gaps” that must be overcome.

# weapons - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog
# Deadline
# Deadline

Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog

Oct 31st 2013, 10:47 AM 3,111 Views 44 Comments

Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.

# weapons - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time
# Weapons Inspections
# Weapons Inspections

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Oct 27th 2013, 2:00 PM 4,227 Views 36 Comments

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

Man charged for possession of a sub machine gun, grenades, a stun gun and gas spray
# Derry
# Derry

Man charged for possession of a sub machine gun, grenades, a stun gun and gas spray

Oct 27th 2013, 11:46 AM 5,958 Views 31 Comments

The 27-year-old was arrested in Derry.

# weapons - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement
# Syria
# Syria

Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement

Sep 26th 2013, 11:32 PM 3,089 Views 25 Comments

The UN Security Council has approved a deal that will see Syria destroying chemical weapons.

# weapons - Monday 2 September, 2013

Only regime could have carried out chemical attack, French intel report states
# Syria
# Syria

Only regime could have carried out chemical attack, French intel report states

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:52 PM 6,559 Views 89 Comments

Intelligence officials say the 21 August attack “could only have been ordered and carried out by the regime”.

# weapons - Thursday 29 August, 2013

French armed forces 'ready' to intervene in Syria if called upon
# Syria
# Syria

French armed forces 'ready' to intervene in Syria if called upon

Aug 29th 2013, 10:53 AM 3,144 Views 65 Comments

Meanwhile, UN weapons inspectors left their hotels, but it is not known what their destination is at this point.

# weapons - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Two early 20th century artillery shells discovered in Dublin
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

Two early 20th century artillery shells discovered in Dublin

Aug 27th 2013, 6:10 PM 7,796 Views 21 Comments

The shells were discovered by a construction worker at a house in Ballsbridge this afternoon.

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears
# Syria
# Syria

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears

Aug 27th 2013, 11:43 AM 3,708 Views 50 Comments

The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.

US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike
# Syria
# Syria

US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike

Aug 27th 2013, 7:22 AM 5,229 Views 134 Comments

The US cancelled a meeting with Russia on the Syrian conflicted that was due to take place this week.

# weapons - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Police find large stash of guns and ammunition in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police find large stash of guns and ammunition in Belfast

Aug 24th 2013, 4:50 PM 5,251 Views 16 Comments

The semi-automatic handguns and more than 800 rounds of ammunition were reportedly found buried in the ground.

# weapons - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Cuba says everything's fine: Weapons on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'
# Cold War Buddies
# Cold War Buddies

Cuba says everything's fine: Weapons on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'

Jul 17th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,125 Views 25 Comments

The ship was travelling to Cuba when it was stopped and searched – and lots of Soviet-era weapons were discovered.

# weapons - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program
# Iran
# Iran

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

Jun 15th 2013, 8:59 PM 5,352 Views 48 Comments

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

# weapons - Monday 13 May, 2013

New Orleans: 19 confirmed injured following parade shooting
# New Orleans
# New Orleans

New Orleans: 19 confirmed injured following parade shooting

May 13th 2013, 8:57 AM 9,369 Views 28 Comments

Unknown gunmen opened fire during an early afternoon parade in New Orleans yesterday, injuring 17 adults and two 10-year-olds.

# weapons - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated

Mar 26th 2013, 6:30 PM 73 Views 33 Comments

A global arms trade treaty could save some of the estimated 200,000 people killed every year as a result of armed conflict – but its success depends on the US President holding his nerve, writes Colm O’Gorman. If President Obama can hold his nerve.

# weapons - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report
# WARFARE
# WARFARE

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report

Feb 20th 2013, 9:35 PM 8,156 Views 56 Comments

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, has openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the total death toll.

# weapons - Monday 28 January, 2013

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?

Jan 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,493 Views 46 Comments

It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.

# weapons - Thursday 24 January, 2013

New York police try out high-tech tool to detect hidden guns
# X-ray Vision
# X-ray Vision

New York police try out high-tech tool to detect hidden guns

Jan 24th 2013, 5:44 PM 11,069 Views 27 Comments

The device can detect hidden metal from a distance and will allow police officers to scan people who may be concealing a gun.

# weapons - Sunday 23 December, 2012

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work
# NRA
# NRA

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

Dec 23rd 2012, 5:12 PM 7,350 Views 93 Comments

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

# weapons - Friday 21 December, 2012

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise

Dec 21st 2012, 1:37 PM 4,775 Views 22 Comments

New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.

# weapons - Friday 30 November, 2012

Éirigí member charged over gun find
# Courts
# Courts

Éirigí member charged over gun find

Nov 30th 2012, 10:39 AM 8,347 Views 0 Comments

One member of the socialist republican group was among four people charged at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last night.

# weapons - Monday 22 October, 2012

Wisconsin man opens fire at salon, killing three
# Shooting
# Shooting

Wisconsin man opens fire at salon, killing three

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 4,814 Views 7 Comments

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton’s wife worked at the salon. Four people were injured during the rampage.

# weapons - Friday 28 September, 2012

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

Sep 28th 2012, 3:42 PM 4,671 Views 26 Comments

The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.

# weapons - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'.
# Ohio
# Ohio

Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'.

Aug 8th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,700 Views 23 Comments

Scott A Smith brought guns, ammunition and knives into the theatre in Westlake in Ohio.

# weapons - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

India set to test first nuclear submarine
# India
# India

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Aug 7th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,156 Views 14 Comments

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# weapons - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'
# Syria
# Syria

Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'

Jul 17th 2012, 8:47 AM 2,090 Views 23 Comments

Syria’s ex-ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, said that there are unconfirmed reports that such weapons might have already been used.

# weapons - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

Jun 30th 2012, 9:52 AM 5,022 Views 6 Comments

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

# weapons - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

Jun 13th 2012, 4:31 PM 1,163 Views 1 Comment

New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.

In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China
# Weapons
# Weapons

In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China

Jun 13th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,175 Views 3 Comments

Around 250 tons of explosives were also seized in the nationwide coordinated operation targeting gun crime.

# weapons - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

May 6th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,372 Views 14 Comments

This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.

# weapons - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

North Korea begins fuelling rocket ahead of planned launch
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea begins fuelling rocket ahead of planned launch

Apr 11th 2012, 4:26 PM 2,116 Views 16 Comments

North Korea has openly defied calls to back down from a planned satellite launch, openly beginning to fuel its rocket.