Nuclear weapons

The pros and cons of nuclear energy
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The pros and cons of nuclear energy

Scientists say nuclear power is essential to efforts to tackle climate change
29 Jul 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
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Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit
A nuclear test
Podcast

Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit

Why are we only now learning about France’s atomic legacy? Is social networking changing the rental market. And why are migrants leaving the UK?
12 Mar 2021
‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research
A French nuclear test in French Polynesia in the 1970s
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‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research

Findings pave way for more than 100,000 people affected by carcinogenic fallout to claim compensation
9 Mar 2021
Missiles, ransoms and awe
A missile takes off
Podcast

Missiles, ransoms and awe

Does the US still need ballistic missiles? Why is Boko Haram releasing schoolgirl hostages? And do we need to experience more awe?
5 Mar 2021
UK academics probed over links to Chinese ‘weapons of mass destruction’
Chinese missiles seen on trucks as they drive next to Tiananmen Square
Behind the scenes

UK academics probed over links to Chinese ‘weapons of mass destruction’

Scholars may face up to ten years in prison if found to have unwittingly handed secrets to Beijing
8 Feb 2021
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
Hiroshima anniversary: 75 years since the atom bomb
Hiroshima
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Hiroshima anniversary: 75 years since the atom bomb

Japanese city marks nuclear attack that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths
6 Aug 2020
What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Iran nuclear programme
In Depth

What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Head of Israeli spy agency claims country behind attacks on Iran
7 Jul 2020
What should Brits do in the event of a nuclear attack?
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In Depth

What should Brits do in the event of a nuclear attack?

Doomsday clock update sparks new fears of nuclear war
24 Jan 2020
US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?
Donald Trump, Iran Deal
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?

EU ministers convene in Brussels in an effort to salvage agreement
10 Jan 2020
Israel ‘confirms’ atomic arsenal
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In Brief

Israel ‘confirms’ atomic arsenal

The timing of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘slip of the tongue’ questioned as Middle East tensions rise
6 Jan 2020
New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US
North Korea Missile
In Depth

New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US

New photos reveal expansion of nuclear facility near Pyongyang
24 Dec 2019
What is Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear weapons policy?
Jeremy Corbyn
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What is Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear weapons policy?

Labour leader has been quizzed again on future of Trident
18 Nov 2019
What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?

President is facing a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry as he campaigns for second term in the White House
25 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
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The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
Is Russia tampering with nuclear radiation sensors?
Russia confirms radiation leak near Mayak nuclear facility
In Depth

Is Russia tampering with nuclear radiation sensors?

Two global detection facilities shut down in the wake of the nearby nuclear accident in early August, prompting allegations of a cover-up
20 Aug 2019
What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?
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In Depth

What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?

US leaving ‘watershed’ nuclear missile treaty
2 Aug 2019
How likely is a nuclear war?
Nuclear test mushroom cloud above Mururoa Atoll
In Depth

How likely is a nuclear war?

UN disarmament director says risk of global conflict now highest since Second World War
22 May 2019
Is Saudi Arabia the next nuclear power?
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In Depth

Is Saudi Arabia the next nuclear power?

Gulf state is close to completing its first nuclear reactor, sparking fears among international regulators
4 Apr 2019
Vladimir Putin ups the nuclear ante against the West
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In Brief

Vladimir Putin ups the nuclear ante against the West

Russia says it may be forced to aim weapons at Washington and cut strike time
21 Feb 2019
How big a threat is North Korea?
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
In Depth

How big a threat is North Korea?

Trump claims US would be at war with the hermit kingdom if he was not president
6 Feb 2019
Humanity still two minutes from annihilation
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In Brief

Humanity still two minutes from annihilation

Doomsday Clock as close to midnight as it was at the height of the Cold War
25 Jan 2019
Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize
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In Brief

Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

Bookies had tipped Kim Jong Un to get the honour
5 Oct 2018
China is ‘training nuclear bombers’, US claims
Chinese long-range bombers are training to attack the US, the Pentagon says.
In Brief

China is ‘training nuclear bombers’, US claims

Pentagon says Chinese military ‘likely training for strikes’ amid trade negotiations
17 Aug 2018
Vladimir Putin warns against World War 3
Journalists watch a live broadcast of Vladimir Putin's annual televised phone-in with the nation
In Brief

Vladimir Putin warns against World War 3

Russian leader blames US for disrupting global power balance
8 Jun 2018
Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace
In Depth

Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in announce peace roadmap - but what does it all mean?
27 Apr 2018
Will North Korea denuclearise?
Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Will North Korea denuclearise?

With peace on the Korean Peninsula at stake, experts question how much weight Kim Jong Un’s olive branch can hold
9 Mar 2018
North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics
North Korea missiles
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North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics

Pyongyang reportedly plans to exhibit hundreds of weapons to ‘scare the hell out of the Americans’
31 Jan 2018
Why the Doomsday Clock is just two minutes from apocalypse
The Doomsday clock moves 30 seconds closer to the end of the world
In Brief

Why the Doomsday Clock is just two minutes from apocalypse

The metaphorical clock is closest it has been to predicting Earth’s destruction since 1953
26 Jan 2018
Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login
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In Brief

Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login

State governor couldn’t correct false nuclear alarm because he forgot Twitter password
23 Jan 2018
Twitter reacts to Donald Trump ‘nuclear button’ boast
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Twitter reacts to Donald Trump ‘nuclear button’ boast

President’s ‘mine is bigger’ tweet met with disbelief around the world
3 Jan 2018
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