Nuclear Weapons

Russia slams US arguments for low-yield nukes

Apr 29, 2020

The Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected the U.S. arguments for fielding low-yield nuclear warheads, warning that an attempt to use such weapons against Russia would trigger all-out nuclear retaliation

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct 10, 2019

North Korea has threatened again to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep 16, 2019

North Korea says diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed

Nuclear watchdog: Russia has resumed sharing radiation data

Aug 20, 2019

A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range

Nagasaki mayor laments nuclear arms are seen as useful

Aug 9, 2019

On 74th bombing anniversary, Nagasaki mayor laments that nuclear weapons are increasingly seen as useful and nuclear states like US and Russia are returning to making and deploying them

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

Aug 2, 2019

South Korea says North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice into the sea in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week; increased activity seen as pressure tactic

Seoul: North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles

Jul 31, 2019

South Korea's military says North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week

US can't find files on investigation into nuclear arms plant

Jul 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has lost track of more than 60 boxes of documents from a criminal investigation into environmental violations at a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director

Jul 29, 2019

Dan Coats is resigning next month as national intelligence director after often clashing with President Trump over Russian election interference

N. Korea says missile test was warning to South 'warmongers'

Jul 26, 2019

North Korea says its test of a new missile the previous day were meant as a "solemn warning" over South Korea's weapons development and its joint military drills with the United States