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China must expand nuclear arsenal in response to Trump: newspaper

Bejing - China must strengthen its nuclear arsenal to "force the US to respect it" in response to the stance of new US President Donald Trump, a leading newspaper said Tuesday.

UK minister defends 'failed' Trident missile test

London - Britain hit back on Monday against reports of a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year when an unarmed missile reportedly misfired, possibly in the direction of the United States.

UK govt accused of covering up failed Trident nuclear missile test

London - The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

Geneva - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a world without nuclear weapons at the UN on Wednesday and urged a multilateral system based on equality among nations large and small.

EU contacts Trump camp over Iran deal 'misunderstanding': source

Brussels - The European Union has informally contacted the incoming Trump administration to clarify "misunderstanding" about the Iran nuclear deal which he has threated to scrap, an EU diplomatic source said Tuesday.

Iran president says 'no sense' in renegotiating nuclear deal

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it.

Mogherini says EU to stand by Iran nuclear accord

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, bluntly condemned by US President-elect Donald Trump, because it serves Europe's security needs.

Iran to buy 130 tonnes of uranium

Tehran - Iran has received authorisation from world powers to import 130 tonnes of natural uranium, Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.

N. Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S. Korea

Seoul - North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong-Un said it was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile.

EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva

Brussels - EU anti-trust regulators on Tuesday cleared the French government's massive restructuring of troubled state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva.

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

Vienna - Iran and major powers took stock Tuesday of their 2015 nuclear deal, with Donald Trump's imminent inauguration and the death of a moderate former Iranian president raising worries about its future.

Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

Dibai - US Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favour, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

Washington - The United States is certain it can defend itself from an attack by North Korea, the Defense Department said Tuesday after Pyongyang warned it was close to test launching a ballistic missile.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

No N. Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Trump

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Monday evening to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory.

US condemns Pyongyang missile plan, warns against 'provocative' actions

Washington - The United States on Sunday sharply condemned a North Korean plan to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile and warned Pyongyang against "provocative actions.

Kim says N. Korea in 'final stages of test launching ICBM'

Seoul - North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un said Sunday, adding the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.

N. Korea plans nuclear push in 2017: top defector

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is planning a "prime time" nuclear weapons push in 2017 to take advantage of leadership transitions in South Korea and the United States, a high-ranking defector said Tuesday.

Duped by fake news, Pakistan minister makes nuke threat to Israel

Islamabad - Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site into a confrontation on social media.

Iran nuclear deal powers to meet January 10

Brussels - A high-level commission that oversees Iran's nuclear deal with world powers will meet in Vienna on January 10 to address a complaint by Tehran about the renewing of sanctions by the United States.

With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy.

Trump calls for increased US nuclear capabilities

Washington - America must massively boost its nuclear capability until the "world comes to its senses," President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday, hours after a similar vow by Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Is the Iran nuclear deal already being violated?

Tehran - Before Donald Trump has even arrived in the White House, Iran says the United States has already violated the nuclear deal and threatened to build atomic-powered ships in retaliation. Is the historic accord at risk?

Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for the country to reinforce its military nuclear potential and praised the army's performance in its Syria campaign.

Iran discusses nuclear ships plan with IAEA chief

Tehran - Iran discussed its plans for nuclear-powered ships with UN nuclear chief Yukiyo Amano on Sunday, saying it would present details within three months, local media reported.

Iran seeks meeting of nuclear deal powers to protest US sanctions

Tehran - Iran formally requested a meeting of the commission that oversees its nuclear deal with world powers to complain about the renewing of sanctions by the United States, state television reported Saturday.
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The G8 Youth Defence Committee in action.
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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The British nuclear attack submarine, HMS Sceptre.
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Safecast works to measure radiation levels in Japan and provide this data on the internet
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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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