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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

New York - An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN said, allowing the "historic" text to enter into force after 90 days.

Pyongyang's choice: playing the Trump card

Seoul - Donald Trump's fluctuating relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from fire and fury to love letters, but Pyongyang's view of his rival is uncompromising: Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" who "must be beaten to death".

Nuclear weapons ban treaty nears coming into force

Geneva - An international treaty banning nuclear weapons is on the verge of coming into force, campaigners said Wednesday, with the last few necessary ratifications expected within weeks.

US, Russia edge back towards talks on nuclear arms pact

Moscow - Russia and the United States on Tuesday were edging closer to breaking an impasse in long-running talks aimed at extending a landmark nuclear arms deal, due to expire within months.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Tehran - Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers from which Washington has withdrawn.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea: reports

Apo - Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.

China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for new MidEast forum

Bejing - China's foreign minister Wang Yi has called for a new forum to defuse tensions in the Middle East after a meeting with his Iranian counterpart where he reiterated Beijing's support for Tehran.

North Korea flouting nuclear sanctions: UN report

Seoul - North Korea is violating international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear programme by exceeding a cap on petroleum imports and sending its workers overseas, including a former Juventus footballer, the United Nations said.

Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions: Macron

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, warning the so-called snapback could undermine the UN Security Council and increase Middle Eas...

West's unity on Iran hinges on US vote

Paris - The reimposition of UN sanctions on Iran by the United States in the face of protests by Washington's European allies marks a highly unusual trans-Atlantic rupture that may only be healed by the coming American elections.

UN nuclear watchdog to visit 2nd Iran site in 'a few days'

Vienna - The head of UN's nuclear watchdog said Monday that inspectors would "in a few days" visit the second of two sites in Iran where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s.

US, Iran battle over sanctions at world court

Den Haag - The United States and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President Donald Trump.

Kim showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump

Seoul - The headless body of Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was displayed to senior North Korean officials, US President Donald Trump told the author of an upcoming book on the US president.

Did Trump disclose secret US nuclear weapon in interview?

Washington - Bob Woodward's explosive new book on President Donald Trump has sent military analysts worldwide scrambling over a boast Trump made to the veteran Washington journalist of a potentially nuclear weapons system that "nobody's ever had.

IAEA inspectors gain access to one of two Iran sites

Vienna - The UN's nuclear watchdog said Friday that Iran had granted its inspectors access to one of two sites where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s.

Beijing pillories Pentagon report on Chinese military ambitions

Bejing - China on Wednesday condemned a Pentagon report for claiming Beijing wants to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads within a decade as it seeks to deter the United States from any intervention linked to Taiwan.

Iran hails support for nuclear deal against US

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the show of unity by parties to a 2015 nuclear deal, after they defeated US efforts to restore international sanctions.

China pushing to double nuclear warhead arsenal: Pentagon

Washington - The Chinese military is pressing to double its 200-plus nuclear warheads within a decade with the ability to launch them aboard ballistic missiles by land, sea and air, the Pentagon said in a report Tuesday.

US warns NKorea still pressing ballistic missile development

Washington - The US government warned Tuesday that North Korea continues to acquire materials and equipment for its ballistic missile program, despite claims in Washington that Pyongyang has pulled back on its nuclear ambitions.

Iran nuclear deal parties stand by troubled accord amid US pressure

Vienna - The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal said Tuesday that they stood by the faltering accord and China slammed US efforts to restore international sanctions on the Islamic republic and extend an arms embargo.

Iran allows UN access to alleged nuclear sites

Tehran - Iran agreed Wednesday to allow a UN watchdog the access it has requested to two alleged nuclear sites, as the head of the agency ended his first visit to Tehran.

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting IAEA chief

Tehran - Iran's nuclear body said it held "constructive" talks on Tuesday with the visiting head of the International Atomic Energy Agency amid tensions over a US bid to reimpose UN sanctions.

US says France, Britain 'abdicating duty' on Iran

Washington - The US accused China and allies Britain and France Friday of "abdicating their duty" as it held firm on its solitary push to maintain an arms embargo and restore broader UN sanctions on Iran.

After Huawei, spotlight on China's role in UK nuclear power

London - After Britain ordered the phased removal of Huawei from its 5G network, attention has now switched to China's role in other areas of the UK, particularly its involvement in key nuclear power projects.

Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday warned Iran against any interference in Lebanon after the gigantic blast last week that has prompted a political crisis in the country.

Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing

Nagasaki - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.

From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb

Apo - The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. Here is an overview of how that process unfolded.

'Unspeakable horror': the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Apo - Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, which killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima and left many more deeply traumatised and even stigmatised.

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Yokogawa - Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims.

75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition

Apo - As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ensure their message lives on after them.
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