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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington's latest effort to keep pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons development. The U.S. Treasury accused China's Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co., along with its ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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Parkland Students Start School Year with Tightened Security

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman ...

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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

South Korea is trying to persuade the North to take concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.

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North and South Korea Agree to Summit on Dismantling Weapons

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will visit Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, next month to hold his third summit meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an “outdated acting script.” North Korea’s ...

How the seizure of a US spy ship by North Korea nearly sparked nuclear war

North Korea seized the USS Pueblo 50 years ago on January 23, holding 84 Americans hostage for months while negotiations went on at the DMZ and the peninsula nearly plunged back into war.

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US Braces for Possible Cyberattacks After Iran Sanctions

The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal, under which the U.S. and other world powers eased ...

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Patience for North Korea Nuclear Progress is Being Tested

Increasing economic and political pressure could revive tensions with North Korea in the coming months, unless significant denuclearization progress ...

The thinning cosmos could turn space aliens into star collectors

As galaxies spread apart, extraterrestrials might want to assemble a nuclear "nest egg."

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US Accuses North Korea of Not Moving Toward Denuclearization

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton accused North Korea Tuesday of failing to move ahead with denuclearization pledged by Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un at his Singapore summit in June with U.S. President Donald Trump. "What we really need is ...

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and later lifted under a 2015 international agreement. President Donald Trump has been a frequent critic of that deal and withdrew the United States from the agreement three months ago, setting in ...

How will US sanctions actually affect Iran?

The first wave of "snap back" sanctions -- reimposed due to the US departure from the nuclear deal -- will hit Iran's vulnerable economy harder than many are anticipating.

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US-Iran sanctions: What do they mean?

The US is implementing economic sanctions on Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal, to what end?

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US to fully enforce reimposed Iran nuclear sanctions

President Trump says those who breach the nuclear-related sanctions risk "severe consequences".

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U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran Following Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal

Sanctions on Iran had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, which the Trump administration abandoned, and will be reimposed at midnight.

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Iran nuclear deal: EU shields firms from US sanctions law

The EU moves to protect European firms from US sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear programme.

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Trump Reimposes Economic Sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has reimposed economic sanctions against Iran, effective at midnight Monday, assailing Tehran as "a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos." Trump, acting three months after he withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 international accord restraining Iran's nuclear development ...

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US Secretary of State Pompeo Plays Down North Korea Sparring

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday played down an exchange of contentious remarks with North Korea on the sidelines of weekend regional meetings in Singapore, saying Pyongyang had made clear its continued commitment to denuclearize. Both Pompeo and North Korean Foreign Minster Ri Yong Ho were in Singapore, less than two months after ...

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Pompeo Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his Southeast Asia tour. Before leaving Sunday to return to Washington, he met with Indonesian ...

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U.S. Isn’t Holding Up Its End of Nuclear Deal, North Korean Envoy Charges

Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned that Pyongyang would not start denuclearizing unless Washington took reciprocal actions.

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North Korea calls US actions on nuclear programme 'alarming'

There were smiles at a forum in Singapore but tensions between the US and North Korea remain.

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Pompeo Says There’s ‘a Ways to Go’ Before North Korea Fulfills Nuclear Vows

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging Asian allies to keep pressuring North Korea with economic sanctions.

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Bruce Beach has built a 10,000 sq ft nuclear bunker

At 10,000 sq ft, Ark Two is one of Canada's largest nuclear fallout shelters.

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