Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Jan 27, 2016

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic Doomsday Clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying ...

Aug 8, 2015

Keep the spirit of Helsinki alive

The Helsinki Declaration has helped keep the peace in Europe for 40 years, and with tensions rising over the Ukraine crisis, it's vital to maintain that spirit of comprehensive security.

| Aug 6, 2015

Nuclear peace: mankind's most dangerous bluff?

In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, people worldwide spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable. Yet the apocalypse never came. Instead an unprecedented period of peace took hold ...

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

Jun 17, 2015

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. “This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic ...

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

Jan 16, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

The United States eased decades of trade and financial restrictions on Cuba, opening up the country to U.S. telecommunications, construction and financial services in a slew of changes announced by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury. The new rules, effective on Friday, are ...

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Dec 18, 2014

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country on Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with its five-star insignia, the 83-year-old ...