Mysterious missile explosion and radiation in Russia raise questions

World Aug 15, 2019

Mysterious missile explosion and radiation in Russia raise questions

A deadly explosion at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia. A brief spike in radiation levels. An evacuation order issued, then rescinded, for a nearby village. Last week's mysterious accident on the White Sea, along with changing or contradictory information from Russian authorities, ...

Radiation up to '16 times' the norm near Russia blast site

World Aug 13, 2019

Radiation up to '16 times' the norm near Russia blast site

Radiation levels were up to 16 times the norm in a nearby town after an explosion at a Russian missile testing site, the national weather service said Tuesday. The explosion at the Arctic facility on Thursday killed five scientists with Russia's nuclear agency, which later ...

North Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, slams Seoul

Asia Pacific Aug 12, 2019

North Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, slams Seoul

North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between ...