Tag - nuclear-weapons



Students from Kyushu Sangyo University hold their paintings alongside three atomic bomb survivors whom they spoke with in a bid to depict hibakusha experiences on canvas, in Fukuoka in July.
JAPAN / History
Oct 10, 2023
A-bomb survivors' experiences told through student art project
A-bomb survivors in Fukuoka reached out to Kyushu Sangyo University and asked art students there to create paintings to be used during talks.
Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow in 2019.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 10, 2023
Russian lawmakers asked to study revoking nuclear test ban treaty
Revoking the ratification would send a warning that Moscow can fundamentally change the assumptions of post-Cold War nuclear planning.
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a test launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile at Plesetsk cosmodrome via video link in Moscow on April 20.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 9, 2023
Russian nuclear test would prompt others to follow suit
Only North Korea has conducted a test involving a nuclear explosion during this century.
The Long March 11, a nuclear-powered submarine in China's navy
Oct 9, 2023
China's next-generation stealth subs raise diplomatic tensions
Evidence suggests that the new vessels will be harder to track, with Beijing getting access to Russian stealth technology.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting near Moscow on Saturday.
Oct 8, 2023
On Russian nuclear threat, Putin lets others rattle the saber
While hard-liners voice provocative proposals about nukes, Putin presents himself as a moderating force — while never taking the option off the table.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump in a courtroom during proceedings for his civil fraud trial in New York on Wednesday.
Oct 7, 2023
The key nuclear secrets Trump allegedly leaked
Trump gave key details on the U.S. Navy’s elite submarine fleet to an Australian billionaire, according to reports.
Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov attends a meeting in Vienna last month.
Oct 7, 2023
Russia to nix ratification of nuclear test ban pact, envoy says
The announcement by Mikhail Ulyanov added new fuel to tensions between Russia and the United States over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
A North Korean nuclear plant in Yongbyon
Oct 5, 2023
North Korea halts nuclear reactor, likely to extract bomb fuel
North Korea has previously halted the operation of the reactor and public confirmation of the purpose of such a move is usually unavailable.
Kim Jong Un
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2023
Japan and North Korea met informally this year over abduction row
Japan engaged in several informal contacts with North Korea this spring, sources close to the matter have said.
Anti-war demonstrators mark the 78th anniversary of the United States' 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima with a march and protest in New York's Times Square on Aug. 6.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 26, 2023
Nuclear specter rises as world marks day for eliminating weapons
The goal of ridding the world of nukes appears more distant than ever as the U.S., Russia and China ramp up activity at their test sites.
Taro Okamoto's "Myth of Tomorrow," a mural installed on the wall of a walkway at Tokyo's Shibuya Station
Sep 25, 2023
Taro Okamoto's atomic bomb mural in Tokyo to be restored
The first phase of the restoration work, beginning from the right side of the piece, will commence on Oct. 10 and span approximately 40 days.
President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran at a news conference during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
Qatar held separate bilateral talks with U.S. and Iran
Qatar held talks with the United States and Iran that touched on Iran's nuclear program and U.S. concerns about Iranian drone transfers to Russia.
Marshall Islands President David Kabua addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
Marshall Islands calls on U.S. to address legacy of nuclear testing
The Pacific Island nation said it wanted to maintain ties with the U.S., but noted that Washington must address its legacy of mass nuclear testing.
Group of Seven leaders, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center), lay floral wreaths at the Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 19.
Sep 20, 2023
Kishida eyes return to stalled fissile treaty. That may be a nonstarter.
Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kishida said Japan will work to facilitate discussions between nuclear and nonnuclear weapon states.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu after receiving a gift at their luncheon during Kim's visit to the port of Vladivostok, Russia, on Saturday.
Sep 17, 2023
North Korea's Kim talks up defense ties as Russia trip concludes
Both countries hinted at the “strategic importance” of bilateral ties during Kim's visit — despite U.S. warnings against any arms deals.
U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi attends a press conference during the International Atomic Energy Agency 's 35-nation Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Sept. 11.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 17, 2023
IAEA blasts Iran over latest inspector exclusion
Iran's Foreign Ministry said the move was in retaliation for "political abuses" by the U.S., France, Germany and Britain.
Draft documents show a hole of about €220 million ($235 million) in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s €650 million budget for this year, with the U.S. and China being the biggest debtors.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 15, 2023
Nuke watchdog risks running out of money amid U.S.-China tensions
The last time the IAEA was in such dire financial straits was in the mid-1990s.
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Сosmodrome in Russia's far eastern Amur region on Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2023
At talks, Putin tells Kim Russia could help North Korea build satellites
Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin amid warnings by the U.S. against a possible arms deal that the two leaders were reportedly seeking.
Passengers wait for their train in front of a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile, at the main railway station in Seoul in July.
Sep 13, 2023
North Korea fires off two ballistic missiles as Kim visits Russia
Both missiles appeared to have landed outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, which extends 200 nautical miles (370 km) from its coast.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, a nuclear fusion demonstration project, in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France, in October 2016
Sep 12, 2023
Fusion research shouldn’t be a nuclear weapons side hustle
Some question the wisdom of improving nuclear weapons while advocating for the separation of fusion research from weapons development.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves