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Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects a military exercise, which tests the country's ability to deliver a massive retaliatory nuclear strike by land, sea and air, via a video link from Moscow on Oct. 25, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 24, 2024
Russia could reduce decision time for use of nuclear weapons, lawmaker says
Putin said again last week that the nuclear doctrine might have to be changed because Russia's adversaries were developing ultralow-yield nuclear devices.
Seiji Izumisawa, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, says the firm is almost finished designing its next-generation nuclear reactor.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2024
Mitsubishi Heavy moving closer to building new reactor in Japan
The firm can start building the facility once a site for it is established and some late-stage tests are completed.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, in November 2022. The plant was shuttered in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, and has sat idle since.
Jun 23, 2024
World’s largest nuclear plant sits idle while energy needs soar
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant has the potential capacity to power more than 13 million households.
The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima
JAPAN / History
Jun 21, 2024
Oppenheimer apologized to atomic bomb survivors, Japan nonprofit says
Oppenheimer apologized profusely while crying intensely as soon as he met the visitors, an interpreter said.
Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square during a military parade in Beijing in October 2019.
Jun 21, 2024
U.S. and China held first informal nuclear talks in five years in March
Beijing's representatives told their U.S. counterparts that they would not resort to atomic threats over Taiwan, according to two American delegates.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk past children during a welcoming ceremony in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Wednesday.
Jun 19, 2024
Putin and Kim sign mutual defense pact in dramatic upgrade of ties
The North Korean and Russian leaders inked a "strategic partnership treaty," upgrading ties to a level that Kim said was on par with a formal alliance.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur region last September.
Jun 18, 2024
Putin pledges to take Russia-North Korea ties to 'a higher level'
The Russian leader is expected to ask for even more weapons, while Kim will seek continued military tech support and cash to keep his regime afloat.
Robert O’Brien speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas in 2021.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 18, 2024
Ex-Trump adviser urges him to cut ties with China, restart nuclear tests
Former national security adviser Robert O'Brien's article offers the most detailed account of what foreign policy may look like in a second Trump term.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visit the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's far east Amur region on Sept. 13, 2023.
Jun 17, 2024
Putin to visit North Korea from Tuesday for meeting with Kim
The Russian president is expected to ask Kim Jong Un for even more weapons, adding to an influx of arms in the wake of a summit last year.
A view of the Unit 4 reactor of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, in 2018
Jun 17, 2024
U.S. as many as 15 years behind China on nuclear power, report says
Beijing's state-backed technology approach and extensive financing give it the edge over its rival, the study by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation said.
A vehicle transports a RS-24 Yars strategic nuclear missile during the main rehearsals of a military parade in Moscow on May 5.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2024
Nuclear arms more prominent amid geopolitical tensions: researchers
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in his address to the nation in February there was a "real" risk of nuclear war.
South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik at the ministry's briefing room in Seoul on Friday
Jun 17, 2024
U.S., South Korea, Japan to lock in security ties before inauguration
South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik said that the three countries' defense chiefs will soon sign a pact known as the Trilateral Security Cooperation Framework.
A nuclear power plant in Crystal River, Florida. While the public have warmed to nuclear in recent years, spiraling project costs have made private equity cautious.
Jun 15, 2024
Building nuclear power is a bridge too far for world’s private investors
While the public have warmed to nuclear in recent years, spiraling project costs have made private equity cautious.
A South Korean soldier stands guard near a military facility where loudspeakers dismantled in 2018 used to be, near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Tuesday.
Jun 11, 2024
South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea soldiers briefly cross border
The Sunday incursion took place in an overgrown area of the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily fortified border area, and was likely accidental.
South Korean soldiers work on a loudspeaker that is set up for propaganda broadcasts during a military drill near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, in this image released Sunday.
Jun 10, 2024
Pyongyang floats more balloons amid vows of retaliation against Seoul
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, promised a strong response to South Korea's restarting of its loudspeaker broadcasts for the first time in years.
The effort by the United Kingdom, France and Germany to ramp up pressure was also visible this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency, where they successfully pushed a resolution critical of Iran despite U.S. reservations.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Europeans detail Iran's nuclear violations in diplomatic gambit
The move by Britain, France and Germany is said to be aimed at pressuring Tehran into resolving the issue diplomatically.
A solar farm in Switzerland. Solar power is leading the power’s sector’s transformation, with investment in the area set to reach $500 billion this year.
Jun 6, 2024
Clean energy spending set to reach twice that on fossil fuels, IAEA reports
Nonetheless, continued spending on coal, gas and oil remains at a level that’s too high to conform with global climate goals.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna in June 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Iran censured by atomic watchdog as date for end of sanctions draws closer
International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have reported that Iran hasn’t helped them resolve a probe into uranium particles at undeclared locations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with senior editors from international news agencies at Lakhta Centre business tower in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Putin says West wrong to think Russia would never use nuclear weapons
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's nuclear doctrine allows the use of such weapons if the country's territorial integrity or sovereignty was threatened.
Energy companies are increasingly calling for greater use of nuclear power as geopolitical tensions raise the risk of energy supply disruptions and power price hikes.
Jun 5, 2024
In Japan, energy security fears put nuclear back in favor for 2040 plan
The Japanese government wants to lock in greater use of nuclear energy, along with wind and solar power, to secure stable energy supply.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world