Weapons http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20172/all en Report: N Korea and US to meet in Geneva next week over nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111018/report-n-korea-and-us-meet-geneva-next-week-over <p> A South Korean news report says stalled six-nations talks could resume.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111018/report-n-korea-and-us-meet-geneva-next-week-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea Nuclear United Nations Weapons World Leaders Americas Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Aid Politics South Korea United States Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:08:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5678304 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallujah birth defects a result of US weapons? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120106/fallujah-birth-defects-result-us-weapons <p> The incidence of birth defects in Fallujah appears to be 14 times higher than it was in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the use of the atom bomb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120106/fallujah-birth-defects-result-us-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq War Weapons Conflict Zones Military War Iraq Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:54:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5686274 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia capital bans firearms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/colombia-capital-bans-firearms A gun ban in Colombia's capital Bogotá came into force yesterday, as the city's mayor hopes to pull down the murder rate and end the city's violent reputation abroad, a hangover from the days of drug lord Pablo Escobar.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/colombia-capital-bans-firearms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weapons Colombia Que pasa Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:18:29 +0000 Girish Gupta 5690043 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran: Search for nuclear weapons was a failure, United Nations says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120222/iran-search-nuclear-weapons-was-failure-united-nations-sa-0 <p> UN officials did not reach an agreement with Iran.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120222/iran-search-nuclear-weapons-was-failure-united-nations-sa-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Nuclear United Nations war Weapons Diplomacy War Politics Middle East Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:57:45 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5692896 at http://www.globalpost.com Navy fires first electromagnetic railgun in test (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/120229/navy-fires-first-electromagnetic-railgun-test-video <p> The US Navy is getting closer to developing a powerful electromagnetically-powered gun for warships that fires at nearly seven times the speed of sound.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/120229/navy-fires-first-electromagnetic-railgun-test-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> navy United States Weapons War Innovation United States Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:39:09 +0000 Alexander Besant 5694103 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks Medvedev for "space" until after election, not realizing the exchange was caught on microphones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/obama-asks-medvedev-space-until-after-election-missile <p> &quot;This is my last election ... After my election I have more flexibility.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/obama-asks-medvedev-space-until-after-election-missile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Europe Nuclear Russia United States Vladimir Putin Weapons World Leaders Americas Elections Diplomacy Politics United States Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:48:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5697719 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru, Chile ramp up territorial dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/peru/120725/chile-peru-bolivia-maritime-dispute-borders-hague-south-america-military <p>LIMA &mdash; Historical tensions between Chile and Peru are rising ahead of a keenly awaited ruling on the South American nations&rsquo; disputed maritime frontier. The latest source of friction has been a leaked draft of Santiago&rsquo;s national defense strategy, published in Peru, in which Chilean President Sebastian Pinera warns his country must be ready for armed conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/peru/120725/chile-peru-bolivia-maritime-dispute-borders-hague-south-america-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weapons World Leaders Peru Bolivia Diplomacy Military Chile Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:14:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5713402 at http://www.globalpost.com In-depth series: The global race to bear arms http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-the-global-race-bear-arms The UN General Assembly has adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar-a-year conventional arms trade. In this in-depth series, GlobalPost reports from key locations in the global weapons trade, booming in Europe, Asia and the United States, to the violent fallout from Mexico to the Middle East and Africa. Weapons Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5727605 at http://www.globalpost.com Interactive map of the world's top importers and exporters of small arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/121130/interactive-map-the-worlds-top-importers-and-exporters- <p><span style="line-height: 20px;">We map the most comprehensive and latest small-arms trading figures worldwide, according to data released by the Small Arms Survey</span>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/121130/interactive-map-the-worlds-top-importers-and-exporters-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weapons Politics Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:15:10 +0000 Kyle Kim 5727714 at http://www.globalpost.com UN General Assembly passes landmark treaty on global arms trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/130402/un-general-assembly-passes-treaty-global-arms-trade The vote on the Arms Trade Treaty followed an earlier attempt to form a 193-member state consensus on the treaty which was blocked by Iran, Syria and North Korea last week.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/130402/un-general-assembly-passes-treaty-global-arms-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weapons Want to Know Military Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5799563 at http://www.globalpost.com World’s first arms trade treaty is historic but leaves much to do http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/united-nations-arms-trade-treaty-historic-leaves-much-do Rare are the days when we can truly say the world is becoming a better place. At the United Nations General Assembly on April 2, 2013, history was made when 155 states voted in favor of an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), opening the opportunity countries begin signing on June 3. Many states play an important role in manufacturing and selling conventional weapons; the first in line being the United States, Great Britain, France, China and Russia, the permanent five of the Security Council. These are the same states that vote on a regular basis on UN peacekeeping mandates, arms embargoes and the most critical conflicts underway. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/united-nations-arms-trade-treaty-historic-leaves-much-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Weapons World Leaders Americas Diplomacy France China Commentary Russia United Kingdom United States Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:29:15 +0000 Adeline Guerra 5813972 at http://www.globalpost.com