Nuclear weapons http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27051/all en North Korea rocket shows home-grown technology boost-South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/north-korea-rocket-shows-home-grown-technology-boost-south-kore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea made most of the key parts of the long-range rocket it launched in December, South Korea said on Monday, evidence of home-grown technology moving it a closer to designing a missile system capable of hitting the United States.</p> <p>The North is banned from carrying out missile and nuclear-related activities under U.N. sanctions and the Security Council is closing on a resolution that will see it punished again for December's launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/north-korea-rocket-shows-home-grown-technology-boost-south-kore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear weapons Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737104 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 4-Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wrapup-1-iran-sends-monkey-space-showing-missile-progress Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wrapup-1-iran-sends-monkey-space-showing-missile-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iran iran missile iran monkey iran nuclear warhead Iran–United States relations Nuclear weapons Politics space monkey Technology Weapons of mass destruction Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740491 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nuclear weapons Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740861 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nuclear weapons Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740982 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Artificial' quake signals possible N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/artificial-quake-signals-possible-n-korea-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test.</p> <p>Yonhap said an "artificial earthquake of 5.1 magnitude" had been detected in Kilju county, where the Punggye-ri test site is located.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey measured it as a 4.9-magnitude quake at a very shallow depth of just one kilometre (0.6 miles).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/artificial-quake-signals-possible-n-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kilju Nuclear tests Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753215 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea blast 'roughly congruent' with earlier tests: CTBTO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-blast-roughly-congruent-earlier-tests-ctbto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea's blast was similar to previous nuclear tests, the Vienna-based monitoring agency CTBTO said early Tuesday, slamming it as a potential threat to international security.</p> <p>"The event shows explosion-like characteristics and its location is roughly congruent with the 2006 and 2009 DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear tests," agency chief Tibor Toth said in a statement. </p> <p>"For now, further data and analysis are necessary to establish what kind of event this is," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-blast-roughly-congruent-earlier-tests-ctbto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty International relations Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753243 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 'Possibility' that N. Korea conducted nuclear test: Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-possibility-n-korea-conducted-nuclear-test-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan said Tuesday it believes Pyongyang detonated a nuclear device in its far northeast.</p> <p>"We believe that there is a possibility that North Korea carried out a nuclear test, looking at past cases," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.</p> <p>kh-hg/ac</p> Nuclear tests Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753250 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea blast 'roughly congruent' with earlier tests: CTBTO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-blast-roughly-congruent-earlier-tests-ctbto-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea's blast was similar to previous nuclear tests, the Vienna-based monitoring agency CTBTO said early Tuesday, condemning it as a potential threat to international security if confirmed as a nuclear test.</p> <p>North Korea has since confirmed that it had carried out what it called a successful underground nuclear test.</p> <p>"The event shows explosion-like characteristics and its location is roughly congruent with the 2006 and 2009 DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear tests," agency chief Tibor Toth said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-blast-roughly-congruent-earlier-tests-ctbto-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear technology Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:31:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753277 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ N. Korea nuclear test 'grave threat to Japan': PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-n-korea-nuclear-test-grave-threat-japan-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea's nuclear test is a 'grave threat' to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang confirmed it had successfully detonated an atomic device.</p> <p>"(The test) is a grave threat to the safety of our country and a serious challenge against the global framework of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation," Abe said in a statement, adding it "cannot be tolerated".</p> <p>si-str/hg/ao</p> Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753309 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea nuclear test 'grave threat to Japan': PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-nuclear-test-grave-threat-japan-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea's nuclear test is a "grave threat" to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang confirmed it had successfully detonated an atomic device.</p> <p>"(The test) is a grave threat to the safety of our country and a serious challenge against the global framework of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation," Abe said in a statement. </p> <p>"It cannot be tolerated, as it will significantly damage safety and peace in northeast Asia and the international community." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-nuclear-test-grave-threat-japan-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753335 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Iran calls for end to nuclear arms after N. Korea test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-iran-calls-end-nuclear-arms-after-n-korea-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sanctions-hit Iran on Tuesday called for the destruction of all atomic weapons after North Korea announced that it had staged its most powerful nuclear test yet.</p> <p> "We need to come to the point where no country has any nuclear weapons and at the same time all weapons of mass destruction and nuclear arms need to be destroyed," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said when asked for a response to Pyongyang's claim to have detonated a "miniaturised" device.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-iran-calls-end-nuclear-arms-after-n-korea-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapons War Weapon of mass destruction AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753395 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran calls for end to all nuclear arms after N. Korea test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-calls-end-all-nuclear-arms-after-n-korea-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sanctions-hit Iran on Tuesday called for the destruction of all atomic weapons in the world after North Korea announced that it had staged its most powerful nuclear test yet.</p> <p> "We need to come to the point where no country has any nuclear weapons and at the same time all weapons of mass destruction and nuclear arms need to be destroyed," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said when asked for a response to Pyongyang's claim to have detonated a "miniaturised" device.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-calls-end-all-nuclear-arms-after-n-korea-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Nuclear weapons War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753411 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Videographics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afp-videographics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The following videographics are already available:</p> <p>NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME</p> <p>North Korea on Tuesday staged its most powerful nuclear test yet, claiming a breakthrough with a "miniaturised" device in a striking act of defiance that drew condemnation from global powers including its sole patron China. The isolated state said its third underground test, after previous detonations in 2006 and 2009 that triggered a raft of UN sanctions, was a direct riposte to what it termed US "hostility".</p> <p>Text slug: NKorea-military-nuclear-weapons</p> <p>1. UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TESTS</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afp-videographics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:32:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753429 at http://www.globalpost.com The world's nuclear powers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/the-worlds-nuclear-powers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea on Tuesday staged its third and most powerful underground nuclear test yet in defiance of world powers.</p> <p>Pyongyang, which claims the status of nuclear power, is suspected of having several nuclear bombs, and of carrying out tests in a bid to miniaturise the devices.</p> <p>North Korea originally signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but resigned from it in 2003 amid controversy about its nuclear ambitions. It carried out previous detonations in October 2006 and May 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/the-worlds-nuclear-powers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear proliferation Nuclear weapons War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753673 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-vows-work-russia-reduce-nuclear-arsenals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America's stockpiles of nuclear weapons.</p> <p>"We will engage Russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands," Obama promised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-vows-work-russia-reduce-nuclear-arsenals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama International relations Nuclear weapons Russia–United States relations AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:46:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754114 at http://www.globalpost.com