Nuclear weapon http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27361/all en Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Feb 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-feb-21 <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>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>PRETORIA - South African police investigating Oscar Pistorius for murder pulled their lead detective off the "Blade Runner" athlete's case on Thursday after it emerged he himself faces attempted murder charges for shooting at a minibus.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-feb-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Nuclear weapon Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762450 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UN Council to discuss N. Korea nuclear sanctions Tuesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-un-council-discuss-n-korea-nuclear-sanctions-tuesday <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 UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss new sanctions the United States and its allies want to impose on North Korea for its nuclear test last month, diplomats said.</p> <p>The meeting was called by the Security Council presidency amid signs that the United States and China are close to an accord on new action against the isolated North over its February 12 atomic weapon blast, diplomats added.</p> <p>tw/adm</p> Nuclear weapon AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:31:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773447 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ N.Korea nuclear strike only if survival threatened: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/urgent-nkorea-nuclear-strike-only-if-survival-threatened-us <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 would likely only use nuclear weapons if it perceived a threat to its survival, but the United States remains uncertain how it would define such a threat, the US national intelligence chief said Tuesday.</p> <p>"Although we assess with low confidence that the North would only attempt to use nuclear weapons against US forces or allies to preserve the Kim (Jong-Un) regime, we do not know what would constitute, from the North's perspective, crossing that threshold," James Clapper, director of national intelligence, said in an annual report to Congress on global security threats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/urgent-nkorea-nuclear-strike-only-if-survival-threatened-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapon AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780656 at http://www.globalpost.com High school students signatures for nuke abolition reaches 1 mil. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130811/high-school-students-signatures-nuke-abolition-reaches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A students' group in Nagasaki Prefecture said Sunday it has collected more than 1 million signatures from senior high school students calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons since it started gathering them in 2001.</p> <p> At a meeting in Nagasaki the same day of about 50 former and current members of the group, the executive committee said the total number of signatures has reached 1.04 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130811/high-school-students-signatures-nuke-abolition-reaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapon Kyodo News International Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:01:46 +0000 Kyodo News International 5907333 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese students give 195,000 anti-nuke signatures to U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130820/japanese-students-give-195000-anti-nuke-signatures-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A group of 20 high school students from Japan selected by a civic organization in Nagasaki City handed over Tuesday a petition with around 195,000 signatures calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons to the secretariat of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.</p> <p> The number of signatures collected worldwide this year was the largest presented by the organization, exceeding the previous high in 2012 by some 40,000 and lifting the cumulative sum of collected signatures to over 1 million, the delegation said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130820/japanese-students-give-195000-anti-nuke-signatures-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapon Kyodo News International Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:47:59 +0000 Kyodo News International 5913928 at http://www.globalpost.com Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961: UK paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/atom-bomb-nearly-exploded-over-north-carolina-1961-uk-paper <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>LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday.</p> <p>The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gave the first conclusive evidence that the United States came close to a disaster in January 1961.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/atom-bomb-nearly-exploded-over-north-carolina-1961-uk-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bomb Disaster Nuclear weapon Teller–Ulam design Thomson Reuters Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:02:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5940384 at http://www.globalpost.com US to spend billions 'modernizing' nuclear arsenal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/us-spend-billions-modernizing-nuclear-arsenal <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 United States plans to spend billions to upgrade a decades-old atomic bomb designed to stop a Soviet invasion of Europe, as part of a controversial project to modernize its nuclear arsenal.</p> <p>Some lawmakers and experts dismiss the effort as a colossal waste of money that could derail arms control talks with Russia. </p> <p>But top commanders and government officials argue the B61 nuclear gravity bomb needs to be maintained so other weapons can be scrapped and to ensure America retains a "credible" force.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/us-spend-billions-modernizing-nuclear-arsenal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business New START Nuclear weapon Tactical nuclear weapon Technology AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:17:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5982052 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Interview) Territorial spats pose big security challenge to Asia: U.N. official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131111/yonhap-interview-territorial-spats-pose-big-security-challen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- Growing territorial disputes between Asian neighbors driven by financial gains have emerged as a major security challenge in the Asia-Pacific region, which has shown a rise in military expenditures in recent years, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.</p> <p>Angela Kane, the U.N. high representative for disarmament affairs, expressed concern over the recent territorial spats involving Northeast Asian nations as she visited South Korea to attend the multilateral security forum, called the Seoul Defense Dialogue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131111/yonhap-interview-territorial-spats-pose-big-security-challen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear weapon Technology War Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:02:08 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5986372 at http://www.globalpost.com Sanctions stay unless Iran renounces nuclear arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/sanctions-stay-unless-iran-renounces-nuclear-arms <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 on Iran will remain in place as long as France is not convinced that Tehran has "definitively renounced" its military nuclear ambitions, President Francois Hollande said on Monday.</p> <p>"I confirm here that we will maintain the sanctions as long as we are not certain that Iran has definitively renounced its military (nuclear) programme," he said.</p> <p>"France will not let Iran arm itself with nuclear weapons." </p> <p>ha-agr-hmw/srm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Nuclear weapon AFP Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:02:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992621 at http://www.globalpost.com