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The world has nudged closer to a nuclear apocalypse and environmental disaster, a trans-Atlantic group of prominent scientists warned Wednesday, pushing the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.
Some of the scientists who first advanced the controversial "nuclear winter" theory more than two decades ago have come up with another bleak forecast: Even a regional nuclear war would devastate the environment.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of provoking war by carrying out an anti-missile test over the Pacific and holding military drills with South Korean forces on the divided peninsula. The U.S.
By Kristin Roberts FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - The Pentagon is considering a plan to replace the nuclear warheads on some intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional weapons for preemptive strikes against terrorists, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Sunday.
By Issei Kato HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered in Hiroshima on Sunday to pray for peace and urge the world to abandon nuclear weapons on the 61st anniversary of the first atomic bombing.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea ratcheted up the rhetoric in its war of words with Washington by promising an "annihilating strike" with its nuclear deterrent should the United States launch an attack, its media said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain discussed raising the threat of U.S. nuclear retaliation to dissuade China from attacking its Hong Kong colony at the height of the Cold War, previously secret papers revealed on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could scale back its nuclear arsenal now that the Cold War is over, lawmakers concluded on Friday in a report that will set the tone for months of debate over the fate of Britain's nuclear weapons.
By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday gave initial approval to a civilian nuclear cooperation deal with India, hailing it as the cornerstone of ties with an important new ally.
Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...
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