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2006-02-08 12:32:49

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Two German businessmen, a former Russian military officer and North Korea are among those helping Iran develop missiles that the West fears could one day carry nuclear warheads, diplomats and intelligence officials say. Last month German federal prosecutors formally charged two German citizens with espionage for helping a foreign intelligence agency acquire dual-use "delivery system" technology. The prosecutors announced the charge of espionage...

2006-02-02 02:12:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has formed a team to analyze fallout from nuclear attacks on American soil in a bid to identify the potential attackers, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Thursday. The report cites Michael K. Evenson, associate director for operations at the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which directs the team, as saying the program began operations last year. The objective of the program is to quickly determine who exploded the device,...

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2006-02-02 03:55:00

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has formed a team to analyze fallout from nuclear attacks on American soil in a bid to identify the potential attackers, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Thursday. The report cites Michael K. Evenson, associate director for operations at the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which directs the team, as saying the program began operations last year. The objective of the program is to quickly determine who exploded the device, in part to clarify...

2006-01-20 08:35:00

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI -- The United States said on Friday there were difficulties in realizing a landmark agreement on cooperation in civil nuclear energy with India but it was hopeful of clinching the deal. The landmark accord, agreed in principle last July but still to be negotiated in detail, would grant New Delhi access to civil nuclear technology it has been denied for three decades, provided it separates its civilian and military facilities. But critics within the U.S. Congress and...

2006-01-19 10:57:16

By Elizabeth Pineau BREST, France (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it would be ready to use nuclear weapons against any state that carried out a terrorist attack against it, reaffirming the need for its nuclear deterrent. Deflecting criticism of France's costly nuclear weapons program, President Jacques Chirac said security came at a price and France must be able to hit back hard at a hostile state's centers of power and its "capacity to act." He said there was no change in...

2006-01-19 06:55:00

BREST, France -- France said on Thursday it would be ready to launch a targeted nuclear strike against any state that carried out a terrorist attack on French soil. In a speech defending France's costly nuclear deterrent and toughening policy against terrorism, President Jacques Chirac said Paris must be able to hit back hard at a hostile state's centers of power and its "capacity to act." "The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider...

2005-12-20 18:44:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers have proposed a resolution expressing congressional disapproval for President George W. Bush's sweeping nuclear agreement with India, one of the congressmen said on Tuesday. If the resolution passed, it would signal lawmakers' "disapproval" of the July 18 deal, which has generated strong opposition from non-proliferation advocates because it would give India access to previously banned technology. "The administration's move to launch nuclear...

2005-12-15 06:00:47

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to spend up to $1.2 billion for an ambitious project to develop a next-generation interceptor missile with the United States, Japanese defense ministry officials said on Thursday. Development of the upgraded version of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) will cost about $2.1 billion to $2.7 billion over nine years, of which $1 billion to $1.2 billion will likely be paid for by Japan, the Japanese defense ministry officials said. The jointly...

2005-10-26 17:08:22

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key U.S. congressional leaders said on Wednesday they would resist hasty action on an agreement President George W. Bush has reached with India allowing U.S. nuclear cooperation with the Asian state. Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, who chairs the House of Representatives International Relations Committee, bristled at statements that implied the assent of Congress to the agreement, announced by Bush in July, was assured....

2005-10-25 20:00:32

More than 470 physicists, including seven Nobel laureates, have signed a petition to oppose a new U.S. Defense Department proposal that allows the United States to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states. The petition was started by two physics professors at the University of California, San Diego, Kim Griest and Jorge Hirsch, who said they felt an obligation to speak out about the nuclear policy change because their profession brought nuclear weapons into the world 60 years ago. They...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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