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Russia says it tested contemporary nuclear missile

Russia’s military on Friday said it had successfully carried out a second test launch of its most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. The country’s defense ministry released a video showing what it said was the launch of a RS-28 ‘Sarmat’ missile from a base in Plesetsk in northwest Russia, close to the Arctic Circle. Kremlin/EPA…

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Israel hit Syria ‘nuclear reactor’ in 2007

Israel hit Syria ‘nuclear reactor’ in 2007

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Israel released images purportedly showing the suspected reactor during the 2007 air raid Israel’s military has formally admitted that it destroyed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. It said the air raid in the eastern Deir-al-Zour region had removed “an emerging existential threat to Israel and the entire…

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Saudi Arabia warns it’s miles going to head nuclear

Saudi Arabia warns it’s miles going to head nuclear

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSaudi prince: ‘We’ll enter nuclear arms race if Iran does’Saudi Arabia has warned that it will develop its own nuclear weapon if regional rival Iran acquires one. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told US network CBS News his country did not want to acquire nuclear weapons. “But…

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Saudis will derive nuclear bomb if Iran does

Saudis will derive nuclear bomb if Iran does

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also told CBS News that Iran’s Supreme Leader was like Hitler.

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Trump cautious on N Korea nuclear talks

Trump cautious on N Korea nuclear talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un welcomes South Korean officialsDonald Trump has reacted cautiously to news that North Korea is willing to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons if it did not feel threatened. The US president said “the statements coming out of South Korea and North Korea have been…

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‘Bitcoin’ arrests at Russian nuclear lab

‘Bitcoin’ arrests at Russian nuclear lab

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrested scientists worked at the secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins,…

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China derides ‘Cold War’ US nuclear notion

China derides ‘Cold War’ US nuclear notion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US nuclear force is based on land, sea and air-based weapons China has urged the US to drop its “Cold War mentality” after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs. “The country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to…

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Russia condemns US nuclear bomb plans

Russia condemns US nuclear bomb plans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US military is concerned that Russia is underestimating US capability Moscow has condemned US military proposals to develop new, smaller atomic bombs mainly to deter any Russian use of nuclear weapons. Russia’s foreign minister called the move “confrontational”, and expressed “deep disappointment”. The proposals stem from concerns that Russia…

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