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The First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns To Tragedy 70 Years Later

August 29, 2019           |                                       

August 29 marks the day that the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear explosion in 1949. Seventy years later, the four decades of tests at the Semipalatinsk site in Kazakhstan are seen as a tragedy in the now-independent country. People living nearby say the effects of the blasts are still being felt.

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U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests

May 29, 2019           |                                       

With no evidence to support the allegations, US DIA officials are accusing Russia of potentially having the capability of violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Russia ratified this treaty in 2000, and the US has never done so. There is a global system that would immediately detect a nuclear test, which led Russian MP […]

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North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia

April 22, 2019           |                                       

SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely signals Kim’s growing frustration […]

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Pence: US Had ‘No Choice’ But to Scrap Key Nuclear Treaty

April 4, 2019           |                                       

Speaking at a NATO event in Washington on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that President Trump had “no choice” but to withdraw the US from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and it is all Russia’s fault. Pence cited claims that the US has repeatedly made of a Russian violation, and the US […]

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Don’t Make A 'Mess' In Space, U.S. Warns Countries After Indian Test Launch

March 28, 2019           |                                       

India says it has successfully test-fired an antisatellite weapon in a move that brought a warning from the United States that countries around the world should avoid making a “mess” in space from all the debris. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a live broadcast on March 27 that Indian scientists had destroyed one of […]

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Mercury Rising: Moldovan Opposition Shows Blood Tests To Back Poisoning Claim On Eve Of Elections

February 22, 2019           |                                       

CHISINAU — Medical tests from two Moldovan opposition leaders who have accused the authorities of poisoning them show they had elevated levels of mercury in their blood in recent months. The startling accusations come just days ahead of crucial parliamentary elections in a country caught in a tug-of-war between East and West loyalties. Medical files […]

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Hospitals Must Now Publicly Reveal Their Prices

January 30, 2019           |                                       

Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape Factory Farms Pollute the Environment and Poison Drinking Water Remember That Anti-Trans Memo? Its Threat Hasn’t Vanished. Colorado’s Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Won’t Stop the Catholic Church The Second Implosion of Central America As President […]

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U.S. Wants UN To Reimpose Ballistic Missile Restrictions On Iran, Says Pompeo

December 12, 2018           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the UN Security Council that Washington would seek to work with the 15-member body to reimpose ballistic missile restrictions on Iran. In his December 12 address to the Council meeting on Iran, Pompeo also said a UN arms embargo on Tehran should not be lifted in 2020. […]

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Pompeo To Attend UN Security Council Meeting On Iran

December 12, 2018           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to travel to New York on December 12 to participate in a UN Security Council meeting on Iran. During the session, Pompeo will underscore Washington’s “unyielding resolve to address the Iranian regime’s threats to international peace and security through their continued development and proliferation of ballistic missiles,” […]

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Iran Confirms Missile Test That Prompted Western Criticism

December 11, 2018           |                                       

Iran has confirmed carrying out a recent missile test after Western powers strongly condemned Tehran’s launching on December 1 of medium-range ballistic missiles. “We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test,” the Fars news agency reported, citing Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps aerospace commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh. “The U.S. […]

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The leading moral psychologist tells us about what led him to rethink a fundamental issue in education. Changed My Mind, our new podcast, continues with Jonathan Haidt. In each episode we ask a leader what they have changed their mind on and why. Most people believe we are entrenching our divisions, getting worse not better. […]

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Mysterious Outbreak Kills 12 Newborns In Northeastern Afghanistan

November 5, 2018           |                                       

Twelve newborns have died at a health center in northeastern Afghanistan amid an outbreak of “an unknown and as yet not determined origin,” the Italian nongovernment organization running the facility says. The Emergency NGO said on November 5 that the babies all died the previous day at its maternity hospital in Panjshir Province’s Anabah district. […]

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Russia Plans Missile-Firing Exercise Off Norway Amid NATO Drills

October 29, 2018           |                                       

The Russian Navy plans to test missiles in international waters off Norway’s coast this week, Norwegian and NATO officials say, as the Western military alliance conducts its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on October 29 the alliance was informed last week about the planned tests. […]

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Russian Bobsledder Agrees To Eight-Month Ban After Positive Drug Test

October 12, 2018           |                                       

One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled’s governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on October 12 that it accepted a settlement which ended the case with an eight-month ban for Sergeeva. The ban started provisionally during […]

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The British played a significant unsung role in advancing EU car safety regulations. But – just as the industry moves towards greater innovation – Britain wants to take a back seat. Image: Crash test – in pre 98 models, the dummies if human would have all died. Credit: NCAP Regulation is too often seen as […]

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