Tag: Nuclear Tests

North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles in First Test Since Latest Talks Stalled

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched ​two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, its first such tests since a new effort at talks with the United States stalled over the terms of ending its nuclear weapons program. The projectiles were fired from Pyongannam-do, a province surrounding Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and […]

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North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles in First Test Since Talks Stalled

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched ​two projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, its first such tests since talks with the United States stalled over the terms of ending its nuclear weapons program. The projectiles were fired from Pyongannam-do, a province surrounding Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and they landed in waters between […]

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Russia Stops U.S. Diplomats en Route to a Nuclear Accident Site

MOSCOW — The Russian authorities removed three American diplomats from a train heading to an Arctic town near the site of a recent nuclear accident, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday. The removal occurred on Monday in the shipyard town of Severodvinsk, according to Interfax, a Russian news agency. The diplomats were about to take […]

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The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran

In July of 2017, the White House was at a crossroads on the question of Iran. President Trump had made a campaign pledge to leave the “terrible” nuclear deal that President Barack Obama negotiated with Tehran, but prominent members of Trump’s cabinet spent the early months of the administration pushing the mercurial president to negotiate […]

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North Korea Missile Tests, ‘Very Standard’ to Trump, Show Signs of Advancing Arsenal

As North Korea fired off a series of missiles in recent months — at least 18 since May — President Trump has repeatedly dismissed their importance as short-range and “very standard” tests. And although he has conceded “there may be a United Nations violation,” the president says any concerns are overblown. Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s […]

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North Korea Says Hope of More U.S. Talks Is ‘Disappearing’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Saturday that its expectations for more dialogue with the Trump administration were “gradually disappearing,” and threatened to reconsider its conciliatory gestures toward the United States, potentially including its moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. The warning was contained in a statement issued by First Vice Foreign […]

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Russia Identifies 4 Radioactive Isotopes From Nuclear Accident

MOSCOW — A Russian state weather agency named for the first time on Monday four specific radioactive particles released by an explosion at a military testing site earlier this month that left at least seven people dead and has remained shrouded in secrecy weeks after the incident. The Russian meteorological agency identified them as isotopes […]

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A Supernova Was Hiding in Antarctica’s Snow

Earth is continuously plowing through extraterrestrial dust. Tens of thousands of tons of the stuff, mostly from asteroids and comets, settles all over the planet every year. We are the shoulder to a universe of dandruff. But even the faintest detritus has a story to tell. Recently, scientists analyzed dust collected from Antarctic snow and […]

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Russia’s Mystery Missile

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype of a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia […]

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Kim Jong-un’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

SEOUL, South Korea — Guess what country just issued stamps of Donald Trump? North Korea! Yes: An official postage stamp features grave-looking likenesses of President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, standing side by side. It commemorates their pleasantry-laden chitchat earlier this summer at Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone between the two […]

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What Happened at Russia’s Missile Test Site?

Nearly as soon as an explosion ripped through the Nenoksa Missile Test Site in northern Russia on Thursday, briefly raising radiation levels in the region, the Kremlin went into crisis mode. That, to anyone familiar with the immediate aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, means clamping down on information, insisting that nothing really bad happened, that […]

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Russia Confirms Radioactive Materials Were Involved in Deadly Blast

A mystery explosion at a Russian weapons testing range involved radioactive materials, the authorities admitted on Saturday, as the blast’s admitted death toll rose and signs of a creeping radiation emergency, or at the least fear of one, grew harder to mask. In a statement released at 1 a.m. Saturday, Russia’s nuclear energy company, Rosatom, […]

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North Korea Fires More Projectiles Ahead of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drill

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday launched two projectiles toward the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, days before the United States and South Korea were scheduled to begin a joint military exercise. The launch marked the fourth test of projectiles in 13 days by North Korea. The two projectiles were fired […]

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North Korea Launches More Missiles, U.S. Says, Amid Stalled Diplomacy

WASHINGTON — North Korea launched its third missile test in just over a week, in what President Trump described on Thursday as a test involving short-range missiles with which he had “no problem.” Defense Department officials said it appeared that two projectiles were launched, although it was unclear from where, or what type of missiles […]

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North Korea Tested New Ballistic Missile, South Says, Flouting U.N. Ban

SEOUL, South Korea — The two projectiles North Korea launched off its east coast on Thursday were a new type of short-range ballistic missile, the South Korean government said, acknowledging that the North was expanding its ability to deliver nuclear warheads as President Trump’s efforts to bring the country to the negotiating table remain stalled. […]

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North Korea Launches Two ‘Projectiles,’ South Korea Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two projectiles off its east coast on Thursday amid stalled efforts to resume talks on ending the country’s nuclear weapons program, the South Korean military said. The projectiles were launched from Wonsan, a coastal town east of Pyongyang, the capital, and flew 430 kilometers, or 267 miles, before […]

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Kim Jong-un Inspects New Submarine That Could Increase Range of Missiles

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, has inspected a newly built submarine, the state news media reported on Tuesday, a provocative move as the United States struggles to resume dialogue on ending the country’s nuclear and missile threats. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country planned to deploy the […]

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North Korea Warns U.S. to Quit Military Drills With South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday escalated its pressure on the United States to cancel a joint military drill with South Korea scheduled for next month, warning that it could scuttle efforts to resume dialogue with Washington and even prompt the North to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests. The vaguely worded threats […]

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Are We Headed for War With Iran?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is the United States barreling toward war with Iran? This week on “The Argument,” Op-Ed columnist Bret Stephens joins his colleagues to discuss the recent uptick in tensions between Washington and Tehran — and […]

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