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US, Japan urge nations not to deploy nuclear weapons in orbit

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States and Japan on Monday proposed a UN Security Council resolution stressing that nations should comply with a treaty that bars putting nuclear weapons in space, a message that appeared aimed at Russia. Washington believes Moscow is developing a space-based anti-satellite nuclear weapon whose detonation could cause havoc by […]

Putin warns the West a Russia-NATO conflict is just one step from World War III

Moscow, Russia Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Monday that a direct conflict between Russia and the US-led NATO military alliance would mean the planet was one step away from World War III but said hardly anyone wanted such a scenario. The Ukraine war has triggered the deepest crisis in Moscow’s relations […]

Putin asks voters, including in annexed Ukrainian areas, to determine Russia’s future

Moscow, Russia Reuters President Vladimir Putin appealed on Thursday to voters, including in annexed parts of Ukraine, to be united in determining Russia’s future by casting ballots in this week’s presidential election which he is all but certain to win. “It is vital to underscore our cohesion and resolve and move forward together. Every vote […]

Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war

Moscow, Russia Reuters President Vladimir Putin told the West on Wednesday that Russia was technically ready for nuclear war and that if the US sent troops to Ukraine, it would be considered a significant escalation of the conflict. Putin, speaking ahead of a 15th to 17th March election which is certain to give him another […]

China urges largest nuclear states to negotiate a ‘no-first-use’ treaty

Beijing, China Reuters States with the largest nuclear arsenals should negotiate a treaty on no-first-use of nuclear weapons against each other or make a political statement in this regard, the Chinese foreign ministry’s arms control department said. Director general of the department, Sun Xiaobo, called on nuclear states to fulfil their “special and priority responsibilities” […]

Atomic scientists keep ‘Doomsday Clock’ as close to midnight as ever

Washington DC, US Reuters Atomic scientists on Tuesday kept their “Doomsday Clock” set as close to midnight as ever before, citing Russia’s actions on nuclear weapons amid its invasion of Ukraine, nuclear-armed Israel’s Gaza war and worsening climate change as factors driving the risk of global catastrophe. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as they […]

Russia rejects US arms control talks for now, citing Ukraine

Moscow, Russia/Washington DC, US Reuters Russia on Thursday publicly rejected US-Russian arms control talks for now because of US support for Ukraine, a stance Washington said cast doubt on Moscow’s openness to a successor to the last treaty limiting their strategic nuclear arsenals. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that Washington had proposed separating […]

Russian Duma takes first step to revoke ratification of nuclear test ban treaty

Members of Russia's State Duma lower house of parliament attend a plenary session in Moscow, Russia, on 17th October, 2023

Moscow, Russia Reuters Russia’s parliament took the first step on Tuesday towards revoking ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and its top lawmaker warned the United States that Moscow might even abandon the pact altogether. Russia says the aim is to restore parity with the United States, which has signed but never ratified […]