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Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control has been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.

Headlines Around the Web

Netanyahu: 'We're not gullible'

Oct 07, 2013 - Politico

Only talks can reset Iran’s atomic clock

Sep 27, 2013 - Financial Times

The price of deterrence

Jan 10, 2013 - Financial Times

Douglas portraying Reagan in film

Nov 05, 2012 - Politico

Hill flummoxed over anti-nuke nun

Sep 14, 2012 - Politico

Panel seeks steep cuts in U.S. nukes

May 16, 2012 - Politico

Panetta: All Iran options on table

Feb 04, 2012 - Politico

Articles About Nuclear Weapons

This U.S. Navy handout image shows Baker, the second of the two atomic bomb tests, in which a 63-kiloton warhead was exploded 90 feet under water as part of Operation Crossroads, conducted at Bikini Atoll in July 1946 to measure nuclear weapon effects on
Just So You May Know Russia Has 5000 Nukes – Putin Tells the World

By IBTimes AU

Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. and its allies Russia's 5,000 nuclear warheads are just around the corner, ready to be fired anytime. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
US-Russia Nuclear War Could Wipe Out Humanity – Nuclear Physician Warns

By IBTimes AU

An Australian physician said that the Ukraine Crisis may pave the way for the United States and Russia to wage a nuclear war against each other. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NOBEL PRIZE

A Pair Of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Fly Over Northern Iraq After Conducting Airstrikes In Syria
Britain’s Defence Spending In Doldrums Despite Cameron’s Anti ISS Air Strikes And Tall Talk of Military Prowess

By IBTimes AU

The U. K's defence spending needs careful prioritisation and strategic insight into all the immediate challenges. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: GDP

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Passes Through The Earth-Moon System
US Cites 'Planetary Defense' As Reason For Keeping Old Nuclear Weapons

By IBTimes AU

The United States is keeping some old nuclear weapons and isn't dismantling them because of asteroid risks to the planet. (Oct 03)

MORE TOPICS: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Russia Warns NATO That It Will Beef Up The Military Doctrine To Face Rapid Action Threat

By IBTimes AU

The concerns of Russia need to be addressed by EU and must engage it in spite of Ukraine. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, POLAND, NEW YORK, UKRAINE

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
PM Tony Abbott to Sign Julia Gillard-Brokered Uranium Deal With India

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott normally shuns anything that had to do with political acts of nemesis, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. But not for the uranium deal with India, which Mr Abbott is expected to ink an agreement in his next visit to the Asian giant. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, JULIA GILLARD, TONY ABBOTT

A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March
South Korea Returns to Japan Scrap Metal Found with Traces of Radiation

By IBTimes AU

South Korea has found that its imported scrap metals from Japan bore traces of radiation. It has announced it will return the items to Japan immediately. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, TSUNAMI

Pope Francis meets President Obama
Obama Plays Down Russia: Sees More Substance in China

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. President Barack Obama has dismissed Russia as a nation not making anything. In an interview to the Economist magazine, the US President spoke about Russia and China in detail, reported Moscow Times. (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, MANUFACTURING, RUSSIA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A general view shows the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday even
7.9 Magnitude Quake Triggers Small Tsunami Near Alaska

By IBTimes AU

An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude strength struck about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska, on Monday, triggering small tsunamis with less than seven inches high of waves. (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

JAPAN-AUSTRALIA/TALKS
Kim Jong-un’s to Punish Julie Bishop for 'Hurt Dignity'

By IBTimes AU

Kim Jong-un’s may soon punish Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, following her anti-DPRK statements (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS