Donald Trump

Trump to blame as doomsday draws closer, scientists say

Comments by Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have made the world less safe, atomic scientists say.

Asia Pacific

North Korea threatens missile launch anytime, blames US

US defence chief, meanwhile, vows to shoot down any ICBM tests near American territory - or that of its allies.

Nuclear weapons

Analysts: North Korea not bluffing on ICBM launch

Isolated nation has achieved significant progress despite UN sanctions for nuclear tests and long-range rocket launches.

Nuclear weapons

Trump, Putin call for stronger nuclear arsenals

US currently has an estimated arsenal of about 7,000 nuclear warheads, second only to Russia with a few hundred more.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea pledges 'tough' response to UN sanctions

Foreign ministry notes UN Security Council member states have conducted thousands of nuclear tests and rocket launches.

Nuclear weapons

UN slaps North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

New sanctions resolution passed by a 15-0 vote after three months of tough negotiations between the US and China.

United States

Killing John F Kennedy and the prospect of peace

35th American president was gunned down 53 years ago on Tuesday, ending what some say were plans to finish the Cold War.

Iran

Iran warns enduring sanctions threatening nuclear deal

Foot-dragging on sanctions relief jeopardising historic agreement to curtail nuclear weapon production, Tehran says.

Nuclear weapons

Opposing nuclear weapons in the era of millennials

Diplomats and activists are reviving efforts to scrap nuclear weapons, but the odds against them may be getting longer.

North Korea

N Korea able to produce 20 atomic bombs, say experts

Analysts say despite sanctions, increased uranium production means the country can make six nuclear weapons a year.

Politics

US bombers fly over South Korea in show of force

Demonstration of solidarity between the allies comes in response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date.

Inside Story

Should N Korea's nuclear ambitions concern the world?

North Korea says threat of more sanctions is "laughable" after it holds its fifth and biggest nuclear test.

North Korea

North Korea 'ready for another nuclear test any time'

South Korea says North is set to conduct an additional nuclear test, days after it drew ire by testing powerful device.

North Korea

World leaders condemn North Korea nuclear test

South Korean president says North Korea shows "maniacal recklessness" as world powers unite in condemnation.

People & Power

India's Nuclear Riddle

People and Power investigates whether India is about to escalate its nuclear arms race with rivals Pakistan and China.