North Korea

North Korea tests new 'hi-tech tactical' weapon

Any weapons testing could influence direction of stalled diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang over nuclear arms.

North Korea tests new 'hi-tech tactical' weapon

North Korea

2nd Trump-Kim summit early next year, US president says

Pyongyang has complained that Washington hasn't made concessions in return for its moves towards denuclearisation.

2nd Trump-Kim summit early next year, US president says

North Korea

US, South Korea hold small-scale drills before N Korea talks

Exercises taking place days before talks on North Korea denuclearisation and planned second Trump-Kim summit.

US, South Korea hold small-scale drills before N Korea talks

Asia Pacific

North Korea warns of return to nuclear policy

Pyongyang expresses frustration over the slow progress of the lifting of sanctions while US insists on denuclearisation.

North Korea warns of return to nuclear policy

Middle East

Iranians chant 'Down with US' to mark US embassy siege

Demonstration marking the anniversary of the 1979 hostage-taking incident comes as US sanctions against Iran return.

North Korea

'Absolutely certain' North Korea will denuclearise: US

Stephen Biegun, visiting South Korea, reiterates commitment to work together to end North's nuclear programme.

Visiting Seoul, US envoy seeks to boost denuclearisation push

Nuclear weapons

Nuclear ban treaty may come into force in 2019: ICAN

Treaty aims to stigmatise nuclear weapons as previous ones marginalised landmines and cluster munitions.

Nuclear ban treaty may come into force in 2019: ICAN

Inside Story

Will US exit from nuclear deal increase risk of war?

President Trump says it's time for the US to end the arms pact it signed with Russia more than 30 years ago.

US & Canada

Europe at heart of US, Russian battle over missile treaty

Ending INF Treaty, as threatened by Trump, could put pressure on EU and possibly start new arms race, analysts say.

Europe at heart of US, Russian battle over missile treaty

Europe

Putin: If US delivers missiles to Europe, we will mirror this

Russian leader vows to respond in kind if US quits INF treaty and deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe.

Putin: If US delivers missiles to Europe, we will mirror this

United States

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

US security adviser's meeting with Russia's leader comes days after Trump voiced plan to end major arms control treaty.

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

Russia

Russia warns of arms race if US quits weapons treaty

Kremlin bids to save landmark arms-control deal as US National Security Adviser John Bolton reaches Moscow for talks.

Russia warns of arms race if US quits weapons treaty

Donald Trump

Citing Russia, China, Trump vows to 'build up' US nuclear arsenal

Trump sparks global concern saying he plans to jettison the 30-year old INF treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev.

Citing Russia, China, Trump vows to 'build up' US nuclear arsenal

Opinion

The end of INF: Another nuclear treaty bites the dust

The 1987 treaty was not perfect, but President Trump is unlikely to secure a better deal that can make the world safer.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Russia

Bolton faces Moscow grilling over weapons treaty threat

US national security adviser to face questions in Moscow over Trump's threat to withdraw from arms-control deal.

Bolton faces Moscow grilling over Trump's weapons treaty threat