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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

As North Korea races to build a weapon that for the first time could threaten American cities, its neighbors are debating whether they need their own nuclear arsenals. The North’s rapidly advancing capabilities have scrambled military calculations across the region, and doubts are growing the United States will be able ...

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Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea — In China, the man threatening to fire missiles at the United States is often derided as a chubby brat. In the United States, a senator recently referred to him as “this crazy fat kid.” President Trump once called him “a total nut job.” But the target ...

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Trump Seeks Way to Declare Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal

President Trump, frustrated that his national security aides have not given him any options on how the United States can leave the Iran nuclear deal, has instructed them to find a rationale for declaring that the country is violating the terms of the accord. American officials have already told allies ...

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Rex Tillerson Rejects Talks With North Korea on Nuclear Program

By DAVID E. SANGER March 17, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they ...

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The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

By DIANE CARDWELL February 18, 2017 This was supposed to be America’s nuclear century. The Three Mile Island meltdown was two generations ago. Since then, engineers had developed innovative designs to avoid the kinds of failures that devastated Fukushima in Japan. The United States government was earmarking billions of dollars for a ...

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Tremor Points to a Nuclear Test in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials said that they had detected an “artificial” tremor emanating from North Korea on Friday morning, indicating that the country had likely conducted its fifth nuclear test despite threats of more sanctions from Washington and the United Nations. A statement from the South Korean ...

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