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Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter ‘aggressive’ West

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 25, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine......

North Korea denounces U.S. ‘aggression’ as it marks war anniversary

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SEOUL, June 25 (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday condemned “aggression moves” by Washington and Seoul, vowing to take revenge as it marked the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War at a time of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula. Amid concerns North Korea could be preparing......

Russia’s Medvedev suggests U.S. should beg for nuclear arms talks

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Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com......

Biden adviser Sullivan raised concerns with China over North Korea

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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan answers questions while Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre looks on, during the daily media briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser Jake......

South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

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Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik, U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, South Korea Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup, Netherlands Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe and Laos’ Major General Chanthong Sonetaath chat before the ministerial working lunch during......

Japan’s defence minister slams nuclear neighbours who ‘ignore rules’

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SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Manoeuvres by China and Russia have sharpened security concerns in East Asia, Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said in unusually strong comments on Saturday, adding that Japan was on the front lines as neighbours tried to upend international norms. “Japan is surrounded by actors that......

N.Korea’s Kim vows ‘power to power’ military; promotes nuclear envoy

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SEOUL, June 11 (Reuters) – North Korea promoted its key nuclear negotiator to foreign minister, state media said on Saturday, as leader Kim Jong Un vowed to his ruling party that he would use “power for power” to fight threats to the country’s sovereignty. Choe Son Hui, long a key......

EDF faces probe into practices at Tricastin nuclear plant -whistleblower’s lawyer

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View of the reactors buildings at the Tricastin nuclear power plant site in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France, June 27, 2019. Picture taken June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Benjamin Mallet/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) – French power utility EDF (EDF.PA) faces an investigation into alleged......

Faced with formal censure, Iran to remove U.N. nuclear cameras

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The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI/VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday it was removing......

South Korea, U.S., Japan condemn N.Korea missile tests, urge talks

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North Korean missile tests ‘serious, unlawful’, allies say U.S., S.Korea, Japan to boost defence cooperation Experts and officials say North preparing a nuclear test North urged to accept help with COVID SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) – North Korea’s missile tests are “serious, unlawful” provocations, senior officials from South Korea, the......

U.S. official says will respond forcefully if N.Korea holds nuclear test

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U.S Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks to media after a meeting with South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong at the Foreign Ministry, in Seoul, South Korea June 7, 2022. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters)......

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards sea, says South Korea

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A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea’s propaganda village of Gijungdong, in this picture taken from the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim......

S.Korea, U.S. stage rare drills with air carrier

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The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea, August 23, 2016. Courtesy Ken Scar/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 4 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged their first combined military exercises......

Amid criticism, North Korea takes over as U.N. disarmament president

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Members of the Security Council attend a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register North Korea says committed to peace and disarmament Member states send lower-level reps but no walk-out Body has not......

Japan governor wins re-election, NHK says, in race seen key to nuclear restart

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TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) – The governor of Japan’s Niigata prefecture easily defeated his anti-nuclear opponent in an election on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK said, a result that could embolden members of the ruling party who are pushing for the country’s largely idled nuclear energy plants to be revived. Hideyo......

North Korea launches ICBM after Biden summits with Asia allies

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Three missiles launched from near Pyongyang, South Korea says Apparent tests came after Biden held summits in Seoul, Tokyo U.S., S.Korea test-fire missiles in response New S.Korea president vows harder line on N.Korea weapons tests SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) – North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought......

Qatari foreign minister: Iran says it has matters ‘under review’ over nuclear pact, al Jazeera TV reports

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May 21 (Reuters) – (This May 21 story was corrected after Al Jazeera TV corrected its translation to “under review” [not “compromise”], headline, paragraph 1.) Qatar’s foreign minister said in remarks cited on Saturday by al Jazeera TV that Qatar had been informed by Iran that matters were “under review”......

Iran to revive gas pipeline project to Oman – IRNA

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Iranian flag flies in front of the UN office building, housing IAEA headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) – Iran’s oil minister has agreed to revive a long-stalled......

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID aid

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SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more U.S. weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said......

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

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Russia dips into its secret laser arsenal Zelenskiy mockingly compares laser use to Nazis’ wonder weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can be blinded LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of......

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