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'Fanatic recklessness': Nations rip North Korea for reported nuke test
U.N. Security Council was convening over the North's fifth nuclear test since 2006.        
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Seoul: North Korea’s 5th nuke test “fanatic recklessness”
North Korea said it conducted a "higher level" nuclear test explosion on Friday that will allow it to finally build an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons.
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Obama: U.S. will not accept a nuclear North Korea
U.S., allies promise new sanctions in light of the most recent nuclear test.       
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North Korea's nuclear threat: What we know
Here's what we know about the reclusive country's nuclear weapons program:       
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A look at North Korea's 5 nuclear tests
North Korea announced Friday it conducted its fifth nuclear test. Here's a look at each of its attempts to join the nuclear weapons club:       
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Thank me for my military service by voting for Hillary Clinton: Frank Biggio (Opinion)
Donald Trump as commander in chief would have almost unchecked authority to put military personnel in harm's way, but whose understanding of foreign affairs and military strategy is based largely on instincts rather than analysis, writes Frank Biggio. Frank Biggio is a Marine Corps veteranFrank Biggio  As one of the roughly 22 million Americans who served, or are serving, in the nation's military, I always appreciate when people tell me, "Thank you for your service." My response is always, "You're welcome," and other than the occasional department store discount or free round of drinks, I've never sought to exploit my veteran status to garner any special favors. This year is different. We are two months away from electing a new commander in chief. One of our options includes a man who has glibly spoken about using nuclear weapons in Europe and the Middle East and seems unconcerned about nuclear proliferation by other countries simply because it is "going to happen anyway;" who fails to comprehend the deterrent effect of U.S. troops in South Korea against increasingly belligerent threats by North Korea; who would allow NATO member states on Russia's western border to fall to Kremlin aggressions unless they "pay up;" and who has denigrated the family of an Army captain killed in action while serving his country. This is a mercurial man who will have almost unchecked authority to put uniformed men and women in harm's way, but whose understanding of foreign affairs and military strategy is based almost solely on his instincts rather than analysis.  I served under many commanders. Some were leaders in name only, but most deserved the title by demonstrating core leadership principles, regardless of any stress or hardship, and didn't resort to primitive and distracting antics like belligerent shouting or chest thumping. They led by example, invited collaboration, analyzed conflicting positions and took responsibility for the decisions that ultimately fell to them to make.  When successes occurred, they praised their teams. And when events turned against them, they took responsibility and didn't blame others or make excuses.  Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower drafted a letter on the eve of D-Day which was to be released in the event the invasion failed. He wrote: "If any blame attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone." We of course know that the Allied Forces succeeded after storming Normandy's beaches and Gen. Eisenhower praised the efforts of his teams, from the generals to the privates.  2014: D-Day's legacy of bravery, daring, effective deception and determined leadership carries forward to today: editorial It's inconceivable that Donald Trump would take such a position, either by acknowledging his team for a success (this is the man who claimed "I alone can fix it!" in his nomination acceptance speech), or solely taking blame for a failure. Trump is no Eisenhower. He's more like the fictional Captain Queeg played by Humphrey Bogart in "The Caine Mutiny" -- paranoid, erratic, condescending and ultimately incompetent. There are many other apt analogies, but each is equally frightening when thinking of Trump directing the deployment of our military to today's ambiguous front lines, perhaps just to prove that he can. There are many things to consider when heading to the polls in November. One of those is who should command the nearly 2.2 million members of our active and reserve military forces; who should be the elected leader with the authority to put their lives in jeopardy to protect American interests against evolving threats around the world.  Will we elect a man who, without offering any clarity, boasts that he "will be so good at the military, your head will spin," as if his high school graduation from a military academy validates that claim, and hopes that the electorate will simply trust that will be so? Whose behavior and public comments cause a collective group of 50 foreign policy experts, most of whom are from the Republican Party and have at one time sat in the White House Situation Room and contemplated the implications -- and repercussions -- of deploying our military, to publicly denounce him and the security and foreign policy positions he has proposed?       Related opinion: Donald Trump can't be trusted with the nuclear football - and voters know it: Brent Larkin Polls show that the answer will be "No." But the election is still several months away.  We have an alternative to the embarrassment that is Donald Trump, a candidate who, though not flawless, has actual experience and demonstrated pragmatism, is known and respected by military and civilian leaders in America and abroad and is capable of decisiveness and restraint as the situation requires. I'm with her. This Election Day, please thank me for my service by voting for Hillary Clinton as our president and commander in chief. Frank ("Gus") Biggio, originally of Wooster, Ohio, earned his law and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps infantry from 1993 to 1998 and in the Marines' Civil Affairs Group from 2007 to 2010, deploying to Afghanistan in 2009, service for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. He currently lives in Dubai with his wife and three children.
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When Donald Trump flirted with a 2000 campaign, he proposed bombing North Korea
This year, Trump's backed away from the idea.
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How fast can a nuke fly?
There are just over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and several ways countries can deploy them. Jim Sciutto explains the potentially catastrophic effect nuclear weapons can have and what technologies exist to defend against them.
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Could North Korea actually put a nuclear warhead atop a rocket?
Could North Korea actually put a nuclear warhead atop a rocket and fire it at a potential adversary?
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Latest North Korea nuclear test sparks condemnation
U.N. security council was convening over the North's fifth nuclear test since 2006.        
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Decoding North Korea’s Claim of a Successful Nuclear Test
Correspondents of The New York Times provide context and analysis on the statement issued by North Korea that claimed success for a nuclear test.
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Seoul: North Korea's 5th and largest nuclear test 'fanatic recklessness'
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it conducted a “higher level” nuclear test explosion on today that will allow it to finally build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. It was the North’s fifth atomic test and the second in eight months.
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'Fanatic recklessness': North Korea conducts nuke test
North Korea conducted a test of a nuclear weapon, its fifth since 2006.         
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North Korea’s Nuclear Blasts Keep Getting Stronger
The tremors caused by each test have grown larger, and the North appears closer to building a nuclear device small enough to be mounted on a missile.
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‘He ran to ambulance, it exploded’: RT exposes ISIS’ evil tactics in Libya (EXCLUSIVE)
Islamic State’s brainwashing machine has been in full swing in Sirte, turning people into unscrupulous suicide bombers and targeting civilian infrastructure such as hospitals with armored car bombs, RT’s William Whiteman reports from the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Region on edge after North Korea conducts largest nuclear test ever
North Korea said Friday it conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead test explosion that will allow it to finally build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons.
31 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Korea South Korea Nuclear weapon Kim Jong-il Korean War Kim Il-sung World War II Cold War
Seoul: North Korea's fifth nuke test 'fanatic recklessness'
North Korea said Friday it conducted a "higher level" nuclear warhead test explosion that will allow it to finally build "at will" an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Nuclear weapon Korean War Kim Il-sung World War II Cold War
Can NK missiles dodge US defense system?
North Korea may be seeking to outpace its southern neighbor by testing multiple missiles as Seoul prepares to deploy a controversial US missile defense system.
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Drone swarms for combat & surveillance ops top Britain’s military wishlist
Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a competition to see who can come up with the best way to develop drone swarms which could be controlled by a lone operator. Read Full Article at RT.com
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North Korea conducts 5th nuclear test
North Korea conducted a test of a nuclear weapon, its fifth since 2006.       
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Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers, monitors say 
A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.
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Unusual North Korea seismic activity likely means 5th nuke test
North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth atomic test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said after monitors detected unusual seismic activity near the North's northeastern nuclear test site.
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What is THAAD?
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) is designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles, just the type of weapons North Korea claims it has.
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Nuclear tests getting more powerful
Ten years, five nuclear tests, and they appear to be getting stronger.
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A look at N. Korea's nuclear, missile developments in 2016
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, just eight months after it claimed it successfully detonated a small hydrogen bomb. Analysts say that the North's newest test, which South Korea says produced its biggest-ever explosive yield, shows Pyongyang's stubborn determination in face ...
7 points by The Washington Times | Nuclear weapon North Korea Kim Jong-il World War II Missile Kim Il-sung South Korea Ballistic missile
Seoul: North Korea's 5th nuke test "fanatic recklessness"
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth nuclear test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said, with the South's president calling the atomic detonation an act of "fanatic recklessness." The North's test, which comes eight months after its previous such detonation, defies both ...
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World Briefs: Suspicious car brings arrests
PARIS — Two brothers and their girlfriends were in custody Thursday in connection with a car full of gas cylinders that was illegally parked for four days in Paris, authorities said.
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Seoul thinks seismic activity was North Korea’s 5th nuclear test
Earlier Friday, monitors reported an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication of a nuclear test.
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Opinion: Don't blink over North Korea
North Korea continues to improve its missile and nuclear capabilities.
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Report: North Korea conducts apparent nuclear weapons test
North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear weapons test early Friday, the Yonhap News Agency reported.         
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Earthquake reported near North Korea nuclear test site
South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic...
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Monitors report unusual seismic activity in North Korea
South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. SEOUL, South Korea  -- South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic waves" measuring 5.0 were detected near the Punggye-ri test site, and officials were analyzing whether it was a nuclear test. European and U.S. monitoring services also detected similar seismic activity, with the U.S. Geological Survey calling it an "explosion" on its website. North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test earlier this year, part of its push for a nuclear-armed missile that could one day reach the U.S. mainland. A second nuclear test this year would be a defiant response to Western pressure on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear ambitions. The country has previously conducted tests every three to four years. Any test will lead to a strong push for new, tougher sanctions at the United Nations and further worsen already abysmal relations between Pyongyang and its neighbors. North Korean nuclear tests worry outside governments because they are seen as moving North Korea's scientists and engineers that much closer to their goal of an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States. North Korea is thought to have a handful of rudimentary nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to perfect a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs. After several failures, it put its first satellite into space with a long-range rocket launched in December 2012, and has since launched another such successful launch. Experts say that ballistic missiles and rockets in satellite launches share similar bodies, engines and other technology. The U.N. calls the North's long-range rocket launches banned tests of ballistic missile technology. Some analysts say the North hasn't likely achieved the technology needed to manufacture a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could fit on a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. But there is a growing debate on just how far the North has advanced in its secretive nuclear and missile programs.
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Tremor Points to a Nuclear Test in North Korea
South Korean officials said that they had detected an “artificial” tremor emanating from North Korea on Friday morning.
3334 points by The New York Times | South Korea Korean War World War II Cold War Korean language United States Nuclear weapon Korea
North Korea conducts apparent nuclear weapons test
TOKYO - North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear weapons test early Friday, the YONHAP news agency reported.       
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UN nuclear report notes Iran is making sensitive parts
VIENNA — The United Nations agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers reported Thursday that it has found no violations of the deal meant to crimp Tehran's ability to make atomic arms.But touching on one potentially sensitive area, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a review issued Thursday that Iran had begun manufacturing rotor tubes for centrifuges, the spinning machines used to enrich uranium. Iran is allowed to make the parts, but only under certain conditions.
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Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens: rescue workers, monitors
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.
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THIS is Aleppo
It wasn't the best look for a presidential candidate. Libertarian Gary Johnson was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday when he was asked a simple question with an ever-so-complicated answer.
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Iran sticks to nuclear deal limits agreed with world powers: U.N.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has stayed within the limits of a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year on its stockpiles of uranium and heavy water, two chemicals that could be used in an atomic weapons program, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday.
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South Korea think tank proposes acquiring nuclear-powered submarines
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A South Korean think tank is proposing Seoul retain nuclear-powered submarines in response to North Korea's sub-launched ballistic missile provocations.
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Kolkata airport security beefed up after 'blow up' threat
Kolkata city police headquarters received two anonymous calls on Wednesday morning, that threatened to 'blow up' the city's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.
186 points by | Police Improvised explosive device Security Blow Up Kolkata Cheque Nuclear weapon
Hot Topic: Readers weigh in on energy balance
Editor’s note: On Aug. 31, three stories were published on the Forum page under the banner headline “The Energy-Climate Balance.” The pieces were written by Howard Shaffer, a nuclear engineer from Enfield; V.K. Mathur, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UNH; and Tom Stey...
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Death on every corner: RT takes a look behind ISIS bomb-making industry in Sirte (EXCLUSIVE)
On the frontline of the battle with jihadists in the Libyan town of Sirte, unexploded mortars and booby traps left by behind by Islamic State terrorists await unwatchful victims on every corner, RT’s William Whiteman reports from the ground. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Photos show nuclear facilities in dangerous disrepair
US nuclear security facilities are dangerously decrepit and putting national security goals at risk, according to nuclear officials who are asking Congress to back the administration's push to modernize the system. 
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Could Gov. Jerry Brown be the new face of an anti-nukes campaign? He's thinking about it
For Gov. Jerry Brown, the question isn’t why he spent so much time in Washington this week talking about the growing threat of nuclear annihilation — it’s why everyone else isn’t doing the same. “Most people are kind of blithely unaware,” Brown said of the issue. “It doesn’t show up in the press....
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Belgian police stop suspected car-ramming attack in Antwerp
A person has been detained in Antwerp, Belgium, after he was believed to be attempting to drive his car into a busy shopping street at high speed, according to police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Car bomb in Somalia kills at least 30
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- A car bomb exploded at a market in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 50 Sunday, police and hospital officials said.
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Bill Gates Urges Sharper Military Focus on Bioterror
The Microsoft founder, who leads a foundation focused on global health, wants the U.S. military to focus more training on preparing to fight a global pandemic or bioterror attack.
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Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'
MUNICH (AP) - Iran's foreign minister is brushing aside new pressure from the United States, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. His administration said ...
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China suspends coal imports from North Korea over missiles
BEIJING (AP) - China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The ban is in line with U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed ...
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Is latest Russian provocation bluster, or genuine peril?
There's a Russian spy ship off the coast of Connecticut. Crammed with eavesdropping equipment, the Viktor Leonov has loitered in these waters before, but its current visit is the latest in a string of provocations.
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