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    TOKYO – The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the US nuclear attack on the town, as the mayor and dwindling survivors urged world leaders, including the head of his government, to do more to ban the nuclear weapons. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 Bockscar bomber dropped...
    TOKYO – The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the US nuclear attack on the town, as the mayor and dwindling survivors urged world leaders, including the head of his government, to do more to ban the nuclear weapons. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 Bockscar bomber dropped...
    TOKYO – The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the US nuclear attack on the town, as the mayor and dwindling survivors urged world leaders, including the head of his government, to do more to ban the nuclear weapons. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 Bockscar bomber dropped...
    Lebanese protesters have hung in effigy an image of Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah during protests outside the country’s parliament in Beirut, amid mounting anger over the government’s silence after last Tuesday’s explosion killed more than 160 people, injured 6,000 more and destroyed large swaths of the city. Hezbollah, which holds the majority of seats...
    Nagasaki on Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in a ceremony held at the grandiose Peace Statue, with the mayor and survivors urging world leaders to work for a ban on nuclear weapons. At 11:02 a.m. local time, Nagasaki survivors and others stood in a minute of silence...
    The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race. Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima — twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear...
    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a 4.5-ton (10,000-pound) plutonium bomb dubbed...
    TOKYO — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban. At 11:02 a.m., the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a 10,000-pound plutonium bomb dubbed “Fat...
    The mastery of nuclear energy is one of the great scientific achievements of humanity, but it also unleashed two tragedies that marked history. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Japan. To these are added the survivors, who suffered radioactive poisoning and developed diseases...
    SAN DIEGO —  It took 32 months to complete, but the transfer of dozens of canisters filled with nuclear waste from wet storage pools to a newly constructed dry storage facility at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station wrapped up Friday. Shortly before 5 a.m., workers lowered the 73rd and final canister of spent radioactive...
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Bay Area nuclear war protesters held their annual rally at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory virtually on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima to call for an end to nuclear weapons. The rally started at 8 a.m. Pacific time on the HiroshimaNagasaki75.org website and was part of a national...
    By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. An upsurge of coronavirus cases in...
    U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, speaks during a briefing at the US Department of State January 17, 2020, in Washington, DC.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Brian Hook, the Trump administration's top diplomat for Iran, is stepping down from his post as Washington tries to reign in Tehran with it's "maximum...
    Land-based ICBM launch silos are destroyed, nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines have been found and neutralized, nuclear-capable aircraft cannot get over enemy airspace and the continental U.S. is suffering a catastrophic nuclear weapons attack. It’s quite a scenario, however unlikely, but not impossible. It might seem as though there might be few or even no options...
    Pope Francis said that it is “immoral” for nations to possess nuclear weapons as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. “It has never been clearer that, for peace to flourish, all people need to lay down the weapons of war, and especially the most powerful and destructive of weapons: nuclear...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about U.S. troop deployments on the continent. The State Department said Thursday that Pompeo will visit the Czech...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about U.S. troop deployments on the continent. The State Department said Thursday that Pompeo will visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland on...
    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than normal...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. How far will Trump loyalists back him? Trump’s pre-election claims of vote-by-mail fraud are troubling enough, as are his threats to disband the postal system. But they’re not nearly as alarming as his placement of Louis DeJoy, former RNC financial...
    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima by calling for peace and repeating that not only the use of atomic weapons but their mere possession is immoral. Francis sent a message to organizers of the anniversary commemoration, recalling that he had prayed at the Hiroshima...
    Japan commemorates the 75th anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At 08:15 local time “Little Boy” was launched on August 6, 1945, the name of the bomb, which detonated very close to where the Peace Park in Hiroshima stands today. The explosion immediately killed about 80,000 people, although this number would increase...
    Survivors of the world's first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack's 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than normal turnout, but...
    HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - The aging survivors of the world's first atomic bombing gathered once again in Hiroshima, Japan, Thursday to observe the 75th anniversary of the attack. The small crowd at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park stood for a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m., the exact moment an atomic bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” was dropped...
    She was the protagonist of hundreds of videos and comments that circulated after the explosion in the port of Beirut: a huge mushroom cloud. Its effects were visible this Wednesday: collapsed buildings and houses, glass, dust and ruins everywhere. More than 130 people died, more than 4,000 were injured and nearly 300,000 were left homeless...
    HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - The dwindling witnesses to the world's first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with the mayor and others noting the Japanese government's refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty, highlighting its hypocrisy. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to nuclear disarmament, pointing out Japan's failures....
    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with the mayor and others noting the Japanese government's refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty, highlighting its hypocrisy. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to...
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear attack. The bombing destroyed the city and killed 140,000 people, mostly civilians and including many children. The U.S. dropped a second bomb three days later on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. Japan...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The decision sets the stage for a potential crisis at the...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the United States had made progress with Russia on nuclear arms control recently and hopes China will decide to join the discussions. "In the last handful of months, we've been working diligently to get the three nations that have the largest nuclear capabilities...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The decision sets the stage for a potential crisis at the U.N. Security Council amid rising tensions...
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - The United States is pushing ahead with its bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran by way of a second draft U.N. Security Council resolution, despite what some diplomats say is a lack of enthusiasm for such a move among its 15 members. The U.S.-drafted resolution needs at least...
    Jiro Hamasumi’s mother was pregnant with him when the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killing tens of thousands instantly. Today, at 74, Hamasumi is one of the remaining survivors of the attack pleading with world leaders to abolish nuclear arms. “Hibakusha want the United States to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The decision sets the stage for a potential crisis at the U.N. Security Council amid rising tensions...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MICHELLE NICHOLS AND HUMEYRA PAMUK The United States is pushing ahead with its bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran by way of a second draft U.N. Security Council resolution, despite what some...
    By Michelle Nichols and Humeyra Pamuk NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is pushing ahead with its bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran by way of a second draft U.N. Security Council resolution, despite what some diplomats say is a lack of enthusiasm for such a move among its 15 members....
    Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is planning to remove the most dangerous radioactive items from the country’s Arctic seafloor, according to a media report. State news agency TASS reports that the six most radioactive items will be removed from the seafloor over the next 8 years. The objects include the sunken parts of...
    HIROSHIMA, Japan — The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima 75 years ago didn’t just kill and maim. The survivors have also lived for decades with lingering shame, anger and fear. Many in Japan believed radiation sickness is infectious or hereditary. Some hid their status as survivors. Some harbored thoughts of revenge in their...
    The U.S. Air Force might deploy a new generation of air-launched, nuclear-armed cruise missiles earlier than planned due to successful design work, prototyping and conceptual development for the weapon. By choosing Raytheon’s design as a “sole source contractor,” the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center expressed confidence that the weapon will arrive “on-schedule,” according to a...
    HIROSHIMA, Japan — The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima 75 years ago didn’t just kill and maim. The survivors have also lived for decades with lingering shame, anger and fear. Many in Japan believed radiation sickness is infectious or hereditary. Some hid their status as survivors. Some harbored thoughts of revenge in their hearts....
    Epic Games Another Coral Buddies quest is now available in Fortnite and they are ready to enter the Nuclear Age with this one. Everyone’s favorite critters from Season 3 are looking to leave the island, and perhaps the planet entirely, but they’re going to need your help to do it. Previously, they needed...
    (CNN)Here's a look at nuclear power plants in the United States.There are 95 commercial nuclear power reactor units licensed to operate in the United States. The nuclear power reactor units provide the US with about 20% of its electricity. Other FactsThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission or NRC maintains a threat assessment branch, which assesses security threats...
    THE US has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. It was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and travelled 4,200 miles before splashing into the Pacific Ocean. 2 The maximum range for a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is around 8,000 miles, according to CSIS. This means it could easily reach all...
    Chinese language firms just lately helped Saudi Arabia assemble a secret uranium extraction facility, in line with a report. Absolutely the monarchy, and a US ally, stealthily constructed the “yellowcake” processing plant in northwestern Saudi Arabia, the Wall Road Journal studies, citing Western officers. Saudi Arabia has the world’s second-largest oil reserves however brazenly...
    Chinese companies recently helped Saudi Arabia construct a secret uranium extraction facility, according to a report. The absolute monarchy, and a US ally, stealthily constructed the “yellowcake” processing plant in northwestern Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing Western officials. Saudi Arabia has the world’s second-largest oil reserves but openly plans to pursue nuclear...
    The Kelvedon Hatch bunker. © J.A. Parish and Sons In 1952, the British government built the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker on the Parish family's property. A cottage was built to hide the entrance to the bunker, which is 100 feet below the ground. In recent years, the family has opened the bunker...