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India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The scenario modeled by researchers envisages more than 100 million immediate deaths and global mass starvation should a nuclear war occur between India and Pakistan

THE THREAT OF NUKES. This handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on December 15, 2015, a Shaheen 1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile launches from an undisclosed location in Pakistan. File photo by ISPR/AFP

Still standing beneath Washington, remnants of the Cold War

Apr 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM

It was under Oyster-Adams School, just 2.5 kilometers north of the White House, that a nuclear fallout shelter was built to protect more than a hundred people in the event of a catastrophic strike

COLD WAR ERA. A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter beneath the Oyster-Adams School in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:09 PM

There is no immediate breakthrough, but North Korea's foreign minister is to remain in Stockholm as the Scandinavian intermediary strives to pave the way for talks that could end a threat of nuclear war

IN TALKS. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and his delegation arrive at the North Korean embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 15, 2018. Photo by Vilhelm Stokstad / TT News Agency / AFP

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war 'a tantrum away'

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:25 AM

'A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment, or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities,' says Beatrice Fihn, head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Beatrice Fihn, leader of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), gives an acceptance speech during the award ceremony of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at the city hall in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2017. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), as its representatives warn of "an urgent threat" over US-North Korea tensions. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

North Korea warns of nuclear 'tipping point' over U.S. bomber drill

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:57 PM

The North s state run Rodong newspaper accuses Washington and Seoul of ratcheting up tensions with the drill in an editorial titled Don t play with fire on a powder keg

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Clinton goes nuclear in bid to unpick 'Teflon Don'

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Trump Clinton argues is not just unpresidential and unpredictable he s too unhinged to be in power or as she put it – temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

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Iran negotiators see progress in Geneva nuclear talks

Nov 22, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Iranian negotiators said progress was being made in talks in Geneva with world powers expressing hope to bridge differences and sign an elusive deal over Tehran s nuclear drive

China, US pledge joint efforts on Korea crisis

Apr 13, 2013 - 9:29 PM

UPDATED US Secretary of State John Kerry says China and the US must work together to denuclearize the Korean peninsula

‘DEEPENING COOPERATION.’ China says US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss “sensitive issues” with Chinese officials in his Beijing visit aimed at deepening ties between the two countries. AFP/Bulent Kilic

Kerry tells China's Xi Korea situation is at 'critical time'

Apr 13, 2013 - 4:44 PM

UPDATED US Secretary of State John Kerry says the situation on the Korean peninsula is at a critical time

Photo by AFP

Kerry heads to S. Korea as tensions soar

Apr 11, 2013 - 11:45 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Seoul to show American support as tensions soar over feared missile tests by Pyongyang

Photo by AFP

G8 ministers strongly condemn N.Korea nuclear moves

Apr 11, 2013 - 9:20 PM

3rd UPDATE The G8 foreign ministers condemns in the strongest possible terms North Korea s nuclear activities

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Apr 09, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Chinese fishermen face bribery charges after running aground in Tubbataha Peace talks between PH government and MILF resume North Korea to foreigners in the South: Prepare to leave

Japan to order shooting down of N. Korea missile: reports

Apr 07, 2013 - 3:03 PM

The order may be issued by the defense minister on Sunday April 7 or in a day or two

PH bound to help should N. Korea attack the US

Apr 06, 2013 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED By virtue of being a treaty ally of the United States the Philippines is bound to come to America s aid in the event of conflict

NO SABAH CLAIM NOW. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario agreed with President Benigno Aquino III in saying that the historical claim over Sabah is not a priority for now. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

US seeks China's cooperation on North Korea: report

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Washington pressures Beijing to crack down on the regime of North Korea or face increase US military presence in the region

US military to deploy spy plane in Japan: report

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The unmanned spy plane is seen to boost the US surveillance capabilities as North Korea readies its missile launches

Embassies mull evacuation in N. Korea

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:18 AM

UPDATED After Pyongyang warns it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats and international organizations starting April 10 EU governments say they have no plans of withdrawing personnel

NO PROTECTION. North Korea says it will not be able to protect foreign embassies in Pyongyang in case of conflict. Photo by Rappler

Diplomats meet in Pyongyang after N. Korea warning

Apr 06, 2013 - 9:51 AM

North Korea warns that starting April 10 it will not be able to guarantee embassies safety in Pyongyang

NO PROTECTION. North Korea says it will not be able to protect foreign embassies in Pyongyang in case of conflict. Photo by Rappler

North Korea crisis: How did it come to this?

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Crisis erupts when Pyongyang fired a long range missile that splashed near the Philippines in December 12

NO PROTECTION. North Korea says it will not be able to protect foreign embassies in Pyongyang in case of conflict. Photo by Rappler

N. Korea moves missile after warning of nuclear strike

Apr 04, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Seoul s defence minister Kim Kwan Jin says the missile could reach a considerable distance but not the US mainland

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Apr 02, 2013 - 8:56 PM

SC says the order vs the implementation of RH law stays COMELEC junks bid to disqualify Estrada US deploys a destroyer off South Korea

Rappler Newscast | April 1, 2013

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Estrada and Lim launch candidacy as Manila Mayor South Korea says it will retaliate against any provocation by North Korea

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Mar 26, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Chiz Escudero is biggest loser in latest SWS survey North Korea threatens US mainland Hawaii and Guam US SC to hear arguments on same sex marriage

Rappler Newscast | March 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Abu Sayyaf agree to release Australian Warren Rodwell US says it will stay out of Sabah issue North Korea threatens to strike US bases in Japan

Global famine if India, Pakistan unleash nukes: study

Apr 25, 2012 - 10:58 AM

The study provides hard data to back up dire warnings of the global and unintended consequences of nuclear weapons

Obama: unclear who is running North Korea

Mar 25, 2012 - 10:54 PM

US President Barack Obama describes North Korea as a nation in a time warp