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UN: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations announced on Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, which will trigger entry into force within 90 days. This move was welcomed by anti-nuclear activists, but heavily opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear weapons powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49 signatories and the …

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Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific is calling for the truth after decades of testing. Dimity Hawkins | World news

N.Nuclear weapons will soon be illegal. A little over 75 years since its devastation first started in the world, the global community has come together to enact a ban through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Late on Saturday evening in New York, the 50th country – the Central American nation of Honduras – ratified the treaty. It …

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The US urges nations to withdraw support for the UN Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

A photo from the website of the International Campaign to Abolish the Nuclear Weapons Organization shows protesters protesting against nuclear weapons. I CAN United Nations – The United States is calling on countries that have ratified a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support if the pact nears the 50 ratifications required to trigger its entry into …

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Putin proposes extending the nuclear weapons pact with the US for one year

Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the international affairs committee of the Russian legislature, said Putin’s proposal would ease pressure on a deal before the expiry of the deal and separate arms talks from pre-election politics in the US. The Trump administration has declined to agree to a five-year extension with no changes, an option that would not require Senate approval. Mr …

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EU sanctions Russian officials for Navalny poisoning, citing chemical weapons use: NPR

The European Union is imposing punitive measures against Russian officials closely linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin for poisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny (left). Mladen Antonov, Tiziana Fabi / AFP via Getty Images Hide label Toggle labeling Mladen Antonov, Tiziana Fabi / AFP via Getty Images The European Union is imposing punitive measures against Russian officials closely linked to Russian …

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Trump hopes to get a last-minute nuclear weapons treaty with Putin before the election: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large ICBM at military parade Trump is no longer seen as a risk for transmitting COVID-19, the doctor says. New advertisement from the Trump campaign contains Fauci MORE hopes to get a last-minute nuclear weapons deal with the Russian president Wladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinWashington Can Initiate Peace in the South Caucasus Russia Reports Record …

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SpaceX is building a military rocket to ship weapons around the world

Fresh delivery SpaceX and the Pentagon have just signed a contract to jointly develop a new rocket that can launch worldwide in just an hour and deliver up to 80 tons of cargo and weapons. Tests on the rocket are expected to begin as early as next year. Business Insider Reports. Weapons are expected to be transported around the world …

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The nerve agent was used to poison Navalny, the body confirms for chemical weapons

The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organization confirmed Tuesday that the substance poisoned by Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny has “similar structural properties” to the Novichok family of potent nerve agents. The findings of the world’s leading chemical weapons panel add weight to the conclusions of laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden and increase the likelihood that Russia, which has been …

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