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Perestroika and detente were supposed to remove the shadow of nuclear war from generation X. Now its back with a vengeance The new nightly ritual is this: weve made a pact not to check social media in bed. I get my dollops of US news on the couch beforehand, shared from American friends on Facebook […]

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Secretary of state talks tough to launch a review of the 2015 agreement that Trump called the worst ever The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has accused Iran of alarming ongoing provocations to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran. Tillerson said the […]

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As thousands of soldiers mass at Kim Il-sung square, Pyongyang tells US to end its dangerous military hysteria North Korea has begun a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the toughest action unless the US ended its military hysteria, as […]

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Donald Trumps defense secretary warned Pyongyang that any attack on the south would be defeated Donald Trumps defence secretary has warned North Korea it would face an effective and overwhelming response if it chose to use that produces plutonium that can be used for its nuclear weapons programme, according to U.S. thinktank 38 North. North […]

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Intelligence agencies believe they spotted missile parts being transported, according to South Korean media, after regime boasted of upcoming launch North Korea may be preparing to test-launch an upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea has warned. In his new years speech the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, boasted a test launch […]

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The president-elects Twitter comments came the same day that Vladimir Putin said Russia needs to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces US President-elect Donald Trump called on Thursday for a strengthening of Americas nuclear weapons programme, throwing into doubt longstanding efforts to reduce its arsenal. On Thursday, Putin addressed Russias nuclear capacity. We […]

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Ex-Texas governor failed to name department in 2011 debate oops moment, but his appointment would swell ranks of climate change deniers in Trump cabinet The former Texas governor Rick Perry, who could not remember the name of the Department of Energy when listing those he would scrap as president, has emerged as a leading candidate […]

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Israel leader renews criticism of Iran pact, which Trump has called a disaster, and says they will discuss it after president-elect enters the White House The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said he and Donald Trump will discuss the bad nuclear deal with Iran after the US president-elect enters the White House. During the […]

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Neighbouring Lithuania to protest at Moscows decision to move Iskander-M missiles to Baltic enclave Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Russian defence ministry said on Saturday, adding it was part of routine drills. These missile units have been deployed more than once (in the Kaliningrad region) […]

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