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A British Nuclear Missile Test Fails, Again

The British government confirmed on Wednesday that the test launch of an unarmed Trident missile from a Royal Navy submarine last month had failed, raising questions about the state of Britain’s nuclear deterrence capability. It was the second straight malfunction of such a launch, coming nearly eight years after another Trident flew off course at

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IAEA Chief Arrives at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant to Assess Safety

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday after the destruction of a dam in southern Ukraine that compromised a key source of water used to cool the plant’s reactors. Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear energy company, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app

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UN Nuclear Watchdog to Assess Dam Disaster Aftermath in Ukraine

The director general of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said on Monday he was on his way to Ukraine to assess the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant after a dam breach depleted water levels in the reservoir it uses to cool reactors and spent nuclear fuel. The director, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said he

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Training for War on a Pacific Island With Nuclear Memories

The military exercise called Cope North was all about preparing for the possibility of a Pacific war using “austere locations.” It’s part of a major shift in tactics driven mainly by China’s growing military strength, which now includes missiles than can hit big U.S. bases in Guam. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

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Ukraine Conflict Revives Nuclear Query in South Korea

SEOUL — When Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons within the Nineties, experts debated whether or not the choice would make the nation safer or extra susceptible to an invasion from Moscow, its nuclear-armed neighbor. Now, as Russia kilos Ukrainian cities whereas being accused of committing atrocities against civilians, many in South Korea say there

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