A Russian missile explodes just 300 yards from a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, hundreds of miles from the front lines. These strikes are reigniting fears that the ongoing conflict could unleash a nuclear disaster. John Dickerson spoke with Margaret Kosal, a professor of international relations at Georgia Tech, about what could happen if a nuclear plant is hit.
- Popular Mechanics
Someone salvaged some of the missiles and their warheads, and it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out who.
- The Hill
As concerns grow over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling amid continued losses in Ukraine, what a U.S. response would look like has become an increasingly urgent question. U.S. officials since the start of Russia’s attack on Ukraine have stressed there are plans being developed to counter a range of moves by Moscow but have…
- The Hill
Ukraine is readying evacuation centers in its capital city of Kyiv in preparation for a potential nuclear attack following warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country would take every necessary action to claim victory. Putin recently threatened that Russia would not hesitate to deploy nuclear weapons against what he called “a threat to…
- The New Voice of Ukraine
NATO fears that Russia may be readying to test its Poseidon nuclear-tipped torpedo, often referred to as a "doomsday weapon," for the first time, the Italian publication La Repubblica reported on Oct. 2.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The United States asked the U.N. Security Council to meet on North Korea on Wednesday after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan, but diplomats said China and Russia are opposed to a public discussion by the 15-member body. Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years and prompting a warning for residents there to take cover.
North Korea flew an intermediate-range missile over Japan on Tuesday, prompting sirens and local governments to warn to take cover. In response, South Korea ordered jet fighters to fire precision bombs hours after the missile test. Photo: Richard A. Brooks/AFP/Getty Images
- Yahoo News UK
NATO has reportedly warned members Russia is set to carry out a test on Ukraine's border.
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) -Britain's foreign minister James Cleverly on Tuesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin's sequence of strategic errors must stop and that any use of nuclear weapons would lead to consequences. Putin has escalated its seven-month war in Ukraine with a military mobilisation and warnings of nuclear weapons use. Asked how Britain would respond to the use of tactical nuclear weapons by Russia, Cleverly told a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference that he couldn't go into detail but there would be a response.
- LA Times
Trade used to take precedence in Asia, but geopolitical tensions are now pushing nations into security blocs led by China and the United States.
(Bloomberg) -- Poland is in talks with the US about participating in the nuclear weapons sharing program to counter growing threats from Russia, President Andrzej Duda told the Gazeta Polska newspaper.The biggest eastern European member of the NATO alliance has been ramping up military spending following Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, but until now officials haven’t broached the topic of seeking nuclear weapons as a deterrent. “The problem first of all is that we don’t have nuclear we
MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it did not want to take part in "nuclear rhetoric" from the West after a media report that Russia was preparing to demonstrate its willingness to use nuclear weapons in its conflict with Ukraine. The Times newspaper reported on Monday that the NATO military alliance had warned members that President Vladimir Putin was set to demonstrate his willingness to use nuclear weapons by carrying out a nuclear test on Ukraine's border.
President Vladimir Putin, who rules the world's biggest nuclear power, has repeatedly cautioned the West that any attack on Russia could provoke a nuclear response. Will Putin use nuclear weapons, how many such weapons does he command and how might the United States and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance respond? Much depends on how Putin perceives the threat to the Russian state and his rule.
Some Japanese woke to the sound of sirens and warnings to take cover as the missile flew above.
VIENNA (Reuters) -The head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been released, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday after a detention that Ukraine blamed on Russia and called an act of terror. Ukraine said a Russian patrol detained Ihor Murashov on Friday as he travelled from Europe's largest nuclear power plant to the town of Enerhodar, where many of the plant's staff live. Ukrainian staff continue to operate the plant in conditions the International Atomic Energy Agency says put safety at risk.
The share of nuclear power in global gross electricity generation fell below 10% last year to the lowest in around four decades, an industry report showed on Wednesday. Nuclear energy generated 2,653 terawatt hours of electricity last year, accounting for 9.8% of global generation - the lowest since the 1980s, the annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) showed. The most nuclear power in the world is generated in the United States, followed by China.
Geopolitical alignment could bolster the stock