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DW Exclusive: Germany's Heiko Maas criticizes UK plans to expand nuclear arsenal

March 19, 2021 3:40 pm

The foreign minister says the UK's decision to expand its nuclear stockpile goes against disarmament efforts.

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

August 04, 2020 2:10 pm

These last witnesses to what happened 75 years ago this Thursday want to reach a younger generation that they feel is losing sight of the horror.

US: For many who cleaned up a nuclear mess in 1966, a key ruling comes too late

February 12, 2020 6:55 pm

Victor Skaar, a retired chief master sergeant, was one of 1,600 troops scrambled by the US Air Force in 1966 to clean up a classified nuclear disaster by collecting debris and shoveling up plutonium-laced soil

Church proposal demands Russian priests should stop blessing nukes

February 05, 2020 7:23 am

"The blessing of military weapons is not reflected in the tradition of the Orthodox Church and does not correspond to the content of the Rite," the document, on the Moscow patriarchate's website, says.

Pakistan will never ever start war with India: Imran Khan

September 02, 2019 9:22 pm

In his televised address to his country, Imran Khan had previously stated that an armed conflict between the two nuclear-armed neighbours will have ramifications for the entire world. 

Nothing scares Pakistanis more than the possibility that India could succeed and Pakistan fail

August 18, 2019 7:37 am

The core problem is that if India becomes a mighty economic superpower and Pakistan remains a bankrupt nuclear power, then the whole exercise of breaking India to make a nation for the ‘pure’ could become meaningless.

A nuke flutter from careful Rajnath: No-first-use may not be cast in stone

August 17, 2019 9:19 am

“Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” Rajnath Singh said.

Putin: We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe

February 20, 2019 5:10 pm

In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first step to deploy missiles in response to Washington's decision this month to quit a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty.

Putin: Russia's new weapons will have no comparison anywhere

October 25, 2018 8:51 pm

His comments come on the same day that NATO's biggest military maneuvers since the Cold War kicked off in Norway with about 55,000 military personnel.

Pakistan could emerge as world's 5th largest nuclear weapons state: Report

September 06, 2018 11:05 am

Over the past decade, the US assessment of nuclear weapons security in Pakistan appears to have changed considerably from confidence to concern, particularly as a result of the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons, the report said.


The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.