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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018.

In a fiery warning to rivals, Putin says any country that nukes Russia will ‘drop dead’

Boasting that Russia's nuclear arsenal has already surpassed its competitors, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a fire and brimstone warning to his nuclear rivals Thursday.

Stephen Hawking: Humans need to leave Earth or risk being annihilated by nuclear war or climate change

Stephen Hawking, who died in March, wrote a collection of essays that were published this week. Hawking believed humans need to leave the Earth to survive as a race. In one of the essays, he wrote that he is worried about the possibility of nuclear war and the devastating effects of climate change.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump are expected at Davos this week, but do not plan to meet.

Trump has Germany thinking about getting nuclear weapons, but some think it’s a ‘totally phoney debate’

Trump's apparent disdain for the US's European allies has many of them rethinking their defense capabilities. In Germany, that means a renewed round of debate over whether nuclear weapons are needed.
A test-launch of a North Korean ballistic missile.

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

President Donald Trump and his administration is negotiating with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's program to develop nuclear warheads, bombs, and missiles. As talks proceed, it's helpful to define some of the most important (and misunderstood) words, phrases, and acronyms related to nukes.
A nuclear missile parades before John F. Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961.

9 times the world was at the brink of nuclear war — and pulled back

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 marked the end of the World War II, and the beginning of the age of nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia developed a nuclear energy policy after quietly meeting with the US energy secretary Rick Perry

Saudi Arabia's renewed push towards nuclear power may be linked to the growing threat of Iran in the Midddle East.

North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea

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South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

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Donald Trump.

‘We are concerned’: Democratic senators hit Trump at a rare Senate hearing on nuclear weapons authority

"Even in the absence of a nuclear attack against our country, no one can tell the president 'no,'" one senator said.

This animation shows how terrifyingly powerful nuclear weapons have become

It's been decades since the United States dropped the first atomic bomb. Here's how powerful nuclear weapons have become since then.