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32 offences may no longer warrant the death penalty in Malaysia – including murder, kidnapping, and making nuclear weapons
Instead of the death penalty, those convicted of offences including gun use, drug trafficking, and the creation of weapons of mass destruction will receive sentences of at least 30 years' jail.
India says its nuclear sub made its first patrol — and that it’s a ‘fitting response to … nuclear blackmail’
India's first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic-missile sub, the INS Arihant, recently made its first deterrent patrol, New Delhi says.
This simulator shows what a nuclear explosion would do to your town — and it just got a scary (yet helpful) new feature
Nukemap lets you explode nuclear weapons from your browser. A new version estimates radioactive fallout and protection afforded by different shelters.
10 of the biggest risks to humanity’s survival in the next 50 years, from nuclear war to supervolcanoes
The next 50 years will set the pace for humans' survival in the next 10,000 years, according to the Global Challenges Foundation.
Russia frequently shows off its nuclear missiles but has suffered launch failures in the past. This kind of failure could bring embarrassment to Putin as he tries to confront the US and comes as his popularity is waning with Russians.
Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an ‘existential threat’ to the US
According to Bob Woodward's book "Fear," Russian officials warned Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that they were willing to use nuclear weapons under certain conditions — a warning that led him to see Russia as a threat to the US.
The UK has four nuclear submarines that wait underwater for signs that their country still exists. One of those signs comes from BBC Radio 4's "Today" program. If it stops broadcasting for a few days, the crew may end up using its nuclear weapons in response.
Germany wants to replace its Tornado combat aircraft within the next decade. But it also wants to maintain the Tornado's nuclear capability, and that means the US could have leverage about which aircraft Berlin ultimately chooses.
Nuclear weapons stockpiles have ebbed and flowed over the years, as countries like the US and Russia carry out arms-reduction agreements. Here's how many nukes exist today, and which countries have them.
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.