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trump wants to build up nuclear arsenal to ‘top of the pack'


washington — president trump wants to make america nuclear again. trump suggested on thursday a major nuclear arms buildup that could trigger tensions with other world powers. trump told reuters that the u.s. has "fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity,” promising to put america at the “top of the pack” again. “i am the first one that would like to see everybody — nobody have nukes, but we’re never going to fall behind any country even if it’s a friendly country, we’re never going to fall behind on nuclear power,” he said. "it would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack.” trump also complained about russian deployment of a cruise mis...






making america great again apparently includes cold war-era nuclear dominance


president trump has called nuclear weapons "the single greatest problem the world has" – but he's also made some controversial statements about them. (peter stevenson/the washington post)at the end of last year, after he won the election but before he was inaugurated, president-elect donald trump decided to proactively set u.s. nuclear policy via twitter.“the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” he tweeted dec. 22. it was an out-of-the-blue declaration that made sense only as a response to a comment that russian president vladimir putin had made earlier in the day, in which putin suggested that his country planned to strengthen its own strategic nuclear arsenal.in an interview w...






making america great again apparently includes cold war-era nuclear dominance


president trump has called nuclear weapons "the single greatest problem the world has" – but he's also made some controversial statements about them. (peter stevenson/the washington post)at the end of last year, after he won the election but before he was inaugurated, president-elect donald trump decided to proactively set u.s. nuclear policy via twitter.“the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” he tweeted dec. 22. it was an out-of-the-blue declaration that made sense only as a response to a comment that russian president vladimir putin had made earlier in the day, in which putin suggested that his country planned to strengthen its own strategic nuclear arsenal.in an interview w...






stop cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout


new yorkers shouldn’t have to pay for energy they will never use. which is why gov. cuomo should be consistent and close, along with indian point, three other outdated nuclear power plants near rochester and oswego. instead, he is taking $7.6 billion from new york ratepayers and giving it to a hugely profitable, illinois-based energy company to keep the three plants open. the governor says he needs the plants operational in order to meet his renewable energy goals, but that’s false. new york can meet its goals on time with wind, solar and hydroelectric power, a stanford university study recently found. cuomo should get on the same page as california and get serious about replacing nuclear power with safe, affordable and clean energy. it can be done. a bailout of upstat...






stop cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout


new yorkers shouldn’t have to pay for energy they will never use. which is why gov. cuomo should be consistent and close, along with indian point, three other outdated nuclear power plants near rochester and oswego. instead, he is taking $7.6 billion from new york ratepayers and giving it to a hugely profitable, illinois-based energy company to keep the three plants open. the governor says he needs the plants operational in order to meet his renewable energy goals, but that’s false. new york can meet its goals on time with wind, solar and hydroelectric power, a stanford university study recently found. cuomo should get on the same page as california and get serious about replacing nuclear power with safe, affordable and clean energy. it can be done. a bailout of upstat...






trump reportedly wants us to strengthen its nuclear arsenal


president trump commented on the u.s. nuclear arsenal for the first time since taking office, telling reuters on thursday the country needs to make sure its weapons capabilities are at the “top of the pack."trump insisted that he would like to see a world without nuclear weapons, but expressed concerns that the u.s. has “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.”"it would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack," trump said.trump did not elaborate on how to assure the quality of program.trump in december called for the u.s. to “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.russia has ...






making america great again apparently includes cold war-era nuclear dominance


president trump speaks at the defense department. (pool photo by olivier douliery via bloomberg news)at the end of last year, after he won the election but before he was inaugurated, then-president-elect donald trump decided to proactively set u.s. nuclear policy via twitter.“the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” he tweeted dec. 22. it was an out-of-the-blue declaration that made sense only as a response to a comment that russian president vladimir putin had made earlier in the day, in which putin suggested that his country planned to strengthen its own strategic nuclear arsenal.in an interview with reuters on thursday, trump revisited the issue, declaring that the united states h...






emily thornberry says it is 'fake news' to claim jeremy corbyn opposed nuclear p


emily thornberry has claimed accusations jeremy corbyn was opposed to nuclear power is “fake news” - despite the labour leader having previously been opposed to nuclear power.labour lost the copeland by-election on thursday to the tories. it is the first time a governing party has taken a seat from the opposition for decade.the seat is home to the sellafield nuclear power station and the security of jobs in the sector was a key battleground in the by-election.the conservatives seized on quotes from corbyn in the wake of the fukushima nuclear disaster in japan in 2011, when he said: “i say no nuclear power, decommission the stations we’ve got”.and in his 2015 leadership policy document, corbyn said:“i am opposed to fracking and to new nuclear on the basis of the dangers posed t...






gop congressman says nuclear bomb could be smuggled in a ‘bale of marijuana.’ do


a republican member of congress just said something pretty odd on tv. rep. trent franks (ariz.) told cnn on wednesday morning that a nuclear bomb could be smuggled into the united states hidden inside marijuana.“i can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” franks said. “we sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon — even a nuclear weapon — into america, how would they do it? and the suggestion was made, ‘well, we'll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’ ”the ridicule began.but this isn't something franks made up on the spot. in fact, it's something experts and even a democrat or two have talked about over the years.here's a statement from rep. brad sherman (d-calif.) in ...






iran is honoring the nuclear deal, the un says


vienna — the u.n. agency tasked with monitoring iran's nuclear deal with six world powers has issued a report that indicates tehran is honoring its end of the deal. obtained by the associated press, the confidential international atomic energy agency report said friday that at under 225 pounds iran is only at about half of its permitted limit of a form of low-enriched uranium, and is not producing higher grades. low-enriched uranium is used to power reactors and other peaceful uses. enriched further to weapons-grade, it can serve as the core of a nuclear warhead.paul ryan says iran nuclear deal will stay in place the deal, which came into effect just over a year ago, is focused on limiting iranian nuclear programs that can be used to make weapons. tehran insist...






india to host international nuclear security meet next week


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 5, 2017 12:30 amnoting that possible use of weapons of m destruction and related material by terrorists is no longer a theoretical concern, india will host a key meet on nuclear security here next week which will be attended by delegated from over 100 countries. the mea in coordination with the department of atomic energy is hosting the implementation and essment group meeting of the global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism (gicnt) on february 8-10. approximately 150 delegates from various gicnt partner countries and international organi ions will participate in this event, a statement by the mea said. it said the development was pursuant to the announcement made by prime minister narendra modi at the nuclear security summit last year.watch wh






india to host meet against nuclear terror


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 7, 2017 6:09 amin a move to rally support for india’s entry into the nuclear suppliers group (nsg), new delhi will host the implementation and essment group meeting of the global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism (gicnt) from february 8 to 10.“this event highlights india’s commitment to global nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. it is a part of our overall enga ent with the international community on nuclear security issues,” officials said.india hosting this meeting would highlight the continued priority it “attached to nuclear security, our efforts to further strengthen the institutional frameworks, capacity building and enhance international cooperation. “the possible use of weapons of m destructi






trump says it’s time for us to boost its nuclear arsenal


president trump said on thursday he wants to build up the u.s. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack,” saying the united states has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.in a reuters interview, trump also complained about russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with russian president vladimir putin when and if they meet.on another front, trump said china could solve the national security challenge posed by north korea “very easily if they want to,” ratcheting up pressure on beijing to exert more influence to rein in pyongyang’s increasingly bellicose actions.speaking from behind his desk in the oval office, trump also declared himself “very angry” at north korea’s ballistic miss...






westinghouse mum on andhra n-plant after toshiba exits from nuke biz


new delhi: india is not unduly worried over a recent decision by japan's toshiba corporation to quit nuclear power stations construction business in the wake of the m ive write-down at its us nuclear unit, westinghouse electric company, which was allotted a site in andhra pradesh to set up a nuclear power plant following the india-us civil nuclear deal. officials said india will wait for communication from its american partner on the future of the project. nuclear power corporation of india limited (npcil) and westinghouse are scheduled to conclude the commercial contract this year, after which the us nuclear firm is to set up six reactors (ap1000 type) in three pairs for the proposed plant in andhra pradesh. however, toshiba's decision to withdraw from its lead role in westinghouse-led n






iran says shipment will boost its supply of uranium


tehran, iran –  iran's nuclear chief says it will have 60 percent more stockpiled uranium than it did prior to the landmark 2015 agreement with world powers after a shipment expected later this week.ali akbar salehi was quoted by the semi-official fars news agency on sunday as saying that iran will receive a final batch of 149 tons of natural uranium by tuesday, in addition to 210 tons already delivered since early 2016.under the nuclear accord, iran's import of uranium is supervised by the international atomic energy agency.low-enriched uranium can be used for civilian applications, including power generation and medical research. highly enriched uranium can be used in nuclear weapons.iran agreed to curb enrichment and place its nuclear program under international surveillance in exchange






how national security has become a party piece


‘nuclear football’ photo taken at trump’s resort puts pentagon in an awkward positionwashingtonit’s unlikely that an army officer posing for a photograph with a patron at president donald trump’s mar-a-lago golf resort while apparently carrying the “nuclear football” broke any us defence department regulations, defence officials said, but doing so has put the pentagon in an awkward situation.the image was one of several posted over the weekend by richard deagazio, a retired investor, as the president took phone calls publicly over dinner with japanese prime minister shinzo abe after north korea conducted a ballistic missile test saturday night. the photographs have prompted questions among some national security professionals because it appears trump and his staff handled a sensitive — and






in rare concession, top dem predicts gorsuch will be confirmed


sen. kirsten gillibrand,  d-n.y., said tuesday that president trump’s pick to replace justice scalia on the supreme court will likely be confirmed because even if he does not win enough votes, the "nuclear option" would likely be employed.“i hope we do vote him down,” she said in an interview with ny1. “but make no mistake: if we do hold the line with 60 votes, (sen.) mitch mcconnell will change the rules the next day.”mcconnell has danced around the question of whether he would “go nuclear” to confirm neil gorsuch.the nuclear option would mean unilaterally lowering the threshold needed to approve gorsuch from 60 to 50 votes, so that republicans could use their 52-vote majority to put him on the court without democrats’ consent.senate democratic leader chuck schumer said...






iran says shipment will boost its supply of uranium


tehran, iran — iran’s nuclear chief says it will have 60 percent more stockpiled uranium than it did prior to the landmark 2015 agreement with world powers after a shipment expected later this week.ali akbar salehi was quoted by the semi-official fars news agency on sunday as saying that iran will receive a final batch of 149 tons of natural uranium by tuesday, in addition to 210 tons already delivered since early 2016.under the nuclear accord, iran’s import of uranium is supervised by the international atomic energy agency.low-enriched uranium can be used for civilian applications, including power generation and medical research. highly enriched uranium can be used in nuclear weapons.iran agreed to curb enrichment and place its nuclear program under international surveillance in exchange






india, pakistan extend pact on cutting risk of nuclear-related mishaps


new delhi: india and pakistan today extended their bilateral pact, dealing with reducing the risk of nuclear weapon-related accidents, for a period of five years. announcing the decision, the external affairs ministry said, "in accordance with article 8 of the agreement between the republic of india and the islamic republic of pakistan on reducing the risk of accidents relating to nuclear weapons, both countries have agreed to extend the agreement for a further period of five years. "the existing validity was up to february 20, 2017." according to the pact, which was inked in 2007, both india and pakistan shall notify each other immediately in the event of an accident relating to nuclear weapons, under their respective jurisdiction or control, which could create the risk of a radioactive






france: explosion at nuclear plant, no risk reported


by: express web desk | updated: february 9, 2017 5:25 pm flamanville nuclear plant. (google maps)an explosion has been reported at a nuclear plant in france. according to afp, the blast has caused no contamination risk. the blast at france’s flamanville nuclear plant occurred at around 10 am local time (9am gmt) on thursday, the independent reported  on its website.emergency services have been rushed to the location.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






'hamilton' stars to sing at super bowl li


date: urday, january 28 and thursday february 2, 3, 4event: big game at macy's galleria: during the week leading up to the championship game, macy’s at the galleria mall will host a sen ional line-up of in-store special events, player appearances, cooking demos, and a championship-worthy 4,000-square-foot locker room by lids pop-up shop.wednesday, feb. 1 through sunday, feb. 5- the locker room by lids pop-up shop and custom zone, located on the main floor of the men’s department, will feature the largest selection of football fan gear. shoppers can customize game day caps and jerseys with their favorite player’s embroidered name, number or signature onsite. the shop will be open beginning appearances:- urday, jan. 28 at 3 p.m. (home dept., level 3)  meet chef bryan caswell. more informati






iran deal isn’t going anywhere despite trump’s pledge: ryan


washington – house speaker paul ryan said the iran nuclear deal that was opposed by republicans isn’t going away — despite president trump’s pledge to rip up the president obama-era pact.“well, a lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube,” ryan told nbc’s “meet the press” in an interview that aired sunday. “i never supported the deal in the first place. i thought it was a huge mistake. but the multilateral sanctions are done.”the trump administration slapped new sanctions friday on iran after its ballistic missile launch. but the wisconsin republican said the sanctions shouldn’t be viewed as a fresh attempt to undo the iran nuclear agreement that lifted other sanctions on iran in return for dismantling its nuclear weapons program.“yeah, i don’t think you’re going to go back and rec






celebrity sightings map helps houstonians find super bowl spots


date: urday, january 28 and thursday february 2, 3, 4event: big game at macy's galleria: during the week leading up to the championship game, macy’s at the galleria mall will host a sen ional line-up of in-store special events, player appearances, cooking demos, and a championship-worthy 4,000-square-foot locker room by lids pop-up shop.wednesday, feb. 1 through sunday, feb. 5- the locker room by lids pop-up shop and custom zone, located on the main floor of the men’s department, will feature the largest selection of football fan gear. shoppers can customize game day caps and jerseys with their favorite player’s embroidered name, number or signature onsite. the shop will be open beginning appearances:- urday, jan. 28 at 3 p.m. (home dept., level 3)  meet chef bryan caswell. more informati






nuclear terrorism an international threat, need for global response: foreign sec


new delhi: erting that nuclear security remains a continuing concern, india today said terrorism, especially nuclear terrorism is an international threat that should not serve national strategy and pitched for a global response in this regard. foreign secretary s jaishankar, who was speaking at the implementation and essment group meeting of global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism, also hoped that the horrors of atomic power destruction would never be repeated as the negative consequences of atomic power cannot be overlooked. "events that have unfolded around us, more so in the past couple of decades, have highlighted that terrorism remains the most pervasive and serious challenge to international security. if access to nuclear technology changes state behaviour, it is only to be ex






cold start effect? nervous pakistan accuses india of building a "secret nuclear


pakistan has claimed that new delhi has built a “secret nuclear city”, and has accumulated enough nuclear weapons to “undermine” strategic balance of power in the region.islamabad also lamented that india had upset the balance of power by testing its intercontinental ballistic missiles. the comments e from country’s foreign office spokesperson during the weekly news briefing on thursday.the remarks come as india reportedly actively considers bringing back its cold start war doctrine, a military strategy that aims at containing pakistan’s nuclear response in case of war with india. critics of cold start, which reportedly included former us president barack obama, claim that the doctrine was responsible for stepping up arms race in the south asian region. newly sworn-in indian army chief gen






british police uncover massive marijuana operation in nuclear bunker


image 1of/13captioncloseimage 1 of 13a photo provided by the wiltshire police show a large number of growing cannabis plants inside an underground nuclear bunker in chilmark, wiltshire. the facility was constructed in the 1980s as sanctuary from a nuclear attack. investigators raided the facility on feb. 22, 2017 after it was learned the bunker had been transformed into a massive marijuana growing operation. lessa photo provided by the wiltshire police show a large number of growing cannabis plants inside an underground nuclear bunker in chilmark, wiltshire. the facility was constructed in the 1980s as sanctuary from a ... moreimage 2 of 13keep clicking to see where it's legal to smoke recreational and medical marijuana in the u.s.california - recreationalthe most populous state in the un.






trump told putin he didn't like u.s.-russian nuclear treaty


washington — president trump told russian leader vladimir putin that he didn't like a u.s.-russian nuclear nonproliferation treaty — after asking what the treaty was — according to reuters. when putin asked about extending the new start treaty during a late january call, trump paused to ask his aides what the treaty was, two u.s. officials and a third former u.s. official with knowledge of the call told reuters. trump then ripped the treaty, telling putin that it was one of several bad deals negotiated by former president barack obama, before bragging about his own popularity. the treaty was implemented in 2010 under obama with the bipartisan senate support. it caps each side's deployed nuclear warheads at 1,550 and strategic delivery vehicles at 700, allowing an a...






donald trump wants to expand us nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'


washington: president donald trump has said he wants to build up the us nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the united states has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.in a reuters interview, trump also said china could solve the national security challenge posed by north korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure on beijing to exert more influence to rein in pyongyang's increasingly bellicose actions.breakthroughs few in next iphonevideo duration01:03previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:46the world is moving closer to ...the world is moving closer to catastrophic peril, scientists sayscientists have moved the hands of their metaphorical 'doomsday' clock closer to midnight, warning of the increasing threats of nuclear weapons ...






blast in french nuclear plant's machine room; no radiation


this undated p o provided by electricite de france (edf), france's state-run utility company, shows the current nuclear plant of flamanville, normandy, france. french authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room early on thursday, feb. 9, 2017, but that there is no leak of radiation. no injuries have been reported. (pierre berenger/edf via ap)  (ap2004) paris –  a fire led to a blast in the machine room of a nuclear power plant on france's northwest coast on thursday morning but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator edf said.edf said staff at the flamanville plant in normandy immediately brought the fire under control. the cause of the fire, in the no. 1 reactor building, was not immediately clear.in sweden, television team convicted of






us navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier


as you might guess, the decommissioning process (which started when the enterprise went inactive in 2012) is considerably trickier than it would be for a conventional warship. it wasn't until december 2016 that crews finished extracting nuclear fuel, and the ship will have to be partly dismantled to remove the reactors. they'll be disposed of relatively safely at hanford site, home of the world's first plutonium reactor. it's hard to know what the long-term environmental impact of the ship will be -- while there's no question that the radioactive material is dangerous, this isn't the same as shutting down a land-based nuclear power plant.whatever you think of the tech, the ship leaves a long legacy on top of its military accomplishments. it proved the viability of nuclear aircraft carriers






if the bombs start dropping, i know whose house i’m going to (22 p os) : thechiv


alvin kaufman was a self-taught nuclear engineer working a gig for a few companies, testing the effects of nuclear war on industry and of course, what it would do to humans. knowing firsthand what the effects were, he wanted to do something to keep his family safe.the irony, thought, is that he approached everyone in his cul-de-sac and offered to build one big enough for everyone. they said no. so he just made one for himself and his family, filled with severals sleeping areas, a water tank, a hand cranked air filter and enough food to last several weeks. that said, they started taking some inventory.






toshiba chairman quits after $ 6.3 billion nuclear write down


tokyo: toshiba, the embattled technology conglomerate, said it would take a financial hit of more than $6 billion and its chairman would step down as the impact of its disastrous bet on american nuclear power continued to rock an icon of corporate japan. the announcement of the planned write-down and resignation, which came after a day of uncertainty on tuesday as toshiba equivocated on whether it would release the news, reflected intense pressure on toshiba executives over the writedown — and the business decisions that led up to it. company officials said tuesday that they were examining whether managers had bypassed internal controls when they struck a deal for a business at the center of the problems. the hits come from toshiba's investment in westinghouse, the american nuclear power






pro-kremlin politicians warn donald trump could unleash new arms race


by: reuters | moscow | published:february 24, 2017 10:18 pm us president donald trump. (source: reuters)russian politicians close to the kremlin said on friday u.s. president donald trump’s declared aim of putting the u.s. nuclear arsenal “at the top of the pack” risked triggering a new cold war-style arms race between washington and moscow.in an interview with reuters, trump said the united states had fallen behind in its nuclear weapons capacity, a situation he said he would reverse, and he said a treaty limiting russian and u.s. nuclear arsenals was a bad deal for washington.watch what else is making newsrussian officials issued no reaction, with friday a public holiday, but pro-kremlin politicians expressed consternation about the comments from trump, who moscow had hoped wo...






blast in french nuclear plant's machine room; no radiation


this undated p o provided by electricite de france (edf), france's state-run utility company, shows the current nuclear plant of flamanville, normandy, france. french authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room early on thursday, feb. 9, 2017, but that there is no leak of radiation. no injuries have been reported. (pierre berenger/edf via ap)  (ap2004) a fire led to a blast in a nuclear power plant's turbine hall thursday on france's northwest coast but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator edf and local authorities said.in sweden, television team convicted of human smugglingedf said the staff at the flamanville plant in normandy immediately brought the fire under control. the cause of the fire, in the machine room of the no. 1 reactor






nuclear terrorism is an international threat, cannot be ignored: s jaishankar


by: ani | new delhi | published:february 8, 2017 11:13 am foreign secretary s jaishankar (source: ani) foreign secretary s jaishankar on wednesday said the negative consequences of atomic power can not be overlooked, adding that nuclear terrorism is an international threat that should not serve national strategy. “the power of the atom is wondrous and it has benefited mankind in various ways. the scientific community has also played a vital role in harnessing the nuclear energy but the negative consequences of atomic power cannot be ignored. world has witnessed immense destructive power of the atom,” jaishankar said while speaking at implementation and essment group meeting of global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism.watch what else is making news:the foreign secretary further said t






iran says ‘shipment’ will boost its supply of uranium


by: ap | tehran | published:february 6, 2017 8:10 amiran’s nuclear chief says it will have 60 per cent more stockpiled uranium than it did prior to the landmark 2015 agreement with world powers after a shipment expected later this week. ali akbar salehi was quoted by the semi-official fars news agency today as saying that iran will receive a final batch of 149 tons of natural uranium by tuesday, in addition to 210 tons already delivered since early 2016.under the nuclear accord, iran’s import of uranium is supervised by the international atomic energy agency. low-enriched uranium can be used for civilian applications, including power generation and medical research. highly enriched uranium can be used in nuclear weapons.watch what else is making news:iran agreed to curb enrichment and pla






explosion at french utility edf's flamanville nuclear power plant


paris: a fire caused an explosion at edf's flamanville nuclear power plant in northern france on thursday, leading the utility to take a reactor offline, but there was no ociated nuclear risk, edf and a local government official said on thursday.state-owned edf said in a statement a fire in a machine room caused the explosion in a "non-nuclear" part of the power station. an image from november 2016 of the plant, operated by electricite de france sa (edf), on the english channel shoreline in flamanville, france. p o: marlene awaad/bloombergit added that the fire had been brought under control by its team there and that reactor number 1 had been disconnected from the grid.it said there were no injuries but five people had been affected by fumes.the flamanville 1 and 2 reactors, which each ha






white house dismisses reports of president being unaware of arms deal


by: ap | washington | published:february 10, 2017 9:29 am us president donald trump (file p o)the white house disputed a report thursday that president donald trump was unaware of a us-russia nuclear arms treaty during a phone call with russian president vladimir putin. white house press secretary sean spicer said trump paused during the call because he was “seeking an opinion” from advisers.watch what else is making news:reuters reported that trump had stopped to ask aides what the new start treaty was. spicer said that trump was aware of the treaty that was forged during the previous administration. signed by russia and the us in 2010, the new start treaty limits nuclear arsenals to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads for each country. the treaty is set to expire in 2021, but i






pakistan says india building ‘secret nuclear city’, mea rejects claim


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 9, 2017 7:06 pm pakistan’s foreign office spokesperson said, “india is building a secret nuclear city…it has accumulated a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to undermine the strategic balance of power in the region.”hours after pakistan claimed india is building a ‘secret nuclear city’, the ministry of external affairs refuted the neighbouring country’s allegations terming it baseless. in a statement to the media, mea spokesperson vikas swarup said pakistan’s claims of india’s secret nuclear city is baseless. “this aims to deflect attention from real issue of terrorism,” he said.mea’s response comes after pakistan said india has accumulated a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to undermine the strategic balance of p






toshiba chairman quits post over huge losses


tokyo: toshiba corp.'s chairman resigned tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up. the company projected a 712.5 billion yen (usd 6.3 billion) loss for its nuclear business related to the acquisition of cb&i stone & webster by its us nuclear unit westinghouse. the company also said it will not take on new projects to construct nuclear plants. president satoshi tsunakawa said the company also was looking for potential partners to acquire a stake in westinghouse. he bowed deeply at a news conference to apologize for "troubling investors and stakeholders." earlier tuesday, toshiba delayed reporting its official financial results by a month, citing auditing problems. that