Nuclear warfare

G7 leaders visit Hiroshima memorial in shadow of new threats

Under a gunmetal sky and driving rain, leaders of some of the world's most powerful nations gathered in Hiroshima on Friday to confront the horrors of nuclear weapons.

G7 leaders, including the heads of nuclear-armed Britain, France and the United States, arrived at the city's Peace Park to a sodden red carpet welcome from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is from Hiroshima.

Order: Run... A "major nuclear accident" is brewing?

The evacuations were said to affect Energodar, a town near Ukraine's largest power plant, and the UN nuclear watchdog warned of a possible "severe nuclear accident".
Ivan Fedorov, the Ukrainian mayor of Melitopol, a city located in the Zaporizhzhia region, said the order had caused chaos and five-hour lines of cars at the Crimean checkpoint.

"The president of the state must be prepared that his hand will not tremble..."

The former president of Russia, who is now the deputy chairman of the Security Council, also said at the "Knowledge" marathon that "if you have a weapon in your hands, and I, as a former president, know what it is, you must be prepared that your hand will not tremble in a certain situation to use it, no matter how monstrous and cruel it sounds".

Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine.

Putin said the move was triggered by Britain's decision this past week to provide Ukraine with armor-piercing rounds containing depleted uranium.

Putin out of control? Growing risk: He is about to push the "red button"

U.S. Research Center Heritage Foundation expressed this warning, amid growing concern over the "hysterical rhetoric" of the Kremlin.
A new report published by a think tank highlights the growing risk that the Russian president will "make one of the most fateful decisions of the century" in the face of his "failed invasion of Ukraine".

‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closest ever to midnight

Top scientists and security experts moved the "Doomsday Clock" forward on Jan. 24 to just 90 seconds to midnight, signaling an increased risk to humanity's survival from the nuclear shadow over the Ukraine conflict and the growing climate crisis.

The new timing of the clock set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is closer to midnight than ever before.