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US says China may have conducted low-level nuclear test explosions at its Lop Nur site despite claiming to observe CTBT
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US says China may have conducted low-level nuclear test explosions at its Lop Nur site despite claiming to observe CTBT

US concerns about Beijing’s possible breaches of a “zero yield” standard for test blasts have been prompted by activities at China’s Lop Nur nuclear test site throughout 2019, the State Department report said

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93: A master orator, here's a look back at a few of his most memorable speeches
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93: A master orator, here's a look back at a few of his most memorable speeches

Former prime minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee has not only been a daft politician but a maverick orator as well.

Take North Korea's atmospheric nuclear test threat 'literally', warns Pyongyang diplomat
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Take North Korea's atmospheric nuclear test threat 'literally', warns Pyongyang diplomat

The recent warning from North Korea of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official said.

North Korea vows to boost weapons programme to counter 'evil' UN sanctions
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North Korea vows to boost weapons programme to counter 'evil' UN sanctions

North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

North Korea vows to make US pay if UN Security Council approves proposed sanctions
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North Korea vows to make US pay if UN Security Council approves proposed sanctions

North Korea says it will make the US pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved.

Donald Trump threatens to slap embargo on North Korea's partners: US has a lot to lose if plan is executed
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Donald Trump threatens to slap embargo on North Korea's partners: US has a lot to lose if plan is executed

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say the US is considering slapping a trade embargo on countries that currently do business with North Korea

China says Donald Trump's threat to cut trade with those dealing with North Korea 'unacceptable and unfair'
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China says Donald Trump's threat to cut trade with those dealing with North Korea 'unacceptable and unfair'

China said on Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to cut off trade with countries that deal with North Korea is unacceptable and unfair.

South Korea detects signs of North preparing another launch, could involve intercontinental ballistic missile
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South Korea detects signs of North preparing another launch, could involve intercontinental ballistic missile

South Korea has detected signs that the North is preparing another missile launch, the defence ministry said, adding it could involve an intercontinental ballistic missile.

BRICS Summit 2017: Leaders slam North Korea's nuclear test, bat for diplomatic solution
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BRICS Summit 2017: Leaders slam North Korea's nuclear test, bat for diplomatic solution

BRICS countries strongly condemned North Korea's nuclear test and asserted that the issue should be settled through peaceful means.

Yen, bonds and gold gain on North Korea nuclear test, missile report
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Yen, bonds and gold gain on North Korea nuclear test, missile report

European bourses looked set to open lower with Eurostoxx 50 and FTSE futures off 0.4 percent and the DAX contract down 0.6 percent.

North Korea 'H-bomb' test draws condemnation from US, allies; Donald Trump meets advisors
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North Korea 'H-bomb' test draws condemnation from US, allies; Donald Trump meets advisors

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.

India condemns North Korea's nuclear test, asks Pyongyang to maintain peace in peninsula
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India condemns North Korea's nuclear test, asks Pyongyang to maintain peace in peninsula

India said the action by North Korea was against the objective of the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Donald Trump says North Korea's actions continue to be hostile as Pyongyang conducts sixth 'nuke' test
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Donald Trump says North Korea's actions continue to be hostile as Pyongyang conducts sixth 'nuke' test

Donald Trump declared Sunday that "appeasement with North Korea" will not work, after Pyongyang claimed it had successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb

North Korea hit with 5.9 magnitude earthquake, experts rule out nuclear test
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North Korea hit with 5.9 magnitude earthquake, experts rule out nuclear test

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea on Thursday jolted watchers of the country's weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test.

North Korea's latest missile test shows disrespect for China, says Donald Trump
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North Korea's latest missile test shows disrespect for China, says Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea's latest missile test a slap in the face for its main ally China, which the US leader praised for trying to rein in the regime.

After Trump administration refuses to rule out military action, North Korea warns of nuclear test 'at any time'
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After Trump administration refuses to rule out military action, North Korea warns of nuclear test 'at any time'

North Korea on Monday warned that it will carry out a nuclear test "at any time and at any location" set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in the region.

China threatened North Korea with sanctions over nuclear tests, says Rex Tillerson
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China threatened North Korea with sanctions over nuclear tests, says Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

China, South Korea vow 'strong measures' against North Korea in case of nuclear test
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China, South Korea vow 'strong measures' against North Korea in case of nuclear test

China has agreed to "strong" new measures to punish North Korea if it carries out a nuclear test, Seoul said on Monday after the US signalled it may act to shut down Pyongyang's weapons program.

United Nations to vote on tighter North Korea sanctions in response to fresh nuclear test
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United Nations to vote on tighter North Korea sanctions in response to fresh nuclear test

The United Nations is readying tighter sanctions on North Korea that would limit its coal exports to China, in response to Pyongyang's fifth and biggest nuclear test, US diplomats said Monday.

Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal: Despite the anti-nuclear test stance, it's a win-win for all
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Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal: Despite the anti-nuclear test stance, it's a win-win for all

Despite a few initial concerns, both India and Japan have much to gain from the new Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal. While it will help India meet its energy requirements, Japanese companies will find a new market and way to assert their position in Asia