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Vladimir Putin Admits to Weighing Nuclear Option During Crimea Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he considered putting the country’s vast nuclear arsenal on alert to prevent outside agents from stopping the …

China Edges Out Germany to Become the World's Third Largest Arms Exporter

China’s exports of weapons rose by a 143% between 2010 and 2014, making the world’s second largest economy the third largest arms exporter behind …

North Korean Defector Describes Her Crazy Escape And Adjustment To Modern Life

Joo Yang, who defected from North Korea in 2010, did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit Wednesday and explained what it was like to leave the oppressive country and experience life in the outside world.<p>North Korean defectors have to escape the country covertly. Some of them were basically brainwashed …

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Murdered for Mao: The killings China 'forgot'

Wang Jingyao creaks open a metal door to let us into his cramped apartment.<p>In a modest living room, he shows us a meticulously kept shrine to his wife.<p>"My wife had always been a kind person since she was young. She was kind-hearted and gentle," he says.<p>The photos come from a different era in China. …

Chinese court sentences 55 for terrorism charges in front of packed stadium

Around 7,000 watch as show trial held in troubled Xinjiang region<p>In a stadium filled with 7,000 people, a Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism and murder as the government tries to display its determination to combat unrest in the troubled …

Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The Marshall Islands, the Pacific chain where the U.S. carried out dozens of nuclear tests in the late 1940s and 1950s, has filed suit in the Hague against Washington and the governments of eight other countries it says have not lived up to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.<p>The Guardian says …

Vladimir Putin Wants To Conquer Belarus, The Baltic States And Finland Says Former Advisor

A former advisor to Vladimir Putin has said after the annexation of Crimea, the Russian president will not stop until he's conquered Belarus, the …

Excess nuclear materials removed from Belgium, Italy

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Italy and Belgium said on Monday they had moved excess nuclear materials to the United States for disposal or downgrading under the terms of past agreements, at the start of a nuclear summit in the Netherlands.<p>Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, President Park Guen-hye of South …

U.S. to help in 'elimination' of sensitive Japanese nuclear stockpile

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Japan will turn over hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of sensitive nuclear material of potential use in bombs to the United States to be downgraded and disposed of, the two countries’ leaders said as a nuclear security summit began on Monday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) …

For Britain's pupils, maths is even more pointless than Latin

There are lies, damned lies and statistics, but worse still are maths statistics. They send people mad. Elizabeth Truss, the education minister, sets off next week to see why Chinese pupils are so good at maths: indeed, why even working-class Chinese pupils are better than middle-class British …

Insight - In Ukraine standoff, echoes of U.S.-Russia Cold War tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine last July, U.S. diplomats got a private recap of the message he delivered behind closed doors to the country’s leaders. Ukraine, Putin warned, would not be allowed to stray from Moscow’s orbit.<p>Anti-government protesters …

China tells police to be loyal to party amid graft crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s police chief wrote on Friday that his officers must uphold the leadership of the Communist Party and be loyal to it, as the government targets the domestic security apparatus in a crackdown on corruption.<p>Sources have told Reuters that China’s former security tsar, Zhou …

China to centralise military command to improve operations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s increasingly sophisticated military will establish a joint operational command structure for its forces to improve coordination between different parts of the country’s defence system, the official China Daily reported on Friday.<p>New recruits of China's People Liberation …

Gorby versus Thatcher - How the USSR charmed Britain's Iron Lady

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain shed light on Mikhail Gorbachev’s audacious bid to save the ailing Soviet Union on Friday, publishing previously secret documents showing his attempt to forge better ties with the West during the depths of the Cold War.<p>Mikhail Gorbachev, soviet Politburo member poses with …

American Detained in North Korea Arrives Home in California

North Korea has released an 85-year-old American and Korean War veteran after he was held in the country for more than a month.<p>Merrill Newman, a …

Kiev’s Pro-West Protests Paralyze Ukraine

Mass protests in the Ukrainian capital — the largest since the 2005 Orange Revolution — have paralyzed the country, with protesters calling on …

Meet the New Richest Person in China

The founder of China’s largest search engine, Baidu, became the richest person in China Wednesday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.<p>Robin …

Russia Calls for Order as Ukraine Protests Grow

As protests continued to rock Ukraine Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stressed to a visiting Ukrainian delegation that “it’s really …

Dark Skies: China’s Controversial Air Zone Clouds Biden’s Beijing Visit

The skies were blue in Beijing for U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden’s Dec. 4-5 visit — a break from the smog that occasionally envelops China’s capital. …