“Unprecedented”: IAEA head on the current threat of nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine – 60 Minutes

Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, is maybe the most dangerous place in the world right now. The plant is in Russian-occupied Ukraine and has been shelled repeatedly since March. The situation is carefully monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency tasked with making sure nuclear facilities are safe and … Read more

North Korea launches another ballistic missile, Seoul says

North Korea launched yet another ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North threatened to launch “fiercer” military responses to the U.S. bolstering its security commitment to its allies South Korea and Japan. The launch of a short-range ballistic missile occurred at 10:48 a.m. local time Thursday … Read more

Don’t ask Ukraine to compromise – POLITICO

BALI, Indonesia — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday called on G20 leaders not to offer his country any peace deal that would compromise its independence from Russia, amid recently renewed contact between Washington and Moscow over the future of the war. Zelenskyy appeared at the Bali summit via videolink at the invitation of the … Read more

G20 host Indonesia lobbies West to soften Russia criticism in communiqué – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BALI, Indonesia — Senior Indonesian politicians are calling on Western leaders to make concessions on how far to go in criticizing Russia over the war in Ukraine in a last-ditch effort to avoid leaving the G20 summit later this week without a joint declaration, … Read more

U.S., Japan, South Korea vow unified response to North Korea threat

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — President Biden and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a unified, coordinated response to North Korea’s threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with Mr. Biden declaring that the three-way partnership is “even more important than it’s ever been” when North Korea is stepping up its provocations. Mr. … Read more

Biden huddles with Asian allies on NKorea threat, China

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — President Joe Biden is meeting Sunday with the leaders of Japan and South Korea to coordinate their response to North Korea’s threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, as well as to seek input on managing China’s assertive posture in the Pacific region on the eve of his planned face-to-face with President … Read more

North Korea keeps up barrage of missile tests, “significantly heightening” tension

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern sea on Wednesday, extending a recent barrage of weapons demonstrations including what it described as simulated attacks on South Korean and U.S. targets last week. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was launched from the western town of Sukchon, north … Read more

North Korea: Missile tests were practice to attack South, US

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military said Monday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases and operation command systems with a variety of missiles that are likely nuclear-capable. The North’s announcement underscored leader Kim Jong Un’s determination not to back … Read more

Ukrainians prep for a possible Russian nuclear attack – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article KYIV — There’s a nuclear threat hanging over Ukraine. The atomic saber rattling by the Kremlin ranges from President Vladimir Putin’s threat to defend illegally annexed Ukrainian territory “by all means available,” to increasingly unhinged comments from former President Dmitry Medvedev and Moscow’s (false) hints that Ukraine is developing a … Read more