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‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy

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North Korea’s recent missile launches signal that the regime has reverted to familiar tactics to attract the attention of the US. Although the rest of the world will take little comfort from this return to “normality”...

North Korea says it has test fired long-range cruise missile

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North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, its state media outlet KCNA said, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over denuclearisation. The missiles are...

China building more than 100 ‘nuclear’ missile silos in desert

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China is building more than 100 missile silos in the desert, according to an analysis of satellite photos, which researchers say signals a possible expansion of the country’s nuclear capabilities. Analysts warned the ...

Federico Chiesa’s extra-time missile makes Italy believe in miracles again

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There was no sense of inevitability as the ball landed at Federico Chiesa’s feet. No real feeling of grace. An agonising, attritional 95 minutes of football had seen to all that. Like tired boxers in a 13th round, Ita...

Israel confirms Syrian missile landed near Dimona nuclear reactor

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Israel has acknowledged that its air defences failed to intercept a missile fired from Syria overnight that traversed 125 miles of its highly protected airspace and landed near its secretive Dimona nuclear reactor. Th...

Democrats bring bill to shift $1bn in missile funds to vaccine development

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Congressional Democrats are introducing legislation to transfer $1bn in funding from a controversial new intercontinental ballistic missile to the development of a universal Covid vaccine. The Investing in Cures Befor...

North Korea claims it tested a new guided missile

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North Korea has claimed that it has tested a new guided missile, as US President Joe Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the two “new-type...

US dismisses North Korean missile launches as Biden says he’s open to talks

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Senior Biden administration officials are playing down North Korean short-range missile launches last weekend, and saying the US president is still open to a dialogue with North Korea. Officials, who briefed reporters...

US will retaliate for Iraq missile strike when it chooses, defense secretary says

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The US will do what it sees as necessary to defend its interests after a rocket attack this week against the Ain al-Sada airbase in Iraq, which hosts American, coalition and Iraqi forces, the defense secretary, Lloyd ...