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‘It’s a bribe’: the coastal areas that could become the UK’s nuclear dump

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On the unspoilt Lincolnshire coast, where dog walkers enjoy the five miles of golden sandy beach and families take holidays in the caravan parks beyond the dunes, the efforts of British politicians to persuade the pub...

Poisoned legacy: why the future of power can’t be nuclear

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On 10 October 1957, Harold Macmillan sent a letter to President Dwight Eisenhower. The question he asked his US counterpart was: “What are we going to do about these Russians?” The launch of the Sputnik satellite six ...

Forgetting the apocalypse: why our nuclear fears faded – and why that’s dangerous

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On an August morning in 1945, 600 metres over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a small sun came briefly into existence. Few remember a sound, but the flash printed shadows on the pavements and sent buildings thrashing....

Takeaway spoons, solitary confinement and a nuclear camera: 10 must-see shows at London Gallery Weekend

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Lonnie Holley grew up in 1950s Alabama scratching a living from selling people’s castoffs, and the self-taught artist’s intuitive, compulsively made assemblages still give new life to unwanted flotsam. Though his art ...

Hopes for EU ban on Russian oil despite Hungary comparing plan to ‘nuclear bomb’

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France has said a deal on a proposed EU ban on Russian oil could be struck this week, despite opposition from the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, who has compared the plans to an atomic bomb. The French presid...

Ireland condemns Russian TV for nuclear attack simulation

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A Russian state TV report that simulated a nuclear attack launched off the coast of County Donegal has caused consternation in Ireland. Dmitry Kiselyov, a pro-Kremlin presenter on Channel One known as “Vladimir Putin’...

The Guardian view on Putin’s nuclear threats: Russia is losing in Ukraine

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As the war in Ukraine and its consequences weaken Russia’s conventional military, Vladimir Putin’s government has resorted to nuclear threats designed to project strength. Mr Putin wants to intimidate his opponents. B...

Kim Jong-un says North Korea will use nuclear weapons ‘at any time’ if threatened

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed to move faster in bolstering his nuclear forces and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech during a military parade that featured powerful weapons systems that c...

Prospect of Russia using nuclear arms in Ukraine fuels Finland’s Nato debate

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The prospect of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a key factor behind Finland’s debate over whether to join Nato, the country’s foreign minister has said. Pekka Haavisto is having a busy few weeks. As Finland...

Biden launches $6bn effort to save America’s distressed nuclear plants

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The Biden administration is launching a $6bn effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change. O...

Kim Jong-un oversees missile test that North Korea claims advances nuclear program

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North Korea has test-fired a new weapons system, under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un, that it claims will boost the efficiency of its tactical nuclear weapons, state media reported. The “new-type tactical guid...

UK military vaults upgraded to store new US nuclear weapons

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Military bunkers in the UK are being upgraded so they can be used to store US nuclear weapons again after 14 years of standing empty, according to US defence budget documents. In the Biden administration’s 2023 defenc...

UK energy strategy’s nuclear dangers and glaring omissions

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Your article (PM to put nuclear power at heart of UK’s energy strategy, 6 April) refers to Sizewell C as one of the major projects that has “already been through some form of planning”. The planning process is still g...

Defence blocks access to advice on location choice for Australia’s nuclear submarines base

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Voters will be kept in the dark on how Scott Morrison’s government selected three potential bases for Australia’s planned nuclear-powered submarines, after the advice was blocked from release. With the prime minister ...

Nuclear powers are on a deadly path to more conflict

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Truly, the human race has a death wish. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock has been set at 100 seconds to midnight – the latest it has ever been – for the past two years. Yet even more expenditure i...

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