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America’s failure to repent the use of the atomic bomb contributed to “the ending of the western Christian civilisation”, says Desmond Fennell. Photograph: US Defense Department/Reuters

What constitutes western civilisation has always been contested. When historian Kenneth Clark was commissioned for the BBC’s famous series on the topi(...)

Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, set out a long list of demands on Iran in a speech on Monday at the  Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

A senior Iranian military commander poured scorn on US threats to tighten sanctions on Tuesday, saying the Islamic Republic’s people would respond by (...)

Undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency  shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (centre) looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location. North Korea claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded into the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: AFP

North Korea claimed that a nuclear blast on Sunday was a big advance from its previous five tests because it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bom(...)

Sumiteru Taniguchi showing a photo of himself taken in 1945 after an atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki. File photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Sumiteru Taniguchi, who devoted his life to seeking to abolish nuclear weapons after he was severely burned in the 1945 atomic bomb attack on his home(...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Joseph Dunford, and his Chinese counterpart, Gen Fang Fenghui, in Beijing. Gen Fang said both sides should “push forward stable military ties as an important and major stablising factor in bilateral relations”. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

South Korea’s main opposition party and a former head of the US Navy in the region have separately called for the deployment of tactical nuclear missi(...)

US B52 drop bombs over a Viet Cong controlled area in South Vietnam in 1965. America lost 60,000 military in Vietnam. Nearly two million Vietnamese civilians were killed. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Do we think it’s a good omen or bad omen that America will be enveloped in darkness during a solar eclipse on August 21st? It can be tempting to give (...)

A man watches a television news programme showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the US with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of(...)

Musician Junshi Morakami plays the Irish harp during the commemoration for the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb in Merrion Square Park, Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A daughter of survivors of the Hiroshima attack has called for the Irish State to continue its “critical role” in advocating for nuclear disarmament a(...)

The incident occurred at a facility known as PUREX, located in the middle of the sprawling Hanford nuclear site,  an official said. File photograph: Getty Images

A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indicat(...)

Nagasaki: part of the ruined city after the dropping of the atomic bomb, in 1945. Photograph: Hulton/Getty

Overshadowed by the ongoing game of nuclear bluff and brinkmanship in east Asia, the United Nations is discussing a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons. (...)

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