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Nuclear Tests

For China, nuclear test is one provocation too many

For China, Pyongyang's action was shockingly flagrant. The underground explosion was conducted near the Chinese border, generating a 4.9-magnitude earthquake, which startled residents in neighbouring Jilin province.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 7:30am

War of words grows between US and Beijing over North Korea nuclear test

Washington, rather than Beijing, should take greater responsibility for Pyongyang's third nuclear test last week, Xinhua said in a commentary attacking foreign media reports that China's North Korean policy had failed.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:29am

US warns N. Korea against further ‘provocative’ acts

The United States on Friday called on North Korea not to take any further provocative steps, as a US think tank said Pyongyang was preparing a launchpad that could pave the way to firing a long-range missile.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:03pm

On North Korea, persuasion must be the tactic of choice

North Korea, which carried out nuclear weapons tests in 2006 and 2009, pushed the 15-nation UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting. With the possibility of "significant action" looming over the latest nuclear test, fundamental debates over whether North Korea is ripe for regime change have come to the fore again.

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am

US diplomat Kurt Campbell warns North Korea on nuclear test

The top US diplomat for East Asian affairs warned North Korea yesterday against any "provocative" act, as concerns grow that Pyongyang might be preparing a nuclear test.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:11am

Running out of options for N Korea

US President Barack Obama has endured a tough week learning the limitations of being the most powerful person in the world.

27 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

N Korea condemned for nuclear tests

North Korea's nuclear test and firing of at least five short-range missiles were carried out in the name of self-defence. It is difficult to know if this is the true reason or whether the nation's secretive leaders have an economic, political or strategic agenda.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

bomb squad

1 Which hitherto peaceful tourist destination suffered a bomb attack last September?

2 Which Australian Rules football team is nicknamed the Bombers?

3 During the winter war of 1939 to 1940, the Finns derisively named a petrol bomb after the Soviet foreign minister. What did they call it?

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Weapons allegation no surprise to the neighbours

North Korea's reported admission it has nuclear weapons failed to shock South Korea and others in the region.It had long been suspected to possess some.

CIA and other intelligence sources have said for years that the Stalinist state has developed one or two crude nuclear weapons, although they have yet to be tested.

26 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Nuclear query

Has anyone made a study of the possible link between earthquakes and nuclear testing?

India is just one of a number of countries in the past two decades where earthquakes have occurred in places where there have been recent nuclear explosions.


15 Feb 2001 - 12:00am