Former California Governor Jerry Brown, left, and former US Secretary of Defence William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference on Thursday in Washington DC. Photo: AFP

‘Doomsday Clock’ stuck at two minutes to midnight – but don’t mistake that for good news

  • It is still the closest humanity has been to Armageddon since 1953
  • The clock’s standing still is not a sign of stability, scientists say
Topic |   Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

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Former California Governor Jerry Brown, left, and former US Secretary of Defence William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference on Thursday in Washington DC. Photo: AFP
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The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell. Photo: Reuters

US warships sail through the closely watched Taiwan Strait, turning up the pressure on Beijing

  • It is the fourth time the Navy has publicly admitted to sending surface combatants through the strait since the US restarted the practice last summer
  • It comes at a sensitive time in US-China relations, and is likely to draw criticism from Beijing
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The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell. Photo: Reuters
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