The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just moved the hands of its iconic Doomsday Clock to two minutes before midnight. Trump's nuclear policy leaves us with the urgent imperative of preventing nuclear war and joining the majority of the world's nations in their campaigning for a nuclear weapons-free world.The Doomsday Clock seen after the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved it 30 seconds closer to the end of the world, January 25, 2018, in Washington, DC.
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A man watches a television news broadcast showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's New Year's speech, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on January 1, 2018. (Photo: JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / Getty Images)
North and South Korean Leaders Agree to Direct Negotiations as Trump Provokes Kim Jong-un on Twitter
President Trump tweets that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's. Meanwhile, North and South Korea have opened lines of communication, saying they are open to direct negotiations. We speak with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago, author of North Korea: Another Country.
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After Chinese vessels were "caught red handed" - in the words of President Trump - by US spy satellites, illegally selling oil to North Korea, and following this morning's news that a Hong Kong ship was seized after transferring oil to North Korea, Reuters is reporting 'two senior Western European security sources' confirm Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea.