North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the “strongest possible measures” against North Korea after its latest nuclear test. “The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it is too late,” Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the council in New York. The US will circulate a new draft Security Council resolution, hoping for a vote next Monday. South Korea is set to scrap a warhead weight limit on its own missiles. President Moon Jae-in agreed in a phone call with…

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North Korea cannot ‘tip’ missile with nuclear warhead – U.S. State Dept

North Korea continues to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile technologies but the United States does not believe it is in a position to “tip” one of them with a nuclear warhead, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States within range. “We do not believe that at this point in time he has the capability to tip one of…

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May approves Hinkley Point nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

Britain gave the go-ahead for a $24 billion (£18.1 billion) nuclear power plant on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty that had strained ties with China, which will help pay for it, and France, which will build it. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government signalled it would take a more cautious approach in future over foreign investment in big infrastructure projects than her predecessor David Cameron. But ultimately, after stunning Paris and Beijing by putting the deal on hold in July after May took office, it agreed to go ahead with the…

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