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Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is ‘a tantrum away’

OSLO, NORWAY: Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have…

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out at any moment’

PYONGYANG: North Korea's deputy UN ambassador has warned the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment". Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly's disarmament committee on Monday that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s - and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defence. He pointed to large-scale…

North Korea says US bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING: North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic US bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength. The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea's pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs in defiance of UN sanctions and pressure from the United States. The flight of the two bombers on Monday came as U.S. President…