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Pope Francis warns of nuclear war risk as he appeals to Putin to ‘stop’ in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risk of the “uncontrollable” consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply...

Russia arrests at least 1,400 protesters as others rush to flee

At least 1,400 Russians had been arrested by Thursday in mass protests against the biggest conscription since World War II — as massive lines formed at its borders to make a desperate exodus from the war-bent nation. Protests erupted in at least 38 cities...

Seoul says North Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes

South Korea warned Tuesday North Korea that using its nuclear weapons would put it on a “path of self-destruction,” in unusually harsh language that came days after North Korea legislated a new law that would allow it to use its nuclear weapons preemptively. North...

West could trigger nuclear war over Ukraine, Russia diplomat says at UN

The conflict in Ukraine does not warrant Russia’s use of nuclear weapons, but Moscow could decide to use its nuclear arsenal in response to “direct aggression” by NATO countries over the invasion, Russia said on Tuesday at the United Nations. At a nuclear nonproliferation conference, Russian diplomat Alexander Trofimov rejected “utterly unfounded, detached from reality and unacceptable speculations that Russia allegedly threatens to...

Nuclear war would create ‘dire’ worldwide hellscape: scientists

The threat of nuclear war goes well beyond the warfront. Even far away from the terror seen by citizens and soldiers on the frontlines, Russia’s ongoing advancement into Ukraine has unsettled global economies as well as a sense of freedom and security abroad. As...

Russia reportedly moves nuclear-capable missiles to Finland border

Russia has reportedly moved missiles capable of firing nuclear warheads close to its border with Finland amid heightened threats over the latter’s bid to join NATO. A fleet of more than a dozen military vehicles moved down a highway — including seven that are...
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