Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South, Shakes Hands With Moon

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.

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N. Korea Halts Nuclear, ICBM Tests

North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts.

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Researchers Work to Pinpoint Dawn of Anthropocene – the Epoch of Human Impact

The dramatic ecological decline sparked by human activity has led some scientists to argue the current geological epoch warrants a new name: the Anthropocene. But between the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, the introduction of radioactive elements produced by nuclear bomb tests and other planet-changing human activities, determining the exact start of the Anthropocene is difficult.

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Single EMP Attack by North Korea Will Destroy US, Experts Tell Congress

Amid an escalating war of words between North Korea and President Donald Trump, an expert told members of a House Homeland Security subcommittee Thursday that an electromagnetic pulse attack by North Korea – done with the high-altitude detonation of single nuclear weapon – could knock out the U.S. power grid in a way “we might never recover from.”

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Bid to Force US Out of Nuclear Arms Race Dies at 9th Circuit

The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the judiciary lacks the authority to order the United States to fulfill its international treaty obligations to eradicate nuclear weapons, sounding the death-knell for a three-year campaign by the Republic of the Marshall Islands to eliminate the weapons worldwide. 

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