Nobel winner: nuclear destruction ‘only one impulsive tantrum away’

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There has been a moving ceremony in Oslo for the handing over of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured for its collective work with dozens of NGOs. Beatrice Fihn, the group’s executive director, said in a speech: “The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending and it is up to us to decide what that will be. ;

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North Korean Missile Claims a Hoax: Analysts

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Hiroshima Day: Can the World Ban Nuclear Weapons?

In the morning of August 6, 1945, the world witnessed the devastating impact of nuclear weapons for the very first time, when a U.S. plane dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Around 140,000 people died as a consequence of the bombing…

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In Hiroshima, Obama visit stirs warm but complex feelings

Frederic Pearson, director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, said Obama’s visit might prompt Americans to look more deeply at the wartime history.

“If you look at the bombing (of Hiroshima), the targeting was over the center of the city. They (the U.S.) gave the excuse that there were military bases on the fringes,” said Pearson, who was touring the Peace Museum with Jackson on Sunday.

“Two of those pictures of the mushroom cloud (displayed in the museum) were taken from the military bases, neither of which were hit. So there was absolutely no excuse for bombing the center of the city,” he said.

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Hiroshima survivor: Obama should have come earlier

Though he spoke about visiting Hiroshima in his first year in office, Obama waited until his last year to make the visit.

“Now his presidency is near the end, he doesn’t have any influence on political power, he doesn’t have any power anymore, so I think he wants to make a legacy by visiting Hiroshima because he doesn’t have any power in American policy,” he said.

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