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Arab Queen Against Nuclear Folly

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By Baher Kamal
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MADRID (IDN) - "The sheer folly of trying to defend a nation by destroying all life on the planet must be apparent to anyone capable of rational thought. Nuclear capability must be reduced to zero, globally, permanently. There is no other option."
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North Korea Test a Setback to Nuke-Free World

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By Thalif Deen


UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - When the 2010 review conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) takes place next April, there will be nine declared and non-declared nuclear powers in the world - and probably more waiting in the wings.
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U.S., Japan Urged to Lead Campaign to Ban Nuclear Arms

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Thalif Deen Interviews HIROTSUGU TERASAKI of the Soka Gakkai International

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United States, the only country to launch a military strike with nuclear weapons, and Japan, the only country to have suffered nuclear devastation, will have to jointly take the initiative for the creation of an international convention to ban all nuclear weapons, says one of the world's longstanding advocates of nuclear disarmament. ARABIC

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Groups Seek World Court Opinion on Nukes

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By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK - A coalition of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is seeking an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the second in 13 years - on the legality and use of nuclear weapons.
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'Civil Society's Role Crucial For Nuclear Abolition'

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Ramesh Jaura interviews Hirotsugu Terasaki, SGI office of peace affairs executive director
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BERLIN/TOKYO (IDN) - "The path toward nuclear abolition is a long and winding one. But what is vital is that we do not give up the hope that it appears to embody," says SGI office of peace affairs executive director Hirotsugu Terasaki.

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Mayors Lobby Against Nukes At UN

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By Matthew Berger

NEW YORK - The issue of nuclear disarmament being discussed with new vigour in the halls of the UN as the third and final preparatory committee leading up to the 2010 review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) meets over the next two weeks. ARABIC | GERMAN |

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Disarmament Back on the Agenda in Latin America

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By Daniela Estrada

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

SANTIAGO - The Chilean capital hosted two very different activities early May that, however, had a common objective: promoting global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. GERMAN | JAPANESE

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"Springtime Of Hope", Says Jayantha Dhanapala

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Interview By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK - When he addressed a massive gathering in the Czech capital of Prague last month, U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic statement pledging that his country will take "concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons." ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE

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German Peace Movement Gathers Momentum

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By Julio Godoy

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) It is indeed an irony of history. The U.S.-led NATO's decision to station nuclear weapons across Western Europe gave birth and clout to the German peace movement. Thirty years later, it is back in the news, this time vigorously campaigning for U.S. President Barack Obama's proposals. JAPANESE

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India, China and NPT

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

- India has a flourishing nuclear power program and expects to have 20,000 MWe of nuclear capacity on line by 2020.
- China has electricity demand growing at 20 percent per year and a rapidly-expanding nuclear power program. Nuclear capacity of at least 40,000 MWe is planned by 2020.
- India is already self-sufficient in reactor design and construction and China has become so for second-generation units, but is importing Generation-3 plants. India's uranium resources are limited, so it is focusing on developing the thorium fuel cycle to utilise its extensive reserves of thorium.
- China's uranium resources are modest and it is starting to rely on imported uranium.

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The Momentum Builds Up

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"We are committed our two countries to achieving a nuclear free world." Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama announced on April 1 in London.

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