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Politicians are demanding answers from the Ministry of Defence after documents revealed fears over safety at Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde as a result of spending cuts
DEFENCE Secretary Liam Fox has given the go-ahead for the first stage of replacing Britain's nuclear submarine fleet.
The expected cost of replacing the UK's nuclear deterrent has risen dramatically to about £26 billion, according to government figures published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Campaigners blocked access to the Faslane naval base today for two hours in a protest against the Trident nuclear programme.
DEFENCE chiefs were forced into an embarrassing emergency retraction after secret information about the UK's nuclear-powered submarines was inadvertently published on a website.
The US military has said it shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific in the "most challenging" test yet of its work on a planned anti-missile shield for Europe against Iran.
DEFENCE Secretary Liam Fox has said that "fantasy projects" will have to end as he outlined plans to tackle financial mismanagement that blew a £36 billion hole in his department's budget.
REDUCING Britain's fleet of nuclear submarines would "risk" the effectiveness of the UK's military deterrent, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has claimed.
IT TOOK a year of tortuous talks and painful compromise for Russia and the United States to forge their strategic nuclear arms cut treaty. But that may prove child's play compared with the next step toward nuclear disarmament.
THE US and Russia have finalised a nuclear arms treaty, a key foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama that will limit the number of atomic warheads the two former Cold War foes are allowed to possess.
Church of Scotland leaders have called on the UK Government to clarify its position on replacing the country's nuclear deterrent.
TWO computers containing confidential information have been stolen from a power firm's nuclear energy research site.
Smuggling charges should be brought against three Swiss engineers suspected of giving nuclear weapons technology to a rogue network in Pakistan, a magistrate said yesterday.
RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday welcomed the US Senate's decision to ratify a landmark nuclear arms control treaty, but Russian legislators said they need to study a resolution accompanying the document before following suit.
Barack Obama has rebounded from his party's drubbing in the November congressional elections with the kind of victory list that any White House would want: a tax deal, a repeal of the ban on openly gay military service and a major nuclear treaty with Russia.
The United States Senate has approved a new strategic nuclear arms treaty with Russia, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in his drive to improve ties with Moscow and curb the spread of atomic weapons to other countries.
North Korea appears to be digging a tunnel at the country's nuclear test site that could be completed in March next year, possibly heralding a new nuclear test.
The White House accused Senate Republicans of reaching a "new low" in political gamesmanship yesterday for attempting to force the START nuclear arms control treaty with Russia to be read aloud in its entirety on the chamber floor.