German legislators have greenlighted the search for a permanent nuclear waste site. A commission has until 2031 to find a location for Germany's waste, as decisionmakers try to end decades of debate.
Nuclear power stations have been churning out radioactive waste for decades. At least 10 new reactors came online last year - making the question of long-term storage all the more pressing. There's no solution in sight.
Germany's foreign minister has urged "pressure and dialogue" to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile program. The US has said diplomacy is still an option, but if it fails military action is on the table.
Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer dubbed "the man who saved the world,” has died. His split second decision in 1983 averted unintended nuclear war.
Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship has reiterated that there’s need to crackdown on human trafficking and smugglers in a bid to stop illegal migration.
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