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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse as he visits battle sites in areas of Mt Paektu, Ryanggang, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 4, 2019.

New images of Kim Jong Un’s horseback ride at a sacred mountain suggest the country’s promised ‘Christmas gift’ will defy Trum...

On Wednesday, new photos surfaced of Kim Jong Un on horseback visiting battle sites at Mt. Paektu, a site filled with meaning to North Koreans.

MIT scientists have figured out a way to tell if a nuclear weapon is real or fake — a crucial step toward reducing the number of nukes in the wo...

The technology encrypts its data, so weapons inspectors wouldn't have access to military secrets about how a nuke was designed or built.
The mushroom cloud from Ivy Mike rises above the Pacific Ocean over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, during the world's first test of a full scale thermonuclear device, on November 1, 1952.

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they’ve vowed to defend

There are about 13,885 nuclear weapons in the world. Here's an overview of the world's nuclear states and their arsenal.
US President Donald Trump gestures during a joint-press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

Trump keeps complaining that he never suggested destroying hurricanes with bombs, but there’s reportedly a White House memo that proves he said ...

"I stand by every word in the story," Jonathan Swan, the reporter behind the story, tweeted Monday after repeated denials by President Donald Trump.
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2015.

Putin, following Trump, is throwing out a 31-year-old Cold War nuclear weapons truce

Russia and US both say the other country is not keeping up its end of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. That could mean more new nukes.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman waits to cross the border from Pakistan into India after being released from Pakistani custody.

Indian fighter pilot returned by Pakistan after wild ordeal where he was shot down over enemy territory and reportedly ate sensitive documents to keep...

Pakistan on Friday returned Indian Wing Cmdr. Abhinandan Varthaman. Witnesses said he ate documents after he was shot down.
A video tweeted and later deleted by the Pakistan Information Ministry shows an Indian pilot blindfolded and with a bloody face.

Pakistan offers to de-escalate conflict with India that teetered on the brink of war by returning pilot who was filmed blindfolded after capture

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would release the pilot, who had been shown blindfolded in an inflammatory video, as a 'show of peace' to India.
A still from a video that appears to show a downed Indian air force jet.

Thousands of flights were canceled or rerouted when Pakistan shut down its airspace after shooting down Indian military planes

Commercial airlines diverted or scrapped flights when Pakistan banned all air traffic after a military exchange with India over the Kashmir region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018.

In a fiery warning to rivals, Putin says any country that nukes Russia will ‘drop dead’

Boasting that Russia's nuclear arsenal has already surpassed its competitors, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a fire and brimstone warning to his nuclear rivals Thursday.

Stephen Hawking: Humans need to leave Earth or risk being annihilated by nuclear war or climate change

Stephen Hawking, who died in March, wrote a collection of essays that were published this week. Hawking believed humans need to leave the Earth to survive as a race. In one of the essays, he wrote that he is worried about the possibility of nuclear war and the devastating effects of climate change.