North Korea announced on Monday that it had successfully conducted its second nuclear test, in defiance of international warnings, but the scale of the test remained unclear.

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TOKYO, May 27 — North Korea’s detonation of a nuclear device Monday appears not to have been a significant technical advance over its first underground test three years ago. But it has triggered a swifter, stronger and more uniform wave of international condemnation, most notably from the isola…

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North Korea announced on Monday that it had successfully conducted its second nuclear test, in defiance of international warnings, but the scale of the test remained unclear.

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TOKYO, May 27 — North Korea’s detonation of a nuclear device Monday appears not to have been a significant technical advance over its first underground test three years ago. But it has triggered a swifter, stronger and more uniform wave of international condemnation, most notably from the isola…

read more | digg story

TOKYO, May 27 — North Korea’s detonation of a nuclear device Monday appears not to have been a significant technical advance over its first underground test three years ago. But it has triggered a swifter, stronger and more uniform wave of international condemnation, most notably from the isola…

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This morning’s back-to-back speeches on torture and terrorism—first by President Barack Obama, then by the former vice president—could have been an opportunity to weigh competing arguments, examine their premises, and chart an agenda for a serious debate. Obama’s speech did exactly that. By Fred Kaplan

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This morning’s back-to-back speeches on torture and terrorism—first by President Barack Obama, then by the former vice president—could have been an opportunity to weigh competing arguments, examine their premises, and chart an agenda for a serious debate. Obama’s speech did exactly that. By Fred Kaplan

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