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Asia is world’s top weapons importer

Asia leads the world when it comes to weapon imports, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Globally the volume of international transfers of majorconventional weapons was 24 percent higher in the period 2007-11 compared to the 2002-06 period, the report said. Over the past five…

Nuclear weapons ‘as numerous as ever’: study

STOCKHOLM — Disarmament vows have failed to reduce the nuclear threat as nations invest in new weapons systems, a leading think-tank said Tuesday, amid a rise in global tensions due to competition for scarce resources. “More than 5,000 nuclear weapons are deployed and ready for use, including nearly 2,000 that…

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