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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month insurgency and said it was ready to pursue a political solution after the army captured its last two strongholds.

Sworn enemies across the disarmament table

Iran and Israel 'questioned each other' at nuclear conference

Adrian Hamilton: Obama is showing us how to live without our comfort blanket

British policy has been based on showing itself useful to Washington across the whole gamut of policy

Leading article: President Obama's sound nuclear statesmanship

Only a consensual approach can meet the challenge of proliferation

UN tells Iran: sanctions are coming

As the jamboree quits New York, leaders leave Ahmadinejad in no doubt what will happen if he presses ahead with nuclear ambitions

Unanimous! UN resolution aims for nuclear-free world

With Barack Obama presiding, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution today aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Letters: Global disarmament

Dropping a Trident submarine is not enough

Brown avoids vow on warheads

Britain's offer to scale back its nuclear deterrent does not include proposals to cut back on warheads, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today.

South Korea says it supports US talks with North

South Korea said today it would support direct talks between the United States and North Korea so long as they were aimed at advancing multilateral negotiations on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programmes.

Clinton in N.Korea seeking reporters' release

North Korea welcomed former President Bill Clinton to Pyongyang with flowers and hearty handshakes today as he arrived in the communist nation on a surprise mission to bring home two jailed American journalists.

Leading article: A President with a difference

From the moment President Barack Obama stood up to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) it was obvious that here was a black leader addressing a black audience. The rhythm of his speech became more emphatic, his language more preacher-like. Just as in Africa, from where he had recently returned, Obama chose to tell his fellow blacks that theirs was the future but they needed to grasp it themselves.

Stephen Foley: Back in action, but where are GM's cars?

US Outlook: There was an omission from the press conference called to announce the birth of "New GM", the restructured General Motors that emerged, blinking from bankruptcy protection, at dawn yesterday. There was no mention of GM's cars.

Obama plans nuclear talks to lift threat of proliferation

Britain insists £25bn Trident programme 'not on the table' in March meeting

Dissident killings drove us to brink of war, says loyalist

A senior loyalist paramilitary leader has revealed how close Northern Ireland was to being returned to “the dark old days” after the dissident republican murders in March.

Re-think urged on UK nuclear deterrent

The Government was today facing renewed pressure to re-think its decision to update its Trident nuclear deterrent in the face of growing cost pressures on the defence budget.

Northern Ireland loyalists get rid of their weapons

In a move hailed as momentous, loyalist organisations in Belfast announcedyesterday that they are abandoning the weaponry they used to kill a thousand people in the Northern Ireland troubles.

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