South Korea detected a high level of radioactive gas two days after North Korea claimed last month to have staged a successful nuclear experiment, officials said on Monday. The Chosun Ilbo newspaper said the xenon readings taken near the border raised the likelihood that the North had carried out some sort of small-scale nuclear test aimed at developing fusion technology. That may be, but we think the likelihood of North Korea developing fusion technology is next to zero. Read more: AFP
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