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Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear "Armageddon" is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine.

President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2022, at the U.N. headquarters. How will the US, Europe respond if Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine battlefields. To start with, by doubling down on the tactics that helped put Russia in a corner: more sanctions and isolation for Moscow, more arms for Ukraine. Biden promises a response if Russia uses nuclear weapons. But Western leaders show no signs of matching Vladimir Putin's renewed nuclear threats with potentially escalatory nuclear bluster of their own. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)



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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is carried on the day of the state funeral in London. (Phil Noble/Pool/Reuters)


King Charles III places the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin at the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II, held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)