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Stories with subject: Weapons administration
  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:40 am
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • Institute: Water woes endanger NKorea reactor 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it grappled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday.

  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:13 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force.

  • Professor to lead nuclear monitoring project 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new project designed to monitor countries that don't observe an international nuclear proliferation treaty and help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials will be run by a professor in Michigan.

  • Former home of deadly VX slow to find new use 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:02 am
  • NEWPORT, Indiana - When Bill Laubernds tours the 7,000-acre Newport Chemical Depot - complete with abandoned structures, old cemeteries and derelict signs of the country's chemical history of producing chemical weapons - he doesn't see an old chemical plant site. He sees potential.

  • Senators urge end of deal to buy Russian choppers 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:32 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Seeking stiffer penalties against Moscow, a group of senators called on President Barack Obama Thursday to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean Peninsula by terminating the remainder of a $1 billion contract to buy helicopters from Russia.

  • Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:37 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:13 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow.

  • Libya's guns free-for-all fuels region's turmoil 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:47 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.

  • Obama: Nuke deal can open opportunities for Iran 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people.