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Stories with subject: Nuclear weapons
  • US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:35 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.

  • US: NKorea 'many years' from developing submarine missile 
    Updated: May-19-15 12:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea is "many years" away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine but that capability could eventually pose a threat to U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a top U.S. military officer said Tuesday.

  • UK Navy, police seek submariner who gave safety warning 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:16 am

    LONDON - British military and civilian police are trying to locate a Royal Navy submariner who went missing after warning about lax safety and security procedures in the country's nuclear fleet.

  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 2:43 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.

  • Kerry: Iran nuclear deal could be lesson for North Korea story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 5:35 am

    BEIJING - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday he is hopeful that the successful conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran will send a positive message to North Korea to restart negotiations on its own atomic program.

  • Carlsbad site could be used for plutonium disposal 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:46 pm

    CARLSBAD, New Mexico - A U.S. Department of Energy report indicates that a site in southern New Mexico may be used to dispose of plutonium from surplus nuclear weapons.

  • Obama administration urges approval of US-China nuclear pact 
    Updated: May-12-15 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday urged senators to support a new 30-year agreement with China on civilian nuclear cooperation but faced a barrage of concern from both parties that Chinese companies are exporting sensitive technology to Iran and North Korea.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Few trust Iran to follow through on agreement 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal struck between Iran and six world powers, including the United States, to limit its nuclear program, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But few Americans believe Iran will live up to its end of the bargain.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Many approve Iran deal; Most don't trust Tehran story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 3:27 am

    WASHINGTON - Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program but very few people really believe Tehran will follow through with the agreement.

  • North Korea says it tests ballistic missile from submarine story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 8:07 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea said Saturday that it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capabilities. Hours after the announcement, South Korean officials said the North fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast.

  • Israel blames Arab neighbors for stalling on nuke-free zone 
    Updated: May-01-15 12:23 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel is blaming its Arab neighbors for the failure of progress toward achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, saying that "if a serious regional effort has not emerged in the Middle East during the last five years, it is not because of Israel."

  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:39 am

    WASHINGTON - A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis.

  • Iranian opposition leader: Tehran is force behind extremism 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A top Iranian opposition leader told a House subcommittee Wednesday that Iranians have dubbed their government the "godfather" of the Islamic State militant group.

  • Iran's foreign minister says nuke deadline not 'sacrosanct' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:26 pm

    NEW YORK - Iran's foreign minister says his country and world powers will meet Thursday to start bringing together the elements of a draft on a comprehensive nuclear deal, with meetings starting Monday in Europe to finalize all its elements.

  • Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful 'than ever before' 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 11:22 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is "no less important today than it was in my childhood."

  • Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 12:05 am

    UNITED NATIONS - What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will.

  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.

  • As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 5:41 pm

    NEW YORK - Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.

  • 2 nuke launch officers face illegal drug charges 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 7:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two more Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been charged with illegal drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure last year of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force said Friday.

  • Editorials from around New York 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:20 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: