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Stories with subject: Nuclear weapons
  • Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says 
    Updated: May-28-15 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

  • Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 2:53 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.

  • Deal reached to clean up radioactive sludge at nuclear site 
    Updated: May-26-15 6:05 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - An agreement has been reached to clean up a radioactive basin on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, two federal agencies said Tuesday.

  • 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."