Nuclear weapons

Thae Yong Ho, former North Korean diplomat, who defected to South Korea in 2016, speaks to the media in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Thae said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country’s status as a nuclear weapons state. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 19, 2019 - 4:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. Thae Yong Ho, who defected...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand during a parliamentary session at the Lower House in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Abe and his chief spokesman have declined to say if Abe nominated President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace prize. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Abe said the Nobel committee has never in a half-century disclosed the identity of the person or groups behind such nominations. He said, “I thus decline comment.”(Kyodo News via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 7:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so. Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy...
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Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz speaks at the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 17, 2019 - 9:13 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Qatar's foreign minister is cautioning that the Islamic State group will continue to be a threat even after its last pocket of resistance in Syria is shut down. IS once controlled territory in large parts of...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 17, 2019 - 8:33 am
MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, for a bilateral meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 16, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe's decision to stand by a...
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Front from left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 13, 2019 - 5:18 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies. Amid uncertainty over its...
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NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 12, 2019 - 8:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Tuesday that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with Intermediate-Range...
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FILE- In this combination of file photos, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018. With the next meeting between the two leaders set for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam, there’s hope and caution in South Korea on whether the leaders could agree to tangible steps toward reducing the North’s nuclear threat after a year of soaring but fruitless talks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often-belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to President Donald Trump's announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a point as he speaks at the plenary session of the Business Russia forum in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 9:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to the New Start treaty...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2019 - 1:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in...
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