Weapons administration

U.S. Secretary for Defence Jim Mattis, right, talks to Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, second right, as Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, second left, talks to Spain's Defence Minister Margarita Robles, left, during the second day of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at a gathering of NATO defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 04, 2018 - 10:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Russia's deployment of nuclear-capable missiles in violation of an arms treaty is "untenable" and unless Moscow changes, the U.S. will have to match that military capability. Speaking to reporters at the close of a NATO defense ministers...
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Ri Son Gwon, right, chairman of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of North Korea, shakes hands with South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The delegation flew to North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
October 04, 2018 - 4:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean government delegation arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said the visit is an opportunity to strengthen "...
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Bedouin child from Khan al-Ahmar holds poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian flags infront of the German representative office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The children are pleading with Merkel to pressure Israel to halt demolition plans for the encampment outside an Israeli settlement east of Jerusalem. Arabic on the poster reads, "save Khan al-Ahmar" and "save our school." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
October 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Wednesday for the latest in a series of joint government consultations highlighting the countries' close bond seven decades after the Holocaust, even as recent developments have tested the tight ties. Her two-day visit is...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting at Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday, Oct. 2, that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn't be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn't be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. The North's official news agency issued a commentary claiming Pyongyang...
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In this on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 photo, military guard posts of North Korea, right top, and South Korea, left bottom, are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea. Seoul on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal between the rivals. (Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 1:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops entered the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday to remove mines under tension-reducing agreements reached last month. Seoul says North Korea is expected to begin its own demining as well. The development comes amid renewed international...
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CORRECTS NAME TO WALID AL-MOALLEM - Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Moallem addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 7:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang's top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community's biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France...
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Foreign Minister for Dominica, Francine Baron, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 29, 2018 - 7:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7 p.m. A year after Dominica's prime minister made an impassioned plea at the U.N. for help for his and other island nations battered by hurricanes, Foreign Minister Francine Baron says the experience and response made...
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for a news conference at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 28, 2018 - 6:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense systems to Syria's government. Russia announced earlier this week that it would supply the anti-aircraft...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 12:20 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an "obscene charge," the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting of the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 27, 2018 - 8:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the world stands at the "dawn of a new day" in relations with North Korea but that international sanctions must remain in place and vigorously enforced if diplomatic efforts to get the country to denuclearize are to succeed — a...
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