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  • new storyThe Latest: NATO chief strongly condemns N. Korea rocket story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 7:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:13 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

  • Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum to reduce collection, operations 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:59 pm

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.

  • Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

  • North Korea's rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 11:42 pm

    BEIJING - The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. In diplomatic terms, it was yet another sign of disrespect for North Korea's chief ally.

  • Nigerian Air Force: Drone bombs Boko Haram base 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:46 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - The Nigerian Air Force says a drone bombed a Boko Haram logistics base in the northeast, possibly hitting an ammunition depot and dealing a "major setback" to the Islamic extremists.

  • For second time, House OKs bill targeting Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House approved for the second time in three weeks a Republican-led bill targeting the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • US official says activity detected at NKorean launch site 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea may be preparing to launch a rocket or missile, according to a U.S. defense official and expert analysis of commercial satellite imagery published Thursday.

  • Senate committee approves North Korea sanctions bill 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion.

  • Car-making deals, protests greet Iranian president in Paris story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 3:09 pm

    PARIS - France's government welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday with promises of a new beginning in an old relationship, starting with investments to boost Iran's flagging economy that has been crippled by decades of sanctions.

  • AP Exclusive: Officials say France wants more Iran sanctions story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:54 pm

    VIENNA - France has asked the European Union to consider new sanctions against Iran over recent missile tests, in a request made shortly after the EU ended sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, officials have told The Associated Press.

  • Scientists: "Doomsday Clock" reflects grave threat to world story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:26 pm

    STANFORD, California - Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.

  • Woman who held 30-year vigil outside the White House dies story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Concepcion Picciotto, the protester who maintained a three-decade peace vigil outside the White House that was widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, has died.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 12:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio maintains that President Barack Obama is more interested in providing money to Planned Parenthood than for the nation's armed forces. The front-runner in the GOP race, Donald Trump, says the U.S. military is a "disaster." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's inventory.

  • Kerry says US-Saudi friendship stronger than ever story has photos
    Updated: Jan-24-16 3:11 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. friendship with Saudi Arabia is stronger than ever and that the two will work together to try to end wars in Syria and Yemen.

  • IAEA: Japan nuclear regulation should improve skills, law story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 6:55 am

    TOKYO - Japan has improved its nuclear safety regulation since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but it still needs to strengthen inspections and staff competency, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday.

  • Seoul: Time to push for nuclear talks without North Korea 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying Friday that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test.

  • Japan will lift Iran sanctions following nuclear deal 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 10:47 pm

    TOKYO - The Japanese Cabinet approved Friday the lifting of sanctions on Iran, following the recent completion of a landmark deal to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

  • AP Interview: Iran's top diplomat decries US 'coercion' story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:07 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - New U.S. sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile testing are an example of an American "addiction to coercion" despite improved relations and a historic nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister said in an interview Wednesday.

  • US imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 10:48 am

    WASHINGTON - The United States on Sunday imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran's firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.

  • After H-bomb test, N. Korea wants to focus on economy 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 2:06 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - After ringing in the new year with claims of its first successful hydrogen bomb test, North Korea is now calling on the United States and the world community to accept it as a nuclear power, jettison the pursuit of punitive sanctions and allow it to focus on what it really wants: build up the nation's troubled economy.

  • N. Korea slams World Economic Forum for revoking invitation 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 1:07 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Thursday criticized organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos for revoking an invitation to its delegation in the wake of a nuclear test.

  • China faces nuclear energy choice: reprocess or not? 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:30 am

    WASHINGTON - China is coming to a crossroads as it hurriedly increases nuclear power production to cope with rising electricity demand and cut carbon emissions: Should it reprocess its nuclear waste or store it?