- Water well testing planned around Cheyenne-area missile site Updated: Jun-30-15 10:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to rely on naturally present bacteria to break down a plume of groundwater pollution, Corps officials announced at a public meeting Tuesday.
- Meeting to cover cleanup plan for former nuke missile site Updated: Jun-29-15 6:04 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up groundwater at a former nuclear missile site.
- Once unheard of, US-Iran talks become the new normal Updated: Jun-27-15 11:54 am
VIENNA - The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th century Viennese palace, the room austerely decorated and the atmosphere calm as they started the final push for a generation-defining nuclear agreement on Saturday.
- Seoul imposes more sanctions over North Korean arms trade Updated: Jun-25-15 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Friday imposed financial sanctions on seven individuals and organizations from Taiwan and Syria after they were linked to weapons trade with North Korea.
- Chemical weapons disposal plant almost competed Updated: Jun-18-15 12:53 pm
RICHMOND, Kentucky - An official says most major construction on the long-awaited weapons disposal facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot in central Kentucky is nearly complete.
- Syrian chemical weapons waste disposed of, watchdog says Updated: Jun-17-15 11:16 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The global chemical weapons watchdog says that waste created on board a U.S. ship that destroyed toxic chemicals from Syria's stockpile has been successfully disposed of.
- Filipino Muslim rebels lay down arms to reinforce peace deal Updated: Jun-16-15 9:35 am
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines - The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over dozens of assault weapons Tuesday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over the killings earlier this year of dozens of police commandos in a fierce battle with insurgents.
- Correction: UN-Chemical Agents story Updated: Jun-12-15 8:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS - In a story dated Aug. 30, 2007 about U.N. weapons inspectors finding the potentially hazardous phosgene chemical in their offices, The Associated Press erroneously identified Svetlana Utkina as a U.N. chemical weapons expert. Utkina worked for the U.N. commission investigating chemical weapons in Iraq as a planning and operations officer and spoke at a press conference about the gas phosgene, but she was not employed by the U.N. as a chemical weapons expert.
- Officials: Nuke deal won't answer Iran weapons Qs on Day 1 Updated: Jun-11-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - World powers are prepared to accept a nuclear agreement with Iran that doesn't immediately answer questions about past atomic weapons work, U.S. and Western officials said. Washington has said such concerns must be resolved in any final deal.
- US finds peeling back the Iran sanctions onion no easy task Updated: Jun-10-15 6:29 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration may have to backtrack on its promise that it will suspend only nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran as part of an emerging nuclear agreement, officials and others involved in the process tell The Associated Press.
- Israeli PM says Arab leaders also weary of Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jun-09-15 3:30 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that Arab leaders agree with him that an emerging nuclear deal with Iran won't stop Tehran from getting atomic weapons.
- Russia rejects US accusations of nuclear treaty breach Updated: Jun-09-15 9:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia on Tuesday pledged adherence to a Cold War-era nuclear treaty and rejected U.S. accusations that it had violated it.
- Report: Israel built, exploded 'dirty bombs' in nuclear test Updated: Jun-08-15 2:22 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel built and exploded so-called "dirty bombs," explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Monday.
- Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else Updated: Jun-04-15 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for Pakistan's national defense even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement.
- US might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia Updated: Jun-04-15 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons.