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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • Fact-finding team heads to Syria to probe toxic chemical use 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 11:36 am

    UNITED NATIONS - A fact-finding team with the global chemical weapons watchdog is going to Syria to look into recent allegations of attacks using toxic chemicals.

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting loses appeal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:12 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist convicted of offering to help develop nuclear weapons for Venezuela cannot appeal his five-year sentence because he gave up that right, a federal court said.

  • New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:34 am

    TOKYO - Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. But don't expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile's trademark affliction.

  • US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 2:56 pm

    GENEVA - A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."

  • UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:33 pm

    VIENNA - Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.

  • 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.

  • Watchdog says 90 percent of global stockpile destroyed 
    Updated: May-28-15 8:49 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Nobel Peace Prize-winning chemical weapons watchdog has hailed a milestone in its mission to rid the world of poison gas and nerve agents, saying 90 percent of stocks declared by its members worldwide has now been destroyed.

  • 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.

  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks 
    Updated: May-23-15 2:06 am

    BEIRUT - With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

  • 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.

  • Obama not drawing new red line on Syria chemical weapons use 
    Updated: May-14-15 6:27 pm

    CAMP DAVID, Maryland - President Barack Obama says he is not drawing a new red line on Syrian chemical weapons usage.

  • 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.

  • Kentuckian invited to speak at Asian forum on environment 
    Updated: May-11-15 4:04 am

    BEREA, Kentucky - The man who has helped guide the safe disposal of chemical weapons stored in Kentucky is traveling to South Korea to give a keynote speech.

  • 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.