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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • Obama defends his nuclear record on eve of Hiroshima visit story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-26-16 1:24 pm

    SHIMA, Japan - In Japan, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his administration's efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapon. He says his visit to Hiroshima will underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have" about disarmament.

  • North Korea criticizes Obama's Hiroshima visit 
    Updated: May-26-16 8:46 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's official news agency is criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima on Friday.

  • Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 6:52 am

    TOBA, Japan - There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.

  • China top general visits Japan WWII chemical weapons site 
    Updated: May-26-16 6:20 am

    BEIJING - China's top general urged Japan to speed up the disposal of leftover World War II chemical weapons on Thursday, a day before President Barack Obama is to visit a Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb.

  • Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 3:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.

  • North Korea's UK ambassador rejects Trump's offer of talks story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 1:13 pm

    LONDON - North Korea's ambassador to Britain said Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.

  • Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 11:48 pm

    TOKYO - Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.

  • Nevada program tests flying drones to sniff out radiation 
    Updated: May-22-16 11:34 am

    LAS VEGAS - If there's ever a radiological catastrophe in the U.S. like the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, the stewards of the former national nuclear weapons proving ground in Nevada expect to be ready to deploy remote-controlled drones to check for contamination.

  • North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 12:08 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country's state media said Saturday.

  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

  • 2 more Hanford workers evaluated after reporting odor 
    Updated: May-20-16 4:40 am

    RICHLAND, Washington - Officials say two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have received medical evaluations after they reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.

  • Deal reached between homeowners, weapons plant operators story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 6:15 pm

    DENVER - Thousands of homeowners have reached a $375 million settlement over their claims that plutonium releases from a nuclear weapons plant in Colorado damaged their health and devalued their property, officials said Thursday.

  • Watchdogs file lawsuit over cleanup at federal nuke lab 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:39 pm

    LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - A watchdog group is suing the federal government and managers of one of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories over missed deadlines for cleaning up hazardous waste left behind by decades of research.

  • North Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 10:21 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to a diplomatic letter from Pyongyang.

  • Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site - part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

  • Putin warns Russia will respond to NATO missile shield story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 12:55 pm

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the development of NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program as a threat to global security and vowed that Russia will take the necessary steps to maintain a strategic parity.

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials 
    Updated: May-11-16 5:04 pm

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

  • Japanese welcome Obama visit to Hiroshima, apology or not story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 10:50 am

    TOKYO - After being taught that atomic bombs are inhumane and terrible, high school student Kaho Matsuki's first reaction when she heard U.S. President Barack Obama would visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima was that he should apologize for America's use of the weapons.

  • Mass rally in North Korea after congress bolsters leader story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-10-16 12:19 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrated the country's newly completed ruling-party congress Tuesday with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms.

  • Iran issues vague denial about reported missile test 
    Updated: May-09-16 1:07 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's defense minister issued a vague denial after a media outlet close to the elite Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it had test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) two weeks ago.

  • Israel indicts nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu 
    Updated: May-08-16 2:46 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has indicted Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu for meeting with American citizens in Jerusalem and violating other court-ordered restrictions.

  • Kazakhstan calls for nuclear free world by 2045 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:45 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Kazakhstan is seeking to encourage a wide ranging discussion of the role of religion in fighting extremism and terrorism and it is calling for a nuclear free world by 2045, the 100th anniversary of the United Nations, as the Central Asian nation makes its first bid for a seat on the Security Council.

  • Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades.

  • Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art 
    Updated: May-04-16 2:56 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons "instantly create a universal message of peace."