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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:31 pm

    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."

  • US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 2:20 pm

    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

  • Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 4:54 am

    TOKYO - North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.

  • Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula 
    Updated: May-02-16 1:21 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 5:57 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.

  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 10:01 pm

    NEW YORK - The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.

  • Hanford officials try to learn if 2nd tanks is leaking 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:28 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - A second giant tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons may be leaking on the sprawling Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.

  • UN chief urges nuclear test ban treaty ratification 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:31 am

    VIENNA - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so that the agreement can take effect.

  • Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:12 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

  • Federal government: Dismiss nuke fuel project lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:35 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's lawsuit calling for million-dollar fines and plutonium removal should be dismissed because the state is wrongly interpreting the laws governing a long-delayed nuclear fuel project, the U.S. Energy Department said in court documents.

  • Obama dismisses NKorea proposal on halting nuke tests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-16 2:15 pm

    NEW YORK - A day after North Korea's foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

  • Hanford officials prepare to pump nuke waste back into tank 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 2:36 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials prepared Tuesday to pump thousands of gallons of leaked radioactive waste back into a 46-year-old storage tank that contains toxic leftovers from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons in Washington state.

  • South Korea's president to visit Iran for 1st summit talks 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 5:21 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president is to visit Iran early next month for what would be the two countries' first summit talks, her office said Monday.

  • 2 men charged after chemical weapon explodes in central Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 3:14 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two Ohio men who authorities say are members of anti-government group have been indicted after a chemical bomb detonated in one of the men's hands.

  • US researchers see more signs NKorea is producing plutonium story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 4:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - As North Korea intensifies testing of its ballistic missile technology, a U.S. website said Friday it also sees further signs from satellite imagery that North Korea is looking to produce more plutonium for nuclear weapons.

  • Russia urges closing Turkey-Syria border to bar extremists 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 11:21 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia called Thursday for the closing of the Turkey-Syrian border to prevent the Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front extremist groups from receiving foreign fighters and weapons into Syria - and from exporting oil, artifacts and other goods.

  • New UN proposal aims at extremists use of chemical weapons 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:56 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China introduced a draft U.N. resolution Wednesday aimed at preventing extremist groups like the Islamic State and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front from developing or using chemical weapons in Syria.

  • North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 1:16 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it's turning to Abraham Lincoln.

  • Kerry makes gut-wrenching visit to Hiroshima site of A-bomb story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-11-16 7:14 am

    HIROSHIMA, Japan - An emotional John Kerry said Hiroshima's horrible history should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first U.S. secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world's first atomic bombing.

  • G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-11-16 6:53 am

    HIROSHIMA, Japan - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting Monday in the atomic-bombed Japanese city of Hiroshima, called for a renewed push for flagging nuclear disarmament efforts as they wrestled with some of the intractable global problems facing their nations.

  • Want to develop countermeasures to biological weapons? 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 5:53 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - The next Omaha Science Cafe topic will be biological weapons and the development of countermeasures.

  • N. Korea says it successfully tests long-range rocket engine story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 11:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Saturday it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic rocket engine that will give it the ability to stage nuclear strikes on the United States.

  • Carter: US missile defense 'going to happen' in SKorea 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 7:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the proposed placement of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is "going to happen" despite Chinese opposition.

  • Kerry's visit to Hiroshima grabbing spotlight at G-7 meeting story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 9:21 am

    TOKYO - Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago.

  • China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 11:13 pm

    BEIJING - China has banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.