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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • new storyIran lawmakers vote to implement nuclear deal 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 6:57 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support implementing a landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers despite hard-line attempts to derail the bill, suggesting the historic accord will be carried out.

  • Y-12 uranium project could cost up to $76.7M 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 6:39 am

    OAK RIDGE, Tennessee - Federal overseers have given preliminary approval for a new uranium purification facility at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, with a price range between $58.6 million and $76.7 million.

  • Report: Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 5:41 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, state TV reported on Sunday. It was the first such a test since Iran and world powers reach a historical nuclear deal.

  • The Latest: North Korea shows off missiles, drones in parade story has photos
    Updated: Oct-10-15 11:29 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea's ruling party (all times local).

  • US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

  • UK's Labour backs down on vote on scrapping nuclear weapons story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:35 pm

    LONDON - Britain's Labour Party has decided to leave the country's nuclear weapons alone.

  • Army halts chemical weapons destruction to repair equipment 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 2:21 pm

    DENVER - The Army has temporarily halted destruction of chemical weapons in Colorado to repair a small dent in the door of a chamber used to explode shells.

  • Russia says will respond if US places new nukes in Germany 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 2:18 pm

    MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russia will take countermeasures if the U.S. places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany.

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 10:53 am

    VIENNA - In a story Sept. 20 about a trip to Iran by the head of the U.N. nuclear agency, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the place he was visiting as an Iranian nuclear site. In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.

  • S. Korea readies for reunions amid N. Korea's rocket threats 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 5:34 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea is moving ahead with preparations for reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War despite rival North Korea talking about new rocket launches and nuclear tests.

  • China to respond firmly to any North Korea nuke test story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:42 pm

    BEIJING - If North Korea launches a rocket into space or conducts a nuclear test in the coming weeks, as observers suspect it may, China is certain to respond angrily, and perhaps with an unprecedented level of economic punishment. The question is whether North Korea can be swayed even by its most important ally.

  • US starts carrying out nuke deal as time expires on GOP 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 6:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration began carrying out the Iran nuclear deal Thursday as time expired on Republican efforts to derail it, appointing a senior diplomat to ensure that Tehran moves further away from bomb-making capability and outlining a months-long process before Western nations will start easing economic sanctions.

  • With a rocket's red glare? N. Korea gears up for major fete story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:41 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - China just put on a big military parade, a few months after Russia did the same. But there's no country more adept at putting on elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea, the undisputed goose-stepping capital of the world, and next month, Pyongyang will stage what is likely to be its biggest celebration in years.

  • NKorea warns it has restarted all nuclear bomb fuel plants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 3:40 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - With a big anniversary drawing near, North Korea declared Tuesday it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants - meaning it could possibly make more, and more sophisticated, nuclear weapons.