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Russian foreign minister lambasts US over arms control

Nov. 8, 2019 6:58 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the world is becoming increasingly unstable because the U.S. doesn't want to abide by arms control regimes. Speaking at a conference on disarmament in Moscow, Sergey Lavrov accused the U.S. of seeing arms control treaties as a constraint to its...

No time left to extend key US-Russia arms treaty: diplomat

Nov. 1, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow and Washington are running out of time to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty. Vladimir Leontyev, deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's arms control department, said Friday that "it's clear that we won't be able to produce a...

Ex-Trump aide confirms Ukraine aid was linked to Biden probe

Nov. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top White House official confirmed that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump's demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden but testified that there's nothing illegal, in his view, about the quid pro quo at the center of the Democrat-led...

Top Trump adviser steps down ahead of impeachment testimony

Oct. 30, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he's scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Tim Morrison owes his job at the National...

Nobel laurate Jody Williams campaigns against killer robots

Oct. 21, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams is helping lead a campaign for a new international treaty to ban killer weapons that can select targets and fire without decision-making by a human being. Williams said at a news conference Monday that these lethal autonomous weapons "are crossing a...