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Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

Sep. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up...

Correction: Security Site Trespass Charges story

Sep. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about two men from the Netherlands arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a secure U.S. government reservation in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of one of the men. It is Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, not Savage. A corrected...

US, Iran trade barbs at meeting of UN nuclear watchdog

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna. Reading a note from U.S. President Donald Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that Washington "will continue to apply...

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep. 16, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry official...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep. 13, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand,...

North Korea confirms 2nd test of multiple rocket launcher

Sep. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North's nuclear program. Tuesday's rocket launcher test was made hours after North...

North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US

Sep. 10, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new...

Analysis: North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Sep. 10, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea's relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday's test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war...

The Latest: Iran: US nuclear modernization violates treaty

Sep. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 10 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by modernizing its nuclear weapons instead of moving toward disarmament. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi cited progress in...

Israeli leader claims to find new Iranian nuke site

Sep. 9, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site, further escalating a showdown between the two enemy countries. Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement came as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held a meeting in Vienna, where he's hoping...