Latest Weapons treaties News

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Mar. 15, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States. Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations. The U.S. gave notice of its intention to...

US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Mar. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday. By moving forward with these missile...

Russian defense ministry boasts about revived military power

Mar. 11, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West, the nation's defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu boasted of the military's achievements in his six years on...

Russia stresses right to deploy missiles after US does same

Mar. 6, 2019 1:41 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his country reserves the right to deploy missiles prohibited by a nuclear arms treaty that the Trump administration withdrew from. Lavrov says if U.S. withdrawal from the treaty gives it a free hand to begin deploying such...

Activists campaign for treaty to end violence against women

Mar. 4, 2019 10:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-based...

Putin suspends Russia's obligations under 1987 nuclear pact

Mar. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin suspended Russia's participation in a nuclear arms treaty the Trump administration already decided to leave, alleging Monday that Washington and not Moscow was in violation of the 1987 pact. In a decree, Putin suspended Russia's obligations under the terms of the...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn't want a new Cold War

Mar. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has been...