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Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations

Sep. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here's what it might...

IAEA: N Korea appears to have resumed nuke reactor operation

Aug. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuels, the U.N. atomic agency said, as the North openly threatens to enlarge its nuclear arsenal amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy with the United States. ...

N Korea repeats threat as US says joint drills are defensive

Aug. 11, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday repeated a threat to respond to U.S.-South Korean military exercises it claims are an invasion rehearsal, while the United States insisted the drills were “purely defensive in nature” to maintain the South’s security. ...

New Iran president calls Macron about stalled nuclear talks

Aug. 09, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In his first phone call to a Western leader, the new president of Iran asked his French counterpart Monday to help secure Iran's “rights” in now-stalled talks to revive Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Ebrahim Raisi, the hard-line cleric...

Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug. 09, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki on Monday marked the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city with its mayor urging Japan, the United States and Russia to do more to eliminate nuclear weapons. In his speech at the Nagasaki Peace Park, Mayor Tomihisa Taue...

Hiroshima marks 76th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug. 06, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, as the mayor of the Japanese city urged global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons just as they are united against the coronavirus. Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged...

US, S. Korea say they'll push North to return to nuke talks

Jul. 22, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed Thursday to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program, which Pyongyang has insisted it won’t do in protest of what it calls U.S. hostility. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State...

Biden calls Jordan king a loyal ally in 'tough neighborhood'

Jul. 19, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised King Abdullah II of Jordan as a stalwart ally in a “tough neighborhood” as the two leaders huddled at the White House on Monday, a meeting that came at a pivotal moment for both leaders in the Middle East. Last week a...

France, Germany, China push to revive Iran nuclear talks

Jul. 05, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed there is “a window of opportunity” now for talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the French presidency said. The three leaders, who...

US and Iran show no move to put nuclear deal back on track

Jun. 30, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations, European Union and many Security Council members urged the United States and Iran on Wednesday to quickly put the 2015 nuclear deal aimed at reining in Tehran’s nuclear program back on track, but neither side showed any sign of movement toward an...