Latest Nuclear proliferation News

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

Dec. 7, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international...

Clashing views color future of stalled N.Korea nuclear talks

Dec. 7, 2018 1:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. Since the remarkable claims made...

North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China

Dec. 6, 2018 5:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs. Ri Yong Ho is to meet Friday with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, according to China's foreign ministry. China is North...

UN council meets on Iran's ballistic missile launches

Dec. 4, 2018 3:37 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over Tehran's latest ballistic missile test, which the U.N. Security Council discussed behind closed doors without taking any action. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called on the U.N.'s most powerful body to unanimously condemn the...

Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

Dec. 3, 2018 5:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is the time"...

S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

Dec. 2, 2018 11:05 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international sanctions....

Gorbachev praises Bush for political abilities, character

Dec. 1, 2018 12:05 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his "deep condolences" to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death. Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the Cold War in the late 1980s and 1990s, and lauded the...

Koreas survey North's railways in hopes of joining networks

Nov. 30, 2018 3:00 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean train rolled into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday as the countries began joint surveys on northern railway sections they hope someday to connect with the South. The weekslong inspections represent one of the most significant goodwill gestures...

Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies

Nov. 24, 2018 6:43 PM EST

Betty Bumpers, a former Arkansas first lady who advocated for childhood immunizations nationwide and pushed for limiting nuclear arms proliferation, has died. She was 93. Bumpers, long married to former Arkansas governor and four-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, died Friday at her home in Little Rock...

Koreas gain UN sanctions exemption for joint rail survey

Nov. 24, 2018 3:46 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Saturday that the United Nations Security Council granted an exemption to sanctions that will allow surveys on North Korean railroad sections the Koreas want to connect with the South. The surveys would require the South to bring to the North fuel and a variety of...