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U.S. warns China is building more nuclear missile silos

Jul. 30, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. military is warning about what analysts have described as a major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Washington. Researchers at the Federation of American Scientists...

US, Russia hold 'professional' arms talks despite tensions

Jul. 28, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin. ...

Iran supreme leader calls US 'stubborn' in stalled nuclear talks for discussing Tehran's missiles and regional influence

Jul. 28, 2021 05:53 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran supreme leader calls US 'stubborn' in stalled nuclear talks for discussing Tehran's missiles and regional influence.

Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

Jul. 27, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have exchanged messages in communication channels dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. ...

Talks for new US-Russia arms deal to stir up old bugaboo

Jul. 27, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their search for a new approach to arms control, Moscow and Washington are likely to soon encounter an old bugaboo: Russia's demand that the U.S. stop resisting limits on its missile defenses, which the Russians view as a long-term threat and the Americans see as a...

IOC's Bach brings attention to Hiroshima -- some unwanted

Jul. 15, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Many residents of Hiroshima welcome attention from abroad, which IOC President Thomas Bach will bring when he visits on Friday. The western Japanese city has been in the forefront of the world peace movement and a campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons. ...

US envoy warns China 'looking at' new nuclear technologies

Jul. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A U.S. diplomat focusing on disarmament said Thursday that China is "looking at" developing naval and aerial autonomous nuclear weapons systems, warning any such development could disrupt strategic stability. Ambassador Robert Wood, the U.S. envoy to the...

Report: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards

Jul. 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new state report finds that more than 57% of Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers reported exposure to hazardous material on the former nuclear weapons production site in southcentral Washington state. The Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Board...

European powers decry latest nuclear move by Iran

Jul. 06, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain are voicing “grave concern” over a further move by Iran that they say is a serious violation of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, warning that it threatens the outcome of talks aimed at bringing the United States...

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...