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UN atomic watchdog says the status of Russian-occupied Ukraine nuclear plant is 'extremely serious'

Apr. 09, 2024 09:45 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion caused by an alleged drone attack at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine on Tuesday posed no direct threat to its safety but underscored the “extremely serious situation” at the facility that repeatedly has been caught in the war 's crossfire, the...

South Korean parliamentary elections: Here's what people are worried about as they vote this week

Apr. 08, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soaring green onion prices. Striking doctors. A politician’s allegedly sexist jab at a female candidate. These are among the issues animating voters in South Korea as they go the polls on Wednesday to elect a new 300-member parliament. Many are choosing...

Attacks on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant significantly increase accident risk, IAEA head says

Apr. 08, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency on Sunday condemned a drone strike on one of six nuclear reactors at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, saying such attacks “significantly increase the risk of a major nuclear accident." ...

South Korea election issues: Green onions, striking doctors, an alleged sexist jab at a candidate

Apr. 05, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soaring prices for green onions and apples. Striking doctors. A politician's allegedly sexist jab at a female candidate. These are among the issues animating voters in South Korea this year. As South Koreans prepare to vote for a new 300-member parliament...

'Oppenheimer' finally premieres in Japan to mixed reactions and high emotions

Mar. 29, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — “Oppenheimer” finally premiered Friday in the nation where two cities were obliterated 79 years ago by the nuclear weapons invented by the American scientist who was the subject of the Oscar-winning film. Japanese filmgoers' reactions understandably were mixed and highly...

US and Japan seek UN resolution calling on all nations to ban nuclear weapons in outer space

Mar. 18, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Japan are sponsoring a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all nations not to deploy or develop nuclear weapons in space, the U.S. ambassador announced Monday. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a U.N. Security Council meeting that...

Putin warns again that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty is threatened

Mar. 13, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty or independence is threatened, issuing another blunt warning to the West just days before an election in which he’s all but certain to secure another six-year term. The Russian...

Putin says Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to its statehood, sovereignty or independence.

Mar. 13, 2024 02:33 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to its statehood, sovereignty or independence.

Czech and French leaders pledge support for Ukraine while looking for ways to help war-torn country

Mar. 05, 2024 12:19 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech and French presidents said Tuesday their countries remain united in their support of Ukraine's fight against Russian aggression and are ready to look for new ways of helping the Ukrainians succeed. “We agree that the only option for us is to continue...

Texas wildfires forces shutdown at nuclear weapon facility. Here is what we know

Feb. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EST

A nuclear weapons facility was forced to briefly evacuate most of its staff due to a fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle. The Pantex plant, northeast of Amarillo, evacuated nonessential staff Tuesday night as the blaze rapidly grew. On Wednesday, the Texas A&M Fire...