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US aims to relax testing of contaminants at nuke weapon lab

Sep. 27, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department wants to switch to less stringent testing for detecting cancer-causing chemicals at and around one of its premier nuclear weapons laboratories despite concerns from environmentalists and New Mexico regulators. The...

US-Russia set 2nd round of strategic talks under Biden admin

Sep. 27, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will hold their second round of strategic talks later this week as the two sides attempt to resolve myriad differences ranging from nuclear weapons to cyberspace, the State Department said Monday. The department said the...

Israeli PM denounces Iran, ignores Palestinians in UN speech

Sep. 27, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s new prime minister appealed to the international community Monday to stand together against Iran, accusing Tehran of marching toward the development of a nuclear weapon and threatening to act alone if the world does not take action. In his...

EXPLAINER: Why North Korea wants sanctions lifted first

Sep. 24, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Days after outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in made possibly his last ambitious push to diplomatically resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, the North on Friday rejected his call for a declaration ending the Korean War, making it clear it...

N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief

Sep. 24, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions. Kim Yo...

NKorea slams US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures

Sep. 20, 2021 03:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal affects its security. State media on Monday published comments from an unidentified...

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

EXPLAINER: Kim's launches show push to boost nuke arsenal

Sep. 17, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent sword-rattling after months of relative quiet makes clear that leader Kim Jong Un is working on expanding his weapons arsenal. Nuclear-capable missiles hidden in trains that can be launched anywhere along a railway. A new...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...

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...