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'Neglected danger': Nukes not in forefront in speeches at UN

Sep. 28, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the Marshall Islands' turn to speak, and the president wanted to remind world leaders of a cause the United Nations has espoused since its founding. “No effort should be spared," President David Kabua told the U.N. General Assembly this month,...

Projectiles containing mustard agent destroyed

Sep. 09, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Officials say they've reached a milestone at a Kentucky chemical weapons depot with the destruction of all projectiles containing mustard agent. The last projectiles containing mustard agent were destroyed Saturday at the Blue Grass Chemical...

NATO chief urges China to join nuclear arms control talks

Sep. 06, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged China on Monday to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the Asian superpower is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads. Laying out his...

AP WAS THERE: 1991 Soviet Coup

Aug. 19, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

In August 1991, a group of hard-line Communist Party officials tried to remove Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from power. The move sent shock waves around the world, which feared a rollback of Gorbachev’s reforms and his efforts to end the Cold War. The putsch collapsed in three days as...

Jimmy Carter, trounced in 1980, gets fresh look from history

Aug. 19, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. Nodding to Carter's decades of work as a globe-trotting humanitarian but with a glaring reminder of his landslide defeat in 1980, the backhanded compliment rankles Carter...

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...