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Where Ukraine's sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow

Jan. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a warm spring day in Ukraine 26 years ago, three men smiled for cameras as they planted symbolic sunflower seedlings in freshly tilled earth where Soviet nuclear missiles had once stood ready. That placid scene was, briefly, a launchpad for hope that the demise...

Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks

Jan. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Wednesday, hailing the two countries' cooperation on the crisis in Syria and other international issues. Greeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the start of their talks at the Kremlin, Putin noted...

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

Jan. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

Jan. 12, 2022 08:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, the organization said Wednesday. ...

New Mexico church official urges nuclear disarmament talks

Jan. 11, 2022 15:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of one of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States says now is the time to rejuvenate and sustain a global conversation about the need for nuclear disarmament and how to develop ways to avoid a new nuclear arms race. Santa Fe...

Iran displays missiles amid nuclear talks with world powers

Jan. 07, 2022 07:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran displayed three ballistic missiles at an outdoor prayer esplanade in central Tehran on Friday as talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers flounder. The missiles — known as Dezful, Qiam and Zolfaghar —...

China denies US report it's rapidly growing its nuclear arms

Jan. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese arms control official denied Tuesday that his government is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal, though he said it is taking steps to modernize its nuclear forces. Fu Cong, director general of the Foreign Ministry's arms control department, said...

Angst over China, Russia lessens chance of US nuke changes

Jan. 03, 2022 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House nearly a year ago seemed to herald a historic shift toward less U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons and possibly a shrinking of their numbers. Even an American “no first use” pledge — a promise to never again be the first to use a...

Virus delays UN nuclear treaty meeting, possibly til August

Dec. 30, 2021 20:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A coronavirus surge has upended plans to hold a major nuclear treaty conference at the United Nations, with participants agreeing Thursday to postpone the meeting just days before its scheduled start. After nearly two years of pandemic delays, delegations from...

Israeli PM says not opposed to 'good' nuclear deal with Iran

Dec. 28, 2021 11:13 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday he is not opposed to a “good” nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, but voiced skepticism that such an outcome would emerge from the current negotiations. Bennett spoke a day after negotiators...