Disarmament

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 16, 2017 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal. Trump is restating a long-...
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Pope Francis poses with participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Vatican hosted Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 1:58 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons. Francis welcomed Nobel laureates,...
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October 27, 2017 - 12:15 am
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused North Korea on Friday of building a nuclear arsenal to "threaten others with catastrophe" and said the Trump administration remains committed to compelling the North to accept complete nuclear disarmament. Calling the North a threat...
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Beatrice Fihn, left, of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, arrives for a press conference, at the headquarters of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. ICAN is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons." (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 3:58 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world's nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet. The choice of the little-known...
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A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after U.S. indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
August 16, 2017 - 1:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after U.S. indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.2 percent to 3,245.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was unchanged at 19,755...
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Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz speaks to reporters regarding the situation in North Korea before attending a Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:11 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament says he urged North Korea to "end its threatening behavior," drawing a retort from an envoy from the reclusive Asian country. Ambassador...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, photo, Kim Ji Nho, a pro-Pyongyang ethnic Korean who was born in Hiroshima, shows his only family photo taken in 1963 with him, third from right in the back, and his mother, top left, during an interview with The Associated Press in Hiroshima, western Japan. Kim, 71, is a "hibakusha," or atomic-bomb survivor, who was exposed to radiation when his mother, pregnant with him, went to the ruins of the city to search for a daughter who went missing in the blast. "We 'hibakusha' and our groups share a clear goal, which is to abolish nuclear weapons from the world," Kim said. "Nuclear weapons should never be used." (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
August 05, 2017 - 11:43 pm
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, showing its growing prowess with increasingly frequent missile launches. When the U.S...
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In this image made from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang speaks during a press briefing in Beijing Tuesday, July 11, 2017. China said it shouldn’t be held responsible alone for resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff and accused other countries of shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions. Geng told reporters China was upholding its obligations under United Nations resolutions, while other countries were fanning the crisis while damaging China’s interests by their actions. (AP Photo)
July 11, 2017 - 8:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it shouldn't be held responsible alone for solving the North Korean nuclear standoff, and accused other countries of shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions. The complaints, made in unusually strident language, follow a phone...
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A public TV screen broadcasts a local TV news showing what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, aired by North Korea's KRT on July 4, 2017, in Tokyo Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The Japanese government says it is taking every measure to ensure people's safety a day after North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. The missile that North Korea launched Tuesday fell into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 05, 2017 - 7:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will "demonstrate its mettle to the U.S." and never put its weapons programs up for negotiations, a day after successfully testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The hard line suggests that North...
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A cowboy herds his cattle near Buenavista in the municipality of Mesetas, Colombia, Monday, June 26, 2017. On Tuesday, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC’s top commander Timochenko will meet in this area, at one of many rural camps where rebel fighters are making their transition to civilian life, to commemorate the completion of FARC disarmament process. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 27, 2017 - 9:51 am
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) — Guerrillas from Colombia's largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains. In recent days, each of the rebels stationed at this demobilization...
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