Nuclear disarmament

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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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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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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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., second from right, boards a bus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, heading to the White House with other Senators to get a briefing on North Korea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 26, 2017 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly...
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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., second from right, boards a bus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, heading to the White House with other Senators to get a briefing on North Korea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 26, 2017 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly...
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, confers with the Committee's ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,left, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the committee's hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 06, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Senate has voted to "go nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:19 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of using the North's nuclear program as an excuse to mask its own opposition to banning nuclear weapons. Ri Song Chol, a counsellor at North Korea's U.N. mission, told The Associated Press that the United States drove his...
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