Nuclear disarmament

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, a South Korean soldier stands near the loudspeakers near the border area between South Korea and North Korea in Yeoncheon, South Korea. South Korea says it has halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of the April 27, 2018, inter-Korean talks. The South's Defense Ministry says it turned off loudspeaker broadcasts Monday, April 23, to try to ease military tensions and establish an environment for peaceful talks. South Korea had broadcast anti-North propaganda across the border since the North's fourth nuclear test in early 2016.(Lim Tae-hoon/Newsis via AP, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as officials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders' upcoming talks, expected to focus on the North's nuclear program. Seoul had been blasting...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, a visitor walks by a TV screen showing file footages of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The rival Koreas started on Thursday, April 5, 2018, preparatory talks to set up a summit later this month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid a global diplomatic push to resolve tensions over the North's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man. File)
April 05, 2018 - 5:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas held preparatory talks Thursday for a summit later this month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid a global diplomatic push to resolve tensions over the North's nuclear program. The meeting of working-level...
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In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 10:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jung Un has expressed a willingness to discuss nuclear disarmament with the United States and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests during such talks, a senior South Korean official said Tuesday after returning from the North. Kim also...
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In this Feb. 21, 2018, photo, South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. President Moon Jae-in will send a delegation led by Chung to North Korea on Monday, March 5, 2018, for talks on how to ease nuclear tensions and help arrange the restart of dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, officials said Sunday. (Hong Hyo-shick/Newsis via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 4:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a South Korean delegation visiting North Korea for talks (all times local): 6:20 p.m. China, North Korea's closest thing to an ally, is applauding a visit by a South Korean delegation to the North's capital. "We believe it is a good thing, and look forward to...
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March 03, 2018 - 8:30 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a top military commander says Iran will negotiate over its missile program if the U.S. and Europe dismantle their nuclear programs. The Saturday report quotes armed forces spokesman Gen.Masoud Jazayeri as saying "The...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Francis said that working to protect the dignity of the weakest and most disadvantaged implies "also working with determination to build a world without nuclear arms." He urged people to put intelligence and technology at the "service of peace and true progress." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 10, 2017 - 6:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament." Francis said working to...
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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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