Nuclear proliferation

A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:40 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf says his country is prepared to defend itself if Israel launches strikes on its territory. The comments came Sunday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States doesn't have a "bloody nose" strategy for North Korea, senators of both parties and a Trump administration official said Thursday, rejecting claims the U.S. wants to strike the North's nuclear program in a way that avoids an all-out war. The harmonized message...
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January 26, 2018 - 8:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that Olympics talks between North and South Korea should not distract from the internationally agreed goal of denuclearizing the North. Mattis spoke during a photo session with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at U.S. Pacific...
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A visitor walks along the beach near the Olympic Rings in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Gangneung is the site of the coastal cluster which will host ice hockey, figure skating, speedskating, short track and curling for the 2018 Olympics. The 2018 Pyeongchang Games will be held from Feb. 9 to 25. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 24, 2018 - 5:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean activists have torn photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after the North warned such actions could derail reconciliation efforts around next month's Winter Olympics in the South. It seems unlikely North Korea would follow through on its threat,...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in answers reporters' question during his New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Moon said Wednesday he's open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks with the North to resolve the nuclear standoff. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the leaders of the two Koreas have held a summit. Could it happen now? South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters Wednesday that he remains open to a meeting with North Korea's leader, if it would improve the strained relations...
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North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 6:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono before a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's declaration before the U.N. Security Council...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gestures while speaking during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Guterres is in Tokyo to participate in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 4:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations and misperceptions that "make us sleepwalk into a war." Guterres, who...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 12, 2017 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday softened America's stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it "unrealistic" to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to give up a weapons of mass destruction program that it invested so much in developing...
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This Nov. 29, 2017, image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, and what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, in 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 Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
December 01, 2017 - 12:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two days after North Korea test-launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture is emerging of Pyongyang's impressive technological achievement — and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States. Many questions remain,...
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