Weapons administration

Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 10:11 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and...
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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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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Song Tao, right, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, talks with a fellow attendee before the start of the opening session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Following U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 that it is sending Song to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 15, 2017 - 2:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Song Tao, the head of China's ruling...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, right, speaks to the media during a news conference as U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr., rear right, Commander of the U.S. 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier Gen. Sean Gainey, left, Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, second from left, Gen. John Hyten, commander of the United States Strategic Command, third from left, listen in front of PAC-3 launching station at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. House Republicans and Democrats have joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and orders a rapid buildup of the nation’s missile defenses. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to decisively approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion to restock what lawmakers have described as a depleted U.S. military and counter North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program. Lawmakers voted 356-70...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)
November 12, 2017 - 12:12 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang says his country wants to settle disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations. Quang made the comments Sunday during a joint appearance with...
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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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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2017 - 3:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is "still under consideration." Tillerson says the two sides never agreed to hold...
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Children wave U.S. and Chinese flags as President Donald Trump arrives at Beijing Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 08, 2017 - 2:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) are having tea at the start of the U.S. president's visit to China. The Forbidden City, an ancient imperial complex in the heart...
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President Donald Trump, center, and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Song Kyung-seok/Pool Photo via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 12:30 am
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea (AP) — Reviewing American forces along the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump met with U.S. and South Korean military leaders Tuesday at the start of a two-day visit centered on pressuring the north to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Trump has repeatedly...
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