Weapons of mass destruction

February 17, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's attack on a Kurdish-controlled enclave in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. A White House official says the United States thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against the Kurds. The official says that they are aware of the reports, but...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian government, the senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific told lawmakers Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. said during testimony before...
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South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. At left is North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 5:14 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. And...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows men pulling a survivor from the rubble after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Syrian opposition activists said more than one dozen people killed in new airstrikes. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes launched by Russian and Syrian government forces on a besieged rebel-held region east of Damascus killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, opposition activists said, part of an ongoing aerial campaign that has killed dozens of civilians in the past few days. Around 60...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 6:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation at the...
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February 05, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Monday it has met the nuclear arsenal limits of a key arms control treaty but has some issues regarding U.S. compliance. The Russian Foreign Ministry also has scathingly criticized a U.S. nuclear review, saying it could lower the threshold of using nuclear weapons. The New...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint news conference with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie, not in picture, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Tillerson is on a weeklong trip to Latin America. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
February 04, 2018 - 3:29 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the U.S. is still considering restricting the sale of oil from crisis-torn Venezuela. Tillerson said in Argentina's capital that the U.S. wants "free, fair, and verifiable elections" in Venezuela, and wants to apply...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes. According to the American Presidency Project, that makes Trump's speech one of the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to his supporters during a meeting for his campaign in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Mixing irony with scorn, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described a new list including Russian officials and tycoons under a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and "stupid" move spearheaded by President Donald Trump's political foes, but he said the Kremlin will refrain from...
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