Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

Jul 23, 2015

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran’s once-secret enrichment site at Fordo, a fortified bunker buried deep in a mountainside — potentially impervious to U.S. or Israeli airstrikes. The United States wanted the facility shuttered, but ...

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

Jul 22, 2015

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

North Korea is preparing to launch a new, long-range rocket, possibly in October, having completed an upgrade at its main satellite launch base, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday. Any such launch would almost certainly be viewed by the international community as a ...

Jul 21, 2015

U.N. Security Council backs Iran nuclear deal; Tehran hardliners object

The U.N. Security Council on Monday backed Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers but the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard attacked the resolution, underlining powerful opposition to the deal. U.S. President Barack Obama, who also faces domestic political opposition to the agreement, hailed the United ...

Jul 20, 2015

Obama sends Iran deal to wary Congress; Netanyahu urges rejection

President Barack Obama’s administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an “Iranian terror machine.” In a first concrete sign of European determination ...

Jul 19, 2015

A-bomb exhibition opens at Hiroshima art museum

An exhibition opened at an art museum in Hiroshima on Saturday tracing the path the city has followed in the past 70 years following the atomic bombing in 1945. Works on display at the exhibition titled “Life=Work” at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Jul 18, 2015

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Iranian opposition to the “arrogant” United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday, adding that Tehran remains sharply at odds with U.S. policy in the Middle East. In an address marking the end ...