Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be operating

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of ...

Sep 5, 2014

World powers, Iran to meet in N.Y. in September

Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on Sept. 18, EU and U.S. officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal by a November deadline. The talks will involve the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France ...

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 6, 2014

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marked the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing Wednesday, as survivors of the attack and others gathered at the city’s Peace Memorial Park early in the morning to pay their respects and to attend an annual ceremony commemorating the event. At the ...

Aug 6, 2014

Full text of Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2014

Following is the full text of the Peace Declaration issued Wednesday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima: Summer, 69 years later. The burning sun takes us back to “that day.” August ...

Aug 6, 2014

Obama to reduce role of nuclear arms in security policy: U.S. official

President Barack Obama remains committed to creating a world without nuclear weapons and his administration will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in security policy, according to a U.S. government official. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, pressed Obama’s ...

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Jul 30, 2014

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing step, bringing the ...

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Jul 29, 2014

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, during a ...