Sep 9, 2016

Key dates in North Korean history and weapons development

North Korea carried out its fifth and most powerful nuclear test on Friday, sparking condemnation from regional leaders. Here are some key dates in North Korean history and in its development of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons: 1945: Japan’s colonial rule over Korea ends ...

Lawmaker Inoki in North Korea amid spike in tensions

Sep 8, 2016

Lawmaker Inoki in North Korea amid spike in tensions

Japanese wrestler-turned-parliamentarian Antonio Inoki arrived Thursday in North Korea, with a plan to meet with senior officials at a time of escalating tensions. The visit by Inoki, an independent lawmaker, comes as North Korea conducted what appears to be another nuclear test, prompting criticism ...

Sep 7, 2016

U.S. payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash

The Obama administration acknowledged late Tuesday that its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a ...

Sep 6, 2016

Japanese, Chinese communists clash over nuclear ban

Japanese and Chinese communists fought fiercely over whether to include a ban on nuclear weapons in a joint statement issued at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in Malaysia last week. During the three-day meeting through Saturday, the Japanese Communist Party insisted on ...