Apr 1, 2017

U.S. defense chief says North Korea has 'got to be stopped'

North Korea must be stopped on its path toward being able to threaten the United States with nuclear attack, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday in a stark expression of America’s top national security concern at the moment. He emphasized diplomatic means of ...

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Mar 28, 2017

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons began Monday at the U.N. headquarters without Japan, as the world’s only atomic-bombed country said it would abstain from the talks alongside the five major nuclear powers. The decision triggered criticism and disappointment from survivors of the ...