U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2020

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap news agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for a massive increase. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the ...

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum appoints first female director

National Apr 1, 2020

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum appoints first female director

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, founded in April 1996, said Wednesday it has appointed its first female director. Keiko Shinozaki, 52, previously managed the Nagasaki Municipal Government's division responsible for supporting atomic bomb survivors. "I would like to take responsibility to tell the world about what ...

U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

World / Politics Mar 31, 2020

U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

The Trump administration on Monday renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the waiver extensions but couched ...

Pentagon successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

World Mar 21, 2020

Pentagon successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

The United States announced Friday it had successfully tested an unarmed prototype of a hypersonic missile, a nuclear-capable weapon that could accelerate the arms race among three superpowers. The Pentagon said a test glide vehicle flew at hypersonic speeds — more than five times the ...

World Mar 9, 2020

U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran still providing nuclear access

Iran continues to provide international inspectors access to its nuclear facilities, even after its announcement it was no longer bound by "any restrictions" of the landmark 2015 deal with world powers designed to prevent the country from producing a nuclear weapon, the head of ...

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

World Mar 4, 2020

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

Iran risks triggering a new crisis if it does not cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog after failing to answer its questions about past nuclear activities at three sites and denying it access to two of them, its chief said on Tuesday. Rafael Grossi, who ...