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Ukraine crisis could have implications for Nonproliferation Treaty: Ban

World Mar 25, 2014

Ukraine crisis could have implications for Nonproliferation Treaty: Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned international leaders Monday that the Ukraine crisis could have profound implications for the integrity of a global treaty designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Ukraine gave up its Soviet-era nuclear arsenal under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, which it ...

National Mar 24, 2014

Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium to U.S.

Japan will return to the United States more than 700 pounds (315 kg) of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. American and Japanese officials announced the deal ...

National Mar 17, 2014

Nonnuclear states to call on China to join U.S.-Russia arms talks

A draft joint statement for a foreign ministerial meeting in Hiroshima next month involving Japan and other nonnuclear weapons states will call for countries including China to participate in the nuclear arms reduction talks between the U.S. and Russia, a government source said Sunday. The ...

U.N. details how North sidestepping sanctions

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 13, 2014

U.N. details how North sidestepping sanctions

North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent United Nations sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report issued Tuesday said. The report claimed that North Korea is also using more complicated financial countermeasures ...

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

World Feb 20, 2014

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions. In a ...

National / Politics Feb 14, 2014

U.S. may get official nod to bring in nukes in emergency

Japan may officially allow the United States to bring nuclear weapons into the country if an emergency threatens national safety, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida hinted Friday. Speaking to a Diet committee, Kishida outlined certain exceptions to Japan's long-held principles of not possessing, producing or allowing ...

Seeking nuclear cures, U.S. Air Force retraces old path

World Feb 13, 2014

Seeking nuclear cures, U.S. Air Force retraces old path

In launching a new search for cures to what ails its nuclear missile corps, the U.S. Air Force is considering proposals it tried five years ago, according to internal emails and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Many of the proposals fell short when they ...

North Korea again rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy

Asia Pacific Feb 10, 2014

North Korea again rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy

North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation to a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday. The cancellation comes only days after detained American missionary Kenneth Bae told a pro-Pyongyang ...