Here’s the reason President Trump called off Iranian strikes

Politics 06/21/19, 09:25

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to be launched after being told 150 people could die. Trump's tweeted statement was the latest indication that he ...

EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 11:06

Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium, semi-official news agencies reported Monday, just days after saying it would resume higher levels of enrichment if world powers do not repair the nuclear accord following the U.S. withdrawal from it last year. The semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies say the increased ...

Ex-Sen. Lugar hailed as peacemaker ahead of Indiana funeral

U.S. 05/14/19, 16:16

Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was hailed for being a peacemaker as a two-day tribute began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.A couple hundred people gathered with Lugar's wife, Charlene, and other family members for the Statehouse ceremony after which he ...

Update: Lugar recalled as peacemaker as services start

U.S. 05/14/19, 14:03

The Latest on memorial services for former Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local):1 p.m.A couple hundred people stood as a military honor guard carried former Sen. Richard Lugar's flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for the start of a two-day tribute.A military honor guard escorts the casket of Sen. ...

China ‘has no interest’ in joining US-Russia nuclear deal

World 05/13/19, 09:34

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia's Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to do ...

Europeans struggle to preserve Iran nuclear accord

Europe 05/08/19, 14:09

The world powers struggling to preserve a nuclear deal with Iran are facing an increasingly uphill battle, with a new deadline from Tehran on finding a solution to make up for last year's unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the accord and the increasing economic hardship that has put on the Islamic ...

Trump, Putin discuss nuclear weapons, Mueller report

Politics 05/03/19, 11:40

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The President tweeted: "Had a long and very ...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Politics 04/28/19, 11:09

The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang, John Bolton told "Fox News ...

Update: EU regrets US decision on Iran sanctions

Europe 04/23/19, 08:12

The Latest on the U.S. move to end Iran sanction exemptions (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The European Union is criticizing the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil and warns that the move could damage an international effort to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. Secretary of State Mike ...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Politics 04/14/19, 06:49

It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current ...

Update: Trump wants North Korea sanctions to remain

Asia & Pacific 04/11/19, 12:06

The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to see sanctions against North Korea continue for now. President Donald Trump walks with South Korean President Moon Jae-In to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, ...

Trump, South Korea’s leader mull next step in nuclear talks

Politics 04/11/19, 11:20

President Donald Trump's meeting Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. It is Moon's first meeting with Trump since his unsuccessful summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. ...

US approves deal to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia

Tech 03/28/19, 15:01

The Trump administration has approved six applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday. Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has approved 37 nuclear applications since January 2017, including nine in the Middle ...

US: North Korean nuke work ‘inconsistent’ with disarmament

Politics 03/27/19, 11:12

North Korea's work on nuclear weapons and missiles is "inconsistent" with its stated intent to move toward nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula, the commander of American and allied forces in South Korea said Wednesday. Army Gen. Robert Abrams, in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, also said he has ...

US targets Chinese firms for alleged N.Korea sanctions dodge

Politics 03/21/19, 19:48

The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. "The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea's illicit shipping ...

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Europe 03/15/19, 05:10

A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States.Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations.The U.S. gave notice of its intention to withdraw from ...

US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Politics 03/11/19, 15:32

The Trump administration will insist North Korea follow through on its commitment to completely eliminate its nuclear weapons before the U.S. agrees to the lifting of international sanctions, the State Department's special envoy for North Korea said Monday. In his first public comments since President Donald Trump met with North Korean ...

Trump still hopes for North Korea deal after ominous report

Politics 03/06/19, 18:15

Satellite photos showing new activity at a North Korean rocket launch site raised fresh doubts Wednesday that Kim Jong Un will ever give up his drive for nuclear weapons, yet talks continue and President Donald Trump said he was still hoping for the agreement that eluded the leaders at last ...

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