Weapons of mass destruction

Stephen Parlato wears a gas mask next to his sign warning about the dangers of plutonium at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, the first day the refuge was open to the public. The refuge is on the outskirts of a former U.S. government factory that manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
September 15, 2018 - 3:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium. With no fanfare, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened the gates...
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FILE In this file grab taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov walk on Fisherton Road, Salisbury, England on March 4, 2018. President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 that Russia has identified the two men that Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, and that there is "nothing criminal" about them. (Metropolitan Police via AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 6:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Russian television on Thursday, saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov made their first public appearance in an...
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September 11, 2018 - 2:39 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 21:40 Iran's U.N. ambassador is warning the U.S., Britain and France against using force against Syria "under the pretext" of its alleged use of chemical weapons. Gholamali Khoshroo told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that...
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U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun, second from right, holds a talk with South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, second from left, during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Tuesday urged both North Korea and the United States to "make bold decisions" to break a deepening diplomatic impasse over the North's nuclear ambitions, saying he'll continue to act as mediator. President Moon Jae-in's comments come days before...
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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students have rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary. The elaborate celebrations marking the Sept. 9 anniversary focused on leader Kim Jong Un's economic strategies and...
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This photo released Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018 by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Agency, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by airstrikes, in al-Sahan village, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Arabic reads, "Air raid by the Russian occupation plane targets al-Sahan village." Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province. (Ibaa News Agency, via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province. Washington has threatened military action in case...
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South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula amid a growing standoff with the United States, his state-controlled media reported Thursday after a South Korean delegation met him to set up an inter-Korean summit. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 06, 2018 - 2:37 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to ending their nations' hostile relations, but he's frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his "goodwill measures" to be met in kind, South Korean...
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Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, walks to board an aircraft as he and others in a delegation leave for Pyongyang, North Korea, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The high-level South Korean delegation left for North Korea to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 2:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on an upcoming inter-Korean summit (all times local): 2:40 p.m. South Korea says it has forwarded a message from President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and he gave Seoul officials a message to deliver to Trump this week. South Korean...
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August 28, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ready for talks with North Korea when it's clear it will follow through on its commitment to denuclearize, the State Department said Tuesday after a planned visit to Pyongyang by top diplomat Mike Pompeo was shelved. On Friday, President Donald Trump directed...
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FIE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, members of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) demonstrate the PAC-3 surface to air interceptors at the U.S. Yokota Air Base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo. Japan’s annual defense review says North Korea poses a serious threat to Japan since it hasn’t taken concrete steps to scrap its nuclear program after making a denuclearization pledge at a summit with the U.S. in June. The defense paper approved Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by the Cabinet said Japan must add costly missile defense systems to be fully prepared while watching if North Korea keeps its promise. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
August 28, 2018 - 5:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan needs to bolster its missile defenses and its alliance with the United States, its government stressed Tuesday in an annual defense review that judged North Korea to still be a serious threat that has not taken concrete steps to denuclearize. The defense paper, approved Tuesday...
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