Nuclear disarmament

May 03, 2019 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday renewed five of seven sanctions waivers that allow Russia and European nations to conduct civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran, even as the U.S. steps up the pressure on Tehran, a senior U.S. official said. The waivers, which were due to expire...
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FILE - In a March 23, 2016 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with reporters before going to Carter Hall for the "Civility in American Politics" program with former Rep. Lee Hamilton at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. ¶ Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia. He was 87. (Daniel R. Patmore/Evansville Courier & Press via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 3:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2019 - 5:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House, President Donald Trump said Friday he is pulling the U.S. back from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is "badly misguided." Trump made the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 24, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, arrives with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 19, 2019 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during the Hudson Institute's 2018 Award Gala in New York. St. Martin’s Press announced Wednesday, April 10, 2019, that Haley's book, currently untitled, will come out this fall. According to the publisher, Haley will write about serving as the country's ambassador to the United Nations in 2017-2018 and her six years before that as governor. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley, the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday that Haley's book, currently untitled, will come out this fall. According to the publisher, the 47-year-old Haley will write about her experiences as ambassador...
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FILE - In this Feb, 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a "foreign terrorist organization." It's an unprecedented move that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Mideast and elsewhere. U.S. officials say an announcement is expected Monday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 08, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in...
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File - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 file photo, Israel Electric Corporation employee works next to election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, left, alongside the Blue and White party leaders, from left to right, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, in Tel Aviv. The long-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on April 9, but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief Gantz who has positioned himself as the country's savior. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
April 07, 2019 - 5:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's election campaign has been a three-month roller coaster of mudslinging, scandals and more scandals. But when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, one name will be predominantly on their minds: Benjamin Netanyahu. At its core, the vote boils down to a referendum on...
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President Donald Trump speaks at an annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 06, 2019 - 10:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could "leave Israel out there," as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish...
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President Donald Trump listens as acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks during an expanded bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he's still hounding them to pay even more, saying the United States still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The...
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