Nuclear disarmament

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, smile after their joint press conference of Japan-EU summit at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool)
July 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse, Trump spent Monday cozying up to EU adversary Vladimir Putin in an extraordinary chummy summit with the...
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 17, 2018 - 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump seems of two minds about nuclear weapons. He has mused about their elimination. But he also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." How these seemingly competing instincts will play out in his Helsinki talks with Putin on July 16, 2018, could profoundly affect the direction of U.S. defense policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech entitled "ROK and ASEAN: Partners for Achieving Peace and Co-prosperity in East Asia" during the 42nd Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
July 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. Moon said at a forum in Singapore that Trump and Kim would "face the stern judgment of the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Winfield House, residence of the U.S. Ambassador, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the flight to nearby Blenheim Palace, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in London. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
July 12, 2018 - 8:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday pressed European nations to get tough on Iran by cutting off all funding the country may use to foment instability in the Middle East and beyond. Pompeo was meeting with European officials in Brussels following a summit of NATO leaders...
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European Council President Donald Tusk addresses the media after the signature of the second EU NATO Joint Declaration, in Brussels on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Joint Declaration between NATO and the European Union commits the partners on cooperation and security. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
July 10, 2018 - 10:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior European Union official lashed out Tuesday at President Donald Trump, lambasting the U.S. leader's constant criticism of European allies and urging him to remember who his friends are when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. On the eve of a NATO summit...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:47 am
VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from Iran and five world powers are meeting in Vienna to discuss how to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran following the withdrawal of the United States. The meeting Friday between Iran, Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China will consider proposals for salvaging the...
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President Donald Trump looks at members of the audience during his remarks at a Salute to Service charity dinner in conjunction with the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute Tuesday on the eve of Independence Day. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)
July 04, 2018 - 6:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister said Wednesday a letter from President Donald Trump accusing NATO allies of not spending enough on defense focused too much on figures but not on what countries have done. Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Trump demonstrated "a unilateral focus on...
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In this undated photo provided on July 2, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits Sinuiju Chemical Fibre Mill in Sinuiju, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts are warning that the Trump administration's plan to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles in just a year is both unrealistic and risky. The rapid timeline proposed by national security adviser John Bolton contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies...
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