Weapons administration

FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Konstantin palace in St.Petersburg, Russia. After President Donald Trump’s election victory, the United States and Russia appeared headed toward their smoothest ties in decades. Not anymore. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool, File)
April 07, 2017 - 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Donald Trump's election victory, the United States and Russia appeared headed toward their smoothest ties in decades. Not anymore. The former Cold War adversaries are once again spiraling into confrontation, punctuated by a U.S. attack on a military base controlled...
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A man walks past graffiti reading "ETA , Basque country and Freedom", in Sare, southwestern France, Friday, April 7, 2017. The armed Basque separatist group ETA, inactive for more than five years, is to hand over its arms Saturday, a finishing touch to a 43-year violent campaign that claimed 829 lives, mostly in Spain. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
April 07, 2017 - 10:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will offer nothing in return for the disarmament of the Basque separatist group ETA, a government spokesman said Friday, urging the militants to disband and help authorities clear up unsolved crimes attributed to the organization. "What the government expects is for ETA to...
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, confers with the Committee's ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,left, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the committee's hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 06, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Senate has voted to "go nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and...
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Visitors sit in front of the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries the North might conduct banned nuclear or rocket tests ahead of the first summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week. The letters read "North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 05, 2017 - 11:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile test ended in failure Wednesday when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean in a fiery crash, a senior U.S. defense official said. The launch came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi...
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Visitors sit in front of the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries the North might conduct banned nuclear or rocket tests ahead of the first summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week. The letters read "North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 05, 2017 - 6:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The missile in North Korea's latest launch didn't fly very far, but it may have been the second test of a technology that worries experts. The launch Wednesday into waters off North Korea's east coast came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:19 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of using the North's nuclear program as an excuse to mask its own opposition to banning nuclear weapons. Ri Song Chol, a counsellor at North Korea's U.N. mission, told The Associated Press that the United States drove his...
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March 31, 2017 - 12:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the United States of using the North's nuclear program as an excuse to mask its own opposition to banning nuclear weapons. Ri Song Chol, a counsellor at North Korea's U.N. mission, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the United States drove his...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. Rycroft and other supporting countries were not participating in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons, claiming that it was not the right time to do so in consideration of other countries that are trying to develop the weapons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2017 - 7:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. Rycroft and other supporting countries were not participating in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons, claiming that it was not the right time to do so in consideration of other countries that are trying to develop the weapons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2017 - 6:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons...
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March 26, 2017 - 7:19 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday it has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency said the companies are barred from any agreements with Iranian...
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