Weapons administration

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Lavrov said he expected the OPCW ( Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ) to conduct an extensive probe into the suspected nerve gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, which could produce a report within about three weeks, the British delegation to the commission said Thursday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 14, 2017 - 4:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow believes that an international probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria should include experts from Brazil, India, Iran and other nations. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov insisted...
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Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, listens to a translator during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a "vicious cycle." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 13, 2017 - 11:37 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press on Friday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a "vicious cycle," and that Pyongyang won't "keep its arms crossed" in the face of a pre-emptive strike by US. In an exclusive interview with...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the U.S. president urging China to play a more active role. Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means. He said China would maintain "communication and coordination" with Washington over it. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night, April 11, 2017, Washington time. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2017 - 5:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday that Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict. Xi's comments came after Trump tweeted that...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors conduct flight operations on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck in April 8, 2017. The Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness. If the North proceeds with a ballistic missile or nuclear test and the U.S. does nothing in response, America’s deterrence will appear diminished. The USS Carl Vinson is steaming to waters off the Korean Peninsula as anticipation mounts that Kim Jong Un will stage another weapons test around the anniversary of the nation’s founder on Saturday.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness. If the North proceeds with a ballistic missile or nuclear test and the U...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors conduct flight operations on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck in April 8, 2017. The Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness. If the North proceeds with a ballistic missile or nuclear test and the U.S. does nothing in response, America’s deterrence will appear diminished. The USS Carl Vinson is steaming to waters off the Korean Peninsula as anticipation mounts that Kim Jong Un will stage another weapons test around the anniversary of the nation’s founder on Saturday.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has upped the stakes in the slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, deploying an aircraft carrier to the region this week. But If the North proceeds with a ballistic missile or nuclear test and the U.S. does nothing in response, America's deterrence...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the U.S. president urging China to play a more active role. Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means. He said China would maintain "communication and coordination" with Washington over it. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night, April 11, 2017, Washington time. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2017 - 2:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday that Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution. Xi's comments come after the U.S. president tweeted that China should do...
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Iranian presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi speaks at Houri mosque in southern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 10, 2017. Raisi, a hard-line cleric and close ally of Iran's supreme leader, has announced he will run in the May presidential election. Iranian hardliners had hope Raisi would challenge incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, who is eligible to run for a second term. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — About 126 prospective candidates submitted their names on the first day of candidate registration for Iran's May 19 presidential elections, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. There are six women and seven clerics among the 126 registered people, with ages ranging from 18 to 79...
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French Mayor of Bayonne Jean-Rene Etchegaray, fourth left, delivers his speech ahead of the announcement by Ram Manikkalingam, third left, president of the Verification Commission for disarmament of ETA, the Basque separatist group, that ETA handed over its arms in Bayonne, southwestern France, Saturday, April 8, 2017. The Basque separatist group ETA, inactive for more than five years, handed over its arms Saturday, putting a finishing touch to a 43-year violent campaign that claimed the lives of over 800 people mostly in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
April 08, 2017 - 9:17 am
PARIS (AP) — The Basque separatist group ETA has formally given French authorities a list of eight locations of its caches of weapons, ammunition and explosives in a crucial move toward disarmament. The Spanish government called on the rebels to "ask forgiveness from its victims, and disappear."...
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French Mayor of Bayonne Jean-Rene Etchegaray, fourth left, delivers his speech ahead of the announcement by Ram Manikkalingam, third left, president of the Verification Commission for disarmament of ETA, the Basque separatist group, that ETA handed over its arms in Bayonne, southwestern France, Saturday, April 8, 2017. The Basque separatist group ETA, inactive for more than five years, handed over its arms Saturday, putting a finishing touch to a 43-year violent campaign that claimed the lives of over 800 people mostly in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
April 08, 2017 - 6:19 am
PARIS (AP) — The Basque separatist group ETA has formally given French authorities a list of eight locations of its weapons, ammunition and explosives in a crucial move toward disarmament. French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said a police operation was underway Saturday to find and search the...
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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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