Weapons manufacturing

FILE - In this March 20, 1995, file photo, subway passengers affected by sarin nerve gas in the central Tokyo subway trains are carried into St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (AP Photo/Chiaki Tsukumo, File)
July 06, 2018 - 2:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — The execution of Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves unanswered questions about Aum Shinrikyo, the group behind the 1995 sarin-gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people and sickened 6,000. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga confirmed that Asahara was...
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In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate America distancing itself from gunmakers and gun dealers, discontinuing discounts or refusing business. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
June 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account...
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A Russian military officer displays a chemical lab during a briefing by Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries in Kubinka Patriot park outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Russian officials said the lab was used by the rebels to produce mustard gas and contained equipment made in Western Europe. Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia’s foreign and defense ministries also charged that the international chemical weapons watchdog has failed to objectively investigate the alleged chemical attacks and is subject to political control. (AP Photo)
June 22, 2018 - 7:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia's foreign and defense ministries also charged the international chemical weapons watchdog with failing to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at a trade show in Las Vegas. A new study by the Small Arms Survey released Monday, June 18, 2018, of small arms estimates there are over 1 billion legal and illicit firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 18, 2018 - 9:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:30 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia since July 2017 contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new...
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres presents his disarmament agenda at a public lecture at the University of Geneva, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 2:28 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. chief said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Antonio Guterres told an audience at the University of Geneva that he was urging the parties to keep working "to find a...
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May 18, 2018 - 11:05 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6 p.m. A Syria war monitor says 11 people have been killed and dozens wounded and missing in blasts from explosions at a weapons warehouse inside an air base in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the deaths...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 14, 2018 file photo, a Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria. France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
May 18, 2018 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. The Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry announced Friday a freeze on assets of three individuals and nine companies involved in research or purchasing for the...
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In this May 11, 2018 photo released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force Indigenous Defense Force (IDF) fighter aircraft, right, flies near a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) TU-154 aircraft that reportedly flew over the Luzon Strait south of Taiwan during an exercise. Taiwan is seeking to build-up its domestic defense industry in the face of China's threats and the reluctance of foreign arms suppliers to provide it with planes, ships, submarines and other hardware to defend its 23 million people. (Ministry of National Defense via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 6:35 am
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Standing on his company's sprawling campus in central Taiwan, Lin Nan-juh says he's able to make any plane his island's government calls for. "We can do whatever's asked," says Lin, president of Aerospace Industrial Development Corp., or AIDC, a leader in the defense...
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May 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 9 about the future of plutonium core production at a nuclear weapons plant in New Mexico, The Associated Press reported that the Savanna River Site in South Carolina, which produced components for the nation's nuclear weapons caches, has been shuttered since...
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