Weapons of mass destruction

In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially reduced.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 21, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo didn't elaborate, but his comment seemed to leave open...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, a U.S. soldier salutes during a repatriation ceremony for the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea, at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else, an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, the lead scientist working on the identifications said Wednesday. John Byrd, director of the Defense...
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February 19, 2019 - 4:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. Thae Yong Ho, who defected...
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Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz speaks at the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 17, 2019 - 9:13 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Qatar's foreign minister is cautioning that the Islamic State group will continue to be a threat even after its last pocket of resistance in Syria is shut down. IS once controlled territory in large parts of...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 17, 2019 - 8:33 am
MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, during a bilateral meeting at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's ashamed that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence didn't mention climate change at an international security conference and is vowing...
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Front from left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 13, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies. Amid uncertainty over its...
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Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, left, gives flowers to Karen Pence, right, wife of United States Vice President Mike Pence, center, after they arrived at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 13, 2019 - 7:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. Initially it was billed by President Donald Trump's administration as an Iran-focused meeting, but...
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In this Feb. 9, 2019, photo, a man watches a TV screen showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A top U.S. commander says he’s seen little to no change in North Korea’s military readiness or a slowdown in its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks last year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 12, 2019 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. commander said Tuesday that he has not seen any effort by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks last year. Army Gen. Robert Abrams testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee ahead...
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NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 12, 2019 - 8:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Tuesday that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with Intermediate-Range...
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