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Cleanup work at eastern Idaho nuclear site resumes

Cleanup work has resumed at an eastern Idaho nuclear site months after the rupture of several barrels containing radioactive sludge.


North Korea stresses economy, not nukes, on 70th anniversary

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies …


North Korea said to be dismantling key parts of launch site

North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his …


Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that …


Bolton: U.S. has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program in year

The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser …


Satellite imagery suggests ‘rapid’ upgrades at North Korea nuclear site, monitoring group says

Satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear research site suggests improvements have progressed at a “rapid pace” in recent months, a report from a monitoring group said Wednesday, but the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Trump claim raises eyebrows: North Korea no longer a nuke threat?

America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea …


Wildfire burns through Hanford nuclear complex

A wildfire burned about 4.4 square miles of the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Pompeo: Fate of U.S.-North Korea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Trump tells North Korea, denuclearize and get ‘protections’

The Trump administration said Thursday there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of current U.S.-South Korean military exercises that triggered an angry reaction from North Korea and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Nuclear experts on mission to educate young people

Two experts, including a Gonzaga University alumna who grew up in the Tri-Cities near the Hanford reactor site, are on a mission to educate young people about foreign diplomacy and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

North Korea tells U.S. that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

WSU, national laboratory to join forces on nuclear research

Students at Washington State University will take part in research on nuclear science and technology, power grids and utilizing bioproduct waste in a partnership between WSU and Pacific Northwest National …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.


Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in …


North Korea scoffs at Trump’s ‘nuclear button’ tweet

North Korea’s state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un’s is the “spasm of a lunatic.”


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Russia slams U.S. demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Kim Jong Un says nuclear button to hit U.S. is ‘always on my desk’

Kim Jong Un on Monday repeated claims that he could hit the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, saying that its deterrent is “irreversible” and would prevent President Donald Trump from …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Workers finish cleaning up nuclear burial ground

Workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated radioactive waste sites, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

U.N. agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

State investigates possibly contaminated liquid dumped at Hanford

The Washington State Department of Ecology is investigating a report of potentially contaminated liquid dumped into the ground at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in August.


Odd bedfellows fight Trump move on coal, nuclear

The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insist an unusual coalition of business and environmental …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Iran foreign minister scolds Trump for tweet, rules out nuclear renegotiation

Iran’s top diplomat scolded President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a weekend tweet about a nonexistent Iranian missile launch and essentially ruled out renegotiating or launching follow-up talks to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

The United States called for a vote Monday on a U.N. resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea, a move that could lead to a showdown with …


H-bomb or not, experts say North Korea near its nuclear goal

North Korea’s latest nuclear test was part theater, part propaganda and maybe even part fake. But experts say it was also a major display of something very real: Pyongyang’s mastery …


Haley lays out argument to say Iran not abiding nuclear deal

President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations laid out an argument Tuesday for the U.S. to declare Iran in violation of the nuclear deal, but suggested the Trump administration …


Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

Iran’s atomic chief said Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could quickly be …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

North Korea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-South Korea drills

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing “merciless retaliation” for exercises Pyongyang claims …