Stories tagged: nuclear
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
America’s top military official reiterated Friday his country’s pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump’s top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief’s warnings …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
White House adviser Steve Bannon isn’t alone in pondering America’s possibly generation-defining question about China’s emerging superpower status – but his call for an “economic war” puts him far outside …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Iran’s foreign minister has accused President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
An underwater robot captured images of lava-like lumps Thursday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Iran’s president said Wednesday that it will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Six months ago, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong Un, announced in clear terms his nation’s resolve to develop a ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. It …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran has taken its heavy water producing plant offline for maintenance, a move that keeps it from violating a landmark nuclear agreement by keeping …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The Department of Energy is dropping plans for a test meant to see if some Hanford nuclear waste could be disposed of in a deep borehole.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Tuesday’s collapse of an earthen tunnel at Hanford highlights long-standing concerns about the ways in which nuclear waste is stored.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
A hole that was discovered this week on top of a nuclear waste storage tunnel has been plugged with dirt, ending an emergency situation at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, U.S. …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and it has extended the sanctions relief given to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
North Korea’s nuclear test site appears “primed and ready” to conduct a trial, according to a U.S. research institute that monitors the country.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
North Korea’s parliament convened on Tuesday, with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, taking the center seat.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
North Korea must be stopped on its path toward being able to threaten the United States with nuclear attack, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday in a stark expression …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called “the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers,” are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward “nuclear disaster.”
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Legislation that could allow ill Hanford workers to more easily get worker compensation claims approved has been passed by the state House.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
The head of the U.N. agency monitoring the Iran nuclear deal says he emphasized the benefits of the pact in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
The European Union has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector.