Weapons of mass destruction

President Donald Trump speaks to media before boarding Air Force One at Elko Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Elko, Nev., after a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 21, 2018 - 8:18 am
ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump says his intention to scrap a landmark arms control agreement Russia follows years of violations by Moscow in developing prohibited weapons, and "we're not going to be the only one to adhere to it." The Kremlin said the pullout "would be a very dangerous...
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October 08, 2018 - 12:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is challenging the U.S. claim that it has fulfilled its obligations under a pivotal nuclear arms deal, an argument that could further fuel tensions between Moscow and Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday it "can't confirm" the latest U.S. State Department data...
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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 7:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says suspected Russian spies accused of trying to hack into the world's chemical weapons watchdog weren't doing anything illegal. Lavrov on Monday was the first senior Russian official to address last week's accusations by Dutch officials that...
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October 07, 2018 - 3:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un to seek elusive progress in efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. Pompeo tweeted on his arrival in Seoul that he had met with Kim and that they "...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono before a meeting in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 11:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — America's top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on the eve of the American's...
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In this Oct. 2, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the State Department in Washington. As Pompeo heads off for his fourth trip to North Korea, he faces mounting pressure to produce tangible progress on convincing the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons and delivery systems as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo departed Washington on Friday for whistle-stop tour of East Asia that will take him to Japan, North Korea and then South Korea. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 05, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea on Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at persuading the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo departed Washington for a...
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This 2013 photo provided by the Boyce Thompson Institute shows corn leaf aphids used in a study to modify crop plants through engineered viruses. In an opinion paper published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for the peace-time purpose of its Insect Allies project to avoid being perceived as hostile to other countries. Other experts expressed ethical and security concerns with the research, which seeks to transmit protective traits to crops already growing in the field. (Meena Haribal/Boyce Thompson Institute via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the...
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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 11:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and other Western nations leveled a torrent of new allegations against Moscow's secretive GRU military spy agency on Thursday, accusing its agents of hacking anti-doping agencies, plane crash investigations and a chemical weapons probe as well as launching...
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Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, left, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, attend a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 11:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The World Anti-Doping Agency has welcomed a U.S. indictment of Russians accused of hacking sports organizations and releasing athletes' medical records. WADA says the alleged hackers "sought...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says the United States appears to be running a clandestine biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia, allegedly flouting international rules and posing a direct security threat to Russia. The exceptional accusations made Thursday came the same day...
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