Weapons of mass destruction

In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea says North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons. Unification Minister Cho told parliament the estimates on the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60.(Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 1:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament Monday the...
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In this on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 photo, military guard posts of North Korea, right top, and South Korea, left bottom, are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea. Seoul on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal between the rivals. (Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 12:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops entered the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday to remove mines under tension-reducing agreements reached last month. Seoul says North Korea is expected to begin its own demining as well. The development comes amid renewed international...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 6:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an "obscene charge," the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enters a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 27, 2018 - 7:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Iran's foreign minister is deriding as an "arts and crafts show" Israel's visual-aid-enhanced accusation that his country is keeping a secret atomic warehouse. State-run media report that Mohammad...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 27, 2018 - 7:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a "secret atomic warehouse" just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons. Hours later, Iran dismissed the allegation...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2018 - 10:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became...
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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In participate in a signing ceremony for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that the current round of diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have...
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FILE - This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington on Feb. 26, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending in the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9, 2016. Kim Jong Un is "Little Rocket Man" no more. In the year since Donald Trump's searing, debut UN speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. But as the U.S. president readies his second address to the world body, likely in Kim's absence, he'll have to address the elephant in the room _ North Korea's continuing reluctance to disarm. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wong Maye-E, File)
September 22, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery...
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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses the United Nations Security Council, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 20, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Nikki Haley, the...
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