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Trump plans North Korea nuclear summit with Kim Jong-un for February

Trump met with a top Kim deputy at the White House Friday amid evidence that Pyongyang is developing ballistic missiles.

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EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was organized at very short notice and noting that Iran ...

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Hitachi to Cease Work on Nuclear Power Plant in North Wales

The company said it could not come to financial terms for the nearly $20 billion endeavor with the British and Japanese governments.

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Nuclear plant in Anglesey suspended by Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.

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Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since ...

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US to Roll Out New, Space-Based Missile Defense

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats ...

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Hitachi's Wylfa nuclear plant axe reports 'worrying'

Japanese firm Hitachi confirms pausing plans for a new nuclear plant in Wales is a potential option.

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E.U. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Over Assassination Plots

The decision underscored the difficult balancing act facing the European Union as it tries to counter suspected Iranian misbehavior and preserve the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Iran, Islamic State on Agenda as Pompeo Visits Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is focusing on Iran and Islamic State as he makes a week-long visit to the Middle East. Pompeo said ahead of his first stop Tuesday in Jordan that he wants to "send a clear message" that the United States is committed to the region, defeating Islamic State and countering what he called "Iran's destabilizing ...

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Carter Administration Defense Secretary Harold Brown Dies at 91

Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the ...

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US Warns Iran Against Space Launches     

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned Iran against launching satellites into space, noting that the same technology could be used to ...

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New Year 2019: US military apologises for bomb tweet

Strategic Command, which oversees US nuclear weapons, tweeted that it was "ready to drop something".

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North Korea Says it Will Change Tactics if US Continues with Sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is warning that the current goodwill with the United States could end if Washington continues to impose sanctions to force his regime to denuclearize. In his annual New Year's Day address, Kim said it was his "firm will" that North Korea will no longer produce or test nuclear weapons, nor would it "use or spread" ...

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N. Korea's Kim Says Ready for More Talks With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year's speech, Kim said he's ready to meet with Trump at any time to produce an outcome ...

Russia's 'invulnerable' nuclear missile ready to deploy, Putin says

Russia's new hypersonic missile system, which President Vladimir Putin claims is "invulnerable" to US defenses, will enter service in 2019, the Russian leader said after a test of the missile Wednesday.

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US to Boost Weapons Research in Response to Russia

The United States will step up research in hypersonic offense and defense weapons, in response to a Russian test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic ...

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US Judge Orders North Korea to Pay $500M in Student’s Death

A federal judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an ...

North Korea says it will not denuclearize until the US eliminates 'nuclear threat'

North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear weapons until the US eliminates its own "nuclear threat," according to a commentary published by state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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US Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition Quits Over Trump’s Syria Move

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a U.S. official said, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures. Only 11 days ago, ...

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UN Security Council Unanimously Backs Yemen Cease-Fire Deal

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously endorsed a deal for a cease-fire around the vital Yemeni port city of Hodeida. The agreement was reached last week during U.N.-led intra-Yemeni talks outside the Swedish capital. "The resolution endorses all the agreements reached by the parties at Stockholm," said British Ambassador Karen Pierce, whose ...

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Trump's Summit Plan Sends Mixed Signals on Talks With North Korea

In announcing his interest in holding another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be going against ...

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Differences With Trump's Views Prompted Mattis Departure

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Thursday announced he was quitting, personally handing his letter of resignation to U.S. President Donald Trump ...

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