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North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings

Washington - Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"?

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

New York - A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from nuclear powers Britain, France and the United States which said it disregards the reality of dealing with international security threats such as...

Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament

Mesetas - The leader of Colombia's leftist FARC rebels formally declared the force's historic disarmament complete on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the end of the UN-supervised process."Today, we are not letting Colombia down.

Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament

Mesetas - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force declared its disarmament complete on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, bringing an end to Latin America's oldest armed guerrilla force."Farewell to war. Farewell to arms, welcome to peace!

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations said.

Colombia's FARC reassures on disarmament deadline

Oslo - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels pledged on Thursday to honour its commitment to completely disarm by June 20 after a UN monitoring mission said it had received fewer weapons than expected.

First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Estanzuela - A group of Colombian FARC rebels on Friday became the first to formally complete a disarmament process under a peace accord designed to end a half-century-old conflict, United Nations monitors said.

First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Estanzuela - A group of Colombian FARC rebels on Friday became the first to formally complete a disarmament process under a peace accord designed to end a half-century-old conflict, United Nations monitors said.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Healing the dark past in ETA-hit Renteria

Ond - Since ETA declared a ceasefire in 2011, Renteria has slowly been recovering from decades of upheaval marked by violent protests, murders and torture brought about by the conflict waged by the Basque separatist group.

ETA weapons 'handed to civil society' in France

Bayonne - The Basque separatist group ETA, which has promised to give up all its remaining arms by Saturday, has handed over the weapons to members of "civil society" in France, one of them told AFP.

Basque separatists ETA says to disarm

Bayonne - The Basque separatist group ETA says it will disarm on Saturday, bringing to an end decades of violence that have claimed hundreds of lives.

ETA disarmament must be unconditional: France

Paris - The Basque separatist group ETA's pledge to fully lay down its arms after decades of violence will not "be subject to any negotiations", French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Saturday.

ETA pledges to fully disarm by April 8

Madrid - The Basque separatist group ETA, which has waged a decades-long campaign for independence, plans to fully lay down its weapons by April 8, the head of the regional Basque government, Inigo Urkullu, said Friday.

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

New York - A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world's nuclear powers.

'Several dead' as army clashes with rebels in DR Congo

Lubumbashi - Several people were killed in clashes between the army and former rebels at a military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

Burkina unrest lingers, putschists accused of seizing troops

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's government on Monday accused an elite presidential guard behind this month's week-long coup of refusing to disarm, of seizing loyalist troops, and of planning yet more trouble.

Russia denies UN-sanctioned Iran general in Moscow 'last week'

Moscow - Russia said Friday that a UN-sanctioned Iranian general was not in Moscow "last week" and said it was surprised at US criticism regarding an alleged visit.

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament

Stockholm - Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend towards disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday.

Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

New York - A month-long conference at the United Nations to decide on an action plan for nuclear disarmament headed into a final stretch on Wednesday with no agreement in sight.

After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament

New York - Nuclear powers join non-nuclear nations on Monday to launch a conference on non-proliferation, buoyed by the Iran deal but alarmed by slow-moving US-Russian disarmament.

Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday

New York - A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implemented.

Honey, there's a nuclear bomb in the yard

Vienna - When a nuclear bomb landed in the Gregg yard in South Carolina in 1958, it left a big crater, killed a few chickens, caused the family minor injuries and wrecked their Chevrolet.

Basque group ETA vows to put arsenal 'out of use'

Madrid - The Basque group ETA announced Saturday it would put its arsenal of weapons "under seal" and "out of operational use", in a move towards a historic disarmament by western Europe's last major violent separatist movement.In a statement published in the B...

Monitors urge Spain to grab chance for peace after ETA meet

Madrid - International monitors pledged Sunday to cooperate with a Spanish tribunal over their meeting with masked militants from the armed Basque separatist group ETA, saying there was a real chance for peace.Three members of the International Verification Com...

Spain press dismisses ETA disarmament 'farce'

Madrid - Spanish newspapers Saturday dismissed moves by Basque separatist group ETA to start handing over weapons as insignificant, with leading conservative dailies branding it a "farce" and demanding the movement disband.International monitors on Friday said ...

Basque group ETA starts decommissioning arms

Bilbao - Basque group ETA has begun giving up its weapons, international monitors said Friday, a step towards a historic disarmament by western Europe's last major violent separatist movement.An expert commission monitoring a ceasefire in ETA's decades-long arm...

Monitors raise ETA disarmament hopes in Spain

Bilbao - Hopes have risen for the disarmament of western Europe's last major violent separatist group, the Basque movement ETA, with an announcement expected on Friday by international experts seeking a settlement.ETA is blamed for the deaths of 829 people in a...
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