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US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

Washington - The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite intense disagreements.

US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

Washington - The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite disagreements.

China says would join nuclear talks if US reduces arsenal

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday that US demands for it to join nuclear disarmament talks with Russia are a ruse to sink the negotiations, but it could take part if Washington lowers its arsenals to China's level.

US has not sought meeting with North Korea: envoy

Seoul - US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill.

Iran says damage at nuclear site 'significant'

Tehran - An accident at a nuclear complex in Iran caused significant damage and could slow the production of centrifuges used to enrich uranium, the country's atomic energy spokesman said.

Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

Tehran - Tehran on Thursday reported an "accident" at Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran, saying there were no casualties or radioactive pollution, and warned foes -- especially Israel -- against hostile actions.

US N.Korea envoy doubts new Trump-Kim summit

Washington - The US pointman on North Korea voiced doubt Monday that President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un would meet again before US elections, although he held out hope for progress in nuclear negotiations.

Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

Tehran - Iran's president warned Wednesday that the UN nuclear watchdog risks losing its independence after it adopted a resolution urging access to two sites alleged to have hosted past nuclear activities.

Opening nuclear talks with Russia, US may also be ending them

Washington - The United States and Russia on Monday open talks on their last major nuclear agreement -- but for some observers, it may simply be the beginning of the end.

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over Tehran nuclear dispute

Paris - Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran warns against UN nuclear watchdog resolution

Vienna - Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access to two disputed sites.

Iran warns against UN nuclear watchdog resolution

Vienna - Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access to two disputed sites.

N. Korea warns US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

Seoul - North Korea rebuked Washington on Thursday for criticising its decision to cut communication links with Seoul, warning it to stay out of inter-Korean affairs if it wanted to ensure a smooth presidential election.

US and Russia to resume nuclear talks, but China casts cloud

Washington - Russia called Tuesday on the United States to make a "positive" proposal as the powers open talks on a major disarmament treaty, warning that US insistence on including China could scuttle efforts.

US and Russia to resume nuclear talks, but China casts cloud

Washington - Russia confirmed Tuesday that it would open talks with the United States this month on extending a major nuclear disarmament treaty but warned that US insistence on including China could scuttle efforts.

UN nuclear watchdog has 'serious concern' at Iran denying inspections

Vienna - Iran has now accumulated enriched uranium at nearly eight times the limit of a 2015 deal and has for months blocked inspections at sites where historic nuclear activity may have occurred, the UN watchdog said Friday.

South Korea says mulling leaflet ban after Kim's sister threat

Seoul - South Korea may ban defectors from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North, officials said Thursday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un's sister threatened to scrap a military agreement with Seoul.

US indicts NKoreans, Chinese over $2.5 bn network to dodge sanctions

Washington - The US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese on Thursday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of dollars through global banks to avoid nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang.The network processed more than $2.

Russia slams 'dangerous' US foreign policy moves

Moscow - Russia said on Thursday the United States was acting in a dngerous and unpredictable way, after Washington withdrew from a key military treaty and moved to ramp up pressure on Iran.

N. Korea discusses new policies for increasing 'nuclear war deterrence': KCNA

Seoul - North Korea discussed new policies for increasing its "nuclear war deterrence" during a military meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Sunday.

US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: report

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Iran blasts 'stupid' US nuclear pullout, warns over arms ban

Tehran - Iran's president said Wednesday the United States made a "stupid mistake" by abandoning a nuclear deal and warned of severe consequences if its allies agree to extend an arms embargo.

Pompeo says US to seek all ways to extend Iran arms embargo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday to use all means available to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran, including working through a nuclear accord that President Donald Trump has trashed.

Pompeo says 'still hopeful' for a North Korea deal

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he remained hopeful for a nuclear agreement with North Korea, despite speculation about leader Kim Jong Un's health and a standstill in talks.

Kim exit wouldn't change US goals: Pompeo

Washington - The United States will keep seeking North Korea's denuclearization no matter who is in charge in Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, amid speculation about leader Kim Jong Un's health.

Pentagon sees Kim Jong Un in 'full control' of NKorean military, nukes pmh/jm

Washington - A top US general said Wednesday that the US military had no indication that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been incapacitated or lost any control of the country's military.

NKorea flouts sanctions through China shipping: UN report

New York - North Korea sharply stepped up trade in coal and oil products last year in defiance of UN sanctions through the apparent help of China's shipping industry, a UN panel said Friday.

Kiev says 'no open fire' in forests of Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday only small isolated fires remain at the scene of a blaze that erupted 10 days ago in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Kiev says huge forest fire 'no threat' to Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Hundreds of firefighters on Monday battled a forest blaze in Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone while officials insisted there was no risk to the ruined reactor and nearby storage facilities for nuclear waste.

Europeans on UN Security Council condemn North Korean tests

New York - The European members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned North Korea's latest missile tests, describing the launches as "provocative actions.
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