Weapons of mass destruction

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
October 18, 2018 - 9:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. Putin said Thursday Russia's military doctrine doesn't envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He noted that Russia would only launch a nuclear strike if its early...
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This undated handout image issued by Bellingcat shows photos of Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, the man the investigative website have alleged was who travelled to Salisbury under the alias Alexander Petrov, over the years. The investigative group Bellingcat is reporting that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence. Bellingcat said on its website Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a trained doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU. (Bellingcat via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is a medical doctor in Russian military intelligence who was honored as a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014, a group of British investigators said Tuesday. British police say two...
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October 08, 2018 - 1:39 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 - 8:02 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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea soon amid a...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon/Pool)
October 07, 2018 - 8:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. But there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, in South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, after his North Korea trip. 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. ( Jung Yeon-je, Pool Photo via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 7:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. There was no immediate indication, though, if Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-...
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October 07, 2018 - 4:32 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 - 12:12 pm
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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to a meeting at Abe's office in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Pompeo has arrived in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 9:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Saturday that the Trump administration's effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons would be fully coordinated with allies Japan and South Korea, as he prepared to travel to Pyongyang under pressure to produce tangible progress...
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