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    ROME — Pope Francis remembered the people of Haiti in prayer Sunday, urging that all “lay down weapons” following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. “In recent days my prayer has often been aimed at Haiti, following the assassination of its President and the wounding of his wife,” the pontiff said after his weekly...
    US President Joe Biden has proposed to Russia to extend for five years the last disarmament treaty in force between the two nuclear powers, the New Start, which expires on February 5, reported this Thursday the White House press spokeswoman, Jen Psaki. “I can confirm that the United States will seek a five-year extension,” Psaki...
    Justoutside of Bagram Air Base's perimeter fence, Afghan children play in an area designated by the U.S. Army as an antipersonnel landmine zone. Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At Defense News, Arms Control Association senior fellow Jeff Abramson writes—Biden should embrace the humanitarian disarmament agenda: In his first speech upon...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact nears the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force, which supporters say could happen this week. The U.S. letter to...
    GENEVA - Efforts to rein in a potential nuclear arms race and the weaponization of outer space will be high on the United States agenda at an upcoming United Nations disarmament meeting.  A hybrid meeting of the U.N. General Assembly First Committee, which deals with disarmament issues, will be held as part of the...
    By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - The death toll in South Sudan's Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government official said on Friday, and the U.N. has deployed forces to maintain calm in the region. Heavy clashes erupted over a two-day period between armed...
    TOKYO – Terumi Tanaka was 13 when a US warplane dropped a plutonium bomb on the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, on Aug. 9, 1945. Sitting at home with a book that morning, Tanaka knew instantly when his surroundings turned a blinding bright white that the massive boom was not one of the air raids...
    By Akiko Okamoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Terumi Tanaka was 13 when a U.S. warplane dropped a plutonium bomb on the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, on Aug. 9, 1945. Sitting at home with a book that morning, Tanaka knew instantly when his surroundings turned a blinding bright white that the massive boom was not one...
    South Korea and the United States on Thursday urged North Korea to implement past disarmament promises. The allies said they will continue to press through a diplomatic channel to achieve total denuclearization of the North. The joint statement by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and US Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper was issued a...
    The bilateral New Start treaty, concluded in 2010 and which expires on February 5, 2021, will be discussed from Monday, June 22 by the United States and Russia. The terms of the New Start treaty Arms control negotiations nuclear will resume this Monday, June 22, in Vienna (Austria) between the two military superpowers. Talks were...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it’s “concerned” about France’s testing of a new ballistic missile and that it is inconsistent with the country’s international commitments, state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said the French navy’s recent test firing of a new generation M51 intercontinental ballistic missile capable of...
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