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World Apr 15U.S. researchers see more signs North Korea is producing plutonium
WASHINGTON — As North Korea intensifies testing of its ballistic missile technology, a U.S. website said Friday it also sees further signs from satellite imagery that North Korea is looking to produce more plutonium for nuclear weapons.
World Feb 155 things to know about Obama’s summit with Southeast Asian leaders
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited — neighboring power China — will be…
World Jan 28U.S. official says activity detected at North Korean launch site
A U.S. defense official and new commercial satellite imagery suggest that North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket or missile.
Politics Oct 31China faces mounting pressure over strategic claims to South China Sea
Pressure on China over its claims to most of the strategic South China Sea went up a couple of notches this week.
World Oct 16North Korea to top agenda as Obama meets South Korean leader
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed the leader of South Korea to the White House Friday in a show of unity between close allies looking to deter nuclear-armed North Korea while leaving the door open to negotiations.
Nation Oct 13Jailed journalist’s brother on whether U.S. should consider prisoner swap
The brother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in Iran and convicted in secret, described his brother's imprisonment as "cruel and inhumane" Tuesday and called on the U.S. government to take "any appropriate actions" to win his freedom.
World Aug 12U.S. research: North Korea expanding uranium mining
North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research.
Politics Aug 01Kerry: Malaysian efforts to address trafficking must ‘redouble’
Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.
Politics Jul 27U.S. removes Malaysia, Cuba from human trafficking blacklist
WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report.
World Jul 19China’s record under scrutiny as congress weighs nuclear energy deal
China's record on nuclear proliferation is facing congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement that enables American involvement in the Asian nation's fast-growing atomic energy industry…