Mar 24

Japan to turn over large nuclear stockpile to the U.S.

Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that their defense budget will increase by 12.2 percent, nearly 808 billion yuan, for the 2014 fiscal year. In U.S. dollars, China will be boosting its defense budget from $117 billion to approximately $132 billion,…

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