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Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

The Nuclear Danger Posed by Trump Has Only Grown

Before the 2016 election, author Eric Schlosser said the notion of Donald Trump “with the launch codes, capable of devastating cities and countries, is extraordinary. It’s like the plot out of a science-fiction film.” Now that film has become reality and the opening scenes are already scary.

March 16, 2017
Trump, Arms Race, Nuclear

Trump On Nuclear Weapons Tweet: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski spoke with Trump on the phone and asked him to expand on his tweet. She said he responded: “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”

December 23, 2016
Steam escapes from the cooling tower of the Tihange nuclear power station, one of the two large-scale nuclear power plants in Belgium, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Germany Asks Belgium To Halt Nuclear Reactors Amid Security Questions

Technical problems with Belgium’s ageing nuclear plants have created tensions with neighbouring Germany, which is moving toward clean and sustainable energy sources and has passed legislation that requires the closure of all its commercial nuclear reactors by 2022.

April 20, 2016
World News, Politics, United Nations, Nuclear, Talks, Iran, John Kerry, Deadline, Sanctions, Middle East, Lusanne

Iran Talks Grind Into Overtime As Top Diplomats Leave

As members of the United Nations Security Council leave Lausanne and the chance of a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration frets over what to do before Congress reconvenes.

April 1, 2015
Top News, World News, Politics, United Nations, Nuclear, Talks, Iran, John Kerry, Deadline, Sanctions, Middle East, Lusanne

Negotiations On Iran’s Nuclear Program Seem Headed Toward Overtime

“Foreign ministers from Iran, the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, and China have struggled with a series of tough issues this week, notably what restrictions will remain on Iran’s research and development, and how quickly United Nations sanctions will be lifted.”

March 31, 2015

Iran Eases Key Demand In Nuclear Talks, Boosting Chances For A Deal

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran is easing a key demand in negotiations with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, boosting prospects for the top-priority agreement that diplomats are racing to finish within a month. Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, acknowledged amid a week of negotiations in Vienna that Tehran now […]

June 18, 2014

Iran Says Could Work With U.S. In Iraq If Nuclear Talks Succeed

Oslo (AFP) – A top Iranian official said Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear program are successful. Asked about possible cooperation in Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff Mohammad Nahavandian told reporters in Oslo that the nuclear talks were a […]

June 18, 2014

Iran Maneuvers To Win Blame Game If Nuclear Talks Collapse

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran’s nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy. But just in case they don’t win that diplomatic victory, they are carefully positioning themselves to come away with […]

June 17, 2014

Tiny Nuclear Waste Fee Added Up To Billions

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—A charge for electricity that millions of Americans didn’t even know they pay will suddenly disappear Friday, after the Energy Department this week quietly notified utilities across the country that it was suspending its fees for a future nuclear waste dump. The Energy Department has been collecting $750 million […]

May 15, 2014

Talks Over Iran’s Nuclear Program Get Underway

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons. Top diplomats from the world powers — the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — met with the […]

May 15, 2014

North Korea Says Nuclear Test Is Still An Option

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea said Tuesday it would strengthen its nuclear deterrent following President Barack Obama’s “dangerous” Asian tour, and would not rule out another atomic test. There are concerns the North is preparing to conduct its fourth atomic detonation, with recent satellite images showing stepped-up activity at its main nuclear test site. Obama’s […]

April 29, 2014

Pentagon To Remove 50 Nuclear Missiles From Silos

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of Congress from states […]

April 9, 2014

In Iran, Nuclear Deal Brings Little Economic Relief

By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN, Iran — When Iran’s leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised that the six-month agreement would quickly start “melting the iceberg” of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and improve the lives of ordinary Iranians. Opponents of the deal […]

April 8, 2014

Iran, World Powers Off To ‘Good Start’ In Nuclear Talks

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — High-level talks concerning the future of Iran’s controversial nuclear program got off to a “good start” during a three-day opening session in Vienna, participants said Thursday, though there were no major breakthroughs. “We had three fruitful and extensive working days and both sides have […]

February 20, 2014