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Vladimir Putin says North Korea taking steps towards denuclearisation, but US making endless demands
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Vladimir Putin says North Korea taking steps towards denuclearisation, but US making endless demands

Speaking at an economic forum in Vladivostok, Putin said Pyongyang had taken positive steps towards denuclearisation and was now waiting for a response. He said it was counter-productive if one side did a lot and the other did nothing.

North Korea 'months away' from ability to hit US with nuclear weapon, warns Washington envoy
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North Korea 'months away' from ability to hit US with nuclear weapon, warns Washington envoy

North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit US territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a US envoy said, dismissing Pyongyang's diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that fooled no one

NATO chief says UN treaty alone won't rid world of nuclear weapons, emphasises need of 'painful disarmament' period
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NATO chief says UN treaty alone won't rid world of nuclear weapons, emphasises need of 'painful disarmament' period

NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through United Nations convention

UN treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted by 122 countries despite opposition from US, Russia, Britain
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UN treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted by 122 countries despite opposition from US, Russia, Britain

The treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted by a vote of 122 in favor with one country — NATO member The Netherlands voting against — while Singapore abstained.

India voices disappointment over UN's failure to adopt guidelines on disarmament
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India voices disappointment over UN's failure to adopt guidelines on disarmament

India has voiced disappointment over the UN's failure to adopt consensus guidelines on disarmament issues.

India calls for meaningful dialogue among nations possessing nuclear weapons
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India calls for meaningful dialogue among nations possessing nuclear weapons

India has suggested a "meaningful dialogue" among all nations possessing nuclear weapons to build trust and confidence.

Destruction of chemical weapons only positive note in Syria: US senators
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Destruction of chemical weapons only positive note in Syria: US senators

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee says progress toward destroying Syria's chemical weapons is "the only positive note" in the worsening crisis in the Mideast nation

Five things you need to know about Nobel Peace Prize winner OPCW
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Five things you need to know about Nobel Peace Prize winner OPCW

Here's all you need to know about the OPCW, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Three sites of chemical weapons visited by inspectors in Syria
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Three sites of chemical weapons visited by inspectors in Syria

International inspectors have so far visited three sites linked to Syria's chemical weapons program, a spokesman said Thursday, as the team races to destroy the country's stockpile and delivery systems amid a raging civil war

Must negotiate ceasefires to access some chemical weapons: Officials in Syria
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Must negotiate ceasefires to access some chemical weapons: Officials in Syria

International inspection teams overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will have to negotiate cease-fires to access some sites, officials closely involved with the mission said

Syria cooperating with chemical weapons destruction: Officials
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Syria cooperating with chemical weapons destruction: Officials

The head of the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday that Syrian officials had been "quite cooperative" in the early stages of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal

Chemical weapons inspectors cross into Syria to begin disarmament task
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Chemical weapons inspectors cross into Syria to begin disarmament task

An advance group of international inspectors arrived in Syria on Tuesday to begin the ambitious task of overseeing the destruction of President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program

UN inspectors will investigate seven sites in Syria for chemical weapons
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UN inspectors will investigate seven sites in Syria for chemical weapons

The U.N. says its inspectors in Syria will investigate a total of seven sites where chemical weapons were allegedly used, including a Damascus suburb where hundreds were killed last month

Chemical weapon disarmament in Syria begins on Tuesday: UN
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Chemical weapon disarmament in Syria begins on Tuesday: UN

The inspectors responsible for tracking down Syria's chemical arms stockpile and verifying its destruction plan to start work in Syria by Tuesday