A former scientist at a US government-owned nuclear weapons research facility in New Mexico pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to illegally taking a lab-owned computer to China and lying about it, a US prosecutor said.
Energy-rich Iran on Thursday sought to allay fears over its controversial nuclear programme and invited global investors to visit the nation to explore opportunities in its bid to normalise relations with the West.
The United States has offered to send a special envoy to North Korea to win the release of a jailed missionary, but signalled that any meaningful resumption of denuclearization talks required Pyongyang to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress.
Pakistan has nearly completed external construction of a fourth reactor building at the Khushab nuclear complex that produces plutonium for the country`s nuclear weapons programme, according to a US think tank.
China`s president told his Iranian counterpart to "seize the opportunity" to improve relations with world powers, as diplomats head to Geneva hoping to clinch a preliminary deal to ease a nuclear dispute between Tehran and the West.