Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Obama's Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades - KPBS Edward J. Markey: Obama must scale back his nuclear weapons ... - Boston Globe 05/26/2016 - 3:45 pm | View Link
President in China: India gave Beijing constant support for UNSC ... - India Today India, China agree to advance ongoing boundary negotiations - The Hindu 05/26/2016 - 3:00 pm | View Link
Key dates in the nuclear arms race - Bangkok Post Obama to Make History, Stirs Debate With Hiroshima Visit - New York Times 05/26/2016 - 11:51 am | View Link
US advised to stick with troubled fusion project ITER - Nature Intertek Provides Quality Assurance Services for the ITER Project - Yahoo! Singapore 05/26/2016 - 6:28 am | View Link
Modi marks second year in office: Overseas trips show soft power and ... - Asia News Network China has also been blocking India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers' Group. 05/25/2016 - 12:49 pm | View Link
Another Voice: Hiroshima trip should raise interest in nuclear treaty Since that time there has not been much progress toward nuclear disarmament. The United States and Russia still have thousands of nukes each. And China, India, Pakistan and other nations are well armed with nukes. With no treaty in effect, nations could ... 05/26/2016 - 5:13 pm | View Link
Key dates in the nuclear arms race According to the Federation of American Scientists, China, India, North Korea and Pakistan are building their inventories of warheads. - July 2015: An agreement between Iran and major powers is signed with the aim of ensuring that Iran's nuclear programme ... 05/26/2016 - 3:57 pm | View Link
Obama's Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades Kimball has called on Obama to propose new negotiations on global restraint, urge China, India and Pakistan to freeze their nuclear stockpiles and call for "a new push for a world without nuclear weapons." In 2009, the first year of his presidency ... 05/26/2016 - 8:33 am | View Link
President Pranab Mukherjee in China: India gave China 'constant public support' for UNSC seat while the President is also likely to remind China of India's concerns over its blocking of sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as well its reluctance to back India's membership to the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group. The president said ... 05/25/2016 - 9:25 pm | View Link
Hiroshima visit marks Obama's last chance to secure non-nuclear legacy China, India and Pakistan have all displayed their military might by conducting nuclear weapons tests on their own soil. Until the 1960s, the U.S. repeatedly tested nuclear weapons at sites in the Pacific Ocean, such as Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 05/25/2016 - 2:12 pm | View Link
Nuclear forces — www.sipri.org The total number of nuclear warheads in the world is declining, primarily due to Russia and the USA continuing to reduce their nuclear arsenals. 05/23/2016 - 3:04 pm | View Website
Food & Agriculture More than 40 countries have approved the use of radiation to help preserve nearly 40 different varieties of food. In agriculture, radiation has eradicated ... 05/23/2016 - 1:31 pm | View Website
The Marshall Islands' Nuclear Zero Cases On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed applications in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hold the nine nuclear-armed states ... 05/23/2016 - 2:11 am | View Website
List of states with nuclear weapons The following is a list of states that have admitted the possession of nuclear weapons, the approximate number of warheads under their control, and the year they ... 05/22/2016 - 9:25 pm | View Website
The Nuclear Weapon Archive A guide to nuclear weapons. Links to nuclear test images. Provides current information, technical data, and informative write-ups. 05/22/2016 - 7:38 pm | View Website
Takai recently announced he would not seek re-election to Congress because he's battling cancer.
The deadline to file papers with the Office of Elections in Hawaii for the 1st Congressional District seat is June 7.
In Congress, Hanabusa served on the House Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Natural Resources.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish.
Nihar, at age 11, is the youngest winner of the bee on record.
Scripps made the bee tougher after two consecutive ties, forcing the last two spellers to get through three times as many words as in years past.
The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.
Bee organizers decided to make changes after the competition ended in a tie the past two years.
President Barack Obama’s arrival in Hiroshima on Friday marks the first visit by a sitting American leader to the site where the U. S. dropped an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945, in the final days of World War II. Video of Obama’s visit is available here. The American leader is to be accompanied by Japan
Visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday had this to say ahead of U. S. President Barack Obama's visit later in the day. Obama is the first sitting U. S. president to come to Hiroshima, a city devastated by a U. S.-dropped atomic bomb at the end of World War II.