Hanford Nuclear Site

The United States brought a federal complaint over Washington state’s bill “Hanford Site Employees — Occupational Disease Presumption,” saying it burdens and discriminates against the USA and federal contractors by presuming that anyone who worked at the Hanford Nuclear Site, and developed certain diseases, is eligible for workers’ compensation.

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Korean Border Troops Verify Removal of Each Other’s Posts

Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world’s most heavily armed border Wednesday as they inspected the sites of their rival’s front-line guard posts to verify they’d been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks.

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Europe Talks of an EU Army, and Dreams of Sovereignty

Europe, a continent defined by catastrophic wars and the clash of empires, is talking about a future where it is a military might again, and on a war footing. Its top leaders are advocating something long viewed as highly unrealistic: A pan-European army relying on European-made and -owned weapons and machinery instead of American ones. A Europe even defended by its own nuclear weapons.

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Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if US Also Takes Steps

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he’d permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures. 

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