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North Korea suspends nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks

North Korea suspends nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks

World
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced his country would "no longer need any nuclear tests, mid and long and ICBM rocket tests," and therefore is suspending nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles starting Saturday. The communist country is also shutting down the Poongye-ri nuclear test site where six underground tests have taken place, because "it has finished its mission." The surprise announcements were delivered through the North's state Korean Central News Agency and later on state TV. North Korea has "verified the completion of nuclear weapons" and now "the Party and our na...
Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

World
March 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of North Korea's nuclear weapons program while visiting Japan on Sunday.Obama described North Korea and the actions of its leader Kim Jong Un in regards to developing nuclear weapons pose "a real threat" to the rest of the world, during a speech in Tokyo as part of a four-nation tour of Asia and Oceania."Pyongyang has consistently pursued the development of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong Un is not shy about announcing his intentions to produce even more nuclear weapons, test nuclear weapons and develop the delivery system capabilities that pose a significant threat not just to the region but around the world," Obama said.He also said the North Korean government's isolationism minimizes possible leverage, making negotiati...
Internet-based program shows signs of improving cancer patients' lives

Internet-based program shows signs of improving cancer patients' lives

Health
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An eight-week online stress management program dramatically improved the quality of life of cancer patients, according to researchers at the University of Basel.Their study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncolgy, noted that cancer diagnoses typically bring psychological stress, but patients often do not receive professional psychological support.The online program, named STREAM, was developed by the university and University Hospital Basel, and provides information, individual exercises, downloadable audio files and strategies for managing cancer. Patients also have a weekly written exchange with a psychiatrist.Researchers received applications for the study from 222 potential participants, enrolling 129 -- 92 of whom were women treated for breast cancer. The partic...
Lockheed joins Gray Wolf missile development program

Lockheed joins Gray Wolf missile development program

Business
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin the second deal, after Northrop Grumman, for development and demonstration of a new low-cost cruise missile called Gray Wolf.The terms of the $ 110 million deal were made public by Lockheed Martin on Wednesday in announcing the five-year contract for phase 1 of Gray Wolf development.Last week, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the same deal to Northrop Grumman as part of the program to develop the weapon.The Gray Wolf program aims to develop a low-cost, subsonic cruise missile that can be integrated into multiple air platforms from U.S. Air Force fighter jets to bombers. Lockheed officials say the initial demonstrations will be from an F-16.Overall, the program aims to defeat an enemy's integrated air defense system by...