June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bond v. United States that prosecutors cannot use an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband's lover. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison the woman by applying two toxic chemicals to her mailbox, car door handles and ...[read more]
June 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has failed to formulate a coordinated response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), according a report released Tuesday by DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine. Fine lauded the preparations of the FBI in developing response plans, but stated in ...[read more]
May 11, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 11, 1995, over 170 signatory nations agreed to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) indefinitely. The NPT is an agreement signed by 189 countries to control the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear technology based on the principles of disarmament, non-proliferation, and the ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Brian Jackson
A North Korean court sentenced a US citizen to eight years in prison on Wednesday for illegally entering the country. Aijalon Mahli Gomes was arrested in January for illegally crossing the border and was charged with illegal entry and unspecified hostile acts. Gomes's sentence includes eight ...[read more]
February 21, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Former Russian Atomic Energy Minister Yevgeny Adamov was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky District Court Wednesday, after being convicted on charges of fraud and abuse of office earlier in the week. He was convicted for his involvement in a corruption scheme which ...[read more]
February 19, 2008
by Caitlin Price
Former Russian Atomic Minister Yevgeny Adamov was found guilty in Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky District Court Tuesday of fraud and abuse of office for his involvement in a corruption scheme which misappropriated millions of dollars of US aid designated to upgrade unsafe Russian RBMK nuclear ...[read more]
February 10, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
Bilateral arms control agreements negotiated by the US and Russia during the Cold War should be replaced by multilateral agreements, former Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday. Ivanov, who now serves as Russian first deputy prime minister, referred to bilateral agreements, including ...[read more]
October 22, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday to take legal action against 400 companies that allegedly supplied chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 Iraqi war with Iran. Mottaki said that action against the companie... ...[read more]
June 29, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania sentenced Russian nuclear engineer Mark M. Kaushansky to 15 months in prison Thursday for his participation in a corruption scheme with former Russian Atomic Minister Yevgeny Adamov. The two were accused of stealing up to $9 million ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Egypt police have arrested an Egyptian engineer on charges of spying on an atomic research program for Israel, AP reported Tuesday. According to Egyptian High State Security Prosecutor Hisham Badawi, Muhammad Sayed Saber allegedly gave files from his work at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency to ...[read more]

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