• In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu talks during a press conference, in Rome. With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons destroyed, the watchdog overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking at how to counter emerging threats while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. The OPCW is marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a conference focusing on chemical security in a future in which extremists and criminals seem more likely than nations to launch attacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.

  • Participants set the portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally denouncing North Korea's nuclear test and missiles and North Korea's female military human rights in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The rally is a part of an annual event called North Korea Freedom Week which held from April 24-30. North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful mid-range missile on standby for an impending launch, a news report said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    North Korea puts midrange missile on standby, report says

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Tuesday that North Korea has almost completed preparations for a fifth nuclear test, and the country has reportedly placed a new midrange missile on standby for an impending launch.