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EU calls Iran nuclear talks next month in bid to save deal

Apo - Brussels made a bid to buy more time to save the Iran nuclear deal Friday, calling a meeting for next month after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process.

'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever

Washington - The Doomsday Clock on Thursday ticked down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 as the threat posed by climate change and a growing nuclear race loomed large.

China has 'no intention to participate' in arms talks

Bejing - China said Wednesday it has "no intention to participate" in trilateral arms control negotiations, a day after Washington called on Beijing to join its nuclear arms talks with Moscow.

North Korea says may seek 'new path' of weapons build-up

Geneva - Pyongyang on Tuesday warned that it could seek a "new path" and accelerate its weapons programme, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean companies amid stalled nuclear talks.

Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Apo - A Japanese nuclear reactor near a fault line must remain shut because of the risk of its being struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, a high court ordered on Friday.

Austria fails to win over neighbours for nuclear phase-out

Prague - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, on his first trip abroad Thursday since being re-elected, failed to persuade the governments of four central European countries to give up on nuclear energy which they largely depend on.

Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to 'prevent war'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January for the second time in less than a year.

Iran accuses EU of abandoning nuclear deal for fear of 'bully' Trump

Tehran - Iran accused European governments Thursday of sacrificing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal to avoid trade reprisals from US President Donald Trump who has spent nearly two years trying to scupper it.

Iran's Zarif accuses Europe of violating nuclear deal

New Delhi - European powers have violated a 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister told a conference in India on Wednesday, a day after Britain, France and Germany launched a complaint against Tehran for non-compliance.

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

Paris - Three EU countries on Tuesday launched a process charging Iran with failing to observe the terms of the 2015 deal curtailing its nuclear programme, a move that sparked anger and threats from Tehran at a time of growing tensions.

False alarm sets off nuclear scare in Canada

Montr - An alert signaling an incident at a major nuclear power plant near Toronto in Canada was sent in error to millions of residents Sunday, causing a scare and prompting calls for an investigation.

North Korea says will resume US talks if demands fully met

Seoul - North Korea said Saturday it had received Donald Trump's letter wishing a happy birthday to leader Kim Jong Un, but warned it would only return to nuclear talks if Washington fully accepts its demands.

Animal life begins to thrive again around Fukushima

Although still affected by high levels of radiation, the first evidence has been reported of numerous species of wildlife have returned to the Fukushima Evacuation Zone. Some of the species have been found in relatively high numbers.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear plant, injuring seven

Tehran - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Wednesday rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country's Gulf coast, a US monitor said.

Trump tweets Iran will 'never have a nuclear weapon'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday repeated his insistence that Iran will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon, amid mounting tension over the US killing of a top Iranian commander.

Iran will forego 'limit' on centrifuges as tensions with US soar

Tehran - Iran announced a further rollback of its commitments to the troubled international nuclear accord Sunday amid anger over the US killing of a top commander which also prompted Iraq's parliament to demand the departure of American troops.

China calls for easing UN sanctions on N.Korea

New York - A Chinese-Russian resolution aimed at easing international sanctions on North Korea is a "timely" step in the "right direction," China's UN ambassador Zhang Jun said Friday.

North Korea's Kim warns of 'grave' economic challenge

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned top ruling party officials of the "grave situation" facing the nuclear-armed state's economy and called for urgent corrective measures.

N. Korea's Kim holds top party meeting ahead of US deadline

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key meeting of top ruling party officials, state media said Sunday, ahead of a year-end deadline for Washington to shift its stance on stalled nuclear talks.

Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Tehran - An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the country's only nuclear power plant, monitors said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.The US Geological Survey said the 5.

Japan could release Fukushima radioactive water into environment

Apo - A Japanese government agency has proposed releasing radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the environment, as storage space runs out.

Former US adviser warns of 'imminent' North Korea risk

Washington - Former US national security adviser John Bolton on Monday sharply criticized President Donald Trump's North Korea policy, warning that the Asian country posed an "imminent" threat.

N. Korea says US 'foolish' for calling UN security meeting

Seoul - North Korea's foreign ministry on Thursday criticised the United States as "foolish" for convening a UN Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets fired from the isolated state.

Fukushima clean-up reduces radiation levels, but not all

Paris - Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday.

US warns N.Korea of consequences for 'Christmas gift'

New York - The United States on Wednesday warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the New Year, while offering flexibility if it stays in talks.

Pompeo hopes N.Korea abides by commitments

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope Tuesday that North Korea would not carry out a nuclear or long-range missile test while Pyongyang demands US concessions by year-end.

Trump warns Kim has 'everything' to lose through hostility

Washington - President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had "everything" to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

Trump warns Kim has 'everything' to lose through hostility

Washington - President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had "everything" to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

North Korea says US denuclearization talks 'out of negotiation table'

New York - North Korea on Saturday said denuclearization talks with the United States were "out of the negotiation table," while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its "provocative" ballistic missile launches.

Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

Vienna - The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal stressed their commitment to the faltering accord during crunch talks in Vienna on Friday, as Tehran vowed to continue to breach limits on its nuclear programme.
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