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Trump says 'many options' on Iran response

Los Angeles - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has "many options" in addition to military strikes against Iran and that details of newly announced sanctions will come within 48 hours.

Trump says almost sure Iran behind Saudi attacks

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday that Iran was likely behind strikes on Saudi oil facilities, but that he wanted to be sure and he hoped to avoid war.

Trump backed off on Iran last time -- but will he again?

Washington - Donald Trump famously canceled a missile strike on Iran in June, but Tehran will not be resting easy following the unpredictable president's warning that the United States is again "locked and loaded.

N. Korea demands security guarantees for nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea on Monday demanded the United States provide security guarantees as a precondition to resuming deadlocked nuclear talks, dampening hopes for progress at a working-level dialogue expected in the coming weeks.

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant arrives in port

Moscow - Russia's world first floating nuclear power station on Saturday completed a 5,000-kilometre (3,100-mile) Arctic transfer to the country's far east, the Rosatom nuclear agency said."The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear plant arrived ...

European powers call on Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

Paris - European powers on Friday called on Iran to cooperate with the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, after Tehran warned that undue pressure from the US and Israel could jeopardise the agency's activities in Iran.

Trump says Iranian leadership 'wants to meet'

Washington - President Donald Trump said he believes that Iran's leadership wants to talk, adding to expectations that he is trying to arrange a summit with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN assembly.

China urges US to 'make efforts' on North Korea

Bejing - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the United States on Thursday to make efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, warning that applying "maximum pressure" would never work.

US 'warmongering' a failure, Iran says, as Bolton ousted

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States' "warmongering" was a failure, as Iran welcomed the sacking of hawkish US national security adviser John Bolton.

Rouhani says US 'warmongering' against Iran will fail

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States would fail with its "warmongering" and warned that Iran was ready to further reduce its nuclear commitments in response.

US joins Israel in accusing Iran as nuclear deal flounders

Washington - The United States on Tuesday joined Israel in alleging "possible undeclared nuclear activities" by Iran, further straining European-led attempts to salvage a multinational deal.

N. Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks with US

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles toward the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it is willing to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September.

'Time is of the essence' in Iran co-operation: UN nuclear watchdog

Vienna - The acting head of the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday called on Iran to "respond promptly" to the agency's questions regarding Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal unravels

Tehran - Iran's atomic agency chief hit out Sunday at European powers, saying their broken promises gave the Islamic republic little choice but to scale back its commitments under a nuclear deal.

Atomic watchdog chief in Iran for high-level talks

Tehran - The acting head of the UN atomic watchdog, Cornel Feruta, arrived in Tehran on Sunday for high-level talks with Iranian officials, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

US says NKorea blocking resumption of nuclear talks

Washington - North Korea must stop blocking nuclear talks with the United States before it is too late, the US special envoy to that country said amid a stalemate in the negotiations.

US 'not surprised' Iran starting new nuclear centrifuges: Esper

Paris - US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he was "not surprised" Iran had turned on advanced centrifuges to increase uranium stockpiles, a further breach of the 2015 nuclear deal which Washington pulled out of last year.

Iran fires up advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear step

Tehran - Iran said Saturday it has fired up advanced centrifuges to boost its enriched uranium stockpiles, in the latest scaling back of commitments under a crumbling 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran fires up advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear step

Tehran - Iran has started up advanced centrifuges to boost its stockpile of enriched uranium but will allow the UN atomic agency to continue monitoring its nuclear programme, a spokesman said Saturday.

Pompeo presses Europeans after Iran curbs nuclear promises

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday pressed European nations to stop Iran's "extortion" after Tehran again reduced its commitments under a nuclear deal in response to US sanctions.

N. Korea pursues nuclear weapons programme, evades sanctions: UN

Seoul - North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme while evading sanctions, a United Nations report said, following a series of recent test-launches that have been downplayed by US President Donald Trump.

Iran to unveil details on cuts to nuclear commitments

Tehran - Iran is set to detail its latest cut to commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal on Saturday, in response to US sanctions and perceived inaction by other parties to save the accord.

Iran set to make new cut in nuclear commitments

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will announce a new step in scaling back its nuclear commitments by Thursday despite a diplomatic push for relief from US sanctions.

New Iran cut in nuclear commitments 'today or tomorrow': Rouhani

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will announce a new step in scaling back its nuclear commitments by Thursday despite a diplomatic push for relief from US sanctions."I don't think that...

Iran says to stick to nuclear deal for $15 bn oil credit

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it will resume full compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal if it can sell its oil or get a $15-billion credit line guaranteed by future crude sales.

Iran rules out direct US talks

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and threatened to further cut Iran's commitments to a nuclear deal within days.

Iran rules out direct US talks

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and threatened to further cut Iran's commitments to a nuclear deal within days.

Iran's Rouhani rules out any bilateral talks with US

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States, saying the Islamic republic is opposed to such negotiations in principle.

China backs N. Korea amid deadlocked nuclear talks

Seoul - China reasserted its backing for North Korea on Tuesday as its foreign minister visited Pyongyang, vowing to maintain "close communication" with its longstanding ally in the face of deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington.

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Moscow - Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.
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Sign next to map in a Fukushima City park expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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Safecast works to measure radiation levels in Japan and provide this data on the internet
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The expansion of the Vogtle Power Plant in Georgia is already four years behind schedule.
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The G8 Youth Defence Committee in action.
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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DIPLOMACY: Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union diplomat Federica Mogherini and Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pose on stage at the Austria Center in Vienna on July 14 after reaching a multi-nation agreement to restrict Iran's ability to obtain nuclear weapons in exchange for relief from international economic sanctions.
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Workers must wear plastic suits and respirators for protection inside Reactor #4, where radiation levels remain so high shifts are limited to only 15 minutes per day.
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England's Selafield nuclear plant.
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Damage at Fukushima's Daiichi
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Protesters in Tokyo on Friday.
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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office.
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The British nuclear attack submarine, HMS Sceptre.
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FREEDOM: Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was reportedly freed from Iranian custody along with four others on Sunday. Rezaian had been held on espionage charges since July 2014.
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The Indian Point Power Plant located just 38 miles north of New York City was commissioned in the mid-seventies.
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