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Sri Lanka expels ship carrying nuclear material for China

Colombo - Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled an Antigua-registered ship that entered the island's territory without declaring a radioactive cargo bound for China.

Iran sees progress on reviving deal but US, EU says work needed

Vienna - The United States and European Union said Tuesday that more work was needed to revive a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program, although Tehran reported progress after the latest diplomacy.

Czechs ban Rosatom from nuclear tender, rule out Sputnik vaccine

Prague - The Czech government said Monday it would eliminate Russia's Rosatom from a multi-billion-euro tender to build a new nuclear plant unit and would no longer consider buying Sputnik V vaccines.

Envoys to Iran nuclear talks hail 'progress' in Vienna

Vienna - The EU, Russia and Iran hailed progress at nuclear talks Saturday as discussions resumed in Vienna following an attack on one of Tehran's nuclear sites.

Enrichment, sabotage cast shadow over new Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Talks to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna Thursday facing new tensions, with Tehran preparing to ramp up uranium enrichment in response to an attack on a facility it blamed on arch-foe Israel.

Biden faces tangle of sanctions in talks with Iran

Washington - Reviving the Iran nuclear deal would seem like a simple task for US President Joe Biden. Iran wants him to lift sanctions in exchange for Tehran's return to compliance.

Iran's Khamenei warns against nuclear talks dragging on

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday against protracted talks on the country's atomic programme, in remarks on the eve of another round of negotiations aimed at reviving a landmark nuclear accord.

Iran vows to ramp up uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade

Tehran - Iran warned Tuesday it will start enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity, two days after an explosion it blamed on Israel damaged its enrichment plant in Natanz.

Understanding the plan to release treated Fukushima water

Apo - Japan's decision to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea has stirred fierce controversy.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea

Apo - Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, the government said Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from China and fierce opposition from local fishing communities.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea: PM

Apo - Japan's government has approved a plan to release over one million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage at nuclear site, vows revenge

Tehran - Iran charged Monday that its arch-enemy Israel was behind an attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and vowed it would take "revenge" and ramp up its nuclear activities.

Iran atomic agency says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Tehran - Iran's atomic energy organisation said Sunday the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act, hours after it said an "accident" had caused a power failure there.

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

Tehran - Iran announced Saturday it has started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in a breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal, days after the start of talks on rescuing the accord.

US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic' as optimism rises on nuclear talks

Washington - The United States said Friday it offered "very serious" ideas on reviving the Iran nuclear accord but was waiting for Tehran to reciprocate as partner nations voiced optimism following talks in Vienna.

Iran details plan to verify US lifting of sanctions

Tehran - Iran plans to verify whether the US is actually lifting sanctions through oil exports and via international banking transactions, a member of Tehran's negotiating team said in an interview published Friday.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea: reports

Apo - Japan has decided to release treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.

New life for Iran nuclear deal? Here's where it stands

Vienna - The Iran nuclear deal -- thrown into disarray when the US left it in 2018 -- may get a second lifeline with US President Joe Biden saying he is ready to reverse his predecessor Donald Trump's decision.

Iran's Rouhani says Vienna talks open 'new chapter'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that talks in Vienna on rescuing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal had opened a "new chapter".

Russia hails 'successful' start to talks to save Iran nuclear deal

Vienna - Russia said talks aimed at salvaging an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme got off to a "successful" start on Tuesday, with the US expected to join indirectly for the first time since President Joe Biden's arrival in the White House.

US, Japan, S.Korea show united front on N.Korea

Washington - The United States, Japan and South Korea showed a united front Friday on concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs as President Joe Biden completes a review on the way forward.

US, Iran to start indirect talks to salvage nuclear deal

Apo - The United States and Iran will open indirect talks next week in Vienna as the European Union spearheads efforts to bring President Joe Biden's administration back into a nuclear accord.

World powers, Iran to discuss US return to nuclear deal

Apo - World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference Friday to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, in a development welcomed by Washington.

World powers, Iran to hold virtual nuclear talks Friday

Apo - World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, the EU announced Thursday, in a development welcomed by Washington.

Child unknowingly tweets from US nuclear command's account

Washington - Some jokingly said the cryptic tweet, ";l;;gmlxzssaw," was a US nuclear launch code. Others, that the Pentagon had been hacked.And some even thought it was a signal to political conspiracists.

North Korea says will ignore US while 'hostile policy' in place

Seoul - North Korea said Thursday it will ignore all US efforts to foster contact or dialogue unless Washington changes course, hours before President Joe Biden's top envoys held talks in Seoul.

Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

Tehran - Iran and Russia on Wednesday denounced the UK's decision to bolster its nuclear arsenal, with the Islamic republic accusing it of "hypocrisy" and the Kremlin warning the move threatens international stability.

Lady Gaga 'praying' for Japan on 2011 disaster anniversary

Apo - Lady Gaga added her voice to the diplomats and dignitaries sending condolences to Japan on Thursday to mark 10 years since its catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster

Nakajima - Japan fell silent on Thursday to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation.

Quake, tsunami, meltdown: Japan's 2011 disaster as it happened

Apo - It was just after quarter to three on a cold Friday afternoon when buildings across northeast Japan began to shake fiercely as one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded unleashed its fury.
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