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US has met its side of Iran nuclear deal: Moniz

Vienna - US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, an architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, rejected Monday complaints from Tehran that Washington had not met its side of the bargain."The United States has done all that was asked of us...

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

Washington - Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch -- and ready to obliterate cities across the world.

Japan PM seeks Cuba's help amid N. Korea nuclear 'provocations'

Havana - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to Cuba Friday with condemnation of North Korea's nuclear "provocations" and a request for help from Pyongyang's ally Havana to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons.

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal

New York - Iran used the UN General Assembly on Thursday to accuse the United States of failing to implement aspects of the historic nuclear deal, demanding that Washington do so or risk formal complaint.

Japan PM demands world find 'new means' to stop N. Korea

New York - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday demanded that the world find a new way to halt the threat from North Korea after the long-sanctioned regime's nuclear and missile tests.

US bomber lands in S. Korea in show of force

Seoul - An American strategic bomber landed in South Korea on Wednesday in a show of force the US said was aimed at reminding Pyongyang of its powerful military assets in the region.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

UN atomic agency chief Amano to seek third term

Vienna - UN atomic watchdog head Yukiya Amano said Monday he will seek a third term in office beyond 2017, saying the agency needs "continuity" to face difficult times ahead.

Pakistan may be building new nuclear complex: analysts

Islamabad - Pakistan, estimated to have the world's fastest-growing nuclear stockpile, could be building a new uranium enrichment complex according to commercial satellite imagery analysed by Western defence experts.

North Korea ready to 'counter-attack' in face of US 'provocation'

Porlamar - North Korea is ready to "counter-attack" in the face of ongoing "provocation" from the United States, its foreign minister said Thursday amid a spike in tension caused by Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France

Paris - The British government's long-awaited green light for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in England on Thursday is of vital importance to France and its state-backed energy industry.

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal

London - Britain finally gave the go-ahead Thursday for Hinkley Point, its first nuclear plant in a generation, but set conditions to address concerns over China's role in a flagship project for Europe's nuclear sector.

N. Korea says US pushing peninsula to 'explosion'

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of pushing the Korean Peninsula to "the point of explosion" after it dispatched two huge bombers in a show of force against Pyongyang.

US bombers in show of force against N. Korea

Pyeongtaek - Two huge US bombers flew over South Korea Tuesday in a show of force against the North as a top US envoy said China must help close loopholes in sanctions following Pyongyang's largest-ever nuclear test.

N. Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test.

N. Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test.

N. Korea demands US recognise it as 'legitimate' nuclear-armed state

Seoul - A defiant North Korea Sunday restated its demand for recognition as a "legitimate" nuclear-armed state, as world powers pondered ways to punish Pyongyang for its latest and largest atomic test.

N. Korea demands US recognise it as 'legitimate' nuclear-armed state

Seoul - A defiant North Korea Sunday restated its demand for recognition as a "legitimate" nuclear-armed state, as world powers pondered ways to punish Pyongyang for its latest and largest atomic test.

N. Korea demands US recognise it as 'legitimate' nuclear-armed state

Seoul - A defiant North Korea Sunday restated its demand for recognition as a "legitimate" nuclear-armed state, as world powers pondered ways to punish Pyongyang for its latest and largest atomic test.

N. Korea's nuclear threat growing after largest test: analysts

Seoul - North Korea's nuclear threat has grown significantly following its latest and largest nuclear test and a series of missile launches, analysts say, with some South Korean newspapers even theorising about an atomic attack on Seoul.

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Tehran - Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said.

N. Korea says nuclear weapons a defence against US 'blackmail'

Pyongyang - North Korea Saturday sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear "blackmail" as world powers debated ways to punish Pyongyang for its fifth and most powerful atomic test.

South Korean media sound alarm over 'nuclear maniac'

Seoul - South Korean newspapers sounded the alarm on Saturday over what one termed the "nuclear maniac" Kim Jong-Un, saying the North Korean leader's fifth and biggest nuclear test is a game-changer demanding a tougher response.

UN to begin work on new North Korea sanctions

New York - The UN Security Council has agreed to start work at once on a new series of sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test drew global condemnation.

Obama warns of new sanctions after N. Korea nuclear test

Washington - US President Barack Obama vowed Friday to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for North Korea's latest nuclear test, condemning it as "a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability.

UN Security Council to meet Friday on North Korea nuclear test

New York - The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss North Korea's fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

North Korea star newsreader back to announce nuclear test

Pyongyang - North Korea deployed its most trusted newsreader on Friday to herald the success of its fifth nuclear test on state television.

US and Russia to refer North Korea nuke test to UN

Geneva - US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test Friday and said it would be referred to the United Nations.
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