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North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missile

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media showed Friday, in a calculated show of strength days before Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

North Korea's Kim pledges to strengthen nuclear arsenal

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal as he delivered his closing address to a top ruling party meeting, state television showed Wednesday, days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.

N. Korea's Kim pledges to 'strengthen' nuclear arsenal: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal in his closing address to a top ruling party meeting, state media reported Wednesday, days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.

North Korea's Kim calls US 'principal enemy'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "principal enemy", state media reported Saturday, as he threw down the diplomatic gauntlet to the incoming administration of Joe Biden.

Kim Jong Un says US is North Korea's 'biggest enemy': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "biggest enemy", state media reported Saturday.

N Korea's Kim pledges to strengthen defence capabilities: KCNA

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen its military capabilities at a key ruling party meeting, state media reported Thursday, just weeks before Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Tehran - Iran said Monday it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, sparking international concern.

Fukushima nuclear debris removal delayed by virus

Fukushima - The removal of nuclear debris from Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant will be delayed by about a year, because the pandemic has set back development of specialised equipment, the plant's operator said Thursday.

Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Berlin - Israel welcomes a German push to expand the Iran nuclear deal into a broader security agreement once Joe Biden moves into the White House next month, its ambassador to Berlin told AFP.

Iran nuclear deal parties eye US return to accord

Vienna - The remaining parties to the ailing 2015 Iran nuclear deal said Monday that they were preparing for the possible return of the US to the pact as President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office next month.

Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

Vienna - The remaining parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear accord on Wednesday discussed ways to shore up a deal under mounting pressure from Iranian breaches, US sanctions and uncertainty before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in Washington next month.

Top US negotiator on North Korea blames Pyongyang for deadlock

Seoul - The outgoing US point man on North Korea admitted Thursday that the Trump administration had not achieved what it sought with Kim Jong Un, but blamed Pyongyang for squandering the opportunity for progress.

Iran centrifuge plan alarms European trio

Paris - Plans by Iran to install advanced centrifuges at its main nuclear enrichment plant in Natanz are "deeply worrying", France, Germany and the UK said on Monday.

Israel warns of threat to citizens abroad as Iran vows 'vengeance'

Jerusalem - Israel warned Thursday of an increased threat against its citizens abroad following Iran's call to avenge last week's assassination of its top nuclear scientist.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

What we know about the slain Iranian nuclear scientist

Tehran - Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist whose assassination the Islamic republic has blamed on Israel, was little known before his death, but one thing is certain: he was important.

Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury killed nuclear scientist

Tehran - Debate raged in Iran on Sunday over how and when to respond to a top nuclear scientist's assassination, blamed on arch-foe Israel, as his body was honoured at Shiite shrines to prepare it for burial.

US navy denies carrier group moved into Gulf after any 'threats'

Washington - A US aircraft carrier group has moved back into the Gulf region, but a navy spokeswoman said Saturday its return was not triggered by any "threats" after the killing in Iran of a top nuclear scientist.

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the United States and seeking to create chaos, vowing Tehran would avenge the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist, vows 'revenge'

Tehran - Iran said one of its most prominent nuclear scientists was assassinated Friday in an attack outside Tehran, blaming arch foe Israel and warning of "severe revenge".

Iran says to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it would "automatically" return to its nuclear commitments if US President-elect Joe Biden lifts sanctions, as the outgoing administration doubled down with more pressure.

Tsunami-hit Japanese nuclear reactor gets restart approval

Apo - A nuclear reactor in northern Japan on Wednesday became the first among those damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to get final restart approval, with support from regional authorities.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

New York - An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN said, allowing the "historic" text to enter into force after 90 days.

Pyongyang's choice: playing the Trump card

Seoul - Donald Trump's fluctuating relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from fire and fury to love letters, but Pyongyang's view of his rival is uncompromising: Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" who "must be beaten to death".

Nuclear weapons ban treaty nears coming into force

Geneva - An international treaty banning nuclear weapons is on the verge of coming into force, campaigners said Wednesday, with the last few necessary ratifications expected within weeks.

US, Russia edge back towards talks on nuclear arms pact

Moscow - Russia and the United States on Tuesday were edging closer to breaking an impasse in long-running talks aimed at extending a landmark nuclear arms deal, due to expire within months.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Tehran - Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers from which Washington has withdrawn.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea: reports

Apo - Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.
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The K-27 was a November Class submarine. The picture is of the K-159, also a November Class sub.
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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The 1,000 sq. mi. no-mans land around Chernobyl is known as the "Zone of Alienation."
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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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OFFICIAL: Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands last summer after agreeing on an international nuclear deal at the Austria Center in Vienna.
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Nuclear symbol over Iran.
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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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Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
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Safecast works to measure radiation levels in Japan and provide this data on the internet
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200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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Wind blows through the desolate town of Pripyat. On April 26, 1986, this amusement park was being readied for the annual May Day celebrations when the Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred.
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England's Selafield nuclear plant.
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