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Slovenian nuclear plant restarts after shutdown

Ljubljana - A 35-year-old nuclear plant in Slovenia was restarted Friday after it automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said."The unexpected malfunction was fixed...

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

Toukyo - A "scorpion" robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor to learn about the damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown had its mission aborted after the probe ran into trouble, Tokyo Electric Power company said Thursday.

French MPs clear way for payouts to atomic test victims

Paris - More than 50 years after France began conducting dozens of nuclear tests in the South Pacific, the French parliament on Thursday significantly eased the criteria for islanders who suffered health effects to be compensated.

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

Caen - An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast on Thursday caused minor injuries, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts

Washington - US President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's weapons procurement network Friday, provoking an angry response from Tehran in what is an increasingly tense stand-off.

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests

Washington - The United States slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Friday to punish Tehran for recent ballistic missile tests and its support for Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Symbolic 'Doomsday Clock' moves closer to midnight

Washington - Comments by US President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have helped make the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic "Doomsday Clock" 30 seconds closer to midnight.

China must expand nuclear arsenal in response to Trump: newspaper

Bejing - China must strengthen its nuclear arsenal to "force the US to respect it" in response to the stance of new US President Donald Trump, a leading newspaper said Tuesday.

UK minister defends 'failed' Trident missile test

London - Britain hit back on Monday against reports of a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year when an unarmed missile reportedly misfired, possibly in the direction of the United States.

UK govt accused of covering up failed Trident nuclear missile test

London - The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

Geneva - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a world without nuclear weapons at the UN on Wednesday and urged a multilateral system based on equality among nations large and small.

EU contacts Trump camp over Iran deal 'misunderstanding': source

Brussels - The European Union has informally contacted the incoming Trump administration to clarify "misunderstanding" about the Iran nuclear deal which he has threated to scrap, an EU diplomatic source said Tuesday.

Iran president says 'no sense' in renegotiating nuclear deal

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it.

Mogherini says EU to stand by Iran nuclear accord

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, bluntly condemned by US President-elect Donald Trump, because it serves Europe's security needs.

Iran to buy 130 tonnes of uranium

Tehran - Iran has received authorisation from world powers to import 130 tonnes of natural uranium, Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.

N. Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S. Korea

Seoul - North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong-Un said it was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile.

EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva

Brussels - EU anti-trust regulators on Tuesday cleared the French government's massive restructuring of troubled state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva.

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

Vienna - Iran and major powers took stock Tuesday of their 2015 nuclear deal, with Donald Trump's imminent inauguration and the death of a moderate former Iranian president raising worries about its future.

Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

Dibai - US Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favour, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

Washington - The United States is certain it can defend itself from an attack by North Korea, the Defense Department said Tuesday after Pyongyang warned it was close to test launching a ballistic missile.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

No N. Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Trump

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Monday evening to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory.

US condemns Pyongyang missile plan, warns against 'provocative' actions

Washington - The United States on Sunday sharply condemned a North Korean plan to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile and warned Pyongyang against "provocative actions.
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Protesters in Tokyo on Friday.
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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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The K-27 was a November Class submarine. The picture is of the K-159, also a November Class sub.
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NUCLEAR: World officials including John Kerry of the United States and Javad Zarif of Iran meet about Iran's nuclear program last month at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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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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Fukushima explosions taken from the air
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Shahram Amiri says that he was abducted and tortured by American intelligence.
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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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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A power plant with the nuclear sign superimposed over top of it
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