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Nuclear News

No signs North Korea ready for nuclear talks: US envoy

Bejing - The US diplomat responsible for North Korea said Friday that Pyongyang is proceeding with its nuclear programme and showing no clear sign of steps that would permit the resumption of international talks on ending it.

Honey, there's a nuclear bomb in the yard

Vienna - When a nuclear bomb landed in the Gregg yard in South Carolina in 1958, it left a big crater, killed a few chickens, caused the family minor injuries and wrecked their Chevrolet.

Fire causes shutdown at Belgian nuclear reactor

Brussels - A fire caused the shutdown of a nuclear reactor in eastern Belgium on Sunday, media reports said, making it the fourth reactor to go offline in the country.

Iran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said Thursday he supported the decision to extend talks with world powers in search of a nuclear agreement, after a missed deadline for a deal.

Republicans' next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

Washington - The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and US Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

Vienna - Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff, after missing a Monday midnight deadline for a deal.

Op-Ed: Iran has no intention of agreeing to nuclear deal

Vienna - It's hard to tell whether the failure of Western nations to convince Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program should be a source of mirth or concern.

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

Vienna - Iran and world powers failed in an enormous diplomatic push to seal a landmark nuclear deal by a Monday deadline, deciding instead to give themselves seven more months to reach agreement.

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Vienna - World powers and Iran late Sunday began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline.

Iran, world powers seek elusive nuclear deal one day before deadline

Vienna - Iran and world powers face an uphill struggle to break the deadlock in their high-stakes nuclear negotiations and secure a historic deal on the eve of a deadline.

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and world powers still appeared a long way off from a nuclear deal late Saturday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and officials on both sides warning of major gaps two days before a deadline.

New Kerry, Zarif meeting in Iran nuclear talks: U.S.

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Saturday afternoon, their first direct talks of the day, a US official said, two days ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal.

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remained in talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna two days before a deadline to strike a nuclear deal.

No 'significant' new proposals in nuclear talks: Iran

Vienna - World powers made no "significant" new proposals in nuclear talks Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said days before a deadline for a deal.

'Serious gaps' remain in US-Iran nuclear talks: US

Vienna - The United States said Friday that "serious gaps" still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country's nuclear program.

Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry joined troubled Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on Thursday, four days before a looming deadline, with Russia warning that getting a deal will be "very difficult".

Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor

Tehran - Iran's nuclear chief on Thursday ruled out further negotiations on the design of a reactor that the West fears could be used to produce plutonium for an atomic bomb.

Iran nuclear talks hang in the balance

Vienna - A final round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme before a looming deadline hung in the balance Thursday as Britain expressed pessimism a deal could be done in time and foreign ministers stayed away.

Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

Pyongyang - New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record.

Britain 'not optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Britain expressed doubts Wednesday that a nuclear deal could be reached with Iran by a looming deadline, as Tehran and six world powers haggled in a final round of talks in Vienna.

Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and the US held one-on-one talks Wednesday as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief.

Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran's nuclear programme, his department said.

Crunch final round of Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and world powers ratcheted up the rhetoric Tuesday as they entered a final round of nuclear talks six days before a deadline for a deal, with still-considerable differences dogging the negotiations.

Iran nuclear talks enter slippery final straight

Vienna - Iran and six world powers begin a final round of nuclear talks in Vienna Tuesday, six days before a deadline for a deal with differences still considerable despite months of negotiations.

'Systematic problems' threaten US nuclear force: Hagel

Washington - The US nuclear force is plagued by low morale, manpower shortages and mismanagement that could jeopardize its safety and effectivenesss, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

Hagel to unveil reforms for troubled US nuclear force

Washington - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will unveil measures Friday designed to shore up the US military's troubled nuclear force after a spate of embarrassing incidents exposed management and morale problems, officials said.

Iran, world powers fight to save nuclear deal

Muscat - Iran and world powers sought Tuesday to avoid a nuclear deal falling apart on November 24, with a top Russian official expressing optimism and urging key countries to "build bridges".

Iran, world powers meet as nuclear deal faces deadline

Muscat - Iran and world powers met in Muscat on Tuesday amid growing signs that a long-bargained deal on Tehran's nuclear programme will not be struck by a November 24 deadline.

U.S., Iran nuclear deal in balance as Kerry, Zarif meet

Muscat - Iran and the United States held a second day of talks Monday in Oman about a long hoped for nuclear deal, with key differences threatening to scupper a final agreement.
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England's Selafield nuclear plant.
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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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Damage at Fukushima's Daiichi
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Tu-95MS at Engels Air Force Base; Strategic bomber, missile carrier, airborne surveillance.
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Fukushima explosions taken from the air
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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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Protesters in Tokyo on Friday.
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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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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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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.
200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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The British nuclear attack submarine, 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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A power plant with the nuclear sign superimposed over top of it
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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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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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PEACEMAKERS: From left, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, participates in a trilateral meeting with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton meet in New York in September.
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