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Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Apo - Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

Washington - US President Donald Trump asserted Monday that Iran was being roiled by nationwide riots since he pulled out of an international nuclear deal and that Washington supports the protesters.

US asks UN to cut off oil products to North Korea

New York - The United States asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to order an immediate halt to all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea after accusing Pyongyang of violating sanctions with illegal imports of fuel, according to documents seen by...

Trump has 'confidence' N.Korea will honor denuclearization 'contract'

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he has "confidence" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will honor the denuclearization "contract" they signed, but that China may be seeking to undermine a deal.

French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

Aix-en-provence - The world's third largest shipping container group, the French-owned CMA CGM, has decided to withdraw from Iran over the threat of US sanctions, its chief executive said Saturday.

Pompeo insists North Korea talks 'very productive'

Pyongyang - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Saturday that two days of talks with his North Korean counterpart on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal had been "very productive".

Iran's Zarif hails 'will to resist' US pressure on nuclear deal

Vienna - Iran's top diplomat on Friday praised the country's remaining partners in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal for their "will to resist" US pressure after Washington withdrew from the deal in May.

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

Vienna - Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US withdrawal and sanctions threat.

Pompeo in N. Korea to seek 'details' on denuclearisation

Pyongyang - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang Friday to press Kim Jong Un for a more detailed commitment to denuclearisation following the North Korean leader's historic summit with President Donald Trump.

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

Vienna - The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the pact.

Pompeo to seek 'details' on denuclearisation in N. Korea

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was en route to Pyongyang Friday to press Kim Jong Un for a more detailed commitment to denuclearisation following the North Korean leader's historic summit with President Donald Trump.

Iran says Europe's offer to save nuclear deal insufficient

Vienna - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that a European offer of economic measures to counter the effects of the United States abandoning the nuclear deal does not go far enough, reported state news agency IRNA.

UAE further delays launch of first nuclear reactor

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that its first nuclear reactor would come online in late 2019 or early 2020, further delaying the launch of the Arab World's first atomic power station.

Trump says N. Korea talks 'going well,' lashes critics

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday talks with North Korea were making progress despite reports Kim Jong Un's regime had stepped up its nuclear program after the two leaders held a historic summit.

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

Tehran - The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

US envoy Pompeo to return to North Korea this week

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads back to North Korea this week to flesh out the bare bones nuclear agreement between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un.

Iran president in Europe to rally support for nuclear deal

Geneva - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

N. Korea's Kim asked China's Xi to help lift sanctions: report

Apo - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appealed to China's Xi Jinping to help end sanctions against Pyongyang following his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday, citing multiple unnamed sources in the two co...

Reports of hidden N.Korea nuclear efforts raise questions in US

Washington - Reports that North Korea intends to secretly maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities raised questions Sunday about President Donald Trump's insistence that the North was "no longer a nuclear threat," after his historic summit i...

New arms race undermining landmark nuclear control treaty: experts

Paris - Fifty years after the US, Russia and other powers reached a landmark deal to halt the spread of atomic weapons, an arms race and shifting US alliances risk triggering a new scramble for the bomb, experts say.

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure S. Korea, Japan on North

Seoul - US Defense Secretary James Mattis told South Korea Thursday that their alliance remained "ironclad", as he sought to reassure key East Asian allies following Donald Trump's unilateral suspension of military exercises with Seoul.

N. Korea still building at nuclear site: monitor

Seoul - North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, a monitor said on Wednesday, despite declaring a commitment to denuclearisation of the peninsula at the Singapore summit.

Singapore spent $12 million on US-N.Korea summit

Fpo - Singapore said Sunday it spent Sg$16.3 million ($12 million) on the historic US-North Korea summit, adding it was less than initially anticipated after some in the city-state complained about the high cost.

N. Korea 'already starting' denuclearization: Trump

Washington - North Korea has already begun its denuclearization, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many observers greeted with skepticism the results of his historic meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea: Pompeo says he will likely visit Kim soon

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un soon to flesh out details of the North Korean leader's promise of nuclear disarmament.

Lavrov and Pompeo discuss North Korea

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo have discussed North Korea by phone less than a week after a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Moscow said Monday.

'Worrying' new focus on nuclear deterrence: report

Stockholm - The world's nuclear powers are reducing their arsenals but they are also modernising, putting a fresh and "worrying" focus on strategic deterrence, a Stockholm-based think tank said Monday.

Seoul says N. Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation

Seoul - South Korea said Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation", seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.

Invest in North Korea: money pit or golden opportunity?

Pyongyang - Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the highest-risk business environments in the world.

Trump boasts North Korea stand-off 'largely solved'

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have "great chemistry" and claimed the stand-off with the nuclear-armed Asian nation is "largely solved.
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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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Fukushima explosions taken from the air
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Protesters in Tokyo on Friday.
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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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Nuclear symbol over Iran.
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Safecast works to measure radiation levels in Japan and provide this data on the internet
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Shahram Amiri says that he was abducted and tortured by American intelligence.
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Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
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