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Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Tehran - Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks, says new round in February

Geneva - Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme had "serious and useful" discussions in Geneva Sunday and will meet again next month, the EU said.

Iran nuclear talks 'in decisive phase': Germany

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Thursday no more deadlines must be missed in the Iran nuclear negotiations which had entered "a decisive phase.

Iran could resume nuclear enrichment if sanctions hiked

Tehran - Some Iranian lawmakers are considering a push toward resuming unlimited uranium enrichment if the United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran amid negotiations on the country's nuclear programme, speaker Ali Larijani said Thursday.

US, Iran hold 'substantive' talks on nuclear deal

Geneva - Iran and the US held more than six hours of talks seeking to nail down a complex nuclear deal, but negotiators remained tight-lipped on what progress had been made as the clock ticks down to a third deadline.

U.S. says held 'substantive talks' with Iran

Geneva - The United States and Iran held "substantive" talks in Geneva as they seek to step up the pace of negotiations for a nuclear deal, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

U.S. slams North Korea offer on nuclear tests as 'implicit threat'

Munich - The United States slammed an offer by North Korea to suspend future nuclear tests temporarily if Washington cancels military drills with the South as an "implicit threat.

Kerry to meet Zarif in Geneva on January 14: Iran

Tehran - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week in Geneva ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks, an Iranian official said Friday.

N.Korea has 'significant' tech to build mini nuclear device: South

Pyongyang - South Korea's defence ministry said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have achieved a "significant" level of technology to miniaturise a nuclear device to be fitted on the tip of a missile.

Gas leak kills three at S. Korea nuclear plant

Seoul - Three people were killed in a gas leak Friday at an under-construction atomic reactor in South Korea, but the national nuclear operator ruled out any connection to a cyber-attack that targeted the plant last week.

What would a world without microbes be like?

A leading microbiologist argues that eradicating of microbial disease would be likely to be accompanied by poor quality of life for remaining species.

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.
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