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Europeans on UN Security Council condemn North Korean tests

New York - The European members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned North Korea's latest missile tests, describing the launches as "provocative actions.

North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States, but Washington's top diplomat said the US still looked forward to talks, even after the North called his insistence on sanctions "ludicrous".

North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

Seoul - North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States and slammed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for urging the international community to maintain sanctions on its regime.

Protests as Moscow moves to build road on radioactive dump

Moscow - Moscow authorities on Wednesday began work on building a highway over a Soviet-era dump of radioactive materials, despite months of public protests and warnings from environmental campaigners.

Spotlight returns to Iran's nuclear programme

Vienna - Tehran's nuclear programme is back under the spotlight after the UN's nuclear watchdog revealed the extent of Iran's uranium enrichment drive and reprimanded it for denying access to two locations.

Virus forces Japan to cancel ceremony to mark tsunami

Apo - Japan is cancelling an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster as the country steps up efforts to curb the new coronavirus, officials said Friday.

Iran open to 'any initiative' after talks to save nuclear deal

Vienna - Iran said on Wednesday it was open "to any initiative" as Western powers stepped up efforts to save a 2015 deal to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions -- on life support since a 2018 decision by the US to withdraw its backing and reimpose sanctions.

France begins shutting down oldest nuclear plant

Fessenheim - French state-owned energy giant EDF on Saturday began shutting down the country's oldest nuclear power plant after 43 years in operation.

UAE loads fuel rods at Arab world's first nuclear plant

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates has started loading fuel rods into the first reactor at its Barakah nuclear plant, operators said Wednesday, two days after regulators gave the green light.

Fukushima staff could use raincoats as virus threatens gear production

Apo - Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may need to wear plastic raincoats as the coronavirus outbreak threatens production of protective suits in China, the operator warned on Tuesday.

Macron urges greater EU role in curbing nuclear threats

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron called Friday for European nations to play a more direct role in halting a new nuclear arms race, saying they "cannot remain spectators" against a threat to the continent's collective security.

Macron says 'Europeans cannot remain spectators' in new arms race

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Friday that European nations "cannot remain spectators" in the face of a potential nuclear arms race and urged them to push an "international arms control agenda.

France to spell out post-Brexit nuclear weapons strategy

Paris - France, the European Union's sole nuclear power since Britain's exit from the bloc, will unveil Friday how it intends to use its atomic arsenal as a deterrent in an increasingly unstable world.

US submarine armed with 'low-yield' nuclear weapon, Pentagon says

Washington - The US Defense Department announced Tuesday that it has deployed a submarine carrying a new long-range missile with a relatively small nuclear warhead, saying it is in response to Russian tests of similar weapons.

Release contaminated Fukushima water into sea: Japan panel

Apo - Radioactive water from the stricken nuclear plant in Fukushima should be released into the ocean or vaporised into the air, an expert panel advised the Japanese government on Friday.

Despite pressure, US renews exemptions for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - The United States on Thursday extended exemptions to let an internationally backed nuclear deal with Iran go forward, even as it announced new sanctions to step up pressure.

EU calls Iran nuclear talks next month in bid to save deal

Apo - Brussels made a bid to buy more time to save the Iran nuclear deal Friday, calling a meeting for next month after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process.

'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever

Washington - The Doomsday Clock on Thursday ticked down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 as the threat posed by climate change and a growing nuclear race loomed large.

China has 'no intention to participate' in arms talks

Bejing - China said Wednesday it has "no intention to participate" in trilateral arms control negotiations, a day after Washington called on Beijing to join its nuclear arms talks with Moscow.

North Korea says may seek 'new path' of weapons build-up

Geneva - Pyongyang on Tuesday warned that it could seek a "new path" and accelerate its weapons programme, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean companies amid stalled nuclear talks.

Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Apo - A Japanese nuclear reactor near a fault line must remain shut because of the risk of its being struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, a high court ordered on Friday.

Austria fails to win over neighbours for nuclear phase-out

Prague - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, on his first trip abroad Thursday since being re-elected, failed to persuade the governments of four central European countries to give up on nuclear energy which they largely depend on.

Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to 'prevent war'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January for the second time in less than a year.

Iran accuses EU of abandoning nuclear deal for fear of 'bully' Trump

Tehran - Iran accused European governments Thursday of sacrificing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal to avoid trade reprisals from US President Donald Trump who has spent nearly two years trying to scupper it.

Iran's Zarif accuses Europe of violating nuclear deal

New Delhi - European powers have violated a 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister told a conference in India on Wednesday, a day after Britain, France and Germany launched a complaint against Tehran for non-compliance.

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

Paris - Three EU countries on Tuesday launched a process charging Iran with failing to observe the terms of the 2015 deal curtailing its nuclear programme, a move that sparked anger and threats from Tehran at a time of growing tensions.

False alarm sets off nuclear scare in Canada

Montr - An alert signaling an incident at a major nuclear power plant near Toronto in Canada was sent in error to millions of residents Sunday, causing a scare and prompting calls for an investigation.

North Korea says will resume US talks if demands fully met

Seoul - North Korea said Saturday it had received Donald Trump's letter wishing a happy birthday to leader Kim Jong Un, but warned it would only return to nuclear talks if Washington fully accepts its demands.

Animal life begins to thrive again around Fukushima

Although still affected by high levels of radiation, the first evidence has been reported of numerous species of wildlife have returned to the Fukushima Evacuation Zone. Some of the species have been found in relatively high numbers.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear plant, injuring seven

Tehran - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Wednesday rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country's Gulf coast, a US monitor said.
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DIPLOMACY: Germany s foreign minister  Frank-Walter Steinmeier  European Union diplomat Federica Mog...
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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Protesters in Tokyo on Friday.
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Arak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor, Iran
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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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Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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The core of a nuclear warhead.
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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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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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The Ofek-9 was successfully launched into space on June 22. The first transmission received today confirmed that the high-tech spy satellite had established and maintained orbit.
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Tu-95MS at Engels Air Force Base; Strategic bomber, missile carrier, airborne surveillance.
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England's Selafield nuclear plant.
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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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The 1,000 sq. mi. no-mans land around Chernobyl is known as the "Zone of Alienation."
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The British nuclear attack submarine, HMS Sceptre.
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