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Iran accuses Europeans of hypocrisy over nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran accused European nations of hypocrisy on Tuesday for criticising its latest step back from a nuclear deal while failing to fulfil their commitments of relief from US sanctions.

'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran: IAEA

Vienna - The United Nations' nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme on Monday.

'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran: IAEA

Vienna - The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme issued on Monday.

Iran says prepared to show footage of inspector incident

Tehran - Iran said Saturday it is prepared if necessary to release footage of an incident with a UN nuclear inspector last week that led to it cancelling her accreditation.

Pompeo slams Iran 'intimidation' of IAEA inspector as 'outrageous'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Tehran's treatment of an inspector with the UN's nuclear watchdog agency last week as "an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation.

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal

Tehran - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

North Korea slams planned US military drills with South

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday slammed Washington for plans to conduct a joint military exercise with Seoul next month, as negotiations over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal remain deadlocked.

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers.

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers.

Iran announces sharp rise in enriched uranium production

Tehran - Iran announced Monday a more than tenfold increase in enriched uranium production following a series of steps back from commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by the United States.

Argentina's Grossi elected head of UN's nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Argentina's Rafael Grossi was elected on Tuesday to head the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is tasked in particular with monitoring the implementation of the increasingly shaky Iran nuclear deal.

Kim and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have a "special" relationship, a top Pyongyang official said Thursday, echoing remarks this week by the American head of state.

Kim's horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

Seoul - New pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak for North Koreans, have fuelled speculation that the young leader may be set for a major policy announcement.

Two in tight race to lead UN nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Two candidates from two continents are in a tight race to become the next head the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is tasked with monitoring the implementation of the faltering Iran nuclear deal, a diplomat said Tuesday.

Khamenei says nuclear weapons forbidden for Iran

Tehran - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran could have taken the step to develop nuclear weapons but will not because their use is "haram", or forbidden in Islam.

Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

New York - European members of the UN Security Council called Tuesday for the strict enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, after a closed door meeting prompted by Pyongyang's latest missile test.

North Korea warns against Security Council meeting on missile tests

New York - North Korea warned Monday it would not "sit idle" if any attempt is made at the UN Security Council to raise the subject of its "self-defensive measures," an apparent reference to its recent missile tests.

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday it has "no intention" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down.

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday it has "no desire" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down.

At Fukushima plant, a million-tonne headache: radioactive water

In the grounds of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant sits a million-tonne headache for the plant's operators and Japan's government: tank after tank of water contaminated with radioactive elements.

Security Council expected to hold talks on N.Korea test

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to hold-closed door talks Friday on North Korea's test of a sea-launched missile, diplomats said, at the request of European powers who are pushing for the world body to keep up the pressure on Pyongyang.

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million

Washington - The year is 2025 and militants have attacked India's parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan.

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million, trigger global cooling

Washington - The year is 2025 and militants have attacked India's parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan.

North Korea says to hold nuclear talks with US on Saturday

Seoul - North Korea and the United States will hold working-level nuclear talks on Saturday, Pyongyang said, signalling the resumption of dialogue that has been effectively stalled since the collapse of a summit in February.

N.Korea says to hold nuclear talks with US on Saturday

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday said it will hold working-level nuclear talks with the US on Saturday, signalling the resumption of much-anticipated negotiations after the collapse of a summit in February.

Japan lists Fukushima radiation levels on S. Korea embassy site

Apo - Japan's embassy in South Korea has begun posting the daily radiation levels of Fukushima and Seoul after new questions about the lingering effects of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

N.Korea doubts prospects for future summit with US

Seoul - US aggression and an obsession with disarmament mean another summit between Washington and Pyongyang is looking doubtful, North Korea said on Friday, even as it praised US President Donald Trump as "bold" and "wise".

More cost overruns, delays for UK nuclear project: EDF

Paris - Britain's controversial Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project faces substantial fresh cost overruns and further delay, France's EDF power giant said Wednesday.

Top N. Korea negotiator praises Trump's 'new method' suggestion

Seoul - North Korea's chief negotiator in talks with the United States welcomed Donald Trump's suggestion of trying a "new method" in negotiations, and hailed the exit of his hawkish national security advisor.

'Still lots to sort out' before any Rouhani-Trump meeting: France

Paris - France sounded a downbeat note Thursday on the prospects of direct talks between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US counterpart Donald Trump on the nuclear crisis, saying the recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities had created a "new context".
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